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6:58 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

YWCA, Ivy Tech Raising Awareness About Domestic Violence

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A display at Ivy Tech Community College is raising awareness about domestic violence.

The Clothesline Project features t-shirts with messages about abuse that were designed by victims of domestic violence.

Ivy Tech student Chelsea Gardner shared her story this morning on the Lafayette campus.She says she was physical abused by her father, raped during her time in the US Navy, and emotionally abused by her former husband.

Gardner says she left her husband for the sake of her two young children and is now in a happy, stable relationship.

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5:49 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Purdue Innovation Could Lead To Wearable Robots

Orienting the robotic fabric in two different directions causes a block of foam to either bend or compress, a principle that could be used to create robots that inch forward or slither.
Credit Rebecca Kramer / Purdue University

Forget what you know about robots.

Purdue researchers are developing a new type of robotic fabric.

Assistant professor of mechanical engineering Rebecca Kramer says the fabric moves and contracts and is embedded with sensors.

She says the approach could result in a new type of "active clothing" and a new class of "soft" robots.

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General News
9:56 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Advocates Speak Out Against Perceived Domestic Violence Cuts

The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute announced last week it will provide $740,000 to 43 domestic violence shelters.
Credit Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence / http://www.icadvinc.org/

Domestic violence prevention advocates expressed outrage in the last couple of weeks after perceived cuts to domestic violence funding by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, the state agency responsible for distributing those dollars.

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9:45 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage Debate Expected To Start Today In US Supreme Court

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The gay marriage debate is expected to start in the US supreme court today, but how do justices go about navigating the varying states with varying same-sex marriage bans?

David Orentlicher with the IU McKinney School of Law says the justices will likely roll many states together.

This means that instead of several decisions having to be made, one over-arching decision on same sex marriage bans is likely to be applied.

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General News
9:09 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Indiana Toll Road Operator Files For Bankruptcy

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Less than a decade into its lease, the operator of Indiana’s Toll Road filed for bankruptcy this week. Investment group Cintra-Macquarie paid 3-point-8 billion dollars in a 2006 deal to lease the toll road for 75 years.

While the state received the full payment up front, some are still worried the bankruptcy filing could still hurt Hoosiers.  

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