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Daily Local News – March 11, 2015

An antiracist speech tonight at Indiana University is expected to draw protests; The Monroe County government is still waiting for a verdict on their plans to build a parking garage after more than two hours of debate Monday night; The members of a so-called blue ribbon panel to make recommendations on the future of the IU School of Education have …

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Panel Chosen to Make IU School of Education Recommendations

The members of a so-called blue ribbon panel to make recommendations on the future of the IU School of Education have been chosen. IU President Michael McRobbie announced his intention to establish the panel last year in the wake of declining enrollment in the school.  The members of the panel are Carole Ames, former dean and professor emerita at the …

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Plan Commission Mulls New Parking Garage

The Monroe County government is still waiting for a verdict on their plans to build a parking garage after more than two hours of debate Monday night. The eight-story garage would be next to the County jail on Morton Street. It would have 268 spaces reserved for county employees. The County needs approval from the Bloomington Plan Commission, which heard …

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Antiracist Speech Expected to Draw Protest

An antiracist speech tonight at Indiana University is expected to draw protests. Tim Wise, an author who describes himself as an antiracist activist, is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. at the Whittenberger Auditorium in the IU Memorial Union. Wise has written six books on racism and white privilege. A small white nationalist group at IU has announced it will …

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Daily Local News – March 10, 2015

Students from Batchelor Middle School in Bloomington took on issues with the No Child Left Behind Act in a documentary that just won a national award; A study out of Indiana University is bringing attention to issues with wetland areas across the country; FEATURE This year Indiana Governor Mike Pence has called for the state’s legislative session to focus on …

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Daily Local News – March 9, 2015

A study out of Indiana University shows more and more students are using the state’s school voucher program;Tonight, the employee parking garage proposal from the Monroe County Commission will once again come before the Bloomington Plan Commission;The Bloomington City Council has approved a resolution finalizing a tax cut for a development on S. Walnut St.; Virologist Susana Lopez of the …

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Daily Local News – March 5, 2015

A group concerned with environmental contamination in Bloomington is holding its first meeting this weekend; In April of this year the first ever Jan Vickers Film Scoring Award will be presented to a student from the Composition Department in the IU Jacobs School of Music; The 35th annual Arts Fair on the Square has received approval to expand this year despite opposition …

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Daily Local News – March 4, 2015

A coalition that made a name for itself by helping defeat Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban is continuing its fight this evening against another piece of legislation in the Indiana Statehouse; Another bill that is still alive in the state legislature aims to protect residents’ financial and personal data from being stolen, disseminated, or being used without the consent of the …

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Daily Local News – March 3, 2015

Indiana University released a new sexual misconduct policy today; IU Provost Lauren Robel announces the State of the Campus; For the second year in a row, IU Bloomington has increased its numbers of Peace Corp volunteers. FEATURE A bill that could expand public transportation in rural parts of Monroe County got its first reading in the Indiana House of Representatives …

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Daily Local News – March 2, 2015

Artwork by clients of Stone Belt is on display in the atrium of Bloomington City Hall; The League of Women Voters of Bloomington and Monroe County will host the panel discussion featuring state senators and representatives whose districts include Monroe County; IU-Bloomington Provost Lauren Robel will deliver the State-of-the-Campus address tomorrow afternoon at 3pm, in Franklin Hall; The Monroe County …

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