The Indiana University Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting of its Finance, Audit and Strategic Planning Committee tomorrow in Indianapolis to review a resolution to borrow money to finance a new Arts and Science Building at its Northwest campus in Gary and to pay for renovation work on Franklin Hall on the Bloomington campus. The renovation would allow Franklin to house the new IU Media School, which was created last year with the unification of the faculties of the School of Journalism, the Department of Communication and Culture, and the Department of Telecommunications. Under the merger, faculty from the School of Journalism at be moved Ernie Pyle Hall to Franklin Hall. The special trustee meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m on Wednesday, at the Lilly Corporate Center, 893 S. Delaware St., in Indianapolis. The loan will be structured in what the university calls student fee bonds, which are the standard vehicle, apart from philanthropic grants, for raising money for capital investments. Tomorrow’s meeting will also receive a report on university financial information for fiscal year 2013-14. An agenda for the meeting can be found on-line at the IU Trustees website.
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This week’s show features Danielle McClelland, director of the Buskirk Chumley theater in downtown Bloomington. Our hosts Jeff Jewel and Jeff Poling chat with McClelland about her path to Bloomington, the Pride Film Festival, and her life since she’s been in Bloomington. We also played Sam Smith’s “Lay Me Down.” Frankie Salzman and Arielle Soussan are back this week with Out on Campus. This week, they talk with Leo about being an activist to try to eliminate hierarchies and the purpose of the Fag Demonstration event at Indiana University. We also premiere “First Year Out,” Nick Tumino’s take on his first year being out as gay and out in the real world after graduating college.
William Hosea and guest host Doris Sims welcome Eric Love.
On tonight’s show, William and Doris welcome Eric Love for his farewell interview before his departure to the University of Notre Dame after 15 years of service to the IU community.
He first arrived on campus in 1999 and in 2004 became the director of the newly opened Office of Diversity Education since its creation in 2004. He will be working for Notre Dame as their first director of diversity.
Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community.
Hosts: William Hosea and Doris Sims
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin
Indiana college students graduate with more debt than students in most other states; Indiana University is moving forward with President Michael McRobbie’s plan to establish an engineering program on the Bloomington Campus; Off-duty and retired state troopers are now patrolling the Johnson Hardware Building on weekday mornings; Workers at the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District will get 5 percent raises next year; A Monroe County official said he’s optimistic the Indiana Department of Transportation, or INDOT (IN-dot), is improving its policies for dealing with drainage problems; A Bloomington man went missing and was found over this past weekend; According to a November 13 press release from the
Indiana Attorney General’s office, Marion County Superior Court judge Michael Keele has approved Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s request to appoint a receiver to oversee and prepare an accounting of the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Inc. or INCASA, which is facing financial insolvency; The library will be receiving a twenty-five hundred dollar grant this
month; The City of Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District features the works of local artist and printmaker Elizabeth Busey in this month’s exhibit, titled “Captive on the Carousel of Time.”; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District can start working on its new recycling project about six weeks early; Local realtors and landowners are still not
satisfied with proposed changes to Monroe County’s zoning laws.
Our weekly segment spotlighting people working for positive change in our community.
Anchors: Carissa Barrett, Doug Storm
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy, Anson Shupe, Taylor Telford and Sophia Saliby
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker, along with the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network
Our engineer is Chris Martin,
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.
Storytellers of Immortality is an episode of contemporary international poetry devoted to courageous writers who have experienced imprisonment, exile, or conditions of repression and violence. The nineteen poets come from Kazakhstan, Tibet, China, Cameroon, Myanmar, Kurdistan, Russia, Chile, Afghanistan, Korea, Iraq, Palestine, Yemen, and Vietnam, and range from a Nobel laureate to a teen blogger. Local guest readers of the English translations are Tony Brewer, Cathi Norton, Eric Rensberger, Frank Buczolich, Berklea Going, Patsy Rahn, Philip Kasper, and Lauren Robert. Also featured are three poetry selections in their original language: Spanish (read by Carlos Bakota), Chinese (Yu-San Lai), and Arabic (Ali Alnahabi), with announcer Sarah Torbeck and host Doug Storm. Written by Cynthia Wolfe.
Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington Maria Auxiliadora Viloria, Luz Lopez y Araceli Gómez-Aldana hablan acerca de la dinámica familiar y las relaciones dentro de nuestras familias Latinas. Ademas, entrevistan a Gaëlle Le Calvez sobre el evento “La política y la violencia en México: Un Foro Público de Información, Solidaridad y Acción.”
Hola Bloomington’s hosts Maria Auxiliadora Viloria, Luz Lopez and Araceli Gómez-Aldana talk about family dynamics and the relationships within their families. Also, they interview Gaëlle Le Calvez about an upcoming event titled “The Politics of Violence in Mexico: A Public Forum for Information, Solidarity, and Action.”
Bloomingfoods workers will have a union. A large majority of voters were in favor of joining the United Food and Commercial Workers and having this union be the vehicle for negotiating a first collective agreement with Bloomingfoods management. Voices in the Street hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors how they feel about unions.
This mornings’ flurries reminded area residents that winter weather and icy roads are on their way. City of Bloomington Public Works Director Susie Johnson says her department is ready and waiting for winter weather, even if it coincides with the remnants of fall leaf pick-up. She says the trucks still need converted from leaf removal to snow plows, but they are willing and ready if need be.
Johnson and Joe VanDeventer, Director of street operations will be working together throughout the winter to keep an eye on weather forecasts and make the call regarding de icing and plowing streets. This winter, walkers, bikers and other traffic that uses paths other than city roads for transportation will find their route is cleared more quickly that it has been done in the past due to an agreement with a private contractor to take on that portion of the city’s winter storm load. Johnson says the roads are her first priority, but this year a private contractor will be working on the walking paths simultaneously.
A sixty-percent chance of snow showers are predicted for saturday and sunday nights
Newly publicized documents are raising questions about a planned deer kill in the Griffy Lake Nature Preserve. Activists opposed to the kill presented information to the Bloomington City Council during public comment last night. The city’s permit to begin sharpshooting deer in the preserve takes effect Saturday. Maria Heslin, a former deputy mayor who opposes the sharpshooting, said she recently obtained a copy of the permit application the city submitted to the state Department of Natural Resources.
The application actually states it will probably take 10 to 20 years of, “sustained management,” for the forest understory to fully recover at Griffy. Proponents of the the cull have cited ecological damage caused by deer overpopulation, although their opponents say there is no proof there are too many deer at Griffy. Heslin said the permit application presents new concerns for those opposed to the cull.
The Council did not respond to Heslin’s questions. They also didn’t discuss a separate document presented by Sandra Shapshay, who has also been a vocal opponent of the kill. Shapshay said a fellow activist filed a public records request to obtain an email sent to Council member Dave Rollo in April of last year. Shapshay said the email came from Indiana University biologist Angie Shelton, whose work has been commonly cited by those in favor of sharpshooting. She says to make an accurate estimate, the pellet count would have to cover the entire Griffy Lake Nature Preserve.
Shapshay said the additional pellet count would have cost $500. The city is paying $31,000 for a private firm to do the sharpshooting this year. Another resident, Hattie Clark, asked the Council to respond to the public’s concerns. She says it seems everyone sits quietly without responding to the important questions.
The Council did not respond. But several Council members did discuss the deer issue earlier in the meeting during the Council comments section. Council member Rollo asked the activists to consider the entire ecosystem in the nature preserve.
Council member Darryl Neher said he plans to be at Griffy when the company, White Buffalo, does the sharpshooting.
Activists have proposed a new ordinance that would put the sharpshooting on hold for two years. But no Council member has introduced that measure for consideration. The cull could begin as soon as this weekend.