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Books Unbound – Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part Twelve: ‘Two Men,’ Chapters 29-32

The Civil War-era novel Two Men by Elizabeth Stoddard (1823–1902) heads into its final chapters. Spoiled by what we now label “white male privilege,” the heir to a Mayflower family fortune loses his prestige after an interracial love affair turns to tragedy. Following the death of the matriarch, his departure threatens the continuation of the family dynasty. Stoddard’s solution to …

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Activate! – Campus Girl Scouts at Indiana University: Claire Repsholdt

Claire Repsholdt, an IU student and life long scout, talks about the Girl Scouts organization, her experiences and the importance of female mentors and role models in young women’s lives. Girl Scouts of Central Indiana

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Why Should IU Divest from Fossil Fuel Companies?

Last Thursday, a March for Climate Action was held at the IU Bloomington campus. The event was organized by the group Reinvest IU, who want the University to sell off their stocks in fossil fuel companies, and invest in renewable energy and other environmentally sustainable projects.  A mix of students, faculty and community members took part in the march, and …

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Daily Local News – September 21, 2015

Civil rights activist and Congressman, John Lewis, will be appearing at Indiana University’s auditorium tonight; The 22nd Annual Lotus Music and Arts Festival will be swinging into action this weekend with events beginning on Thursday; Monroe County has changed its zoning regulations to allow for the development of solar farms; Indiana University has announced it will award the prestigious Thomas …

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Hola Bloomington – September 18, 2015

Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington Raquel Anderson, Minerva Sosa y Carlos Bakota hablan con abogada de inmigración Christie Popp. Comienzan la serie del Mes de la Hispanidad con el tema de la inmigración. Hablan sobre cuestiones relevantes y la reforma migratoria. Además, Christie contesta las preguntas de los oyentas al aire. Hola Bloomington’s hosts Raquel Anderson, Minerva Sosa and Carlos …

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County Plan Commission has Recommended Approving Communication Tower Near Airport

The Monroe County Plan Commission has recommended approving a controversial wireless communications tower near the county airport. At its meeting on Tuesday, the Commission had its final hearing on the request from Verizon to build the tower on a small parcel of land, currently zoned residential. The Commission had heard this request previously, first, in April, then in July and …

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Voices in the Street – What Bloomington Thinks of the 2016 Presidential Race

With the Presidential Election still more than a year down the road, last night’s Republican Debate got Voices in the Street wondering who you’re planning on voting for. So tell us, Bloomington, who are you planning on voting for and why?

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Congressman John Lewis to Speak About His Graphic Novels at Power of Words

On Monday evening, the Monroe County Public Library and the Friends of the Library will host a program called the Power of Words. Congressman John Lewis will speak at the IU Auditorium about his series of graphic novels, titled March. The books chronicle the role of Lewis and many others in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. The congressman …

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Local Candidate Forums

The League of Women Voters of Bloomington and Monroe County is hosting three local candidate forums starting Monday, September 28. The first event will start at 7pm at the City Council Chambers and will feature the Mayoral candidates and the City Council at-large candidates. On September 29 the forum will also take place at the City Council chambers at 7pm …

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Promotion of Anti-Discrimination Laws in Indiana

The former CEO of Angie’s List says he is forming a coalition aimed at promoting anti-discrimination laws in Indiana. The Indianapolis Star reports today that Bill Oesterle is starting a group called Tech For Equality, which he says will advocate for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Hoosiers. In many parts of Indiana, there are no laws barring …

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