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Interchange – Gownsburg: The Messy Child Born of a Dysfunctional Couple

Student false alarm rates are an egregious cost that the city pays. Photo credit: David Snodgress for the Herald-Times

Universities are paternalistic and infantilizing and municipalities enable them. This translates loosely into “If you’re father says it’s okay…” Bringing a wealth of experience in Bloomington City Government to the topic, Geography scholar Stephen Volan will share his research into how college campuses function, for better and for worse, as municipalities. Indiana University has a complex relationship with the City …

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Voices In the Street – Freshman Frenzy: Move-In Day at IU

Bloomington got an instant ten percent population boost yesterday as more than seven thousand freshmen arrived in town, the second-largest freshmen class ever at IU.  The first day of college is an exciting time in a young person’s life, so Voices in the Street ventured onto campus to talk to the newbies.  So freshmen, why Bloomington?  What are your hopes …

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