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Junior nursing major LeAndrea Rainey, Associate Professor of English Emily Rutter and junior communication studies and political science major Jordyn Blythe pose for a photo Feb. 22, 2021, in the West Quad building. Rylan Capper, DN

Junior nursing major LeAndrea Rainey, Associate Professor of English Emily Rutter and junior communication studies and political science major Jordyn Blythe pose for a photo Feb. 22, 2021, in the West Quad building. Rylan Capper, DN

news Last Updated 6 hours ago

Ball State SAIAC starts conversations about racism and inclusivity

In January 2020, Jordyn Blythe, junior communications studies and political science major, attended Beverly Tatum’s speech at Ball State University on why schools are responsible for fostering conversations about the importance of diversity and inclusivity. 


news Last Updated 12 hours ago

Ball State president reflects on prosecuting Oklahoma City bombing case with Merrick Garland

The courtroom was full every day — standing-room-only full. Journalists filled every available chair, leaving members of the public to crowd in where they could for a trial that weighed heavily on the nation. It was 1997, and Terry Nichols stood accused for the role it was believed he played in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people — the worst act of terrorism on U.S. soil prior to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. 


news Last Updated 23 hours ago

Strive SGA slate participates in final debate

The Strive student government association (SGA) slate participated in its final debate before the spring 2021 election. Presidential candidate Tina Nguyen and Vice Presidential candidate Chiara Biddle said they are hoping to meet with hall councils and other on-campus organizations.


video 2/23/2021, 3:50pm

VIDEO: Ball State vs Akron Highlights

Ball State Cardinals faced off against the Akron Zips Friday, February 19th. Both teams put up a well fought battle with the final score being Ball State: 79 and Akron: 88.


news 2/23/2021, 10:00am

Five national stories of the week

The U.S. tops 500,000 COVID-19 deaths, Virginia lawmakers vote to abolish the death penalty, Biden boosts pandemic lending to small businesses, the Supreme Court won't halt the turnover of Trump's tax records and the wife of "El Chapo" has been arrested on U.S. drug charges make up this week's five national news stories. 


news 2/22/2021, 10:00am

Five international stories of the week

The United Kingdom announces new goals for every adult to get their first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine by July 31, protests in Myanmar grow despite military threats of lethal force, Argentina's health minister resigns, a Moscow court rejects opposition leader Alexei Navalny's appeal of his prison sentence and Iran plans to allow less access to its nuclear program make up this week's five international stories.


news 2/19/2021, 2:38pm

Muncie police investigating three deaths

 The Muncie Police Department put out the following statement: On Feb. 19 at approximately 11:35 a.m., the Muncie police received a call advising that deceased subjects were located at 2533 N. Elgin St. Apt. 3. Officers responded to the scene and discovered that three subjects were deceased. The investigation is currently ongoing and more information will be available at a later time.


news 2/19/2021, 10:00am

Ball State provost, students react to increase in online learning

With classroom desks socially distanced and stickers signifying unavailable chairs, professors and students have made many changes to the ways they usually learn on campus. As the world still grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, Ball State’s course modalities show one clear way of how the pandemic has affected campus and academics.


news 2/17/2021, 10:45pm

Ball State SGA Strive slate participates in second debate

Strive presidential candidate Tina Nguyen and vice presidential candidate Chiara Biddle participated in the second student government association (SGA) debate for the 2021-22 school year Feb. 17, 2021. Nguyen and Biddle further discussed their campaign focuses of engage, educate, encourage and strive.


news 2/17/2021, 7:20pm

Ball State SGA approves budget for COVID bags

Ball State’s Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly meeting Feb. 17 as a hybrid meeting with the option of in-person or Zoom. At the meeting, senators voted on a budget request and introduced two amendments. 


news 2/16/2021, 10:00am

Five national stories of the week

Deaths highlight Rockies avalanche danger, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says an independent commission will examine the Capitol riot, COVID-19 shots may change due to virus variants, former NFL receiver Vincent Jackson was found dead in his hotel room and authorities found that dozens charged in the U.S. Capitol riots used extremist rhetoric make up this week's five national stories.


news 2/15/2021, 10:12pm

In-person classes delayed until 10 a.m. Feb. 16

In a campus-wide email sent 10 p.m. Monday night, Alan Finn, Ball State vice president for business affairs, said all on-campus classes scheduled to begin before 10 a.m. Feb. 16 won't occur in-person due to inclement weather.


news 2/15/2021, 10:00am

Five international stories of the week

Peru's foreign minister resigns after a government vaccine scandal, Russian cities see small protests for Alexei Navalny, an earthquake in Japan damages some buildings and causes minor injuries, a Russian cargo ship is launched to the International Space Station and Mexico's government announces its plan for COVID-19 vaccinations make up this week's five international stories.