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Student Government Association (SGA) President-elect Connor Sanburn and Vice President-elect Jordyn Blythe, express their opinions during the SGA debate Feb 10, 2020. SGA elections will now be using a rank choice voting system reducing the possibility of a second round of elections. John Lynch, DN

Student Government Association (SGA) President-elect Connor Sanburn and Vice President-elect Jordyn Blythe, express their opinions during the SGA debate Feb 10, 2020. SGA elections will now be using a rank choice voting system reducing the possibility of a second round of elections. John Lynch, DN

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Ball State SGA to implement rank choice voting, introduces implicit bias training bill

Ball State’s Student Government Association (SGA) passed an amendment Wednesday to implement rank choice voting and add the choice of a no-confidence vote in future SGA executive slate elections.


News 3/31/2020, 7:11pm

White House projects 100K to 240K US deaths from virus

President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Americans to brace for a “rough two-week period” ahead as the White House released new projections that there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained.


News 3/31/2020, 10:00am

5 national stories of the week

The White House’s projections of the virus outbreak, the Trump administration’s roll back on mileage standards, the debate on widespread mail-in ballots, blocking of abortion bans in three states and three major retailers furloughing a majority of their workers make up this week’s five national stories.


News 3/30/2020, 10:00am

5 international stories of the week

Stories related to the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. forces pulling out of Iraqi bases, the Trump administration’s indictment of Venezuela’s president, Prince Harry and Meghan’s security in the United States and the death of an award-winning Polish composer make up this week’s five international stories.


News 3/29/2020, 6:29pm

Trump extends virus guidelines, braces US for big death toll

Bracing the nation for a grim death toll, President Donald Trump on Sunday extended the voluntary national shutdown for a month, bowing to public-health experts who told him the coronavirus pandemic could claim over 100,000 lives in the U.S., perhaps significantly more, if not enough is done to fight it.


COVID-19 Pandemic 3/29/2020, 4:00pm

COVID-19 updates: What you need to know about the virus outbreak

Following Indiana's first-ever confirmed illness linked to the virus outbreak, The Daily News has been covering the global pandemic as changes unfold in the Ball State and Muncie communities while also sharing international, national and statewide stories related to the pandemic.


News 3/27/2020, 5:00pm

Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress this week to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening coronavirus epidemic.