NEWS


news 1/8/2021, 10:00am

When and where to get a COVID-19 test

Before returning to campus for the spring 2021 semester, Ball State University students must provide a COVID-19 test result obtained within a week of moving back to campus. The portal to submit test results opened Jan. 8, 2021 and was shared with students via email.


news 1/6/2021, 5:25pm

Trump supporters storm US capitol, lawmakers evacuated

Angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6 in a chaotic protest aimed at thwarting a peaceful transfer of power, forcing lawmakers to be rushed from the building and interrupting challenges to Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.


news 12/15/2020, 10:00am

Five national stories of the week

COVID-19 vaccinations of the Pfizer-BioNTech shots begin for U.S. health care workers, the Electoral College formalizes Joe Biden's win, Biden promises to rejoin the Paris climate accord, the national coronavirus death toll passes 300,000 and California's attorney general asks a judge to enforce his subpoena on Amazon make up this week's five national stories.


news 12/14/2020, 10:00am

Five international stories of the week

Italy's pandemic death toll grows to the largest in Europe, hundreds of students in Nigeria are still missing after a school attack, Barcelona begins a study on the effectiveness of same-day COVID-19 antigen tests, Argentina's lower house voted to legalize abortion and Russia successfully test-launched a heavy lift rocket make up this week's five international stories.


news 12/11/2020, 5:00pm

Ball State Board of Trustees approves amphitheater budget

Ball State’s Board of Trustees approved the budget for a $3.15 million construction project to build an outdoor amphitheater in the footprint of the Emens parking structure at its meeting Dec. 11, 2020. The $3.15 million includes the costs of building materials, theatrical equipment and technology.


news 12/9/2020, 7:12pm

Ball State SGA passes Rent College Pads resolution

On Dec. 9, the Ball State Student Government Association (SGA) held their weekly meeting over Zoom and voted to pass the resolution for a partnership between Ball State University and Rent College Pads that was introduced at the Dec. 2 meeting.


news 12/8/2020, 10:00am

Five national stories of the week

A hospital in Kansas runs out of regular full-time staff, the Trump administration fully restored DACA protections after a federal judge's order, the House of Representatives voted to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, the FDA announced its plan to review the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine and Joe Biden's health team seeks to handle the coronavirus methodically and transparently in a federal response.


news 12/7/2020, 10:00am

Five international stories of the week

China prepares coronavirus vaccines, Moscow opens vaccination centers, Ethiopian refugees flee to Sudan, the European Union debates ways to strengthen ties with the US and a gene-editing treatment shows promise for sickle cell patients make up this week's five international stories.


news 12/3/2020, 12:00pm

Community Foundation provides technology grants to local schools

In May 2020, the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, a local charity that focuses on bettering the Muncie community, began the K-12 School Technology Resilience Initiative, a program that granted eight public school districts in Delaware County money to better the technology in their districts.


news 12/1/2020, 10:00am

Five national stories of the week

Enbridge Energy is approved for pipeline construction in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Arizona certify their election results, Dr. Anthony Fauci warns of virus surges, a blood test to help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease is being sold to commercial labs and President-elect Joe Biden names his Council of Economic Advisers make up this week's five national stories.


news 11/30/2020, 10:00am

Five international stories of the week

Moderna announced it will apply for emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, Turkey resumed reporting all of its positive COVID-19 cases, Britain’s foreign minister said Brexit trade talks are in their last week, Russia is under new pressure to explain Alexei Navalny's August 2020 poisoning and the UK asks its medicines regulator to investigate the AstraZeneca-Oxford coronavirus vaccine.