NEWS


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.


news 2/13/2021, 5:20pm

Trump acquitted: Senate votes 57-43 at impeachment trial

The Senate on Saturday acquitted Donald Trump of inciting the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, concluding a historic impeachment trial that exposed the fragility of America’s democratic traditions and left a divided nation to come to terms with the violence sparked by his defeated presidency.