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news 2/4/2021, 1:42pm

Ball State announces rapid-result COVID-19 tests for campus

In a campus-wide email sent around 1 p.m. Thursday, Vice President of Student Affairs Ro-Anne Royer Engle announced expanded coronavirus testing for students. Beginning Feb. 9, students and staff can get rapid-result antigen tests at Worthen Arena three days a week, the email said. Students and employees must be asymptomatic to get antigen tests and will receive results within 30 minutes.


news 2/4/2021, 12:00pm

Lloyd the cat and owners seek medical treatment for his cancer

Ball State has its fair share of campus icons, from Beneficence to Frog Baby to Shafer Tower. One icon is a lot smaller than the rest. It’s considered more of a secret but just as important to the campus community. Lloyd the cat, 14, was diagnosed Jan. 14 with nonmetastatic skin cancer, meaning it will not spread to the rest of his body and will stay on his nose and top part of his lip.


news 2/3/2021, 9:30am

Civil rights activist Cheryl Brown Henderson lectures virtually at Ball State

Continuing the MLK Speaker Series in a webinar format because of COVID-19 restrictions, Ball State hosted “A Conversation with Cheryl Brown Henderson,” founding president of The Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research and daughter of Oliver Brown — one of the plaintiffs for Brown v. Board of Education that resulted in the racial desegregation of public schools. Brown Henderson spoke on numerous topics to an online room full of students.


news 2/2/2021, 10:00am

Five national stories of the week

The U.S. sees decreasing COVID-19 cases, the Biden administration deports hundreds of immigrants, Rochester officers are suspended after pepper-spraying a 9-year-old, Donald Trump names lawyers to his impeachment team and President Joe Biden meets with Republicans about a coronavirus aid package make up this week's five national stories.


news 2/1/2021, 2:30pm

Ball State's Unity Week 2021 schedule

Ball State’s 41st annual Unity Week will look different than years past due to COVID-19 restrictions. There will not be the usual MLK Community Breakfast or Unity March, but organizations will still host some events via Zoom and a few in-person events.


news 2/1/2021, 10:00am

Five international stories of the week

Myanmar’s military siezes the government, AstraZeneca will supply 9 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to the EU, 13 people were killed in separate incidents of violence in Syria, Europe's human rights court condemned Russia for violations in 2008 war with Georgia and Mexico's president works from isolation after a positive COVID-19 test make up this week's five international stories.


news 1/28/2021, 3:00pm

Muncie mayor creates mask program to support local businesses

As the coronavirus has spread around the world, the need for masks has spread just as fast as the virus itself, and local businesses have struggled to keep up with the demand. Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour created the Masks for Muncie program to provide supplies for businesses in need.


news 1/27/2021, 7:47pm

Ball State SGA vetoes Rent College Pads partnership

On Jan. 27, the Ball State Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly meeting over Zoom and voted on a new elections board coordinator and the approval of new Rules and Constitution Committee appointments. President Connor Sanburn also presented a veto on the approved partnership between Ball State University and Rent College Pads.


news 1/26/2021, 10:00am

Five national stories of the week

Former President Donald Trump's impeachment charge is delivered to the Senate, President Joe Biden reinstates COVID-19 international travel restrictions, daily deaths and new cases of the coronavirus drop in the United States, Twitter launches a fact-checking project Birdwatch and a Portland driver kills an elderly woman and injures five people make up this week's five national stories.


news 1/25/2021, 10:00am

Five international stories of the week

Israel enforces more COVID-19 restrictions, the United Kingdom expands its vaccination efforts, Brazilians protest the president's handling of the coronavirus, Dutch police arrest violent protestors and the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee says it still plans to host the 2021 games make up this week's five international stories.


news 1/22/2021, 12:00pm

Emens Auditorium adjusts to online productions

Lining up in excitement for the upcoming show and having an usher point ticketholders to their seats is what a typical event at Emens Auditorium looks like. However, during the 2020-21 academic year, guests are having a different experience. Emens invites people to register for shows online, and they are emailed a Zoom code before the performance.


news 1/20/2021, 12:07pm

Biden sworn in as nation's 46th president

Joe Biden has officially become the 46th president of the United States. Biden took the oath of office just before noon Wednesday during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. The presidential oath was administered by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.


news 1/19/2021, 10:00am

Five national stories of the week

Joe Biden plans to propose a path to citizenship for immigrants, the inuaguration rehearsal was briefly evacuated, coronavirus deaths are rising in 30 states, federal departments launch an investigation into the law enforcement response to the Capitol riot and fortified statehouses see small protests over the weekend make up this week's five national stories.


news 1/18/2021, 10:00am

Five international stories of the week

Mexico agrees to a U.N. proposal for fewer Pfizer vaccines, the United Kingdom announces goals to give all adults the first COVID-19 shot by September, Israel plans to build hundreds of settlement homes before the Trump administration leaves office, Brazil approves the use of two vaccines and South Africa delays reopening schools make up this week's five international stories.