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news 11/4/2020, 7:00pm

Professors and students discuss vote counting procedures

In previous presidential elections, Brandon Waite, associate professor of political science, could ask his classes five days after an election how many students voted, and about half would raise their hands, he said. On Oct. 29, 2020, five days before Election Day, all but one raised their hand.


news 11/3/2020, 11:23pm

Indiana Republicans sweep by Democrats in statewide races

Gov. Eric Holcomb and President Donald Trump both won victories in the state for Republicans, along with the state attorney general’s race where Democrats had made a major push. A central Indiana congressional seat that Democrats hoped to win after decades as a GOP bastion was undecided Tuesday night.


news 11/3/2020, 10:00am

Five national stories of the week

A large voter turnout is expected across the U.S. on Election Day, a judge rejected the effort to throw out drive-thru ballots cast in Houston, hospitals hire short-term travel nurses to combat rising coronavirus cases, Kyle Rittenhouse's bail is set at $2 million and a federal judge in Chicago blocks the effort to deny green cards to immigrants who use food stamps make up this week's five national stories.


news 11/2/2020, 10:00am

Five international stories of the week

At least 19 people were fatally shot at Kabal University in Afghanistan, Germany closes restauarnts for four weeks, a typhoon devastates the eastern Philippines, thousands of people continue to protest in Belarus and a new lockdown announed in the U.K. may have to continue after one month.


news 10/27/2020, 10:00am

Five national stories of the week

Amy Coney Barrett awaits high-profile cases on the Supreme Court, California braces for more fires and winds, the Philadelphia police shooting of a Black man sparks protests, scientists remove murder hornets from Washington state and an Eli Lilly COVID-19 antibody drug trial loses government funding make up this week's five national stories.


news 10/26/2020, 10:00am

Five international stories of the week

Spain enforces a curfew to curb the spread of COVID-19, Pope Francis names 13 new cardinals, Italy closes gyms and movie theaters for one month, Iran's health minister criticizes his government's handling of the pandemic and Japan rejects the United Nation's Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons make up this week's five international stories.


news 10/22/2020, 12:00pm

iMADE Muncie students create new Minnetrista benches

After designing 12 buildings for class projects without being able to see any of them built, Steven Polchinski, fourth-year architecture major, spent part of his spring 2020 semester working with graduate students to assemble new benches and trash cans for Minnetrista.


news 10/21/2020, 7:09pm

Ball State SGA votes on loyalty campaign, vote center

At the Oct. 21 Zoom meeting, Ball State Student Government Association (SGA) was presented with a budget request that would allow students on campus to give feedback on their respective colleges in exchange for stickers. The request, presented by Senators Chiara Biddle and Miryam Bevelle, is part of a college loyalty campaign that the two have been working on.


news 10/20/2020, 10:00am

Five national stories of the week

An Alaska tsunami warning came after an earthquake Monday, Black police officers are breaking from unions because of Donald Trump endorsements, a California panel of doctors will review any coronavirus vaccine before residents are able to receive it, an excavation for victims of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre continues and hospitals in the rural Midwest struggle to contain virus outbreaks.


news 10/19/2020, 10:00am

Five international stories of the week

Confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 40 million globally, the Thai prime minster attempts to diminish support for pro-democracy protests, UN arms embargoes on Iran expired Sunday, Russia avoids lockdown measures as COVID-19 infections increase and New Zealand's prime minster won re-election.