DN 100 3/31/2022, 1:00pm

The Top 10: The Ball State Daily News' top stories of the 21st century

The Daily News has a rich history of reporting by responsible and dedicated student journalists. Searching through the archives of the past 100 years, Daily News staff found no shortage of unique campus news and world events staff members before us worked hard to curate and report. Faced with the difficult task of finding the top 10 stories from a century of work, the current staff decided to limit this list to our lifetime. While we’re sure each Daily News staffer has their personal list of top stories, this was our best effort to reflect on the events and investigations our campus has seen in the 21st century. 

News 3/28/2022, 12:00pm

Ball State reports 4 positive COVID-19 cases

Ball State reported four positive COVID-19 cases among students and employees March 21-27, according to the Ball State COVID-19 dashboard.  This accounts for a 60 percent decrease in cases from the previous week.

campus 3/26/2022, 6:00pm

Ball State students ‘walked a mile in her shoes’ for sexual assault, domestic violence march at University Green

As people clung to their jackets holding protest signs and wind blew through University Green, several men picked a pair of heels in their size from a table and began buckling them onto their feet. With different heel height variations, the men gathered with women to “walk a mile in [their] shoes,” and to march in awareness of violent crimes against women.

Indiana 3/21/2022, 4:00pm

Succeeding as Scholars: Behind the scenes of 21st Century Scholars’ progress in Indiana

Though college-going rates in Indiana have been decreasing over the past five years, according to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE), 21st Century Scholars are on track to close that gap by 2025. The scholarship, which covers up to four years of tuition for eligible students at participating state universities, has helped more than 45,000 students earn a degree since it was introduced in 1990, said Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers in a Dec. 15, 2021, press release. 

campus 3/21/2022, 1:00pm

Ball State Women's Week 2022 schedule

Ball State’s Department of Women’s and Gender Studies will host its annual Women’s Week March 21-25. The theme for this year is “Grow Locally, Think Globally.”  Each year, Ball State hosts this week-long event with lectures, discussions, film screenings, music performances and art that celebrates the achievements and experiences of women. According to a flyer from the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, the events scheduled to be held are as follows.

News 3/21/2022, 12:00pm

Ball State reports 10 positive COVID-19 cases

Ball State reported 10 positive COVID-19 cases among students and employees March 14-20, according to the Ball State COVID-19 dashboard.  This accounts for a 233.33 percent increase in cases from the previous week.

Academics 3/17/2022, 2:30pm

Restoring the Past: Professor Jonathan Spodek led graduate students in an award-winning historic documentation project

When visitors first arrive at Newfields, an Indianapolis art museum and garden, they are greeted by approximately half a million blooms that line the cobblestone and dirt paths. These winding trails criss-cross the 152-acre campus, allowing guests to admire the nearby White River while they enjoy a craft drink or snack from the Beer Garden on the premises. 

Student Government 3/16/2022, 8:19pm

SGA votes on organization and residence hall representation, introduces gender-inclusive bathroom resolution

Ball State’s Student Government Association (SGA) had a heavy focus on student representation in their meeting Wednesday, March 16. An amendment about creating an appeals process for lost representation was voted on. The amendment proposed to create a separate board, the Appeals Board, to consider the appeals of organizations and residence halls that lost representation.