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A study from Ball State University found that the majority of the country’s most successful companies have less parental leave for fathers than mothers. That can have negative effects on growing families.

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Ball State University won’t require students or staff to be tested for COVID-19 before the campus fully reopens for in-person classes next month. 

Employees already back to work at Ball State University have been asked to self-monitor and self-certify they’re not sick.  It’s a practice that will continue under a detailed screening plan released Monday and will soon include students.

A report from Ball State University shows the Republican-backed law to cap Indiana property taxes forced most local governments to face tough financial choices.

Ball State University’s economist says Indiana should focus much more energy and money into educating Hoosier students, so the state “isn’t left back a generation.”  As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, he says that doesn’t mean preparing a workforce of manufacturers.


“I don’t think the state is doing even a minimally adequate job of coming to grips with the fact that manufacturing employment in Indiana is not going to grow.”

Indiana health care prices are much higher than in many other states and a new analysis points to even higher prices in some areas. 

When Indiana lawmakers allowed Ball State University to run Muncie’s public school district, they required the university to come up with a long-term plan for the district that shows “academic innovation.”  As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, Ball State and district officials gave teachers the first glimpse of what that could look like this week.

September 24 is National Voter Registration Day and political groups across the state are pushing to sign up new voters.  As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, college students in Muncie say they’re also trying to move immediate focus from 2020 to this fall’s local elections.

At a Ball State College Democrats table strewn with voter registration forms, stickers, and lollipops, students J. Galloway and Andy Hoffman are asking people if they want to register to vote – even those that don’t make eye contact as they speed-walk past the table.

Waelz Sustainable Products Project In Muncie Is Dead

Aug 20, 2019

An electric arc kiln furnace project slated for Muncie is dead.  As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, the city says immense community opposition played a major part in cancelling the to-be-built plant.

City officials say the Muncie Redevelopment Commission will buy back a brownfield on Kilgore Avenue now owned by Waelz Sustainable Products and say they are working through “an exit strategy.”

Graduation rates at public colleges in Indiana continue to climb, according to a new report from the Commission for Higher Education.

Indiana business, faith and law enforcement leaders gathered Wednesday evening in Indianapolis for the "Leading the Way on Immigration: Indiana" forum to discuss immigration in the Hoosier state.