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Taylor University President Resigns After Three Years

Jun 24, 2019

Taylor University’s president is resigning after three years leading the small, Christian school in Upland.  As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, the university made national news this year for its choice of graduation speaker.

In a statement from Taylor University, Paul Lowell Haines did not give a reason for his resignation.  He only said it was the “greatest privilege and honor” of his life to serve as president of his alma mater.

Hundreds Rally For Abortion Rights At Statehouse

May 21, 2019
RaeVen Ridgell speaks to a crowd outside the Statehouse at an abortion rights rally. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
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Hundreds rallied at the Statehouse Tuesday as part of a coordinated effort to protest anti-abortion laws nationwide.

A bill that could impose harsher penalties on protestors cleared its latest hurdle at the state House. Specifically, those who threaten so-called “critical infrastructure” — such as oil refineries, gas pipelines, and even chemical manufacturing plants. 

Dozens Protest Ordinance That Bans Sitting, Lying In Downtown Indianapolis

Sep 24, 2018

Republicans on the Indianapolis City-County Council introduced a proposal Monday night that would affect the city’s homeless population.

The ordinance says no one can sit or lie on a city street or sidewalk within the Mile Square between 6 a.m. and midnight. The councilors behind it say it’s meant to address aggressive panhandling.

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Activists Thursday protested the ongoing confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as the next U.S. Supreme Court justice. They implored passersby in West Lafayette to call Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly and voice their disapproval. About a dozen people gathered to raise awareness of the policies they worry will follow Kavanaugh’s appointment.

Viviana Tsangaropoulous is a member of the Younger Women’s Task Force of Greater Lafayette.

Speakers at the event represented organizations like Indy 10 Black Lives Matter, Planned Parenthood and Spencer Pride. (Photo by Drew Daudelin)

More than a thousand people showed up Saturday for the Women’s March in Indianapolis. A diverse line-up of speakers focused primarily on this year’s midterm elections.

Non-profit Hosts Protest Seminar in Elkhart County

Dec 11, 2017
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Update: According to Elkhart County Commissioner Mike Yoder's Facebook page, the plan hearing for CoreCivic's proposed detention facility will be postponed for 30 days. The Plan Commission will now hear the proposal in February, and County Commissioners will approve or deny the plans in March. 

A small group of demonstrators were turned away from U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.)’s Indianapolis office Tuesday as they sought to protest the GOP lawmaker’s vote on the Senate tax bill. They describe themselves as frustrated but undeterred.

The protest of Young’s vote on the tax overhaul was born out of a Facebook group discussion, says organizer Kendra Wilcox.

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Troika is an all-Russian Pentatone release featuring sonatas by Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff, and Prokofiev, along with new arrangements of Russian-themed music from Paul McCartney to Pussy Riot. The cello/piano duo Matt Haimovitz and Christopher O'Riley perform a substantial and creative program based on repression of artists. WBAA Music Director John Clare spoke to Haimovitz and O'Riley about their arrangements, politics, and learning repertoire for the first time.

More than 100 protesters gathered outside the Indiana State Fairgrounds Wednesday to give President Donald Trump an unwelcome greeting to the Hoosier State.

Not allowed inside the fairgrounds gates, the protesters stood along the street outside, holding signs that featured messages protesting anything from health care to tax cuts for the wealthy.

Joseph Feasel traveled from Fort Wayne. He was enthusiastic about what he viewed as the protest’s diversity.

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