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The City of Crawfordsville is in the midst of multiple grant proposals to the state. We talk a lot on this week’s program about the ins and outs of the Stellar Communities grant for which Crawfordsville is a finalist, but there’s also the governor’s Regional Cities Initiative.

So is it considering double-dipping if one city attempts to receive multiple gifts from the state?

A lot of the Stellar application is based around attracting and keeping young people in Crawfordsville.

Claire McInerny / StateImpact Indiana

One afternoon on his way to work, Juan Constantino’s headlight went out.

“I had no idea,” Constantino recounts. “A cop pulled a U-turn, pulled me over he said, ‘do you know why I pulled you over?’”

If Constantino were like most students, it wouldn’t have been a big deal. He probably would have been let off with a warning and told to get his light fixed. But Constantino isn’t like most students. He’s undocumented and that means he didn’t have a driver’s license.

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As it always does, the cold has descended on West Central Indiana and with it comes the annual challenges for cities: how to keep citizens warm, how to keep roads from cracking and how to make sure efficiencies are identified.

We find out how Crawfordsville is weathering those challenges on this week's Ask The Mayor.

We’re joined in-studio by Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton, and we follow up on last month’s conversation about investment in the city.

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Some questions asked of the mayor this week:

You recently got back an assessment from a company in South Carolina assessing how ready the county is for economic development. Tell me your initial impressions of what the report says.

Wabash College names new dean

Nov 15, 2013
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The president of Wabash College is tapping a chemistry professor to be the institution’s next dean.

Dr. Gregory Hess named Dr. Scott Feller to the position, which serves as the chief academic officer. He will take on the role July 1, 2014, replacing Dr. Gary Phillips, who will return to the classroom as Professor of Religion after a sabbatical leave.

Wabash, DePauw join Freedom Indiana

Nov 4, 2013

Wabash College and DePauw University are opposing an effort to ban same sex marriage in Indiana through a constitutional amendment. The two private institutions issued a joint-statement announcing they have joined Freedom Indiana, which is a bipartisan organization fighting the proposal.

The presidents of both schools say it will be more difficult for them to attract talented faculty and staff if the amendment is approved. They also say their institutions depend on an environment of openness and inclusion that would be compromised if the amendment is enacted.

The Center for College Affordability and Productivity is out with a ranking of institutions based on the performance of their professors.

The center created its list by looking at the composite teaching scores that schools received on the website RateMyProfessors.com.

Wabash College in Crawfordsville is the only Indiana school on the Top 25 list. The all-male college comes in at number 21. Number one is Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

Wabash College names new president

Jan 26, 2013
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The Wabash College Board of Trustees has named a new president. Dr. Gregory Hess will become the 16th president of the Crawfordsville institution.

“I am honored and privileged to lead an institution that transforms gentlemen into everyday heroes,” Hess said upon accepting the position at the 900-student liberal arts college for men.

The candidates vying to be Indiana’s next Superintendent of Public Instruction took the stage Wednesday night at Wabash College in Crawfordsville for an election forum.

Republican incumbent Tony Bennett believes in holding students, teachers and schools accountable. So he'll give his first term in office a "B." He says his only mistake has been allowing his opponents to paint him as a politician who wants to privatize schools.