Discrimination in the community brings minority clubs together

Nargiza Amirova PHOTO/LEAH FICK

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Recent political events have caused some Muslim students at IU South Bend to feel unsafe in the community. One particular student has decided to change this by starting an organization to bring students together to feel a sense of security.

This fall, senior Nargiza Amirova started the Muslim Student Association (MSA).

“I think this is a great time to start this organization especially with all the things going on outside of campus,” said Amirova. “I want both new and returning Muslim students to see they can have support from different cultures during everything going on with Donald Trump.”


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SGA funds club trips

Sophomores Mimi Svoboda (standing right) and Iyoma Eden (standing left) present a funding request for their Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship group to the SGA senate Friday, Sept. 24. PHOTO/RYAN LOHMAN

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The Student Government Association Senate approved funding for two club trips at its Sept. 23 meeting.

The senate approved a motion to fund Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship up to $1,020 to reimburse costs its members will incur on a trip to the Fall Break Away, a retreat and training event for Chi Alpha members in Fort Wayne, Ind.

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Enrollment is dropping, but is that bad?

Staff Writer

IU South Bend has seen a 15.4 percent decline in enrollment since the fall semester of 2012, but is it as bad as it sounds?

Joseph Roth, a Recruitment and Retention Counselor in the Making the Academic Connection Office, said no. Roth believes that the enrollment drop is instead the result of many external factors, and that they are not necessarily bad.

Roth pointed to a variety of factors that could be playing a role, including shifting demographics, economic recovery and larger graduation rates, among others.

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