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Political Science professors weigh in on the current state of US politics

By: CARTER DEJONG Staff Writer cadejong@iu.edu Political science professors Elizabeth Bennion and Steven Gerencser recently shared their thoughts on the current state of American politics, including the 2020 Democratic primary. Many people might agree that our nation has never been as divided as it is today. According to Gerencser, this is because Republicans and Democrats

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Ernestine M. Raclin School of Arts dean to step down in 2020

By: CARTER DEJONG Staff Writer cadejong@iu.edu Marvin Curtis has announced he will step down as Dean of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of Fine Arts at IU South Bend on June 30, 2020. By then, he will have served as dean at the school for 12 years. Curtis has many accomplishments during his time at

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First mayoral forum hosted in Addicott/Yoshi Performance Hall

By: CARTER DEJONG Staff Writer cadejong@iu.edu Seven of the nine Democratic candidates were present at the first primary forum of the 2020 South Bend mayoral race held at the Addicott/Yoshi Performance Hall. Candidate Will Smith did not appear at the debate since he is being held without bond after being arrested on a warrant out

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Shahir Rizk receives Cottrell Scholar Award

By: CARTER DEJONG Staff Writer cadejong@iu.edu Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Shahir Rizk has become the first faculty member at IU South Bend to receive the Cottrell Scholar Award. Only eight faculty in the entire IU system have ever received the award. “I am really grateful for the support that I have here from

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Nine mayoral candidates set to debate

By: CARTER DEJONG Staff Writer cadejong@iu.edu The mayoral race in South Bend now has 10 candidates vying for the office. The first debate of the 2020 South Bend mayoral race will be hosted on campus, at the Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall in Northside Hall on March 5. The event will

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ADP watches, discusses State of the Union

Carter Dejong Staff Writer cadejong@iu.edu Last Tuesday, Feb. 5, the American Democracy Project (ADP) of IU South Bend held a discussion and watch party for the Presidential State of the Union Address (SOTU) at River Crossing. The evening began with a panel discussion of the recent 35 day partial government shutdown. Assistant Professor Sungkyu Jang

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Center for a Sustainable Future combats climate change

Correction In our Jan. 23 issue, we said that the Center for a Sustainable Future “has been conducting research to assist farmers in creating new and efficient ways to farm.” In fact, this research should have been attributed to Purdue University as well as the Environmental Resilience Institute at IU Bloomington. The Center continues to

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Business profile: MAKE South Bend

By: CARTER DEJONG Staff Writer cadejong@iu.edu If you are looking for a place to create, imagine, or invent, MAKE South Bend is a great option that is close to campus. They are a local “makerspace,” a collective place that offers the equipment and supplies to create all types of art. When you walk in the

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