Tag: Elizabeth Bennion

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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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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IU South Bend student veteran receives Taylor L. Willingham Legacy Grant

By: EVA MONHAUT Staff Writer emonhaut@iu.edu Current IU South Bend Political Science and Sociology student, Rodger Pinto, has received one of this year’s two Taylor L. Willingham Legacy Fund awards. According to the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI), the grants are given to individuals to aid them in their research and to “develop an understanding

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Bennion, ADP strive to educate students about the electorate

BY: ANTHONY AYALA Staff Writer @bman4ever92 The first IUSB Honors talk of the semester was hosted by Elizabeth Bennion titled, “Mobilizing College Students to Vote.” “You might as well live in an oligarchy, an aristocracy, perhaps even a dictatorship, if you are just going to sit at home and make decisions for you,” Bennion said

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Upcoming events for the American Democracy Project

By: Carter DeJong Staff Writer cadejong@iu.edu The American Democracy Project (ADP) has many events planned for the coming months with the midterm elections. Elizabeth Bennion, a political science professor at IU South Bend has been running the project since 2004. The ADP encourages people from all areas of the political spectrum to take part in

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Political Science Club to host Democracy Plaza! Constitution Day celebration on campus

By HENRY FREESE Staff writer hefreese@iu.edu     The IU South Bend Political Science Club and the American Democracy Project will host the second annual Democracy Plaza! Constitution Day celebration on campus on Monday, September 17. The second annual Democracy Plaza! Constitution Day celebration will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.    

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Future student IDs can be used at elections

By: BRANDON GROVES Staff Writer Voting is a right for all citizens in the United States of America. But in Indiana, all citizens that want to vote are strictly required to show a valid photo identification card before casting a ballot. Students of IU South Bend had not been able to use their student IDs

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Walorski discusses jobs, congress & veteran benefits on WNIT’s “Politically Speaking”

By: NEIL KING Staff Writer The WNIT show “Politically Speaking” recently featured a one-on-one discussion with Jackie Walorski and host Elizabeth Bennion and for a feature titled “Legislators Tell All: The Importance of Public Policy.” Bennion, an IU South Bend professor and host of the show, interviewed the 2nd Congressional District representative for the episode

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