The whole thing started with a report circulating on conservative media that a Virginia public school district had banned students from reading books by famed children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel.
It is hard to imagine an unhealthier addition to a university campus, in 2021, than a fraternity that "looks to Robert E. Lee for spiritual guidance."
INDIANAPOLIS — It was a year ago Saturday that the first Hoosier was stricken with what has become our 21st century nightmare, COVID-19. Ten days later, Roberta “Birdie” Shelton became the first known death, dying alone in a pandemic that came quickly and with great mystery.
Thousands of Hoosiers have rediscovered the benefits of a quiet hike through the countryside. That reacquaintance adds energy to Thursday's announced allocation of $29.6 million for trail development projects by 18 Indiana communities and nonprofit organizations.
A juvenile justice bill that would expunge records, keep youth from being detained with adults, and consider the competency of young offenders passed out of the state Senate last week.
The Next Level Teacher Compensation Commission released its report in mid-December. All Hoosiers should be interested in what it did and did not say about teacher pay, along with recommendations they offered. I begin with some stark observations about education finance.
Those who want to understand Indiana's rich basketball heritage should watch Terre Haute filmmaker Gary Ulrich's new documentary, "Playing for Wooden," as a prerequisite to binging on March Madness.
For the past four decades, I've covered the Indiana General Assembly as a reporter and monitored it as a columnist and publisher. What occurred on the House floor and out in the Statehouse hallways last week has been described as a "racial" clash. And I will tell you up front that while there has been racial tension throughout Indiana's two centuries of statehood, this is the first time in my memory that it bubbled up so publicly at the Statehouse.
The dazzling images of NASA's Perseverance rover landing on Mars have excited space scientists and amateur astronomers. Now-retired Rose-Hulman professor Rick Ditteon — who oversaw the college's Oakley Observatory for decades — helped lay the groundwork for Red Planet missions.
The Supreme Court decision on school desegregation in 1954 and the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955 led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., marked the first phase of the modern civil rights movement.
Recent local news and television reports have featured stories on Anderson’s all-white school board’s refusal to allow Blacks and Hispanics to serve as non-voting members of the committee to interview candidates for the superintendency. Not only do I think such refusal is shameful, it is also likely to guarantee the selection of a superintendent who may not be the best choice for the position.
Embrace hope as we mourn a half-million
As the one-year anniversary of the month during which the COVID-19 pandemic began in the U.S. nears, a milestone signifying the severity and seriousness of the public health crisis has already arrived.
This Week's Circulars
NEW PARIS [mdash] Delvin "Del" R. Slaubaugh, 77, visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Clinton Frame Church, 63846 C.R. 35, Goshen. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday also at the church. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury.
LAGRANGE [mdash] Albert H. Schwartz, 83, visitation is scheduled after 1:00 p.m. on Sunday at the family's residence, 2025 W. 450 S. LaGrange. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday also at the family's residence. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury.
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