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Purdue Faculty Hold Out Hope Of Stopping Kaplan Acquisition

Purdue University’s acquisition of a for-profit online college is being criticized by some of the university’s own faculty members. Purdue announced its plans to buy Kaplan University at the end of April. It hopes to serve more adult learners through the online platform, which it’s nicknaming ‘New U’ for now. Some educators are worried about the potential repercussions of the deal. The deal has received approval from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the U.S. Department of...

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Arts and Culture

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Young Fort Wayne Musician Shares Her Story On The Voice

Sixteen year old Addison Agen has been performing music here in Fort Wayne since she was two, in a variety of venues, including nursing homes, church, school, coffee houses, and even WBOI's Meet the Music sound stage. Now her platform has soared to national levels and beyond, as she advances as a contestant on NBC's "The Voice."

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State News

Azar Nominated For HHS Secretary

President Donald Trump announced the nomination of a former Eli Lilly executive as Health and Human Services Secretary Monday. Alex Azar is the latest Hoosier headed to Washington for a post in the federal health sector. Azar’s nomination for HHS Secretary follows the ascendance of Seema Verma , who currently leads the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and former State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams, who became Surgeon General this summer . U.S. Sen. Todd Young says the choice is an...

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Behind The Mic

Andy Laverghetta

WBOI Jazz Host Unwinds For The Weekend With Friday Vibe

To volunteer show host, Bill Forsythe , unwinding for the weekend means serving up a freeform mix of jazz-driven music, which he does, every other Friday night, on WBOI's "Friday Vibe."

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Purdue University’s acquisition of a for-profit online college is being criticized by some of the university’s own faculty members. Purdue announced its plans to buy Kaplan University at the end of April. It hopes to serve more adult learners through the online platform, which it’s nicknaming ‘New U’ for now.

Some educators are worried about the potential repercussions of the deal.

The House has narrowly approved a $1.4 trillion tax overhaul, clearing the first major hurdle in Republican attempts to cut taxes and rewrite the tax code.

Of Indiana’s Congressional delegation, all seven Republicans voted in favor while the state’s two Democrats were opposed.

As NPR reports, that mirrors the national vote:

Following three years of studies and planning, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry announced the city is not pursuing the construction of a downtown event center - for now.

The head of a special study commission isn’t entirely on board with a recent deal struck between grocery and liquor stores in the ongoing debate over changes to Indiana’s alcohol laws.

Goshen Introduces Resident ID Plan

Nov 13, 2017

 

Goshen’s Center for Healing & Hope, or CHH, encourages city residents to apply for resident identification cards. The organization will begin application meetings  for the cards December first.

The aim of the Goshen Resident ID cards, or GRID cards, is to help all residents of the city have a proper form of identification.
 

Former Indy Mayors Celebrate Legacy Of Richard Lugar

Nov 13, 2017

From right to left – former U.S. senator and Indianapolis mayor Richard Lugar, current mayor Joe Hogsett, and former mayors Greg Ballard, Bart Peterson and Steve Goldsmith. (Photo by Drew Daudelin) 

All living mayors of Indianapolis gathered Monday to celebrate the legacy of former mayor and U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, on the 50th anniversary of his election as mayor.

Lugar served two terms as mayor, starting in 1968. He served as U.S. Senator for Indiana from 1977 to 2013.

Regional Trail Network Celebrates 100th Mile

Nov 13, 2017
Marney Carmichael

For Indiana newcomer Christy Grannan, the Regional Trail Network has been a welcome feature to life in and around Fort Wayne. The multi-use Network is expanding and recently paved its 100th mile, with an additional seven miles to be added by the end of 2017.

Federal legislation that takes effect this week will restore GI Bill benefits to 7,000 veterans affected by the closure of ITT Tech. U.S. Rep. Luke Messer (R-Ind.), the provision’s author, met with some of those veterans in Greenfield Monday.

The law, the Forever GI Bill, allows veterans to seek benefits at any point in their lifetime and increases education funding. Messer’s provision restores benefits to veterans affected by ITT Tech and Corinthian College closures after August 1, 2015.

October State Revenues Continue Downward Trend

Nov 13, 2017

Total Indiana tax revenues have lagged in each of the four months of the fiscal year that began in July. And October didn’t help, with collections missing the mark by nearly $30 million.

That’s despite sales and individual income taxes which exceeded expectations for the first time this fiscal year – though just barely. And despite that positive month, collections for those two tax categories remain less than expected overall.

Azar Nominated For HHS Secretary

Nov 13, 2017

President Donald Trump announced the nomination of a former Eli Lilly executive as Health and Human Services Secretary Monday. Alex Azar is the latest Hoosier headed to Washington for a post in the federal health sector.

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