When Shelby Looper, ’16, learned she’d be given a U.S. Department of Justice award for her pioneering victim advocate work, she was flabbergasted. It’s the same way she felt when, a year earlier, she learned she’d been hired to take charge of the Muncie Police Department’s Victim Advocate Program . She was 23 then, just one year out […]
People for Urban Progress crafts used material, from the RCA Dome roof to Amtrak seats and seat belts, into items it sells—and makes Indy more sustainable.
Through the corner of his right eye, Jeff Mittman reads an email. Using a mouse, the retired soldier drags the cursor across the large computer screen magnifying the text as big as a handprint. At Bosma Enterprises in Indianapolis, Mittman sits with the attentive posture of a seasoned military veteran. Dressed smartly in a charcoal suit, his war-damaged eyes […]
Bang, bang, bang. On the night of Nov. 30, 1998, someone fired three bullets from a handgun, the last aimed at the head of 64-year-old Prince Chapman. For three months, no suspect, and then police arrested the man, wait — the 12-year-old boy, Jamone Williams, charged with murdering Chapman, a business owner, community activist, and […]
As a community, Muncie and Delaware County have some of the best clinical care options in the entire state. Out of 92 Indiana counties, Delaware is among the top-15 leaders in providing excellent medical care for patients struggling with diabetes, hypertension, mental health disorders, obesity, and more. However, when it comes to health behaviors that […]
Opera singer Maegan Pollonais has battled the same tired stereotype since she left Trinidad in 2008. Some Americans misunderstand Caribbean music and underestimate the rich cultural experiences of Caribbean people. The success of a 1956 song by Jamaican-American crooner Harry Belafonte is partly to blame. “People think you’re from the Caribbean and all you sing […]
When Jeffrey Dick, ’13, was in third grade, he made a sketch of himself as an explorer, wearing an Indiana Jones hat and cutting through the lush jungle in search of things not yet discovered. These days, Dick dons a pair of safety goggles in place of a fedora and wields sophisticated analytical and statistical […]