The Hawk Report, April 13, 2014, WIUP-FM
First, we follow up on the farmers’ market controversy in Indiana borough. Since 2009, the market has sold locally produced farm, bakery, dairy and craft goods on Wednesday afternoons at a cramped parking lot one block south of Philadelphia Street and one block north of the IUP campus. When Indiana borough recently completed the new IRMC Park a couple of blocks to the northeast, the market asked to move there. On Tuesday, the borough Council voted no, on a 7-5 vote. Hawk Report producer Kelsey Breunig has been following the story and updates the recent action, including reaction from Councilman Peter Broad.
Second, on Thursday the Student Cooperative Association created a $65,000 deficit, the IUP student newspaper The Penn reported in Friday’s edition. To cover the budget gap, the Co-Op board approved a fee increase of $6 per student -– about a 2 percent hike. That means every IUP undergrad soon will be paying $337.50 a year in activity fees. Hawk Report producer Dave Gershgorn interviews Co-Op finance committee Chair Matthew Jones, an IUP senior finance major, about the budget deficit and the fee hike.
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