Monthly Archives: December 2019

Indiana County’s widening digital divide

 An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – If bipartisan political agreement and collective action for the common good appeal, then rural broadband is your kind of issue. Conservatives and progressives — federal, state and local — express support for improving … Continue reading

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Yes, Indiana, there is a Christmas tree capital

An appreciation By David Loomis INDIANA – “The Christmas Tree Capital of the World” is Indiana County’s self-advertisement from roadside billboards to the infobahn. The superlative can prompt skepticism in a skeptical age. “Capital”? Really? Dictionary.com lists “principal” as a … Continue reading

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A pain in the Appalachians

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – A few days before Thanksgiving, The Indiana Gazette ran a banner headline on a front-page review of an IUP study of the region’s “drug culture.” According to the study’s 121-page report by the … Continue reading

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Administrative bloat and the ‘new reality’

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – The “new reality” at IUP is falling enrollment as far as the eye can see. Fewer students mean fewer faculty. Fewer faculty spells economic stagnation in the wider community that hosts the unionized … Continue reading

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