Author Archives: Lee Vest

Postcard from Cuba: People connect, governments disconnect

By Laurie S. Miller HAVANA — Sitting in his walker, waiting on his luggage at the Havana Airport, David Hiebert of Lawrence, Kansas, was looking forward to his second trip to Cuba – this time with six family members in … Continue reading

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The Russian connection: Macedonian politics, U.S. news

An Analysis By Benjamin Shultz and Snezhana Stefanovska Shultz Macedonia is in a part of world that is often overlooked. Approximately the size of Vermont and with a population of around two million, the country is impoverished, landlocked, and isolated … Continue reading

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Airport festival attendance soars

By Alexandria Mansfield INDIANA – The annual aviation festival that landed last weekend at the Jimmy Stewart Airport  drew the largest crowd in the event’s two-decade-long history, an airport official said Tuesday. “There were more people here this weekend than … Continue reading

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What compensation for a wrongful conviction?

A Civic Project story By Nathan Zisk INDIANA – At his August 13, 2015, release from state prison after serving 34 years for a crime he did not commit, Lewis “Jim” Fogle said he wanted nothing more than a steak … Continue reading

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The Snapchat photo, revisited and reconsidered

A Civic Project story By Emilee Larkin INDIANA — Katelyn J. Hecei was a freshman at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Dec. 8, 2015, when her roommate took a photo of a group of African-American students in the Stapleton Library, … Continue reading

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IUP Punxsutawney’s racist past and present

A Civic Project story By Alexandria M. Mansfield PUNXSUTAWNEY –- On a Friday night in early April, students at this Indiana University of Pennsylvania branch campus do not roam the streets looking for their next party. No, students at this … Continue reading

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A talisman for public-school teachers

An Opinion By Whit Watts INDIANA — Years ago I was given a talisman in the form of a Saint Christopher medallion. At the time, I had no idea who Saint Christopher was. I was told the medallion would protect … Continue reading

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Reaction mixed to IUPatty’s prohibition proposal

By Logan Hullinger INDIANA –- Two weeks ago, state Rep. Dave Reed called for an end to the annual IUPatty’s revel and ruckus and invited “all in our community to make it happen.” Reaction among local officials, university administrators and … Continue reading

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Whatever you call it, IUPatty’s 2017 was busy

By Logan Hullinger INDIANA – A concerted public-private effort to dampen what Indiana University of Pennsylvania officials describe as “celebratory tendencies” among students in early spring met its match against warm dry weather for most of the IUPatty’s 2017 party … Continue reading

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IUP, FIUP struggle with declining enrollments

By Logan Hullinger INDIANA — Declining enrollments have created a financial squeeze at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as President Michael A. Driscoll reviewed in a 75-minute semi-annual “briefing” from Sutton Hall on Wednesday. But the president did not mention another … Continue reading

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