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IUP library ‘weeding” opposition spreads beyond campus

By Logan Hullinger INDIANA — Opposition to an administration plan to remove more than a third of the books in the Indiana University of Pennsylvania library has spread beyond the campus. Opponents now include alumni and a distinguished former faculty … Continue reading

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Suppression of public information at IUP: a case study

  Editor’s note: A clarification/elaboration has been appended at the end of this story, Dec. 8, 2017.   By Nathan Zisk INDIANA – Campus police at Indiana University of Pennsylvania arrived at the humanities and social sciences building at 3:54 … Continue reading

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A new political player on IUP’s campus

By Logan Hullinger INDIANA — There’s a new political group on campus, and it’s not your parents’ Democrats or Republicans. Turning Point USA, a nonprofit founded in 2012 by conservative wunderkind Charlie Kirk, of Wheeling, Ill., claims chapters at more … Continue reading

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‘Shhh!’ happens at IUP library over ‘weeding’ debate

By Logan Hullinger INDIANA – Debate over a plan to rid the library of more than a third of its books has spread to nearly every corner of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus. Since September, the controversy has cropped … Continue reading

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Library ‘weeding’ endorsed by IUP SGA on split vote

By Logan Hullinger INDIANA – Student government representatives voted Tuesday to endorse a controversial plan to remove a third of the books from the campus library to make room for more student study space, according to two senators. The proposal … Continue reading

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The man behind Indiana County Parks & Trails

By Cara Mehalek INDIANA — Edwin R. Patterson, 62, an outdoor enthusiast from Armstrong County, always thought it would be neat to work at a park. Still does. Forty-one years ago he started working for the budding Indiana County park … Continue reading

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Return of the perennial Oak Grove preachers

By Logan Hullinger INDIANA — A group of traveling preachers drew a crowd in the Oak Grove on Monday, and some students gave them hell. Christian itinerants perennially visit the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus to preach the Gospel and … Continue reading

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IUP flood trackers document local changes in storms, climate

Indiana borough flooding I By Cara Mehalek INDIANA — Several short intense storms flooded streets and homes here in June and July. For affected residents, that’s not news. It’s been a dispiriting routine for decades. But a new political reality … Continue reading

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Budget swamped, taxpayers may foot flood funds

Indiana borough flooding II   By Logan R. Hullinger INDIANA — Lee C. Vest is no stranger to flooding. As a longtime resident of the 300 block of Water Street and as a neighbor of Marsh Run, she’s been urging … Continue reading

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Homecoming 2017: town and gown gear up

  By Logan R. Hullinger INDIANA – A wide cross-section of the local town-and-gown community met Monday to discuss carrots and sticks to prod the coming weekend’s Indiana University of Pennsylvania Homecoming celebrations to pass with safety, sobriety and a … Continue reading

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