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“Voting is not only our right—it is our power.” Loung Ung, Human Rights Activist  Indiana University South Bend is a member of the American Democracy Project network of nearly 300 colleges campuses nationwide, all fighting for one crucial goal: to increase the number of college students who will “accept the most fundamental obligation of a citizen in a democracy: casting informed votes for candidates standing for public office.” Elizabeth Bennion,…

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As COVID-19 forces universities to go online, new and first-generation college students have their sense of belonging challenged before they even set foot on campus. To get ahead of this problem, Indiana University South Bend’s Titans Mentoring Titans Program has partnered with Mentor Collective to take their mentorship online and help students feel at home even when they’re learning from home. IU South Bend worked with Mentor Collective to build…

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Roberto, Yesica, and Julio Gonzalez are making their mark at IU South Bend. The three graduated from Bremen High School in 2015, 2017, and 2020 respectively. Roberto, the oldest, was the first to choose IU South Bend after attending a local private college to play soccer his first year. He was attracted to the Dwyer College of Health Sciences and its nursing program for both the quality of education and…

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No one knows what the future holds, but junior Shirley Frye wants to help organizations reduce risky outcomes using a tried and true tool: mathematics. As an actuarial science major, Shirley is learning to use financial theory to predict the financial outcome events will have on insurance plans. “I’m intrigued by the ability to quantify and evaluate uncertainties,” she explains. Junior Shirley Frye Originally from Constantine, Michigan, Shirley decided to…

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IU South Bend’s student-run Investment Club recently donated $4,000 to La Casa de Amistad, a nonprofit organization that helps empower the Latino community in Michiana. Their donation came from profit the students made from smart investments. On September 17th, Sam Centellas, director of La Casa De Amistad and member of the IU South Bend Advisory Board, came to campus to accept the check. Club President J.D. DeSouza handed Centellas the…

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