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The Civil Rights Heritage Center held a significant virtual event on Thursday, June 11 entitled “Perspectives on the Current Uprising.”  The event, held via Zoom technology, attracted over 200 participants from all ages and walks of life across the South Bend community. The participants were invited to learn more about the recent protests that have placed an intense spotlight over American policing in reaction to the continued documented evidence of…

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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana University South Bend received $4.5 million in federal CARES Act funding. University CARES Act allocations were divided in two: half to be distributed directly to students, half to be used by the institution for costs related to COVID-19 disruption.  Most of the funds intended to go directly to students was automatically awarded to 3,203 students by June 9. These Emergency Financial Aid…

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Indiana University South Bend is aware of concerns regarding the activities of a campus employee on a personal social media account and is actively looking into it.  We understand these expressed views are offensive to many of the students, faculty, and staff on our campus. As Chancellor Elrod shared in her message last week, IU South Bend does not tolerate any acts of racism, bigotry, or prejudice and is committed…

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By Lee Streby IU South Bend’s Civil Rights Heritage Center has been awarded a highly competitive federal grant of approximately $50,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  CRHC’s proposal was selected to receive full funding following rigorous peer review in the agency’s Museum Grants for African American History and Culture program.  Grant funding will support the transformation of the center’s existing African American Landmark Tour using 20 historically…

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South Bend, Ind. -- Indiana University South Bend and Ivy Tech Community College are strengthening their partnership to ensure an even clearer path to a bachelor’s degree for Indiana’s residents. Beginning June 1, Ivy Tech associate-level graduates from across Indiana will be guaranteed admission, based on select provisions, into IU South Bend, eliminating any loss of credits earned while minimizing cost to students. The fee for an application to IU…

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