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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg turned to IU South Bend to prepare for his upcoming piano playing debut with the South Bend Symphony.  He has been practicing weekly with Edisher Savitski of the Toradze Piano Studio in a rehearsal room in Northside Hall. “I am honored that someone of his stature on piano is willing to work with me,” said the mayor of Savitski. They have been working together since…

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The Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at Indiana University South Bend has received a $1.2 million gift from the Georgina Joshi Foundation to renovate recital hall into a state-of-the art performance hall. In recognition of the gift, the hall will be named the Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall. The gift supports the vision of Louise Addicott-Joshi to provide young musicians and singers with educational…

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The flu has hit IU South Bend. Laura Hieronymus, director of the Health and Wellness Center, said visits to the center by students with the flu are up about 40 percent from past years. The flu is marching across the country. Some cities have closed schools. Twenty-two people in Indiana have died from the flu. “We’re seeing fever, sore throats, and body aches. And the trouble is the students are not getting…

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Indiana University South Bend Associate Professor of Political Science Elizabeth Bennion has been named the new moderator of WNIT’s “Politically Speaking” program. In addition to a new host, the program will have a new format, new features and a new look. Bennion will begin her duties with the first program of the new season on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 2 p.m. (Broadcast Channel 34 / Cable channel 10). Bennion…

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