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Commentary: Children, and the fleeing moments

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Commentary: Children, and the fleeing moments

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  DAVIDSON, North Carolina – Every step is a blur. My wife and I are moving our daughter, our first-born, into her college dormitory. The women in my life focus on unpacking and transforming this single room in an old building into a small home, while I devote my attention to tasks […]

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Students discover career possibilities on Indiana road trip

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Three college students are hitting the road in a bright green RV to interact with businesses across the state in hopes of finding their future. Dengke Wang, Shannon Newerth and Jaedyn Zavala will spend two weeks traveling 829 miles to interview employers and spotlight the state’s industries including health, […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Preventing meningitis outbreaks at state schools

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 29th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Students attending Indiana state colleges and universities can now add meningitis to the list of vaccinations required before they can further their education. “Close contact is […]

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FAFSA college financial aid deadline extended to April 15

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is extending the Free Application for Federal Student Aid deadline for college students to April 15 because of issues with one of the application’s tools. The extension comes after recent issues with a federal data retrieval tool that complicated the process for students and families attempting to submit […]

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Application fees waived for College Application Day

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Fourteen Indiana colleges taking part in College Application Day on Oct. 21 will waive application fees for all Hoosier high school students. Seven of those colleges are waiving application fees for the entire month of October. The day, sponsored in partnership with Learn More Indiana and the national American College […]

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Amazon creates 100 paid internships for low-income students

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Amazon will create 100 paid internships for low-income Indiana students. Interns will work up to 20 hours a week in virtual customer service positions, allowing for flexible work schedules. “We know that students are eager to gain valuable work experience while juggling demanding school schedules,” Dave Guggina, general manager of […]

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The fight to stop brain drain in Indiana

By Dyala Akermawi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is in jeopardy of losing population and aging as an effect of brain drain, but state leaders are determined to keep Indiana’s young and brightest from leaving the state. “Brain drain is when we have younger generations that—because of better opportunities or other issues in their lives—they stay […]

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21st Century Scholars Program named after Bayh

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence has signed an executive order to change the name of the 21st Century Scholarship Program to honor former Indiana Gov. Evan Bayh. The program will now be called the Evan Bayh 21st Century Scholars Program. Bayh, who served as the 46th governor of Indiana from 1989-1997, made […]

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