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Tech company founded by former Purdue students to add 100 jobs

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — A startup that provides technology for computer science classrooms plans to create new jobs in Indianapolis. Mimir announced Thursday that it will expand operations in Indiana to support the company’s growth. The education software is used at more than 80 universities, including University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins University, University of […]

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Business coalition: Federal tax could raise prices 20 percent

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS­­­­­­­­­ — A coalition of business owners is concerned that a proposed tax could force them to raise prices. The group, called Americans for Affordable Products, is asking the state’s congressional delegation to oppose the border adjustment tax being discussed by House Republicans. The tax would penalize American companies that import […]

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Purdue research students surprised by inauguration turnout

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com  WASHINGTON – A group of Purdue University students traveled to Washington D.C. to observe and study the inauguration and the women’s march. To their surprise, the findings did not line up with their expectations. “I think they really enjoyed seeing history being made,” Nadia Brown, associate professor of political science at […]

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Taking flight: Indiana’s role in the future of space exploration

By Ian Mullen TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is a quiet contributor to the aerospace industry, but as the landscape becomes worldwide, the state has a choice to make. “What people don’t realize is how much of the space program actually does come from Indiana,” said Dan Dumbacher, professor of practice at Purdue University’s School of […]

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Bernie Sanders calls for “political revolution” at Indiana University

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – College students and young adults flocked to listen to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the Indiana University Auditorium Wednesday night. Prior to his speech, Frances Brown, a recent graduate from Bloomington, excitedly anticipated which topics the candidate would discuss. “He’s going in the right direction with his […]

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Hoosiers asked to check vaccination records before going to university events

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Since at least 50 mumps cases have been confirmed at four Indiana universities, state health officials are reminding Hoosiers to check their vaccination records before attending university events. “College campuses can be breeding grounds for illness because students are in frequent close contact in dorms and at social events,” State […]

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Purdue University engineers high-tech torch for bicentennial relay

By Alysia Funderburg TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Students and faculty at Purdue University are fashioning a torch for a relay in celebration of the bicentennial with a focus on state of Indiana. “We’re taking that to quite an extent,” said Dr. Timothee Pourpoint, associate professor of Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering. “The shape of the torch is […]

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Bicentennial Torch Relay: Around Indiana in 92 days

By Alysia Funderburg TheStatehouseFile.com                                                               INDIANAPOLIS – The Bicentennial Torch Relay will travel through 92 counties in 92 days. In celebration of Indiana’s bicentennial, Gov. Mike Pence, Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and many others have come together to construct a relay that will be fashioned after the Olympic torch relay. “Preserving Indiana history is instructive to […]

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Indiana celebrates kick-off to bicentennial year

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — For one Indiana elementary school student, her first visit to the Indiana Statehouse is one she will remember. Kiya Ustlerfinley, a Clinton Central Elementary fourth grade student, was one of more than 500 fourth grade students from Indiana elementary schools welcomed to the Statehouse by Gov. Mike Pence and […]

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Pences set to travel to Virginia for son’s Marine Corp graduation

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence and First Lady Karen Pence are traveling to Virginia for their son Michael’s graduation Wednesday. Michael Pence graduates from The Basic School for United States Marine Corps officers. “Karen and I couldn’t be more proud of our son Michael as he completes his training as an officer […]

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