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Indianapolis Arts and Innovation prize was presented April 12, 2013 at an event hosted by People for Urban Progress at Indianapolis Fabrications.
Briefs from the March 27, 2013 edition
Untimely death belies the fresh promise of spring. The U.S. Department of Defense announced Sunday that an improvised explosive device detonated March 22 in Afghanistan's Ghazni Province, killing Army Sgt. Tristan M. Wade, 23, of Indianapolis. (RT)
At the Indiana Statehouse, State Sen. Michael Young, R-Indianapolis, is receiving a warm House reception for his Senate Bill 621, which would tighten the mayor's control over local finances, drop the need for City-County Council approval of department heads, ease residency requirements for mayoral and council candidates, AND (of greatest outrage to the bill's opponents) strip the 29-member City-County Council of its four at-large seats, currently all occupied by Democrats.
Mayor Greg Ballard supports Senate Bill 621's provisions related to city operations, but claims no position on the proposed elimination of at-large councillors. Former Indianapolis Mayor and U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, who began his two terms as Indy's chief executive in 1968 and oversaw the unification of the city and county governments, however, said the at-large seats are important. On Thursday, at a ceremony inaugurating Robert Manuel as president of the University of Indianapolis, Lugar told WFYI's Sam Klemet: "I think that this was a good way, when we brought together the entire community, to make sure the entire community had a vote on a certain number of its representatives." (RT)
"Hoosiers are not extreme," John Zody, the newly elected chair of the Indiana State Democratic Party, told a group of Central Indiana journalists Friday. The Morgan County nativenoted his hope that common-sense candidates and the party's inclusive nature would find broad-based support as Democrats aim to regain ground lost following the decennial redistricting, which helped Republicans win their current super majority in the state legislature. (RT)
The newly elected prime minister of the Syrian opposition's interim government is Indiana educated. GhassanHitto, who was elected to the post on March 19, holds bachelor's degrees in computer science and mathematics from IUPUI, and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. He was also a member of the Islamic Society of North America in Plainfield until his family moved about 20 years ago, according to an ISNA member who answered NUVO's telephone call. Born in Syria, Hitto is a naturalized American citizen. He faces internal dissention within the opposition. Int(HL)
On Monday, the dust settled on the NCAA men's basketball tournament and the only state team going to the Sweet Sixteen is Indiana. IU barely pulled out a win in its battle against the University of Khalif Wyatt — sorry, we mean Temple University — in the last seconds, 58-52. Butler lost to Marquette in a squeaker (74-72), Valparaiso succumbed to Michigan State (65-54) and Notre Dame got whomped (76-58) by the Iowa State Cyclones who subsequently almost beat Ohio State. IU played clumsily enough to nearly lose against Temple; hereÕs hoping the Hoosiers can find their feet and shooting strokes Thursday night against Syracuse in Washington, D.C. The winner of that game plays the winner between Miami and Marquette on Saturday, March 30. (JP)
Heading into April, competition among Indiana high schools will take an eco-friendly turn as students step up to theRecycleForce Earth Day E-Waste Challenge. The R2-certified operation works to prevent elements such as lead, arsenic, cadmium, and mercury from contaminating the environment.Students collecting the most e-waste will net a $500prize. Schools interested in getting in on the action can contact firstname.lastname@example.org. (GC)
In other recycling news, the Indiana Recycling Coalition last week asked state Sen. Luke Kenley, chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, to restore funding — stripped during the financial crisis — to the Indiana Recycling Fund. In addition to supporting local recycling, responsible hazardous waste handling and educational programs, the fund, established in 1990, aids companies interested in expanding infrastructure to enable recycled commodity processing and manufacturing. (KB)
Repurposing is in season: The Aesthetic Design Style House, located at the Circle City Industrial Complex, is collecting donations of prom wear for its Prom Pop-Up Shop, a free boutique meant to kill the notion that conspicuous consumption is the only way to enjoy prom fun. Check out the community link at http://adstylehouse.com for more details. Also in need of some assistance on the fashion front: The Indianapolis Dress For Re-Entry Educational Facility, which seeks men's shoes (and shoe polish), belts and larger-sized pants (over 32" inseam), work pants, casual pants, and jeans. Contact email@example.com to make a donation.
People Power ...
Light the Way to Justice Rally
6-7 p.m., WEDNESDAY
As the Supreme Court this week considers the constitutionality of California's ban on gay marriage and the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which prevents federal recognition of same-sex marriage, supporters of the LGBT community are planning to rally across the nation. More info at lighttojustice.org.
Moms Demand Action
10:30 a.m., THURSDAY
Moms Demand Action will hold a petition drive and rally with Mayors Against Illegal Guns on the east steps of the Indiana State House in conjunction with National Day to Demand Action.
Eco Student Summit 2013
10 a.m.-4 p.m., SATURDAY
IUPUI Robert H. McKinney School of Law
This first-ever statewide eco summit brings together high school and college students and faculty to share ideas, conversation and community building. Speakers include Gabe Filippelli (IUPUI) and Steve Hallett (Purdue). Go to indianalivinggreen.com to register, etc. The Indiana Living Green Earth Celebration will follow and last late into the evening. Free for students and faculty; $10 for others.
Doc Hendley, ÒWine to WaterÓ
5-8 p.m., Monday
IUPUI Campus Center
Hendley, named one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes for 2009, is coming to IUPUI to speak as part of the schoolÕs Earth Month Kickoff Event and Efroymson Lecture Series. Hendley's organization aims to help the more than 1 billion people around the world who lack access to clean water. Free.
Building Heartland Cities
6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday
Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis,
Former Indianapolis Mayor William Hudnut III will join Mayor Karl Dean of Nashville, Tenn., and Michael Coleman of Columbus, Ohio, to discuss revitalizing urban environments for the 21stcentury. UIndy Trustee Carolyn Coleman, former deputy mayor of Indianapolis and now director of federal relations for the National League of Cities, will moderate. Free, but registration requested at heartlandcities.eventbrite.com.
The Symbol Barrier
7:30-9 p.m., Tuesday
Butler University Atherton Union Reilly Room
In his talk "The Symbol Barrier: Using Video Games to Overcome the Greatest Obstacle to Good Mathematics Learning Kevin Devlin, a Stanford University mathematician and NPR's "Math Guy," will speak about his current research, which focuses on the use of different media to teach math to different kinds of people. Free.
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