November 26, 2017
Story notes Doug Jones, a Ball State alum, has had crucial roles in many of the director’s projects; this is the first time he’s been the star — and a romantic hero at that.
November 1, 2017
Story quotes Geoffrey S. Mearns, a former prosecutor in the Eastern District who is now the president of Ball State, who said Weissmann’s personality mirrored that of the office — with its collection of scrappy, ambitious obsessives out to prove their relative mettle in a city where another office, the Southern District in Manhattan, was often viewed as more prestigious.
Topic: President
September 26, 2017
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks, who says it was too soon to say if the tax cuts enacted under then Ind. Gov. Pence actually stimulated the state economy
January 30, 2017
Story notes a study by Ball State University (CBER) found that nearly nine in 10 jobs that disappeared since 2000 were lost to automation in the decades-long march to an information-driven economy, not to workers in other countries. Note: Wisconsin Public Radio, UPI, International Examiner, True Activist and The Australian also posted stories citing this study. These placements are due to a story idea distributed by DSC’s media strategy team.
October 18, 2016
Story features Ball State alumnus David Letterman, noting that he did a live interview with the filmmakers Spike Jonze and Bennett Miller at Ball State after leaving his late night talk show.
Topic: Alumni
September 28, 2016
Story notes automation has grown in sophistication and reach. From 2000 to 2010, the United States lost some 5.6 million manufacturing jobs, by the government’s calculation. Only 13 percent of those job losses can be explained by trade, according to an analysis by the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University in Indiana. The rest were casualties of automation or the result of tweaks to factory operations that enabled more production with less labor. Note: The placement is due to a story idea pitched by DSC’s strategic media team.
May 25, 2016
Many users of activity trackers have always harbored suspicions: How accurate are these things? The latest study, released by the plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Fitbit, found that the pulse-monitoring technology used in the company’s wrist-bound Surge and Charge devices was “highly inaccurate during elevated physical activity.” Alex Montoye, an assistant professor of clinical exercise physiology at Ball State University, who is not connected to the lawsuit, said that the Pomona study needed rigorous vetting before any conclusions could be drawn.
May 1, 2016
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks.
December 2, 2015
Story notes six months into retirement, David Letterman stepped onstage at Ball State looking much the way he did as host of “Late Show”: suit and tie, loafers and white socks.
June 22, 2015
This story cites research by Gregory Morrison, a professor of criminal justice at Ball State University.
January 31, 2015
Story quotes Dan Boylan, finance instructor.
October 8, 2014
Nicole Etcheson, a history professor, writes a blog about the U.S. Civil War.
September 29, 2014
Nicole Etcheson, a history professor, writes a blog about the U.S. Civil War.
July 14, 2014
Story quotes Jennifer Grouling, an assistant professor of English at Ball State, who studied D&D players for her book, “The Creation of Narrative in Tabletop Role-Playing Games.”
October 18, 2013
Nicole Etcheson, history professor, blogged for the newspaper about how Hoosiers were against the draft during the Civil War.
October 7, 2013
On the afternoon of Oct. 6, 1863, Maj. Gen. James G. Blunt lost 82 men when a Union baggage train making its way to Fort Blair near the southeastern Kansas town of Baxter Springs was attacked by Confederate guerrillas. The loss of the men was bad enough – but the Confederates also made off with Blunt’s clothing, sword, commissions, correspondence, official papers and a flag the ladies of Leavenworth, Kan., had presented to him four days earlier.
September 6, 2013
By the time the Civil War broke out, the Missouri artist and politician George Caleb Bingham had, in the words of the art historian Joan Stack, “achieved national fame as a quintessentially American genre painter.” The New Orleans Daily Picayune called Bingham “a delineator of national customs and manners.” But from 1863 until his death in 1879, this great American painter used his art and his political connections to destroy one man, Thomas Ewing Jr., a Union general and politician from Kansas and Ohio.
Topic: Fine Arts
August 23, 2013
Nicole Etcheson, history professor, penned a guest column for The New York Times Civil War blog.
December 2, 2012
The Kennedy Center bestowed its highest honor Sunday on actor Dustin Hoffman, the ballerina Natalia Makarova, the blues guitarist Buddy Guy, the talk-show host David Letterman and Led Zeppelin.
December 2, 2012
Rick Majerus, a former Ball State coach, who never headed the elite programs in college basketball but who became a leading coach, winning more than 500 major-college games, died on Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 64.
Topic: Athletics