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What is a Minority?

A group of Indiana University Students is pressing the IU administration to consider changing its policy regarding minority scholarship and fellowship eligibility. By the current policy, Asian American students are not eligible for minority scholarship funds because the percentage of the population of those students on the IU campus is higher than the percentage of the population in the state of Indiana as a whole. The students say if the policy doesn’t change, it will likely make two other groups considered minorities in the U.S. ineligible for scholarship and fellowship funding on the IU campus. To find out what students at other schools are saying, read the Daily Illini and the Michigan Daily Student.

Clarinet Prodigy Julian Bliss

We’ll visit with the 12-year old clarinet prodigy from England who is finishing a degree at IU. Julian Bliss is a British youth already signed to a professional contract and about to perform for the Queen of England. Find out how he enjoyed two years as an adopted Hoosier, what’s next for his career, and how with so much talent and so much time spent on perfecting his craft, he is still just a kid. You can read more on Julian Bliss at the BBC and the IU Alumni Magazine.

Conversation: Dick Enberg

WE talk with Dick Enberg, CBS Sports broadcaster and IU grad. He speaks at IU’s Commencement ceremony; we speak with him about his career, calling IU’s run to the national championship in basketball many years ago and calling this season’s unlikely run to the Final Four.

Notebook

An update on the story presented last month on the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center; an Owen County school earns a national award (see the New American Schools Program); an IU professor tours Islamic countries to help explain American media to a sometimes hostile audience (see a U.S. State Department Release on Public Diplomacy Effort to Muslim Nations, and a story from PBS’ Newshour with Jim Lehrer on U.S. State Department Public Diplomacy Effort).

What's the Deal?

A look at the national movement against the increasing practice of putting upholstered furniture on front porches and lawns. Read more about it in the Iowa State Student Newspaper and Cornell University Magazine.

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