January 4, 2021
Steve Horwitz, an economics professor at Ball State University, said it's hard to estimate the economic impact without knowing whether there will be fans present. He called the nine-figure estimate reasonable. Either way, he said, the decision is a significant boost for the local economy. Note: Story originated with the Indianapolis Star.
November 13, 2020
Paul Niekamp, an assistant professor of economics who has done research on how spring break travel contributed to community spread of the virus, said students should try to wear a mask at home and continue to social distance. "Student travel around Thanksgiving is especially concerning because there will be a systematic movement of students from dormitories and off-campus housing, where roommates are commonly young, to homes where household members like parents and grandparents may be more vulnerable."
September 29, 2020
Story profiles Mason Sharon, a theater student. When Sharon stepped on campus the first time for a visit, she "loved everything about it so much." She likes that the program is "super well-oiled" and that students are assured they will get into the classes they need to graduate in eight semesters.
June 16, 2020
"We find that the increase in case growth rates peaked two weeks after students returned to campus," said Paul Niekamp, an economics professor in the Miller College of Business.
June 15, 2020
As exciting as it might be to finally go out for dinner for the first time in forever, it's also important not to let your excitement allow you to let your guard down.
April 8, 2020
Toward the end of February, I traveled to New York City for a work trip. On day four or five, I started to feel ill. I did not have a thermometer, and so I did not think to take my temperature.
January 27, 2020
In the past, after the birth of a baby, one parent, usually the one who gave birth, takes a leave of absence from work to stay home and recover and care for the newborn, while the other parent may take a few days off then returns to work.
March 25, 2019
Ball State alum Chris McCormick designed the court and logo for this year's NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Final Four to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota.