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Emma Atkinson

Reporter, News

Emma Atkinson is a reporter for WTIU and WFIU News and the anchor of regional newscasts for All Things Considered. She's originally from Champaign, Ill. and graduated from IU with a Bachelor's degree in journalism in 2019. Emma has previously worked as a reporter in Kampala, Uganda and Ketchikan, Alaska.

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May 17, 2019

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'Century Plant' At IU Greenhouse Reaches Striking Heights

'Century Plant' At IU Greenhouse Reaches Striking Heights

The greenhouse staff had to remove a glass ceiling tile to allow the plant to grow through the roof. Greenhouse supervisor John Lemon says it could eventually stretch to 30 feet tall.

May 17, 2019

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Study: Indiana Ranks Fifth In Nation For Drug Use

Study: Indiana Ranks Fifth In Nation For Drug Use

The report examined three criteria to determine state rankings: drug use and addiction, drug health issues and rehab, and law enforcement.

May 10, 2019

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Ellington: Local Government Bill Gives Voice To Monroe Co. Residents Outside Bloomington

Ellington: Local Government Bill Gives Voice To Monroe Co. Residents Outside Bloomington

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a bill earlier this week that voids annexation remonstrance waivers from before July 2003.

May 9, 2019

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IU Greek Task Force Considers Implementing Third-Party Bartenders, Smaller Chapters

IU Greek Task Force Considers Implementing Third-Party Bartenders, Smaller Chapters

An Indiana University task force charged with overseeing conduct at campus fraternities and sororities is considering hiring third-party, licensed bartenders to serve alcohol at Greek events.

May 9, 2019

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Higher Ed Commission Recommends Less Than 2 Percent Tuition Hike

Higher Ed Commission Recommends Less Than 2 Percent Tuition Hike

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is recommending raising public college tuition and fees by no more than 1.65 percent each year until 2021.

March 9, 2019

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'Red For Ed': Hundreds Of Teachers Rally For Better Pay, School Funding

'Red For Ed': Hundreds Of Teachers Rally For Better Pay, School Funding

The statehouse bloomed red as educators and advocates protested the legislature’s lack of action on better pay and benefits.

February 6, 2019

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RBB Schools Supt. Says Letter Asking For Prayers Was Meant As Community Outreach

RBB Schools Supt. Says Letter Asking For Prayers Was Meant As Community Outreach

Sanders says the church letter was just the beginning of his marketing plan for the school, which also includes connecting with the local chamber of commerce and real estate agencies.

January 29, 2019

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Indiana Teachers Can't Strike, Considering Other Action To Get Pay Increase

Indiana Teachers Can't Strike, Considering Other Action To Get Pay Increase

Striking is illegal for all public employees in Indiana, including teachers. But the president of Indiana’s largest teacher’s union says that doesn’t mean teachers won’t take action if needed.

January 18, 2019

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MCCSC Says School Lunch Program Funded Through March, Despite Shutdown

MCCSC Says School Lunch Program Funded Through March, Despite Shutdown

Government employees whose positions were furloughed may qualify for MCCSC's free and reduced lunch program, depending on their total family income and family size.

January 16, 2019

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Seven Oaks Classical School Uses Grant To Fund Instructional Technology

Seven Oaks Classical School Uses Grant To Fund Instructional Technology

Headmaster Dr. Stephen Shipp says Seven Oaks doesn’t believe in a one-to-one student to technology ratio. He says the grant funding won’t change that.

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