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Thursday rundown: Abortion debate, volleyball coach hopeful, Brown County art tour and IU payroll changes



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Abortion debate

Emily Eckelbarger

Signs protesting abortion line the intersection of 10th Street and Fee Lane on Oct. 4. The signs were placed as a collaboration between Students for Life at IU and Created Equal, an anti-abortion group based in Columbus, Ohio.


Pro-life demonstrators stood on 10th Street and Fee Lane with signs featuring phrases such as “Abortion is ageism” and “Abortion victim photos ahead.” Planned Parenthood representatives responded to the Wednesday protest by showing up to advocate for the organization. The Planned Parenthood volunteers encouraged students to sign their clipboards in support. Read more here.


Volleyball coach hopeful

Steven Lin

Sophomore Kendall Beerman dives to return the ball while teammates Meaghan Koors and Bayli Lebo rush to support her against Florida Gulf Coast on Sept. 16 at the University Gym. IU will look to win its first conference game this weekend with matchups against Northwestern and Illinois. 


IU volleyball has started conference play with an 0-4 record, but Coach Sherry Dunbar-Kruzan still has faith that her team can get back to winning ways during this weekend’s road trip to play Northwestern and Illinois. Read more here.


Brown County art tour

Emily Eckelbarger

Sidney Bolam uses a dremel tool to carve a heron into limestone at her studio, Bohemian Hobbit Studio. Bolam is part of the Back Roads of Brown County Studio Tour, which runs Oct. 1-31 and features over 20 artists.


From homemade brooms to limestone carving, there are numerous art forms that can be found along the Back Roads of Brown County Studio Tour. The tour is free and allows any person to follow a map through Brown County, Indiana, that marks 17 working art studios displaying the work of 27 artists. It opened Oct. 1 and will run until the end of the month. Read more here.


IU payroll changes

A change in the payroll department means IU employees may be forced to pay more taxes when they file for 2018. By switching December 2018 pay to the end of the month instead of the beginning of January 2019, an employee’s salary might be considered higher for tax purposes, which could cause financial strain on some families. Read more here.

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