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Students for McCain, Obama to debate today

(09/11/08 12:02am)

There might be eight weeks to go until Election Day, but students at IU are already prepared to face off.IU’s Students for John McCain will debate Students for Barack Obama at 7 p.m. today in the Grand Hall of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center. The debate will cover topics including the economy, the war in Iraq, energy policies and national security among other issues.

Obama camp says it raised a record $66 million in August

(09/14/08 9:13pm)

Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign announced Sunday it raised $66 million in August, marking another record fundraising month for the Democrat. The August total tops the $55 million Obama raised last February.He reached the $66 million mark with help from more than a half million new donors.Obama’s total for August was almost $20 million more than the $47 million Republican rival John McCain raised last month.Obama’s campaign said with the latest figures he had more than $77 million cash on hand.More details about the campaigns’ finance are expected later this week, when their monthly financial reports are due at the Federal Election Commission.

Emergency Management director forced to resign

(09/16/08 10:49pm)

John Hooker, director of the Monroe County Emergency Management board, was told by the board Sept. 6 he needed to put in a letter of resignation or prepare to be terminated. Hooker said he was given no specific explanation for his forced resignation. Kathy Dayhoff-Dwyer, south district coordinator for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, and two representatives from the Homeland Security’s Response and Recovery Division attended the Sept. 5 meeting with Hooker to speak to the board on his behalf.

Campus to have early voting site 3 days in October

(09/19/08 12:07am)

Students will have three days for early voting on campus, the Monroe County Election Board decided at a meeting Thursday night. “I think we’ll see a lot of people taking advantage of this and have a great appreciation for it,” said Jim Fielder, election board secretary. Early voting will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 to 16 at a campus location to be determined. Three days of early voting will also take place in Ellettsville, and another three days will take place at Sherwood Oaks apartments.

Albright to speak on foreign policy, stump for Obama

(09/19/08 12:20am)

Madeleine Albright’s journey through life and politics includes a modest beginning as an American immigrant and an ascension to becoming the first female secretary of state. Now, it even includes a journey to IU. On Friday, Albright will speak regarding her substantial knowledge of foreign policy. The event is sponsored by Campaign for Change, a group comprising IU College Democrats and Students for Barack Obama. Albright will take the podium from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Friday in the Indiana Memorial Union Alumni Hall.

Sen. Birch Bayh to speak Thursday at IU

(09/23/08 12:27am)

Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, an IU Law School alumnus, will be speaking Thursday at IU. Bayh, father of Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., will speak from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. about the separation of church and state in the Moot Court Room at the IU School of Law. John Schlafer, law student and president of the IU chapter of the American Constitution Society, said the group expects a full house.