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Thursday rundown: IU almost nabs Duke, grad students protest tax, "The Nutcracker" returns, fraternity members weigh in on IFC suspension

IU loses to No. 1 Duke

Senior guard Robert Johnson goes to the basket against Duke on Wednesday evening in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. No. 1 Duke defeated IU 91-81. Bobby Goddin

In a back and forth game Wednesday night at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, IU men's basketball lost 91-81 to No. 1 Duke. The Hoosiers led late into the game's second half, but stagnant offensive play down the stretch killed IU's chances of an upset win. Read more here.

Grad students protest

More than 100 grad students from all areas of study march from Woodburn Hall to Bryan Hall to deliver a petition to President Michael McRobbie to publicly oppose a House of Representatives bill taxing graduate students' tuition waivers. The GOP-backed bill would repeal tax exemptions for students receiving tuition waivers and would affect more than 2,100 IU students. Steven Lin

IU graduate students flooded the three stories of staircases leading up to President Michael McRobbie’s office in Bryan Hall on Wednesday afternoon. The demonstration was part of a national walk-out Wednesday intended to voice concerns about a new tax plan introduced by the House of Representatives this month that would tax graduate students for tuition waivers. Read more here.

"The Nutcracker" returns

Cecilia Zanone, Reece Conrad and Jadyn Dahlberg dance as lifelike dolls in "The Nutcracker." The ballet will run at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and 2, and at 2 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3 at the Musical Arts Center. Marlie Bruns

Toy dolls, soldiers and mice dance alongside fairies, dewdrops and flowers in composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” The ballet will premiere at the Musical Arts Center on Nov. 30 and run through Dec. 3. “The Nutcracker” tells the story of a young girl, Clara, and her magical Christmas Eve adventure with the help of her magician uncle, Herr Drosselmeyer. Read more here.

Fraternity members weigh in on IFC suspension

Interfraternity Council President Andrew Cowie said the chapters’ decision to put themselves on social suspension until March came from a desire to hold themselves to a higher standard. The move is a preventative action stemming from suspensions at other universities, Cowie said. Other members of IFC chapters, however, say the suspension shows IU’s hatred for greek life and is not an effective method to combat fraternity problems. Read more here.

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