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Wednesday Rundown: Indiana Democratic senator helps broker temporary spending bill, IUFB recruits enroll early, BPD's LGBTQ liaison officer explains efforts, Filmmaker Cheryl Dunye shares personal experiences

Indiana's lone Democratic senator helps to broker temporary spending bill

Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., interviews with the press at the Wylam Center of Flagship East in September, 2017. Donnelly spoke Jan. 23 about how the government stayed open. Evan De Stefano

In the midst of the federal government shutdown over the weekend, Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana — up for reelection this year — was part of a bipartisan group of about 20 senators that helped broker a continuing resolution to temporarily reopen the government. Read more here. 

Top football recruits arrive to Bloomington with eyes on early opportunities

Coach Tom Allen and Athletics Director Fred Glass walk down "The Walk" prior to the Indiana football game on Sept. 23, 2017. IU will open up home play on Saturday against Virginia. Bobby Goddin

Running back Ronnie Walker and quarterback Michael Pennix Jr. are considered two of the best IU football recruits coming into the 2018 season. They are already on campus in preparation for the upcoming season. Read more here.

BPD's LGBTQ liaison officer explains his efforts in Bloomington

Dana Cole has been working at Bloomington Police Department for 14 years. Cole is the LGBTQ liaison officer. Mallory Smith

Sgt. Dana Cole was worried about being a gay man in the police force after hearing officers make derogatory comments toward other gay men during his first job in law enforcement. He is now one of two LGBTQ liaison officers at BPD. Read more here.

Filmmaker Cheryl Dunye shared inspirations and personal experiences at IU Cinema

Cheryl Dunye is a part of the New Queer Cinema movement composed of young film and video makers from the 1990s. Duyne visited IU to speak in an on-stage interview.  Alex Deryn

Cheryl Dunye, the first lesbian woman of color to be a feature film director, spoke at the IU Cinema on Tuesday. She talked about her life, her career and artistic endeavors. Read more here. 

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