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Indiana Daily Student

Carrie Schedler


A protester holds a sign at a MoveOn.org rally Saturday on the steps of the Indiana Statehouse. Recent anti-union legislation has caused an uproar in the state, and prompted Democratic lawmakers to travel to Illinois rather than allow the matter to come to a vote.

Democrats remain absent from work

Rallies in support of the exiled House Democrats, currently hiding out at a hotel in Urbana, Ill., took place during the weekend in cities all across Indiana.

Democrats maintain they won’t be back in Indiana to continue Statehouse business until a compromise is reached on 11 bills they find problematic.

Protesters hold signs after a press conference Wednesday outside the House Chamber in the Indiana State House concerning House Bill 1468.

Union protesters crowd Statehouse

Wednesday was the third-straight day of protests at the Statehouse. The debate centered around House Bill 1468, which would prohibit employers from requiring their employees to join unions as a condition of employment.

Brian Macken remembered as devoted, spontaneous

Brian Macken died Tuesday following an incident at Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity house Friday, but Russell and friends like Dave Snopkowski will always remember Macken as an energetic, loving and loyal guy who cared about everyone like family.

Carrie Schedler is a senior majoring in journalism and the Editor-in-chief of the summer 2010 IDS.

Editor's note

More than 40,000 students attend Indiana University, and it can be scary enough to start out at a campus this big when you’re coming from a town just a few hours away. Coming to a completely different country can be terrifying. But it can also be incredibly exhilarating.

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