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Indiana Daily Student

Josh Sanburn


A thank you to readers

When I made my final speech to the Indiana Daily Student staff on Friday, after four and a half years of working for this newspaper, I said I would have never survived being editor in chief without them -- my editors, designers and writers. I wanted to write this to say the same thing to you, the readers.

New York returning to normal after RNC leaves

NEW YORK -- After more than a week of press, protests and politics, many New Yorkers will return to the city today since the Republican National Convention has left town. While some in New York weathered the Republican storm, many took a week or more off work to escape the more than 50,000 people who visited the city for the convention.

IU grads, students participate in march

NEW YORK -- The rioting in Chicago during the 1968 Democratic National Convention is considered by many as the benchmark of political speech leading to violence. By Wednesday night in New York, the number of arrests exceeded those in Chicago by 1,200, but without the violence.

VP Cheney accepts GOP nomination

To a crowd chanting "four more years," and following a raucous keynote speech by Democrat Zell Miller, Dick Cheney accepted the nomination for vice president of the United States Wednesday night.

Republicans shift to domestic issues

NEW YORK -- If Monday night was all about national security and Sept. 11, the Republican National Convention certainly took a shift toward domestic issues Tuesday, featuring first lady Laura Bush, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and U.S. Secretary of Education and IU alumnus Rod Paige.

Willkie's legacy not forgotten at RNC

NEW YORK -- On the side of the New York Public Library, in a place thousands of New Yorkers pass each day, there is a monument dedicated to out-of-nowhere 1940 Republican nominee Wendell Willkie. "I believe in America because in it we are free -- free to choose our government, to speak our minds, to serve our different religions," it says, quoting Willkie.

IU alumnus Rod Paige to address delegates tonight

NEW YORK -- U.S. Secretary of Education and IU alumnus Rod Paige will address the Republican National Convention tonight, making the case for four more years of President Bush to the convention delegates as well as discussing the president's No Child Left Behind Act.

Giuliani, McCain to focus on security in speeches

NEW YORK -- As the Republican National Convention begins today, Indiana's delegates will wake up two blocks from the World Trade Center site, as well as from a convention that will focus on President Bush's leadership and strength following the Sept. 11 attacks.

Students campaign, show support in Iowa contest

When I decided to travel across two states to campaign for someone I had never met and a candidate almost no one had heard of a year ago, I still wasn't exactly sure what drove me to volunteer for former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean.

Committee faced an arduous task

The search committee began the daunting task for the new president in November, when they were announced by the IU board of trustees at their monthly meeting. The board was composed of 17 members, including faculty, administrators and a Bloomington student.

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