For every $1 of federal funding, public broadcasting stations raise more than $6 from local sources — a tremendous return and a successful public-private partnership. Still, the new administration is proposing to eliminate this funding and leave millions of Americans without what they believe is the most trusted source of news, information and early education in the country.
Times have changed. The economy has changed - and so has the face of higher education in Indiana and across the country. By sheer numbers, the "typical" college student these days is the non-traditional student. They're now being called 21st century students, because they don't fit the old stereotype. So, what does this new majority of 21st century students look like? They are working adults, single moms, low-income, the first-generation in their families to go to college, minorities, older students, and returning veterans - just to name a few.