Saturday, January 16, 2021
Heidi Anderson, a native of Gary, was recently announced as the 16th president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Dr. Heidi Anderson will be the 16th president of the institution. Anderson will take office on September 1. The school is a historically Black educational institution in the town...
By Stephanie Gadlin, Special to the Gary Crusader Teachers are preparing to fight controversial legislation they say that will disenfranchise Gary schools and strip away their bargaining rights. House Bill 1315, which educators thought they had defeated in March, will be reintroduced during the special session called by Gov. Holcomb. HB...
By Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader After years of frustration as head of Gary schools, Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt resigned Nov. 28, the latest casualty since the struggling school district was taken over by the state in May. With financial woes still a problem in the district, Pruitt’s resignation raises questions about whether...
By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) generate $14.8 billion in economic impact annually, according to a stunning new report by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). The landmark study titled, “HBCUs Make America Strong: The Positive Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” said that...
Crusader staff report Gary schools opened its doors to begin the new school year on Thursday, August 17, but the Watson Academy for Boys remains closed. In her first week on the job, new emergency manager Peggy Hinckley closed the school at 2065 Mississippi St. It’s Hinckley’s first big decision since she...
By Michelle Bass, Gary Crusader Students at Indiana University Northwest Medical School expressed thanks and appreciation to donors by offering a memorial service held this past Friday, January 27. “We didn’t have anything like this and I found some of the things being done was disrespectful,” stated Dr. Talarico. Prior...
Contributed By: The 411 News With the school superintendent in the hospital and the financial advisor checking in by phone, both were far away from harsh criticism they would have faced if they had been in the same room with school board members at Tuesday’s night’s session. An expired insurance policy...