students traveling to Indianapolis
for student aid, network
Ten Manchester College
students are headed to the Indiana Legislature on Tuesday, Feb. 27 to
lobby for increased student financial aid and for inclusion in the
state’s fiber optic network that connects several public downstate state
The students will
meet with their legislators and rally with at least 150 students from
independent colleges and universities in the state,
represented by Independent College of Indiana.
is a wonderful opportunity for students to meet with their state
legislators, thank those legislators for their support of state student
financial aid, emphasize the importance of the continuation and growth
of that aid, and engage in the civic process,” noted political science
Professor Leonard Williams, who will accompany Manchester’s students to
the State House.
urge legislators to maintain Indiana’s leading position in state-funded,
need-based grants for students of independent colleges and universities.
They also are supporting a new $5,000 annual merit-based scholarship for
students who pledge to reside and work in Indiana for three years after
graduation. Manchester College also wants a part of the I-Light 2 dark
fiber network that currently serves central state public universities
such as Purdue and Ball State.
During a recent visit to Manchester College, Gov. Mitch Daniels
said all Indiana colleges and
universities should be served by I-Light 2 and said he favors more aid
to needy students and those who want to work in the state after