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February, Indiana Universitys Associate Dean of Students Jason Casares was publicly accused of
sexual assault while at a conference in Texas.
IU put Casares, who was also head of the universitys office of student ethics, on paid administrative
leave. Casares denied the allegations.
Casares often sat on a three-member panel that heard and ruled on student misconduct cases. IU
decided to review all sexual misconduct cases from that academic year that went through the full
hearing process to determine bias.
IU announced Casares resignation before the end of the month, but through his lawyer, Casares
maintained his innocence. In the meantime, IUs Title IX coordinator expressed concern that the
situation might discourage students from reporting instances of sexual misconduct.
A student who had already reported an incident of alleged sexual misconduct to the university included
the allegations against Casares in her federal Title IX complaint against IU in March. Her complaint was
made public a few days later. The university issued a statement acknowledging the complaint had been
made, but disputed a number of the assertions made in the media about the investigation.
IU completed its review of sexual misconduct cases in April and found no bias in the hearing panels
rulings.
The U.S. Department of Educations Office for Civil Rights opened a third Title IX sexual violence
investigation at IUs Bloomington campus in April. The Fort Worth Police Department closed its
investigation against Casares that month and no charges were filed against him. IU was conducting its
own, separate investigation, but that ended when Casares tendered his resignation.
IU has yet to hire a replacement for Casares.











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IU official
on leave
over sexual
allegations
Jason Casares accused
of assaulting woman
at conference in Texas
By Michael Reschke,
Abby Tonsing & Mary Keck
The Herald-Times

FEELING SHORT-CHANGED
City officials upset about
high rate of parking meter
breakdowns, loss of income
By Megan Banta
Parking meters are generating revenue for the city, but not as much as city
officials anticipated a little more than
two years ago.
Thats at least partially due to a meter
failure rate that Mayor John Hamilton on
Friday said is unacceptable.
The city purchased 1,500 meters
from San Diego-based IPS Group for
about $1.9 million, including the cost of
installation services, and bought refurbished housings for the meters, saving
$90,000 versus new meter housings.
But since those meters were installed
in 2013, nearly every single one of them
has failed to work properly at some
point in time, Hamilton said during a
late morning news conference.
Before an extensive repair and reinstallation or replacement effort at the
end of last year, each month about 277
meters on average experienced problems ranging from frozen keypads, to
coins getting stuck, to inoperable credit
card readers, to keys breaking off. That
equates to an 18 percent monthly failure
rate, or more than 220 percent annually.
Since the completion of the rehab

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Parking meters arent earning as much revenue as Bloomington officials hoped.

Revenue, 2015

$200,000

$150,000

Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
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program in December, only 78 meters


have had problems in a little more than
a month a failure rate of 5 percent.
While thats better, its still not good
enough, Hamilton said.
We believe this rate is still too high,
and IPS agrees, he said. We continue to
work with the vendor, under extended
warranty, and will do so until the city
finds ongoing maintenance to be at an
acceptable level.
That acceptable level is significantly

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See Creightons letter


The open letter by Jill
Creighton, a board member of the Association for Student
Conduct Administration, accusing
Jason Casares, Indiana Universitys
associate dean of students and Title
IX coordinator, of sexually assaulting her is attached to this story at
HeraldTimesOnline.com.

Democratic primary for auditor crowded


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lower and minimal, Hamilton said,


though the city has not yet pinpointed
a particular figure.
Like Hamilton, Bloomington City
Council member Steve Volan finds the
figures alarming.
Naturally, Im concerned, Volan,
who has been a major advocate for the
meters, said just after the Friday news
conference.
Volan said he initially thought it
SEE METERS | BACK PAGE

ELECTIONS 2016

By Ernest Rollins

Need to bring an appetizer


to a Super Bowl party this
weekend? Try a super cheese ball.
Find our recipe video at HeraldTimes
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$258,491
$731,036

Low
$161,847

High
$231,008

Multiple candidates
in several county races

Touchdown!

Total revenue Net revenue

2014 $2,331,063
2015 $2,336,819

$250,000

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Parking meter revenue

Indiana Universitys associate dean of students and Title IX


coordinator has been placed on
paid administrative leave after
allegations of sexual misconduct.
Jill Creighton, the assistant
director of global community
standards at New York University and a board
member of the
Association for
Student Conduct Administration, published an open
letter Thursday,
accusing Jason
Casares of sexually assaulting CASARES
her at a conference in Texas in December.
Casares has denied the allegations.
According to Creightons letter, she made the mistake of
letting her guard down while
socializing with Casares during the conference, and he took
advantage of her after she had too
much to drink. According to the
letter, Creighton filed a criminal
complaint with police in Texas.
The conference the two are
said to have attended was the
Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors annual meeting in
SEE ALLEGATIONS | BACK PAGE

A crowded Democratic primary race for auditor, which


features the current county
treasurer and the current chief
deputy auditor, is just a sample of
what voters can expect on ballots
come May.
This years county elections
have the potential to put several

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Banta will keep you up on local, state and national
politics and get you ready for the May 3 Indiana primary
through the GovTracker blog at HeraldTimesOnline.com/
GovTracker.

fresh faces in elected office, with


many incumbents not running
again for differing reasons.
As the deadline for candidates with major political parties to file passed on Friday, the

Democratic primaries for county


auditor and Monroe County
Circuit Court Division I had
the most candidates, with four
each. Both incumbents, county
Auditor Steve Saulter and Judge

E. Michael Hoff, are not seeking


re-election.
The Democratic race for
county auditor features Chief
Deputy Auditor Therese Chambers, Kevin Easton, Terri Porter
and county Treasurer Cathy
Smith. Due to term limits, Smith
cannot seek re-election to her
present office. There is no
Republican candidate at this
time running for auditor.
In the Circuit Judge Court I
race, seeking the endorsement
SEE MONROE RACES | PAGE A8

Plenty of contested races at top of primary tickets


By Megan Banta
and Ernest Rollins
812-331-4368 | mbanta@heraldt.com

When it comes to state and


national races, Monroe County
voters have a plethora of options,
as of the noon Friday deadline to
file for the May primary.
All but one of the major party
presidential candidates made it
onto the states primary ballot.
Democrats Hillary Clinton
and Bernie Sanders and Republicans Jeb Bush, Ben Carson,

Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly


Fiorina, John Kasich, Rand Paul,
Marco Rubio and Donald Trump
all filed the necessary petitions
to appear on the ballot as official
party candidates (even though
Paul has dropped out of the
race). Missing is Republican Jim
Gilmore.
The field is just as wide for
statewide races and congressional seats.
Both men running for governor Republican Gov. Mike
Pence and challenger John

Gregg, a Democrat have filed


for the seat and have no opposition in their respective parties
primaries, but having no opposition is a rarity in many races.
Three Republicans Eric
Holcomb, Marlin Stutzman and
Todd Young have filed to run
for the U.S. Senate seat being
vacated by Republican Sen. Dan
Coats. Baron Hill, a Democrat,
also has filed to run for the open
seat.
Four Democrats Bob Kern,
James McClure Jr., Bill Thomas

and Shelli Yoder and five


Republicans Robert Hall, Trey
Hollingsworth, Erin Houchin,
Brent Waltz and Greg Zoeller
have filed to run for Indianas
9th Congressional District, a
seat that opened up last summer
when current U.S. Rep. Todd
Young, a Republican, announced
he would run for Senate.
Similarly, nearly every race
for a seat in the Indiana General Assembly is competitive
this year.
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We believe this
rate is still too high,
and IPS agrees. We
continue to work with
the vendor, under
extended warranty,
and will do so until
the city finds ongoing
maintenance to be at
an acceptable level.
MAYOR JOHN HAMILTON,
talking about the failure
rate for the citys downtown
parking meters

METERS
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1

was a good decision to get


the single-space meters,
because they are easier to
use and cost less than multispace meters or kiosks.
But if the failures somehow are due to the fact
that the city chose to use
refurbished housings, or
meters that were somehow
inferior, thats disappointing, he said.
Although theres likely
never going to be a precise
estimate of how much these
failures may have shorted
the city and continue to
slight city coffers in potential revenue, the figure easily could reach into six figures, Hamilton said.
That very likely has contributed to meter revenues
being less than expected,
Hamilton said.
The mayor said projected annual net revenue for
the meters in both 2014 and
2015 was a little more than
$1 million.
Data provided by City
Controller Jeff Underwood
show the numbers fell significantly short in 2014,
when the city pulled in
about $259,000 from the
meters after expenditures.
Numbers were better in
2015, when the city netted
about $731,000 after expenditures, but still fell short of
the seven-figure projection.
Some of that has to do
with the meter errors, and
another portion likely is
attributable to large payments the city still is making on the loan from First
Financial Bank that funded
the meter purchase.
The city makes biannual payments of around
$240,000 on that loan
and has a little less than
$739,000 left to pay, with
the final installment due in
July 2017. It also pays about
$15,000 per month for data
collection and back office
monitoring through IPS
Group and for credit card
processing.
The rest of it, though, is
up to other factors that the
city is still trying to determine, said city communications manager Mary
Catherine Carmichael.
We just dont know
yet, Carmichael said of
why revenue is lower than
projections and what the
permanent fix for the program might be.
Carmichael said the city
is looking closely at both
revenue and expenditure
numbers and is open to
several options for how to
proceed.
Volan said he thinks
the council also should
be directly involved with
those efforts, investigating the problems and having hearings to learn more
about the details.
I think its true that we
need to pay more attention
to the mechanics of managing parking, he said, adding
that its also important to
note the meters are still
revenue positive and are
doing the intended job of
regulating parking spaces.
Volan has pushed in the
past for a commission to
discuss issues related to
parking, a move that would
require the council to pass a
resolution, because of how
complicated the issue is. He
said its possible Hamiltons
announcement highlighting the issues surrounding the parking meter program might help that finally
come to fruition.

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Students
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RICH JANZARUK | TIMES-MAIL

Alison Meyer scratches St. Vincent Middle School principal Teresa Underwoods nose for her Friday as Underwood was being
duct-taped to the Bedford schools cafeteria wall.

ALLEGATIONS

IU official on leave over


misconduct accusation
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1

Fort Worth, Texas. It was hosted


Dec. 2-5, 2015, at the Omni Sheraton Hotels.
A sexual assault investigation
remains an open case in Fort
Worth, Texas, police there confirmed Friday.
The incident was reported to
Fort Worth police at 9:34 p.m. Dec.
9, 2015, and to the ASCA board.
Unfortunately, this case is
currently under investigation and
as such details are not available
for release, Fort Worth Police
Department Sgt. Steve Enright
stated in an email.
A statement released Thursday
to ASCAs membership stated
that after Creighton filed a formal
complaint Dec. 10 with the ASCA,
an independent investigator was
hired to conduct an inquiry and
present its findings to the groups
board.
As a result of that investigation, the statement reads, Ms.
Creightons claims could not be
substantiated.
Both Casares and Creighton
are listed on the Association for

As students prepare
to catch her if needed Friday, St. Vincent
Middle School
principal Teresa
Underwood laughs
as the chair she was
standing on is pulled
away to see if she is
truly duct-taped to
the cafeteria wall.
The stunt was part
of the reward for the
school service clubs
achievement with
its Winter Warmth
Drive. The goal of
the drive was for
students to collect
at least 200 items
including blankets,
gloves, hats and
coats for the underprivileged in the
local community.

RICH JANZARUK | TIMES-MAIL

Lily Mathews helps duct-tape St. Vincent Middle School principal Teresa Underwood to
the cafeteria wall Friday as part of a reward for a successful Winter Warmth Drive by the
Bedford schools student service club.

Student Conduct Administration website as being members of


the board of directors for 2015-16.
Casares is listed as president-elect,
but he resigned Jan. 29, according
to a statement the ASCA board of
directors released to its members
dated Thursday.
Creightons letter was published through social media on
Wednesday, opening day of the
annual ASCA conference in St.
Petersburg, Florida. Creighton
is listed on the organizations
website as the current treasurer
of the board; however, in her letter, Creighton said she would be
taking a leave of absence from her
board duties.
According to the ASCA program for its 2016 conference, Casares was scheduled as a presenter
on a panel titled Using a TraumaInformed Approach in Sexual
Misconduct Investigations. He
was also listed as a participant in
presentations on diversity and
cultural competency as a Title IX
investigator.
The ASCAs 2016 conference
runs through Saturday.
IU spokesman Mark Land said
IU is conducting its own investigation, but could not say how long it
will take.
Well move on this as quickly

as is responsible, because we
understand the seriousness of the
allegations, he said.
Land said Casares is the head
of the universitys student ethics
office, which investigates and
hears cases of student misconduct.
Its too early to say what will
happen, but he does hear the type
of cases he is involved in, Land
said.
Casares was hired as director of
the student ethics office in 2011. In
that role, he sits on a three-person
panel that hears student ethics
cases, should they reach that point.
In light of the allegations against
Casares, IU is going to review all
the sexual misconduct cases in
this academic year that have gone
through the full hearing process,
Land said. He estimated fewer
than 20 cases would be involved.
Land said other staff members
in the universitys office of student
ethics will take over Casares
duties while he is on leave.
IUs Office of Student Ethics
has not been without recent sexual
misconduct controversy.
The offices former assistant
director, Jon T. Riveire Jr., was
arrested last May after Bloomington police said they found at least
30 images of child pornography
downloaded onto his university-

issued laptop.
He currently faces six felony
charges of possession of child
pornography showing sexual conduct. A change of plea hearing
for Riveire has been rescheduled
several times and is now set for
March 1 in Monroe Circuit Court.
The university fired Riveire,
who had been hired in 2007 and
worked as a residence hall manager before moving to the Office
of Student Ethics in 2011.
Title IX of the Education
Amendments of 1972 protects
people from sex discrimination
in education programs and activities that receive federal financial
assistance. In 2014, Indiana University was one of 55 U.S. colleges
to undergo an investigation by the
U.S. Department of Educations
Office for Civil Rights to determine compliance with federal
Title IX regulations.
In 2015, the university implemented a new sexual misconduct
policy to define and outline systemwide procedures related to
reporting and addressing allegations of rape, sex- and genderbased discrimination, stalking and
other forms of sexual harassment.
The new reporting policy applies
to students, faculty and staff of all
seven IU campuses.

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IU policy
may slow
complaint
process
Student ethics chief on
sexual misconduct board
By Michael Reschke
812-331-4370 | mreschke@heraldt.com

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Hope Builder Steve Dyer cleans a wall in preparation for new drywall. Hope Builders is a volunteer group that helps New Hope Family Shelter renovate houses to provide emergency shelter for families.

Volunteers work hard for family shelters


By Lauren Slavin

it, as often as we can


get it, said volunteer
Roger Lee.
Four and a half
he Hope Builders have
years later, the New
a great excuse when their
Hope housing network
spouses complain that the
spans three houses on
volunteers are buying too
West Second Street,
many new tools.
This is part of
and a fourth house is
Last year, those tools helped provide a series about
set to open this spring
emergency shelter for 22 families.
United Way
as the location of New
This is a way to take a hobby and
agencies.
Hopes Early Childfeel like youre really helping the community, said Steve Dyer, a board mem- hood Center. Dyer is one of a dozen
or so volunteers who meet weekly to
ber at New Hope Family Shelter.
renovate the houses on West Second
The New Hope Family Shelter
Street that have become the New Hope
started with one dilapidated building
on West Second Street in Bloomington. Family Shelter.
The volunteers dubbed themselves
Before 409 W. Second St. could serve as
the Hope Builders, and the name has
an emergency shelter, a mostly volunstuck because its so fitting, said Emily
teer labor force was directed to tear
Pike, director of New Hopes Early
down its walls and rip up its flooring.
Childhood Center.
Volunteers with little to no experience
Theyre unfailingly optimistic, she
in home improvement found themsaid.
I have been so impressed by their
selves fixing ceilings, replacing a roof
can-do attitude.
and landscaping the property, which is
Theres little, Pike said, the Hope
owned by Indiana University Health
and leased to the United Way agency for Builders cant do in their capacity as
volunteers. The men and women, many
$1 a year.
We take help anywhere we can get
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If an Indiana University student accuses another student of


sexual misconduct, the case can
eventually go before a review
board of three people that will
decide if the accused is responsible and, if so, issue sanctions.
As the head of
IUs office of
student ethics,
Jason Casares
was always on
that board.
Last week,
Casares was
placed on paid
administraCASARES
tive leave after
someone accused him of sexual
misconduct.
Jill Creighton, the assistant
director of global community
standards at New York University and a board member of the
Association for Student Conduct
Administration, published an
open letter Thursday, accusing
Casares of sexually assaulting her
at a conference in December in
Texas. Casares has denied the
allegations and the university,
as well as the Fort Worth Police
Department, is investigating.
In the meantime, IU must
decide who will take over Casares duties in his absence.
Mark Land, IU spokesman,
said the university is still working through those details, but
other staff members in the dean
of students office, which oversees
the office of student ethics, will
have to take over many of those
responsibilities.
Its no different than if he was
on vacation for a few weeks, he
said.
Except in the instance of a
SEE MISCONDUCT | PAGE A6

New Hampshire, Iowa Mother Bears proposes 2nd location


commission hears
have outsized influence Plan
W. Third Street project
By Megan Banta
812-331-4368 | mbanta@heraldt.com

Why is so much presidential election attention focused


on Iowa and New Hampshire,
which represent a combined
total of less than 3 percent of total
delegates at both the Republican
and Democratic national conventions and are more rural,
older and less diverse than the
majority of the other 48 states?
Edward Carmines, director of
the Center on American Politics
at Indiana University, said the
answer is simple: Essentially,
its where they are in the political
calendar.
Its just the first actual voting, added Marjorie Hershey, a
professor of political science at
IU. What weve had to this point
... has been limited to polling and
peoples opinions.
And while returns in Iowa
and New Hampshire the

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to do with the
notion of momentum, she said.
Hershey said because political polarization is so strong
now that candidates within the
parties agree more than they
disagree on the issues, its hard to
vote based on candidates positions on issues, and many voters understandably are more
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Lovers of Mother Bears Pizza


may soon have a second choice
along Third Street, as plans for
a food-centered shopping plaza were proposed to city plan
commission officials Monday
night. The central and sole tenant described in the proposal is a
second location for the popular
pizzeria.
Ray McConn, president of
Mother Bears Pizza, also serves
as the proposed 18,900-squarefoot projects petitioner through
his company, Three Guys Funding. The three-building plan
for 1909 W. Third St. began taking shape during the summer of
last year.
Ideally, well be open a year
from now, said McConn. I, for
a while, kind of lost the fire in my
belly, but youve got to re-create
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Artists rendering of a proposed three-building second location for Mother


Bears Pizza at 1909 W. Third St. in Bloomington.
yourself re-create the status and is housed in a building McCoquo. Like anybody who has been nn says presents him with daily
in a business for 43 years, Ive seen problems due to its greater than
the good and the bad sides.
120-year history. Limited accessiThe decision to expand comes bility through restrictive parking
at a time when McConn feels his pushed McConn to expand to
current staff has grown enough
other locations in the past, but
in size and ability to operate a
they have since closed.
restaurant full of intelligent and
I have to thank our current
industrious employees. The
customers,
said McConn. They
original store at 1428 E. Third St.
has been in operation since 1973
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DAVID GOLDMAN | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Republican presidential candidates New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, and Ben Carson shake
hands in New Hampshire before a presidential primary debate.
small, react to requests for
campaign funds.
The two states arent
perfect predictors, though,
Hershey said.
Its easy to overstate,
she said. They dont make
all the difference.
Iowa in particular hasnt
done a great job lately of
predicting the winner in
the Democratic race, she
said, pointing to a record of
less than 50/50 over the past

PROPOSAL

location. At the original,


5,500-square-foot location,
theres seating for approximately 200 customers. At
the new location, McConn
estimated there being room
for 150 seats inside, with
30-40 additional seats outside.
Two satellite properties
along West Third Street
one to the east of 2,000
square feet and one to the
west of 2,400 square feet
flank a drive that connects
eastbound traffic along
West Third to a two-lane
traffic circle at the center of
the development. Because
of a Third Street median,
westbound traffic entry
will be directed to a second
entrance along South Cory
Lane by way of a lighted
intersection.
Plan commission members responses addressed
concerns about a billboard

along the northeastern portion of the property that


has a seven-year lease, the
viability of the central fountain and traffic circle and
the overall plans fit within
the community as a whole.
Is Bloomington one
community, or a collection
of villages? asked Isabel
Piedmont-Smith, who joins
Nicholas Kappas and Darryl Neher as new members
of the city plan commission. I see this development as not integrated at
all with the rest of our city. I
dont think its a viable plaza
concept.
Despite PiedmontSmiths disapproval of the
plazas integration into the
citys generally condensed
growth plan, the commission unanimously voted to
continue the proposal to
the March 7 plan commission meeting at 5:30 p.m.

in the City Halls council


chambers.
This looks basically like
a small, commercial center
with none of the parking
on the road and 80 percent
of the parking behind the
entirety of the center, said
commission member Joe
Hoffmann, noting that the
majority of the 213 planned
parking spaces are hidden from the view of West
Third Street. To me, that
actually meets the spirit
of what people like to see.
McConn and consultants Bynum Fanyo &
Associates Inc. and Weber
Group Inc. were advised
to consider alterations to
the traffic circle, the inclusion of the satellite buildings and other landscaping
elements before Marchs
meeting.
Anytime you do something new, youre rolling
the dice, said McConn. I
like to think, having done
this as long as I have, I have
some understanding of the
marketplace and of what
can and cant be done. You
can sit here and think of the
future, and all of the avenues through it, but until
its done, youre just talking.
Tonight is stage one.

other members are faculty


trained in how to conduct
those hearings, Land said.
They are all volunteers
and mostly come from the
dean of students office,
he said.
The board issues a ruling of either responsible
or not responsible. If the
board rules the accused
is responsible, it will also
decide on the appropriate
punishment, Land said.
Those punishments can
range from a warning to
expulsion.
In light of the allegations against Casares, the
university is reviewing all
sexual misconduct cases
from this academic year
that have gone through the
full hearing process. Land
didnt have an exact number of cases that would have
to be reviewed, but said it is
fewer than 20.
There are no new cases
scheduled to go before the
board at this point, Land
said. He doesnt expect IUs

investigation and a decision


regarding Casares to take
more than a few months,
but the university is working to decide how best to
handle a hearing should

there be one before that


time.
Were doing everything
we have to do to make sure
the process doesnt get
bogged down, Land said.

CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1

go the extra mile to get our


pizza.
His decision to locate on
the west side of Bloomington was the result of several
factors he believes will help
cement the 5.71-acre plot
in Bloomington residents
minds. An expanded delivery area, a different customer demographic, parking, outdoor seating and the
propertys availability were
all elements McConn found
attractive.
When people think of
food, we hope theyd think
of Mother Bears Plaza,
said McConn. We feel the
new store will have a different dynamic, and its going
to be fun to be in.
Other tenants have yet
to be identified, but McConns vision includes retailers paired in the five-unit
leasing space with local
restaurants. The building
to the south contains the
potential for three units
within its 14,500 square
feet; breezeways connect
the two, 5,000-square-foot
units on either side of the
central, 4,500-squarefoot Mother Bears Pizza

MISCONDUCT
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1

hearing involving a sexual


misconduct case, because
the head of the office of
student ethics must be on
the review board.
There are several steps
in the process that begins
when a complaint is filed
with IUs office of the dean
of students. Statements are
taken from the complainant
and from the accused, who
is notified of the complaint
against him or her in writing by mail. If university
investigators determine
the claims made by the
accuser seem credible and
the accuser agrees to keep
moving forward with the
process, the final step is
for the case to go before a
review board, Land said.
A panel of three people
make up that board. The
head of the student ethics
office is required to be one
of those members. The

couple of election cycles.


Thats at least partially
due to turnout, which in
Iowa is about 20 percent
of what it will be in New
Hampshire, she said and
New Hampshire has a better record of predicting the
eventual winner.
Even though the two
states arent representative
of the nation as a whole
and dont do a perfect job
of predicting final results

COURTESY PHOTO

Artists rendering of a proposed Mother Bears Pizza location.

come the last primary on


June 14, their placement on
the election calendar isnt
likely to change any time
soon, Carmines said.
It would be up to the two
political parties to change
the early placement of the
two states. New Hampshire
has been an early primary
state since the 1930s and
Iowa has had early races
since the 1970s or 1980s,
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really higher than what the
expectations of them happen to be.
Carmines pointed to
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a
Republican from Florida,
as a good example. Rubio
garnered seven delegates
in Iowa in the Feb. 1 GOP
caucus, tying with Donald
Trump and falling just one
shy of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruzs
eight delegates, exceeding
expectations from political pundits and pollsters.
His showing in Iowa gave
him momentum on the
campaign trail.
A lot of it has to do with
fundraising, Carmines said,
because the ones who do
really poorly find it difficult
to marshal the resources
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concerned with wanting the candidate to have


strong support than with
their platform.
So if youre a voter in, say
South Carolina (which has
its Republican primary on
Feb. 20) or Nevada (which
holds Democratic caucuses
on Feb. 20), and see that a
candidate has won the most
delegates in Iowa or New
Hampshire, that may give
you greater confidence that
youre supporting the winner or the person whos
most likely to beat the other
partys candidate.
Essentially, the first voting states signal to voters
and candidates how well
their campaigns are matching hopes and expectations,
Carmines said.
Theyre not representative in any demographic
sense, but its really that
they whittle out some of
the weaker candidates and
they propel some of the
other candidates forward,
he said. It does give a sense

the part of the two sides to


take action.
Hershey said its important to note while the parties are reluctant to kick
the two states off the early
calendar spots (and would
have to push for changes to
state law in the two states
in order to do so), nobody
would intentionally create
a nominating system like
this.
People just need to
realize that this wasnt a
system that was carefully
organized and planned as
a whole, she said. It just
evolved, and thats why its
so peculiar.
And now that its been
the case for so long, Iowa
and New Hampshire certainly would fight any
efforts at change, she said.
It certainly makes a
difference to a state to
have the early attention
from candidates, voters
and the media, Hershey
said. In both Iowa and
New Hampshire, they get
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DATING
VIOLENCE
Local youth agencies working
to reduce Indianas assault risk,
which exceeds national average
Indiana has
second highest rate
of forced sexual
intercourse among
high school girls in
the nation.
INDIANA YOUTH INSTITUTE,
from its 2016
Kids Count Data Book

By the numbers
INDIANA

14.5%

Percentage
of female Indiana high school students who
reported in the past year that
they have been physically forced
to have sex, against their will.
The states rate is second in the
nation, behind only Wyoming.

11.3%

Percentage of
Indiana high
school students who reported
being physically hurt by a
boyfriend or girlfriend in the past
year. The national rate is 10.3%.

NATIONWIDE

13.6%

National
percentage of
girls ages 14-18 who were sexually harrassed.

10.7%

National
percentage of
girls ages 14-18 who were sexually assaulted.

8.1%

National percentage of girls ages


14-18 who were the target of a
rape or attempted rape in the
past year.

SOURCES: INDIANA YOUTH INSTITUTE KIDS COUNT


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AND PREVENTION

By Lauren Slavin
812-331-4376 | lslavin@heraldt.com

Is it OK for my boyfriend to
tell me I cant hang out with my
other guy friends?
Research shows its not a question many young adults feel comfortable asking their parents.
But Jayla Leverenz, a peer teen
advocate for Middle Way House,
hears some version of it regularly
from her classmates.
Is it OK if my girlfriend goes
through my text messages?
People arent aware that
abuse can take place outside of
the physical
hitting and
pushing and LOCAL
things like Schools, parents
that, said can help address
Leverenz,
problem | PAGE A6
a junior at
Bloomington High School South.
Thats where a peer teen
advocate can make a difference.
Middle Way House, a nonprofit
domestic violence shelter and
sexual assault resource provider,
trains older high school students
to work with fellow students who
have questions about relationships or are seeking a confidante
after a sexual assault.
It just makes them more comfortable, Leverenz said. Hopefully it will encourage people to
seek support, because were the
same age and can connect with
them better.
A White House campaign
against sexual assault claims that
one in five women is sexually
assaulted while in college. But
violence against Hoosier women
starts much earlier, according
to data from the Indiana Youth
Institute released Monday.
In Indiana, at least one in six
high school girls will be a victim
of sexual assault before turning
18, according to IYIs 2016 Kids
Count Data Book. In the past year,
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Eli Bryant enjoys his snow day off from school Monday by going sledding on the hill at Tri-North Middle
School. The forecast calls for more snow today, but little or no accumulation and all of it will likely be
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Former dean for womens affairs to


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accusation against Jason Casares
By Michael Reschke

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Reviews of 18 sexual misconduct cases at Indiana University are set to begin this week.
University officials decided to review the cases after the head of IUs student ethics office was
accused of sexual misconduct earlier this month.
Jill Creighton, the assistant director of global
community standards at New York University
and a board member of the Association for Student Conduct Administration, published an open
letter Feb. 4 accusing Jason Casares of sexually
assaulting her at a conference in December in
Texas. Casares, IUs associate dean of students
and deputy Title IX coordinator, has denied the
allegations. The university and the Fort Worth
Police Department are conducting separate
investigations.
Creighton filed a complaint with the Association for Student Conduct Administration, of
which Casares is also a member. The association
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Panel: Clean Power Plan battle


will have far-reaching effects
Presidents plan to reduce
greenhouse-gas emissions
now in hands of federal courts
By Michael Reschke
812-331-4370 | mreschke@heraldt.com

Panelists at the Clean Power Plan


Forum on Monday night all agreed the
U.S. Supreme Courts decision to put a
stay on federal rules requiring the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions creates
a lot of uncertainty with regard to the
future of energy production.
They also agreed the impact of what
happens with the plan will be far reaching.
This affects everybody, said Janet
McCabe, acting assistant administrator for the Environmental Protection
Agencys Office of Air and Radiation.
We all feel the effects of climate change
and also because we are the ratepayers.
More than 100 people showed up for
the forum at Bloomington City Hall to
learn more about the environmental plan
President Barack Obama announced
about two years ago that aims to reduce
carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel
power plants. A coalition of 27 mostly

Republican-led states
and industry opponents
pushed back against the
plan in October, arguing the EPA exceeded
its authority by doubleregulating coal-fired
power plants and forcing states to shift enerMcCABE
gy portfolios.
The plan was challenged, but a federal appeals court in
Washington, D.C., last month refused to
put the plan on hold. The U.S. Supreme
Court, however, issued a 5-4 decision to
halt enforcement of the plan until a lower
court can rule on the lawsuit against it.
A ruling on the legality of the plan from
the appeals court isnt expected until
months after oral arguments that begin
June 2 are heard. Any decision will likely
be appealed to the Supreme Court, which
now has only eight members after Justice
Antonin Scalia died over the weekend.
If the legal battle for the plan reaches
the Supreme Court before a ninth justice
is confirmed, McCabe and panelist Kenneth Richards both expect a 4-4 split.
Richards, a professor of environmental
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Schools, parents have roles in preventing dating violence


By Mary Keck
812-331-4353 | mkeck@heraldt.com

For teens, dating and relationships are more than just fleeting
puppy love, and when those relationships go terribly sour, school
officials suggest adults take it
seriously.
Its their world. In that
moment, those relationships are
very important to them. They
could have a huge impact on
their health and well-being,
said Becky Rose, Monroe County
Community School Corp. social
work director. The best thing
our teachers, administrators and
counselors can do is listen and
take kids seriously. We cant
brush them off. Weve got to listen, Rose said.
It might be a negative text
message or something as serious
as sexual assault. No matter what,
its important for people to pay
attention to teens.
Whether its a rape theyve
gone through or whether their
boyfriend or girlfriend has sent
them (an abusive) text message,
thats real, and thats whats going

DATING VIOLENCE
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1

9.8 percent of high school students reported they were physically forced to have sex when they
did not want to 14.5 percent of
girls and 5.2 percent of boys.
I think parents should really
just be aware of the fact that this
is something kids are scared to
talk to adults about, said Linda
Hershman, program director
for Girls Inc. of Monroe County.
If kids are really unsure who to
turn to, to ask about these issues,
theyre a lot less likely to get help.
Indianas rate of high school
dating violence has been above
the national average for more
than 20 years, according to a 2014
study from Ball State University.
In the past year, 10.3 percent of
high school students nationwide
were hit, slammed into something, injured with an object or
weapon or endured other physical abuse at the hands of someone
they were dating, according to IYI
data. In Indiana, 11.3 percent of
high school students report being
physically hurt by a boyfriend or

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on in their head. They cant move


on educationally or socially, and
its important for us to talk to
them, said Callie Schlemmer,
Edgewood High School guidance
counselor.
According to the Indiana
Youth Institute, Indiana has the
second-highest rate of forced
sexual intercourse for high school
girls in the United States. For
local school districts, keeping
area students safe is a top priority
because dating violence or sexual
assault can have a serious impact.
It can be extremely detrimental to a students mental
and physical health, Rose said.
Dating violence or being in a
controlling relationship can also

cause fear and anxiety.


Protecting teens when emotional bonds break or relationships turn violent doesnt start
after the first signs of trouble.
Preventing dating violence from
happening starts with education.
Teaching teens about dating
violence has a lot to do with
making sure they understand the
difference between healthy relationships and unhealthy relationships and what consent means.
Thats the way middle and
high school health classes at
both MCCSC and Richland-Bean
Blossom Community School
Corp. cover the topic throughout
the school year with the help of
Middle Way House, a nonprofit

domestic violence shelter and


sexual assault resource center.
We really are trying to get
them to understand and recognize early if things are headed in
the wrong direction. We think
its something thats important
for them to be aware of so they
can search out someone to help
them, Schlemmer said.
Rose said MCCSC educators
start talking with kids about body
safety as early as first grade.
Were starting as young as we
can to open up that conversation
with students and parents, too,
she said.
From Schlemmers point of
view, keeping in contact with parents can be a great help for teens.
If a parent knows something
has happened at home that could
affect their childs day at school,
its beneficial for counselors to
know so they can offer the best
help possible. In addition, it helps
for parents to know their teens
friends.
Just doing as much as they
feel comfortable with and as
much as they can to get to know
their own kid and their kids

girlfriend.
They are behaving in the
same kinds of behavior that is
normalized around them, said
Colleen Yeakle, coordinator of
prevention initiatives for the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic
Violence. Over the course of their
lifetime, 40.4 percent of women
in Indiana are raped, physically
assaulted, stalked or experience
some other form of violence at
the hands of an intimate partner,
according to the U.S. Centers for
Disease Control and Preventions
2010 National Intimate Partner
and Sexual Violence Survey.
High school dating violence
encompasses a spectrum of
unhealthy relationship behaviors, Yeakle said, from hitting
and slapping to name calling, put
downs and nonconsensual sexual
activity.
If people stop hanging out
with their friends, stop their extracurricular activities and stop doing
things they were doing before,
thats a big red flag, said Myke
Luurtsema, a prevention educator
for Middle Way House. We think
theyre important topics to discuss

so they become less taboo.


The girls of Girls Inc. have
friends who feel pressured into
kissing their boyfriends, Hershman regularly hears during afterschool programming focused on
creating and maintaining healthy
relationships. And when Middle
Way House prevention educators
go into middle schools and high
schools to discuss issues such as
consent, gender stereotypes and
bystander intervention, students
ask anonymous questions about
how unhealthy behaviors can be
exhibited through smartphone
applications like photo and video
messaging app Snapchat, or in
sexually explicit text messaging,
known as sexting.
When we talk to a lot of older
girls that are getting into relationships or who are very interested
in boys, theyre also dealing with
the social media, online, texting
aspect of it, Hershman said.
Teenagers new to dating dont
always know these arent expected behaviors in a relationship,
the Indiana Coalition Against
Domestic Violence found in
focus groups last year. And teens

who do recognize the signs of


relationship abuse they learn
about in health classes can feel
so much social pressure to find
a boyfriend or girlfriend that
theyre willing to endure those
behaviors.
We just expect people to go
two by two; we just expect people
to have a date for prom, Yeakle
said. Theyre new to romantic
relationships. Theyre trying
those on for size.
Students who dont feel comfortable talking to a teacher, guidance counselor or other adult
about dating violence can get
some of the resources they need
from peer advocates, who, unlike
adults, arent mandated to report
abuse.
Kids are going to listen to
each other more than theyll listen to us, Luurtsema said. Kids
know more than we give them
credit for.
But parents often need more
prodding than their teenagers to
start a conversation about dating
and relationship violence, Yeakle
said.
During their focus groups,

Whether its a rape theyve gone through or whether


their boyfriend or girlfriend has sent them (an abusive)
text message, thats real, and thats whats going on
in their head. They cant move on educationally or
socially, and its important for us to talk to them.
CALLIE SCHLEMMER, Edgewood High School guidance counselor

positioned, he said.
Panelist Mark Maassel
agreed the state can benefit from energy efficiency,
but the president of the
Indiana Energy Association, an association of electric power and natural gas
companies, said complying
with the plan in a state
so heavily dependent on
coal-fired power plants
will likely create costs for
energy companies that will
be passed on to ratepayers
before any potential economic boon from renewable energy manufacturing
is realized.
Those rate increases
would not hit people uniformly, either, he said. He
said there are about 730,000
families in Indiana that take
home less than $30,000
each year, and about 22
percent of their income
is spent on energy costs.
Energy costs account for
only about 8 percent of
income for families taking
home more than $50,000 a
year, he said.
We need a holistic
look, he said. Dont automatically assume what we
create here will automatically offset what happens
on the other side.

economics at the Indiana


University School of Public
and Environmental Affairs,
said the plan will likely be
upheld if the court is split,
meaning the decision will
probably come down to
who wins the next presidential election.
If its a Democrat, it will
probably be upheld, he
said. If its a Republican,
theyll probably find a creative avenue for undoing it.
Panelist Jesse Kharbanda made a plea to the crowd
to make sure the plan survives. As executive director
of the Hoosier Environmental Council, Kharbanda
acknowledged getting rid
of the plan would negatively affect climate change,
but he spent much of his
time arguing that moving the country away from
dependence on fossil fuels
would create an economic
opportunity for Indiana.
He said windmills used
to generate electricity need
parts, and Indianas large
manufacturing sector could
make a play for producing
those parts.
The Associated Press contributed
Few states are so well to this report.

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hired an independent investigator,


Hutcheson Bowers LLLP, which
determined Creightons claims could
not be substantiated.
In the meantime, Provost Lauren Robel requested a review of all
sexual misconduct cases from the
past academic year that went to

hearings where Casares sat on the


hearing panel. Julia Lamber, professor emerita of law at IUs Maurer
School of Law, has been tabbed for
the reviews, university spokesman
Mark Land said in an email. Lamber
served as dean for womens affairs
at IU from 1993 to 1998 and is an
expert on Title IX of the Education
Amendments of 1972, which prohibits sex discrimination in education
programs or activities that receive
federal financial assistance.
Lamber will be meeting with IU

friends is really a big help, Schlemmer said.


Although schools try to talk
with teens and prevent harm,
sometimes bad things do happen. Depending on the situation,
schools will contact parents, law
enforcement or child protective
services if a student shares a
concern about dating violence.
Students who are recovering
victims of such violence can be
referred to outside counseling
services and other resources.
We work closely with parents, and let the student know we
want to make them feel comfortable and that they are in a safe
place and have a person to talk
to, Rose said.
Faculty and staff review protocol for reporting issues of domestic and dating violence each
year, and at the high school level,
MCCSC touches on the topic during training sessions, Rose said.
Its a hard subject. We feel
like were doing what we can
to prevent it, as well as support
those who are going through it,
Schlemmer said.
teenagers told the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
that they wanted their parents to
talk to them about their relationships, and said that their parents
opinions on dating matter.
Parents, however, were afraid
we didnt know how to have
conversations because our parents didnt have those conversations with us, Yeakle said. We
were afraid we wouldnt be cool
enough, that we wouldnt have
the right lingo. Parents felt like
they werent able to keep their
kids safe even if they did talk to
them.
If Indianas high rates of teen
relationship violence are ever to
change, parents and educators
must now focus on prevention
efforts, the youth workers said.
Its up to us to create a culture where sexual assault is
unacceptable, Luurtsema said.
Sexual assault affects everybody, even people who havent
been assaulted.

Find an online graphic


and a closer look at teen
violence with this story at Herald
TimesOnline.com.

Student Welfare and Title IX Officer


Emily Springston this week to get
case materials. She will rely on the
existing case file and panel hearing
materials for her review. Cases will
only be reinvestigated if Lamber
concludes that is necessary after her
review, Land said in an email. There
is no timetable for when the reviews
will be completed.
We will give Lamber the time she
needs to perform a thorough review
of the cases in question, Land said
in an email.

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LIVING LEGEND AWARD WINNERS

IU officials hope sexual


misconduct victims still
report incidents despite
furor around Casares
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Audrey and John McCluskey will be honored tonight as the winners of the 2016 Living Legend Award at the Black History Month
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Children inspired Audrey and John McCluskeys lives of service


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Julius Hanks is the winner of the adult 2016 Black Male Leader of Tomorrow Award. Hanks
and other award winners will be honored tonight at the Black History Month Gala reception
and dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn, starting at 6 p.m. See a story on Hanks and details on
the gala on page A10.

By Megan Banta
812-331-4368 | mbanta@heraldt.com

The couple being honored tonight


with the Black History Month Living
Legend Award say their service to the
community started naturally.
It was natural for us because we have
three children, Audrey McCluskey said.
She and her husband, John McCluskey, simply wanted to make sure the
community could provide the best for
their children.
It started with things like a soul picnic, going to church and coaching, and
grew from there.
I think it just evolved from our
children and from our sense of social
mission, she said.
And what started as a simple, natural
effort has led to their recognition tonight
as living legends.
Audrey and John McCluskey, professors emereti at Indiana University,
have been described as two people who
have made contributions that broke
boundaries and created legacies and
SEE LIVING LEGEND AWARD | BACK PAGE

HIGH SCHOOL OUTSTANDING BLACK MALE LEADER OF TOMORROW

With Indiana Universitys


student ethics director resigning
amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the universitys chief
student welfare and Title IX
officer is hoping students arent
discouraged from reporting incidents in which they are the victims of sexual misconduct.
Thats my worry, Emily
Springston said. Weve spent
a lot of time
to i n c re a s e
transparency.
Weve spent a
lot of time on
training. With
all the things
were working
toward, Im
sure students CASARES
are struggling
in that messaging.
IU issued a statement Friday
morning announcing the resignation of Jason Casares, who was
accused of sexual misconduct at
a conference by a professional
colleague.
In an open letter published to
her Twitter account Feb. 4, Jill
Creighton accused Casares of
taking advantage of her after
she had too much to drink in
December at a conference in Fort
Worth, Texas. Creighton is the
assistant director of global community standards at New York
University and a board member
of the Association for Student
SEE CASARES | PAGE A7

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JEREMY HOGAN | HERALD-TIMES

Dexter Griffin, right, works with voice coach Thomas King. Griffin is the winner of the high school 2016 Black Male Leader of Tomorrow Award.
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member says if a proposed executive board doesnt allow for
equally shared leadership in plans
for a Northern Monroe County
Fire Protection Territory, Benton
Township board members may
not vote to join the fire territory.
Benton board member Brian
Crouch said if the township does
vote to join a fire territory, his
recommendation will be to withdraw after a year, claim the townships portion of the tax levy and
fund its own fire department.
I can assure you that there
will be a big push from me to the
township and to the residents
that we would withdraw out
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IU ethics director
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accusations
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Conduct Administration.
Casares, who was also
IUs deputy Title IX coordinator and associate dean
of students, was placed on
administrative leave immediately after Creighton published the letter. Through
his lawyer, he has denied
and continues to deny the
allegations.
Tony Paganelli, Casares
lawyer, released a statement Friday afternoon calling the allegations against
Casares false. According to
the statement, IU officials
had concerns about whether Casares could credibly
preside over student sexual assault investigations
after having been publicly
accused of sexual assault
himself.
IU therefore asked him
to resign his position or be
terminated, according to
the statement. Importantly, IUs investigators did not
conclude that the assault
charges against Jason were
valid.
IU began its own investigation into the allegations
after Crieghtons letter was
posted online. IU spokesman Mark Land said now
that Casares is no longer
an employee of the university, that investigation
has ended. Land was not
willing to comment on the
status of that investigation
prior to Casares resignation, saying that because it
is a personnel matter, the
university would have no
further comment.
Fort Worth police confirmed Feb. 5 that Casares was the subject of a
sexual assault investigation
resulting from an incident
reported Dec. 9. As of Friday, the case was still under
investigation.
The conference where
Creighton claims the sexual
misconduct took place was
the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors annual meeting in Fort Worth,
Texas, Dec. 2-5, 2015, at the
Omni Sheraton Hotels.
According to Creightons letter, she asked the
Association for Student
Conduct Administration
to impeach Casares, who
was president-elect of the
organization at the time.
She wrote that although
Casares resigned from the
organizations board, she
was shocked to learn he
still planned to deliver a
presentation on Title IX at
an Association for Student
Conduct Administration
conference. When the association refused to cancel his
presentation, she published
the letter.
According to a statement released Feb. 4 to the
associations membership,
an independent investigator was hired to conduct
an inquiry after Creighton
filed a formal complaint. As
a result of that investigation, the statement reads,
Ms. Creightons claims
could not be substantiated.
Creighton is now listed
on the student conduct
administration associations website as presidentelect. Reached by email
Friday, Creighton declined

to comment on Casares
resignation from IU.
With Casares gone, Land
said IU will appoint an
interim replacement in the
near future as well as initiate a search for a full-time
replacement. He said Dean
of Students Pete Goldsmith
would sit down with Lauren Robel, provost of the
Bloomington campus, to
discuss plans for finding a
full-time replacement.
In the meantime, Land
said, other staff members in
the dean of students office,
which oversees the office of
student ethics, have taken
over many of Casares former responsibilities.
Weve been working
without him for the past
few weeks, anyway, he
said.
While at IU, Casares sat
on several hearing panels
for sexual misconduct cases. In light of the allegations
against him, Robel asked
for a review of the 18 sexual
misconduct cases heard by
Casares this academic year.
Those cases are still being
reviewed.
Students can report incidents of sexual misconduct to a variety of sources, including the office of
student ethics and the IU
Police Department. All
incidents are reported to a
deputy Title IX coordinator
for the respective IU campus as well as the university
Title IX coordinator, which
is Springston. Casares was
one of three deputy Title
IX coordinators for the
Bloomington campus.
According to a report
from IUs office of student
welfare and Title IX for
the 2014-15 school year, 252
incidents of alleged sexual misconduct which
encompasses everything
from sexual harassment
to sexual assault were
reported on the Bloomington campus. Of those,
only 40 progressed to the
point of a sexual misconduct hearing before a threeperson panel made up of
trained university staff and
faculty.
Springston said there
are several reasons such
a small percentage make
it to a hearing, such as the
complainant refusing to
name the accused. In some
instances, the accused is
not a member of the university. Many people simply decline to engage in
the universitys process to
move forward.
Panels concluded the
accused was responsible in
35 of the 40 cases. Ten cases
resulted in expulsion, while
there were 13 suspensions,
six deferred suspensions
and six cases that resulted
in academic probation.
Springston said none of the
cases where the accused
was found responsible for
sexual assault resulted in
probation.
While the university
works to find a replacement
for Casares, Springston
said, she wants students to
know there are still people
in place to help them and to
improve how the university
handles cases of sexual misconduct.
Every day we spend
looking at our structure
and process, she said, and
were keeping an eye on it to
figure out what we need to
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Student says
IU mishandled
her sexual
assault case

A NEW WAY
TO HELP ANIMALS

Freshman files complaint with


federal Department of Education
By Michael Reschke
812-331-4370 | mreschke@heraldt.com

An Indiana University student said she has


filed a federal Title IX complaint against the
university in regard to the handling of her sexual
assault complaint. The complaint was filed with
the U.S. Department of Education.
Freshman Hailey Rial said
she was sexually assaulted at a
fraternity party in September
and filed a complaint with the
university a few days later. She
said on Jan. 27, Jason Casares,
IUs former head of student
ethics, who sat on the hearing
panel for her case, called to tell
her the man she accused had
been found not responsible. Jason Casares,
On Feb. 9, she saw a letter from above, was susJill Creighton, assistant director pended and later
of global community standards resigned from his
at New York University, accus- position as head
ing Casares of sexually assault- of student ethics
ing her in December at a confer- at IU after being
accused of sexual
ence in Texas.
Casares was put on paid assault, and the
administrative leave after cases he oversaw
Creighton posted the letter have been called
online Feb. 3. He has since into question.
resigned from IU, but through
his lawyer maintains his innocence.
After learning of the allegations against Casares, Rial said
she tried to appeal, but was
told she couldnt because the
five-day window for appeals Read previous
had passed.
stories on Title
IU spokesman Mark Land IX at Indiana Uniissued a statement late Tuesday versity, including
afternoon acknowledging the the complaints
students complaint with the against Casares
Department of Education.
and his resignaWhile the university can- tion, at Herald
not comment on the specifics TimesOnline.
of an individual case due to com.
the privacy rights afforded to
all parties in an investigation, it does dispute a
number of the assertions made in the media as
they relate to this investigation, according to
the statement.
In a phone interview, Land said IU has not
received a formal, written notification of the
complaint from the Department of Educations
Office for Civil Rights, but he said the university
was informally made aware of the complaint a
few days ago.
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JEREMY HOGAN | HERALD-TIMES

The fur around a large sore on Dakotas head is shaved to help healing, but veterinarian Sarah Nickel said ultimately the 16-year-old
dog will need a surgery costing several hundred dollars. Dakota was the first canine patient Thursday at a Monroe County Humane
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By Lauren Slavin
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white that he would practically
disappear when he played in the
snow.
He thought he was in heaven
when he first moved in with
me, Richardson said of his now
16-year-old Akita-chow mix.
Kotas fur has darkened to
the color of cinnamon, but the
dog kept his playful spirit. That

changed about a year ago, when


small bumps began forming on
Dakotas body. On top of his head,
a cyst had grown to the size of a
softball.
It just keeps getting worse
and worse, Richardson told Sarah Nickel, a doctor of veterinary
medicine at Combs Veterinary
Clinic in Bloomington. I wanted
to do something for him the best
I could.
JEREMY HOGAN | HERALD-TIMES
Over the past year, the Monroe
County Humane Association has Casper, who needed treatment for worms, was
received more and more reports brought to the MCHA clinic on Thursday as its first
SEE CLINIC | BACK PAGE feline patient.

Gun-rights advocate argues


background check fees are
unfair to poor communities
By Laura Lane
812-331-4362 | llane@heraldt.com

It was an interesting argument, that the U.S. citizens who


could be most in need of guns
for protection low-income
minorities living in high-crime
urban areas might be unable
to obtain them if expanded
background checks become
law because of the cost.
The people who need them
most may well be priced out
of owning a gun, gun-rights
advocate and Federalist Society expert John Lott suggested
during a lunchtime discussion
at Indiana Universitys Maurer School of Law Tuesday.
Its incredibly racist, who gets
stopped from gun ownership.
Lott, author of a book titled
More Guns, Less Crime, spoke
first, followed by former Fort
Wayne mayor and Brady Center gun control advocate Paul

City council to consider 2 new


local historic district designations
One involves a home,
the other downtowns
Restaurant Row

Greater Restaurant Row


Kirkwood Avenue

By Megan Banta
812-331-4368 | mbanta@heraldt.com

LOTT

HELMKE

Helmke, who teaches a class


at IUs School of Public and
Environmental Affairs. The two
have debated gun-rights issues
for years.
Lott said the costs of background checks are figured
into the price of guns sold at
stores and gun shows, but gun
sales between individuals that
currently do not require background checks will be more
costly if such laws are passed.
The laws stop poor minorities from guns, he said, advoSEE GUNS | PAGE A6

Bloomington City Council


members will consider the designation of two local historic
districts at tonights meeting.
The first would designate a
single building at 305 E. Vermilya
Ave. as a historic district, a designation that was triggered by
demolition delay provisions.
The property is a slightly
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home, according to a memo from
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classified as an outstanding
structure, the highest classification for historic properties.
New owners plan to turn it
into a rental office with an apartment and want to make some
alterations that fall under the
definition of partial demolition,
which triggered review from the
Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission.
The new owners have
expressed that they are not in
favor of designation because it
encumbers the property and
removes rights that the owner
would otherwise have, but said
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SEXUAL ASSAULT

The university was


not doing what it was
supposed to do to keep me
and other students safe
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1

Rial said she was working to file


the complaint before she knew of the
allegations against Casares. She said
the university mishandled her case,
charging her fees to drop classes,
and did not properly file a protective
order against the man she accused.
Rial said in a phone interview
Tuesday that another student, whom
she was not willing to name, sexually
assaulted her at a fraternity party.
She said after the incident, she told
fraternity members what had happened. She said they shut down the
party and asked if she wanted them
to call police. She said the student she
accused of sexual assault was in the
process of rushing the fraternity, but
was not given a bid to join because of
the incident.
Rial said she filed a complaint with
the university a few days later, but
barely went out in public until she
went to a screening of The Hunting Ground, a documentary about
sexual assault on college campuses,
in November. She said the film made
her aware of the responsibilities universities have with regard to sexual
assault cases.
The university was not doing
what it was supposed to do to keep
me and other students safe, she said.
Rial said she kept seeing the student she accused of assaulting her in
the dining hall of the dorm where she
lived, despite having filed a protec-

CITY COUNCIL

Changes sought
for Restaurant Row
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1

they wont protest or fight


the designation as long
as they are able to move
forward with changes
and operate the house as
intended.
The commission
approved the changes with
the condition that the designation go into effect with
council approval.
Historic preservation

GUNS
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1

cating for free background


checks for people living
below the poverty level,
who he said are are discriminated against by the
additional cost. There is
a disparate impact from
these fees.
He said the fee for background checks varies from
state to state, ranging from
$60 to $300. Lott said 11
states do not require background checks at all.
Helmke advocates for
stronger gun-control legislation and expanded background checks for all gun
purchasers.
We make it so easy for
people to get guns, he said,
citing U.S. statistics: 32 people murdered by guns every
day, 55 gun suicides every
day, two or three accidental
gun deaths daily.
Guns do not make us
safe, Helmke said, sidestepping the racial implications Lott raised. I am
not anti-gun, but we need
restrictions. I feel like having more guns is just the
wrong approach.
When Helmke had to
dash off to teach a 1 p.m.
class, IU law professor Jody
Madeira took his place,
arguing that some studies indicate crime may

tive order against


him. When she contacted university
officials about it,
she said, they told
her there was no
protective order.
After seeing the
Hunting Ground
documentary, Rial LAND
said, she contacted
End Rape On Campus, an advocacy
group whose directors were either
featured in or subjects of the film. The
advocacy group issued a news release
Tuesday about Title IX complaints
against four universities, one of which
was Rials.
According to the news release,
at all four universities, no-contact
orders were not enforced and the
investigations took significantly longer than the 60 days recommended
by the U.S. Department of Education.
In all of the cases, which involved
American University, the University
of Alabama at Birmingham, Monmouth University and IU, the accused
were found not responsible or given
minimal sanctions, according to the
release.
Rial said shell remember the
phone call in which Casares told her
the student she accused of sexually
assaulting her was found not responsible. She said Casares told her that
while the members of the hearing
panel think something happened,
they couldnt prove it because they
didnt have enough evidence.
I stopped breathing, she said,
recalling her reaction. There was
a rape kit, over 30 witnesses. To me,
that excuse didnt make sense.
IUs Land said in a phone interview
he could not comment on the specifics of this case. But he said that once a

sexual misconduct
complaint is made
to the university,
officials notify the
accused and issue
a no-contact order.
That is done in
every case, he said.
Land said IU
ROBEL
strives to come to
a resolution in all
sexual misconduct cases within 60
days as recommended by the Department of Education, but in some
instances, especially when there are
dozens of witnesses, conducting
a thorough investigation can take
longer.
We try to be done in 60 days,
but its more important to us to do it
right, he said.
After the allegations against Casares surfaced, IU Bloomington Provost
Lauren Robel called for a review of
the 18 sexual misconduct cases heard
by Casares this academic year. Rials
case is among those being reviewed,
according to the statement from
Land.
Rial said she got an email from the
Department of Educations Office for
Civil Rights to set up a conference call
to go over the next steps in the complaint process. Land said he did not
know how long it will take to resolve
the complaint, but the university will
provide whatever information the
Office for Civil Rights requests.
In the meantime, Rial said she
transferred to IU South Bend for the
spring semester. Shes not sure what
happened to the student she accused
of sexually assaulting her.
He was found not guilty, so I
assume hes still attending school,
she said.
as outstanding, another
of which is notable, five
of which are contributing and 16 of which are
noncontributing along
Fourth Street between
Lincoln and Dunn streets,
along Kirkwood Avenue on
both sides of Grant Street,
and to the south on Dunn
Street.
In granting local designation, the commission
cited the historical and
architectural significance
of the area and its buildings,
especially as they contribute to the cultural heritage
of the community.

commission members
granted the designation
based upon the architectural significance of the
building.
The second designation is for 23 properties on
and near Restaurant Row,
which has been identified
for historic designation for
more than 20 years.
Following an update to
the Indiana State Historic
Architecture and Archaeological Research Database
that resulted in the removal
of what Emenhiser says
are a significant number
of structures located in

the Restaurant Row Overlay after heavy modifications and alterations


undermined architectural
integrity, city staff pursued
local designation for the
area.
With property owners in
the area both opposing and
supporting the plan, the
historic preservation commission in January found
that the Greater Restaurant Row was deserving
of protection under local
designation.
The proposed district
contains 23 buildings
one of which is classified

increase in areas where


the rate of gun ownership
is high.
She and Lott butted
heads as she cited statistics
that countered claims from
his statistics.
After the hourlong
debate, a man who stood
out in the crowd not a
student, not a lawyer
approached Madeira.
Maynard Raggio, a
retired Martinsville resident and 36-year member
of the Sycamore Valley
Gun Club, wanted to ask
her about some numbers
he saw indicating that just 2
percent of guns in America
are used in the commission
of crimes. That means 98
percent arent, he said.
They got to talking. I
was going to ask the young
lady about that, and I found
out she is a firearms owner
herself, and that she supports the Well-Armed
Woman group, Raggio
said.
For people who want to
arm themselves, I support
training and responsible
ownership and safe storage, Madeira said.
Raggio was taken aback,
realizing the issue is not as
simple as it may seem on
the surface.
I was surprised at what
she said. I guess you can
have mixed views on this.

The people who need them most may


well be priced out of owning a gun. Its
incredibly racist, who gets stopped from gun
ownership.

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JOHN LOTT, a gun-rights advocate and Federalist Society


expert

We make it so easy for people to get guns.


Guns do not make us safe. I am not anti-gun,
but we need restrictions. I feel like having
more guns is just the wrong approach.
PAUL HELMKE, former Fort Wayne mayor and a Brady Center
gun control advocate

Gary man says anger


about imprisonment
led him to kill women
Associated Press

CROWN POINT An Indiana man who confessed


to killing seven women told detectives that his anger at
being imprisoned years earlier drove him to kill.
Prosecutors filed five murder
charges Monday against 44-year-old
Darren Vann of Gary in the deaths
of women whose bodies were found
in abandoned buildings across Gary.
He had already been charged in
two other killings, including that of
19-year-old Afrikka Hardy.
Vann was arrested Oct. 18, 2014,
a day after officers found Hardy VANN
strangled to death inside a Hammond
motel room. When Vann confessed to killing seven
women in the area, Hammond police detectives asked
him why he did it.
Just I guess, anger. Cause I feel I shouldnt have
went to prison the first time. You see what Im saying,
the (Munster) Times cited an affidavit as saying.
Vann served time in prison for assaulting an Indiana
woman in 2004 and raping a woman in Texas in 2009.
The affidavit was filed in support of murder charges
in the deaths of Teaira Batey, Tracy Martin, Kristine
Williams, Sonya Billingsley and Tanya Gatlin. The
womens bodies were found after Vanns confession.
He earlier was charged with murder in the slayings of
Hardy and Anith Jones, 35. Prosecutors are seeking the
death penalty in all seven slayings.
Vann told detectives he lured Batey, 28, of Gary, by
agreeing to have sex with her, and then strangled her
with a rope, the affidavit said. He dragged her body to
a back room in an abandoned building.
He initially told police he killed Batey because she
was a police informant, but later changed his story. I
killed her because I was mad, and she was the first person that I ran into, the affidavit quoted Vann as saying.
Batey had been missing since Jan. 9, 2014. Medical
officials determined Batey could have been strangled to
death sometime before Aug. 25, 2014, court records said.
Vann had agreed to pay Martin to have sex, but when
they entered an abandoned home, Vann punched,
kicked and choked the 41-year-old woman to death, the
affidavit said. He left her body in a closet in the home.
Vann killed Williams, 36, over $40 worth of crack
cocaine, the affidavit said. Vann sold drugs to Williams,
and he was angry because he thought she was avoiding
him. He had sex with her and then strangled her, the
affidavit said. Her body was found in the basement of
an abandoned building.
Williams lived with Gatlin, 27, and the two women
smoked crack cocaine together, the affidavit said. Gatlin
was strangled to death and her body was found in an
abandoned building near that of Billingsley, 53, who also
was strangled. Vanns attorneys said a gag order bars
them from commenting on the case. Vann has pleaded
not guilty in the Hardy and Jones deaths.
Vann is being held without bail in Lake County Jail
pending a July 25 trial date in the Hardy and Jones slayings. It was not clear whether the new charges would
affect the trial date.

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DATA RANSOM RISK


Monroe Hospital beefs
up its protection after
sister hospitals attacks

WARE
How bad guys kidnap digital information and hold it hostage

1 Usually a person will click

Ransomware is a virulent form of software


By Lauren Slavin and Abby Tonsing that infects an unsuspecting victims
computer and encrypts the data,
812-331-4376 | lslavin@heraldt.com
preventing the victim from accessing
812-331-4245 | atonsing@heraldt.com
files. Heres how it works:
Two California hospitals under the
same ownership as Monroe Hospital had
their computer systems hijacked and held
for ransom by hackers in recent weeks,
leading the hospital in Bloomington to add
precautions to protect its data.
Ransomware is malicious software
that downloads onto a computer, typically
through the opening of an email attachment or the clicking of a link in email,
said Fred Cate, senior fellow at Indiana
Universitys Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research.
The software encrypts the files stored
on a computer, making them unreadable
to the computers user. Hackers can then
send instructions through the ransomware telling the user how to pay for an
encryption key that will unscramble the
computers files.
The main way hospitals and other
organizations can protect themselves
from these attacks is by regularly backing
up information onto other storage spaces
not connected to a computer that is vulnerable to infection. If a systems files become
encrypted, the hospital could simply revert
to a recently backed up set of files.
Prime Healthcare Services, which
owns the hospitals in southern California
that were victims of ransomware late last
month, purchased Monroe Hospital in
2014. Chino Valley Medical Center and
Desert Valley Hospitals systems were
re-launched soon after the attack without
compromising patient or employee data,
Monroe Hospital CEO Phil Lowe said in
an email statement.
Now, Monroe Hospital information
technology staff members are evaluating
how its computer systems can be better
protected from ransomware attacks, said
Ashley Everett, director of clinical ancillary services for Monroe Hospital.
The hospital currently uses multiple
methods to back up its files, and some
systems were recently taken offline for
preventive maintenance, Lowe said in an
email. All maintenance was completed
without interrupting patient services.
We are taking precautions and prevention, Everett said.
Though ransomware has existed for
many years, the problem has recently
become widespread and fast-growing,
especially in hospitals, Cate said. Hospitals
and other major businesses and corporations are moving toward more and more
digital record keeping, which leaves them
vulnerable to cyber criminals.
We do it because its cheaper or easier
or it delivers a new service, Cate said. We
dont do it because its more secure.

on a viral video, software


update or email attachment infected with the
malicious software.

2 The software infects


a computer, locking data
da
with encryption that can
only be opened with a
password.
secret key or password
rd
The victim is helpless.

QUICK FACT
In 2015, the FBI
received nearly
2,500 complaints
about ransomware.
Victims lost more
than $24 million.

3 Once cyber criminals


have the files encrypted,
the victim is contacted.
The victim is usually
instructed to pay a
ransom in the form of
digital currency, called
bitcoins.

Rather than pay the


ransom roughly
$732 the city of
Plainfield, N.J. went
to the police. Officials
say some of the citys
files are lost forever.

TIPS TO AVOID RANSOMWARE


1. Install security software.
2. Back up all files on external drives.
3. Dont be tricked into opening
unsolicited email attachments. That
includes popups and video links.
4. Avoid unfamiliar or shady websites.
5. Understand that even with improved
security, everyone is vulnerable.

QUICK FACT
Victims of ransomwaree
include businesses,
governments and
individual consumers.
Hospitals are especially
ly
vulnerable, experts say.
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Count NASA among
notable victims.

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Suddenly, when a hospital cant access those, its


kind of shut down. (The hackers) cant use it, but
you cant, either. You cannot run the risk of having
outdated information.
FRED CATE, senior fellow at Indiana Universitys Center for Applied
Cybersecurity Research, describing what happens when a hacker uses
ransomware encryption to block a hospitals access to its data on patients
Unlike identity thieves, hackers dont
use ransomware to steal patients personal
and financial data. Instead, by encrypting
the information stored on a hospitals
internal network, ransomware prevents
hospital staff from accessing their own files
to safely serve their patients.
Suddenly, when a hospital cant access
those, its kind of shut down. (The hackers)
cant use it, but you cant, either, Cate said.
You cannot run the risk of having outdated
information.
Ransom payments also are getting more
expensive, such as an attack against Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los
Angeles in February that cost the hospital
close to $17,000 to decrypt its data.
Hackers request payment in bitcoins,
which Cate called an online, untraceable

currency.
Most hospital administrators dont
even know what bitcoin is, he said.
Should individuals, businesses or public
agencies fall victim to ransomware, generally there is very little police can do to
help recover stolen data or investigate,
said Capt. Chuck Cohen, commander of
intelligence and investigative technologies
for the Indiana State Police.
The encryption programs used can be
robust. Hackers can be stationed anywhere
in the world, in countries where extradition treaties with the United States do not
exist.
Its rare for a perpetrator to be identified, arrested, prosecuted, convicted
SEE RANSOMWARE | PAGE A6

Fire departments access to I-69 at issue


Indian Creek Township More on I-69
wants its own keys to LOCAL & STATE
emergency access gate Section 6 property costs from
By Ernest Rollins
812-331-4357 | erollins@heraldt.com

Local officials are questioning


an agreement among federal,
state and county agencies regarding who should have access to an
Interstate 69 emergency access
road at Burch Road in southwestern Monroe County.
A limited-access gate at Burch
Road allows more expedient
response times for emergency
personnel to incidents along a
roughly 10-mile stretch of I-69 to
better protect residents and the
environment. Access through
that gate is provided by using one
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Martinsville to Indianapolis
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of five keys that were distributed


to the Van Buren Township Fire
Department. But some officials
believe authorized use of the
emergency access route should
extend beyond one local fire
department.
As a result of local inquiries, the Indiana Department
of Transportation is looking
JEREMY HOGAN | HERALD-TIMES
into the process for changing
the distribution or number of Traffic on I-69 is seen Monday through the locked gate of the emergency
keys to the gate, Will Wingfield, entrance to the interstate at South Burch Road. The Van Buren Township
SEE I-69 ACCESS | PAGE A6 Fire Department is the only group authorized to have keys to the gate.
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Contract
issues halt
some I-69
projects
Section 5 subcontractors
upset about delays in
getting paid for work
By Michael Reschke
812-331-4370 | mreschke@heraldt.com

Disputes between Isolux Corsan USA and its subcontractors


have halted some work on Section 5 of Interstate 69.
There are some contractual
issues between the design/build
contractor and the subcontractors that are ongoing, said Gary
Vandegriff, operations and maintenance manager with I-69 Development Partners.
The Indiana Department of
Transportation selected I-69
Development Partners to design,
build and finance the 21-mile
stretch of highway between
Bloomington and Martinsville
that will become Interstate 69.
As part of that contract, I-69
Development Partners will also
maintain that section of highway
for 35 years.
I-69 Development Partners
contracted with Isolux Corsan
USA to design and build the project. Isolux Corsan then hired several subcontractors to construct
the overpasses, interchanges and
other upgrades needed to convert
Ind. 37 into an interstate.
Though work along Section
5 has not stopped completely,
Vandegriff acknowledged in a
Friday interview there has been
SEE I-69 CONTRACTS | PAGE A6

IU: No bias
in rulings
on sexual
misconduct
By Michael Reschke
812-331-4370 | mreschke@heraldt.com

Indiana University has completed its review of 17 cases


involving reports of sexual misconduct and determined they
were considered without bias.
The review came after IUs
head of student ethics, Jason
Casares, was
accused of
sexual assault
in February.
In light of the
allegations, IU
Bloomington
Provost Lauren
Robel requested a review of CASARES
all sexual misconduct cases from the past
academic year that went to hearings where Casares sat on the
three-member hearing panel.
University officials originally said
18 cases would be reviewed, but
IU spokesman Mark Land said
Monday one of those cases was
entering the appeals process at
the same time the review began.
As a result of the appeal, its
going to be reheard, he said, so
it was taken out of the review
process.
Julia Lamber, professor emerita of law at IUs Maurer School
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2 rescued after
Wabash River
boat capsizes
Associated Press

PITTSBURG Indiana
conservation officers are
warning of fast-moving
waters after they rescued
two people whose boat capsized on the Wabash River.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources
said officers responded to
a call Sunday afternoon of
two people thrown into the
water upstream of the Pittsburg Ramps on the Wabash
River. Officers were able to
reach the two after a Carroll
County Sheriffs deputy
and Delphi City police officer were unable to make it
to them.
The two were on a
14-foot jon boat. The occupants were 32-year-old
Mark Greene of Flora and
25-year-old Alicia Tyvand
of Monticello.
Conservation officers
said currents on Indiana
rivers were strong due to
recent rains. They warned
boaters to use boats that
are large enough for high
water levels.

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Hamilton announces three initiatives on public safety


Efforts seek to improve
relations between city
police and community
By Megan Banta
812-331-4368 | mbanta@heraldt.com

Mayor John Hamilton wants


Bloomington to be proactive on
public safety issues.
In the past few recent years,
numerous high-profile police
actions have awakened continued
great community concern about
the relations between the police
and the community across the
country, the mayor said during
a Monday afternoon news conference.
Hamilton said though Bloomington has been lucky in that

the city has not


witnessed tensions between
law enforcement and the
community to
the degree of
Ferguson, Missouri, or Baltimore, Cleve- HAMILTON
land and other
cities, we are not immune from
the national trends or concerns,
specifically citing an increase in
violent crime rates in the past
decade.
(W)e know our community
is part of the wider national dialogue that reflects similar challenges, he said.
The mayor announced three
actions the city will take to

increase public safety.


First, the Bloomington Board
of Public Safety will review the
recommendations of the Presidents 21st Century Policing Task
Force. Those 59 recommendations are based on six pillars
building trust and legitimacy;
policy and oversight; technology
and social media; community
policing and crime reduction;
training and education; and officer wellness and safety.
The board and the Bloomington Police Department will
review the recommendations and
report back within nine months
on where the city stands and how
officials can act to improve based
on the recommendations.
Bloomington also will join
the White House Police Data

Initiative, launched last year to


increase transparency, accountability and effectiveness, in the
police department.
That means the city will share
data and participate in bi-weekly
teleconference sessions with other cities in the program to identify
best practices and opportunities
for improvement.
Finally, the city will be adding 10 new data sets to B-Clear,
a data portal through which the
city shares a wide variety of
data online, with the purpose
of increasing awareness and
potentially involvement, the
mayor said.
It (data sharing) can stimulate healthy discussions with the
department and the public about
our practices, our policies and

our impact, Hamilton said.


The city will be adding data
about employee demographics
within the police department,
hate crimes, crime data on nuisance, citations, calls for service,
citizen complaints, community
engagement, training and professional development, shootings in
which officers are involved and
use of force.
Police Chief Mike Diekhoff
said the data sharing will allow the
department, which he described
as progressive both in general and
in data collection, to participate in
the national dialogue about law
enforcement.
And he said the initiatives will
also help us to not experience
those types of problems as the
ones in Ferguson and Cleveland.

COMMENTARY

No to wanting a cure, but yes to work of Autism Speaks


Saturday was World Autism
Awareness Day.
The event kicked off
Autism Awareness Month. Saturday at dusk all around the
world, thousands of famous
landmarks, including the Sydney Opera House, Rockefeller
Center and the Panama Canal,
lit up in blue as part of Autism
Speaks international Light it
Up Blue campaign to raise
awareness and understanding
of autism spectrum disorders
and honor those affected by
autism and their families, according to autismspeaks.org.
Autism Speaks was founded
in 2005 by Suzanne and Bob
Wright after their grandson
received a diagnosis of autism. The autism advocacy
and research organization has

four pillars
included with
its mission
statement:
Awareness,
Family Services, Science
and Advocacy. In part it
reads: We are Adria
Nassim
dedicated to
H-T
COLUMNIST
funding global
biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a possible
cure for autism. We strive to
raise public awareness about
autism and its effects on individuals, families and society:
and we work to bring hope to
all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. We are
committed to raising the funds

necessary to support these


goals.
With that said, some people
question why I would stand to
support an organization that
aims to cure and prevent autism, when I am diagnosed as
being at the high-functioning
end of the autism spectrum.
First, I personally am not
in favor of finding a cure
for autism. I believe autism
spectrum disorders encompass differences in the way the
brain is neurologically wired
and therefore affect the way
the individual with autism
processes and interacts with
his environment, rather than
stemming from malfunction,
as if they should be fixed.
As I said, I have been
diagnosed with a mild form

of autism and with consistent support from family and


transitional service providers have achieved a very high
quality of life. However, if, for
example, a child is diagnosed
with a much more severe form
of the diagnosis, which may
involve self-destructive behaviors such as biting or head
banging, screaming, bolting or
wandering and limited verbal
ability, it would not offend me
if the parent were to advocate
toward a cure or prevention of
autism. No parent wants to see
a child struggle in life.
Ive thought long and hard
in regard to my position on
Autism Speaks. While Autism
Speaks is searching for a cure
$21.2 million in its 2014
budget I look at the mat-

ter the way I look at politics.


Perfect political candidates do
not exist, nor do perfect nonprofits. In the middle of all my
research, I had to ask myself
if curing the diagnosis was
all the organization was after,
and over and over the answer
was no. Do I support Autism
Speaks? Yes. Given the groups
efforts toward research, therapies and treatments as well as
intervention throughout the
childs life, including support
services as the child transitions toward adulthood ($24
million in its budget), I think I
will place money in the donation bucket.
For more information, see
autismspeaks.org.

MISCONDUCT

according to a news release from


IU. In addition, she interviewed
the other two panelists who heard
each case and who, along with
Casares, had determined whether
the evidence supported finding
the accused either responsible
or not responsible as well as
the appropriate sanctions where
there was a finding of responsibility.
In particular, Lambers review
focused on Casares conduct
in the disciplinary hearings as
well as his interaction with the
parties involved in each case
and the other hearing panelists. According to the release,
Lambers review found Casares
always sought the opinions of
other hearing panelists before
offering his own, and at no time
did hearing officers feel they were
pressured by Casares into taking a
particular position. In all but one
case reviewed, the hearing panel
returned a unanimous decision.
The parties involved in each
case have been informed of the
findings from the review and that
the original determination made
in their case stands.

With the conclusion of this


review, the university considers
these cases final, and no further
action will be taken, according
to the news release.
The reviews came after Jill
Creighton, the assistant director
of global community standards at
New York University and a board
member of the Association for
Student Conduct Administration, published an open letter
Feb. 4 accusing Casares of taking
advantage of her after she had too
much to drink at a conference in
December in Texas.
Fort Worth police confirmed
Feb. 5 that Casares was the subject of a sexual assault investigation resulting from an incident
reported Dec. 9. That investigation is ongoing.
IU was conducting its own,
separate investigation, but that
ended when Casares, who also
served as IUs associate dean
of students and deputy Title IX
coordinator, resigned at the end
of February. Casares has continued to deny the allegations, even
after his resignation. According
to a statement from Casares

lawyer, IU officials had concerns


about whether Casares could
credibly preside over student
sexual assault investigations after
having been publicly accused of
sexual assault himself.
IU therefore asked him to
resign his position or be terminated, according to the statement.
Importantly, IUs investigators
did not conclude that the assault
charges against Jason were valid.
Creighton filed a complaint
with the Association for Student Conduct Administration,
of which Casares was also a
member. The association hired
an independent investigator,
Hutcheson Bowers LLLP, which
determined Creightons claims
could not be substantiated.
One woman involved in a
sexual misconduct case that
Lamber reviewed filed a Title IX
complaint with the U.S. Department of Education against IU in
March for the handling of her
case. Freshman Hailey Rial said
she was sexually assaulted at a
fraternity party in September
and notified university officials a
few days later. She said on Jan. 27,

Casares, who sat on the hearing


panel for her case, called to tell
her the man she accused had been
found not responsible.
Rial said she heard about the
accusations against Casares on
Feb. 9 and tried to appeal the
hearing panels finding but was
told she couldnt because the
five-day window for appeals had
closed. Rial said she planned to
file the Title IX complaint before
she learned about the accusations against Casares because
she believes the university mishandled her case. The allegations
against Casares just added to her
list of grievances, she said.
I would think that the Title
IX coordinator being accused of
doing the same thing that someone else did to me was a bias, but
Indiana University apparently
did not agree, she wrote in her
complaint, according to a news
release from advocacy group End
Rape on Campus, which assisted
in the filing of the complaint.
Attempts to speak with Rial
about the results of the review
were unsuccessful Monday.

IU report finds no bias in


how cases were handled
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1

of Law, was chosen to conduct the


reviews. Lamber served as dean
for womens affairs at IU from
1993 to 1998 and is an expert on
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibit sex
discrimination in education programs or activities that receive
federal financial assistance.
Lamber was to meet with IU
Student Welfare and Title IX
Officer Emily Springston in midFebruary to get case materials.
She was to rely on the existing
case file and panel hearing materials for her review. Cases would
only be reinvestigated if Lamber
concluded that was necessary
after her review, Land said for a
previous story.
For each case under review,
Lamber read the entire case file
and listened to the full audio
recording of the disciplinary
hearing associated with the case,

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Cookies may
have contained
intoxicant THC
Baked goods identified
as common link among
churchgoers in ER
By Laura Lane
812-331-4362 | llane@heraldt.com

Cookies distributed by a
churchgoer after morning mass
at St. John the Apostle Church
on a recent Sunday apparently
contained more than the standard
sugar, flour, butter, eggs, chocolate chips and vanilla.
It seems these cookies had an
unexpected ingredient: THC, the
intoxicating agent in marijuana.
One that had been saved for
later has been sent to the Indiana State Police lab for analysis,
according to Ellettsville Deputy
Chief Tony Bowlen.
At least six people who had
attended morning mass at the
Ellettsville church on May 22,
ranging in age from 12 to 70, ended
up in the emergency room at IU
Health Bloomington Hospital
later that day with symptoms
including high blood pressure,
anxiety, lethargy and paranoia.
The urine of those who went

LINKING UP
New B-Link trail being paved to Switchyard Park

By Kurt Christian
812-331-4350 | kchristian@heraldt.com

A new path to Bloomingtons future


Switchyard Park will soon be paved and is
expected to be open by November.
Construction on the 0.32-mile B-Link
trail between Walnut and Henderson
streets started only three weeks ago, but
the dense vegetation has already been
cleared and a corridor of overturned dirt is
clearly visible through an avenue of trees.
Settled between Templeton Elementary to the north and Bloomington High
School South to the south, the 10-foot-wide
trail will serve as a recreational space connecting a community and its 57-acre park.
Originally used by CSX Transportation
as a rail corridor for transferring building
supplies to Black Lumber off Henderson
Street, the rails have since made way for

to the hospital tested positive


for cannabinoids, according to
a news release issued Tuesday
by the Ellettsville Police Department. Bowlen said the cookies
were the only common thread
among those who became ill, but
no definitive link has been made.
He took reports from at least
six people who had attended the
morning mass.
Each of these attendees claim
to have been given a cookie by a
fellow churchgoer after the service, he said in the news release.
He described the man handing out the cookies as a longtime
church member.
My understanding is that
they were handed to them as they
left the service, Bowlen said on
Tuesday. As far as I know, no
others have come forward with
issues from eating the cookies.
No one had lasting or serious
effects from consuming the cookies, which he said were loaded
with lots of ingredients. Officer
Zachary Michael, who is investigating the incident, is awaiting
results of the cookie analysis.
No one could be reached at the
church Tuesday afternoon.

Utilities board approves


22% water, sewer hikes

On the Web
Watch a 360-degree video of how
the trail to Switchyard Park is taking
shape at HeraldTimesOnline.com/media.

By Megan Banta

CHRIS HOWELL | HERALD-TIMES

812-331-4368 | mbanta@heraldt.com

Photo: Construction crews work Tuesday on


the new trail between Walnut and Henderson
streets, shown looking east from Walnut.

A proposed water and sewer


rate increase is on its way to the
Bloomington City Council for
approval.
The Bloomington Utilities
Service Board on Tuesday night
unanimously approved the 22
percent increase for both rates as
well as bond ordinances for both
systems $7.3 million for sewer
and $4.6 million for water.
Vic Kelson, director of City of
Bloomington Utilities, reiterated

the multi-use recreational trail.


All the ties and tracks had been
removed, and the area was tremendously
overgrown, said Dave Williams, operations and development director for the
citys parks and recreation department.
It was wall-to-wall vegetation.
Cities often look at abandoned rail
SEE TRAIL | PAGE A6

what hed told


the board twice
before, telling
members that
the increase is
geared toward
stabilizing the
departments
finances and
KELSON
to have monies available to improve our water
quality, eliminate sewer overflows and make other improvements to both systems.
SEE UTILITIES | BACK PAGE

Indiana University reports third Title IX investigation


Few details released
on latest sexual violence
case opened in May
By Michael Reschke
812-331-4370 | mreschke@heraldt.com

The U.S. Department of Educations Office for Civil Rights


opened a third Title IX sexual
violence investigation at Indiana

TODAYS WEATHER | BACK PAGE

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Universitys Bloomington campus last month.


The department of education
opened its first investigation at IU
on March 12, 2014, and a second
on June 30, 2015. Both of those
investigations are still active.
As of May 25, 2016, there were
241 sexual violence cases under
investigation at 190 post-secondary institutions. Stanford
University had the most cases

Inside today

On the Web: Nationwide investigations


As of May 25, there were 241 sexual violence cases under investigation at 190 postsecondary institutions. Find a PDF listing the
cases posted with this story at HeraldTimesOnline.com.
under investigation with five.
Kansas State University and Saint
Marys College of Maryland had
four each. Knox College, the
University of Chicago, Temple

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been made to the department of
education against IU or any other
institution. The department of
education doesnt acknowledge
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creating up to 165 jobs

TRAIL

Black Lumber spur


connects to park
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1

corridors as opportunities to build recreational


paths because old tracks
are already flat and raised
above drainage level, Williams said.
There are already plans
for a marked pedestrian
crossing on Henderson
Street with pedestrian
warning signs, but the
Walnut Street crossing
has yet to be determined.
While there will be a trailhead with the potential
for benches on the Walnut Street end, Williams
said theres not a lot of
bells and whistles simply
because theres not much
room.
Even if its a third of
a mile, its a place to ride
bikes, and its a safer, offthe-street environment,
Williams said.
Crider and Crider Inc.
won the project with a cost
estimate bid of $773,998.
For that approximate sum,
a 32-foot wide swath of
land will be cleared to
make way for a 10-footwide asphalt path.
Capped by an eight-foot
tree line, Williams said,
theres a careful balancing
act between providing for
sight line clearance while
maintaining a tree-lined
trail where community
members can travel safely.
Calling the path a standard INDOT prescription,

TITLE IX

IU faces third
investigation
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1

open an investigation, a
department spokesman
said. The spokesman said,
under the departments
policy, his name could not
be used for this story.
We do not confirm
receipt of complaints publicly, the spokesman said.
When they move to the
investigation stage, we do.
Hailey Rial made her
complaint public in April.
Rial said when she was a
freshman on the Bloomington campus in fall 2015, she
was sexually assaulted by
another student. Rial said
she reported the incident
to university officials, but
claims the university mishandled her case, charging

Associated Press

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Construction crews work Tuesday on the new trail between Walnut and Henderson streets, seen
looking west from Henderson.

RICHMOND Blue
Buffalo Pet Products
says it will build a new
manufacturing plant and
research and development
center in Richmond, creating up to 165 jobs.
The Connecticut-based
pet food maker announced
Tuesday it will invest more
than $100 million to build
and equip the production
and distribution facility
on 89 acres in the eastern
Indiana city.
The 14-year-old com-

pany sells natural foods


and treats for dogs and
cats that are sold nationwide through pet specialty
retailers. Blue Buffalo is
the fourth pet food producer to locate operations
in Wayne County.
The Indiana Economic
Development Corp. said
it offered the company up
to $1.62 million in conditional tax credits based
on the companys job creation plans. It says Wayne
County and the city of
Richmond have approved
additional incentives.

CHRIS HOWELL | HERALD-TIMES

Williams said it will be


constructed of layers of
crushed stone capped by a
three-inch layer of asphalt
that will seal in contaminants such as coal ash and
cinder found in virtually all
railways. There are varying federally regulated
contaminant-level limits
for different kinds of paths,
Williams said, and the
B-Links levels are within
the required amount for a
path topped by an impermeable substance such
as asphalt. In addition to
capping the land, Williams
said, construction crews
also removed much of the
contaminated ground.
Those environmental

remediation efforts have


indirectly placed a higher
portion of the trails cost
upon the city. Of the projects total cost, $337,746
will be covered by federal
INDOT grant money. That
percentage of the total
project cost is lower than
whats typically given to
projects that dont require
environmental remediation, Williams said.
Youre seeing construction project estimates come in as a higher
cost these days, Williams
said, but we think it will
be a valuable connection
between the neighborhood, the schools and the
future community park.

her fees to drop classes,


and did not properly file a
protective order against the
man she accused.
Rial said the man she
accused was found not
responsible by a hearing
panel that included IUs
former head of student ethics in January.
IU placed its former
head of student ethics,
Jason Casares, on paid
administrative leave
in February
after a colleague from
another
CASARES
university
accused him of sexually
assaulting her at a conference in December in Texas.
Rial said she tried to appeal
the ruling in her case after
she learned of the accusations of against Casares, but
was told she could not do so

because the five-day appeal


window had passed. Rial
said the universitys denial
of her appeal was included
in her complaint.
Casares has since
resigned but maintains his
innocence. The Fort Worth
Police closed an investigation into the accusations
against Casares in April,
and no charges were filed
against him.
IU spokesman Mark
Land said in a statement
he could not comment
on the specifics of Rials
complaint, but the university disputed a number of
the assertions made in the
media as they relate to this
investigation.
The investigation of IU
that began in 2014 is actually a compliance review
under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,
which prohibits sex discrimination in education

Trail
being
built

Michigan firm to expand


in Indiana, hire up to 147
Associated Press

Miller Drive
Switchyard Park

Bloomington
Rail Trail
H-T GRAPHIC

programs or activities that


receive federal financial
assistance. According to
documents obtained by
The Herald-Times through
a public record request,
the review will examine
the universitys handling
of complaints and reports
of sexual harassment,
including sexual violence,
to determine if the campus
has responded promptly
and effectively.
Compliance review
sites are selected based on
various sources of information, including statistical
data and information from
parents, advocacy groups,
the media and community organizations. Being
selected for a compliance
review, however, is not an
indication that violations
have occurred.
It should be emphasized that at this time OCR
has reached no conclusion

ELKHART A Michigan-based fleet vehicle


company says it will
expand its business in
Elkhart and create up to
147 new jobs by 2019.
Charlotte, Michiganbased Spartan Fleet
Vehicles and Services
announced the plans
Tuesday under the Utilimaster brand. It will invest
$10.9 million to increase
productions of walk-in
vans, parcel delivery vans,
truck bodies and other
items in Elkhart County in

northern Indiana.
Spartan Fleet Vehicles
and Services is a business
unit of Spartan Motors Inc.
The Indiana Economic Development Corp.
offered Spartan Motors
Inc. up to $550,000 in conditional tax credits and
$50,000 in training grants.
The company already
employs nearly 700 people in Indiana. It says its
already hired 40 of the
147 employees. Its still
looking for administrative,
manufacturing and material handling positions.

Universities with the most


cases under investigation
As of May 25, there were 241 sexual violence cases under
investigation at 190 post-secondary institutions.
Stanford University ...................................................................5
Kansas State University ...........................................................4
Saint Marys College of Maryland ..........................................4
Indiana University Bloomington.............................................3
Knox College ..............................................................................3
University of Chicago ...............................................................3
Temple University .....................................................................3
Washington State University ..................................................3
University of Wisconsin-Madison ..........................................3
as to whether a violation
of any federal law exists,
according to a letter sent
to IU President Michael
McRobbie.
The investigation that
began in 2015 is the result
of a complaint made against
IU. Details of the complaint
were redacted from the
documents obtained by

The Herald-Times, but a


letter to McRobbie indicates Student A alleges
the university discriminated against her on the
basis of sex by failing to
promptly and equitably
respond to her complaint of
sexual violence by another
student.

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