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Validated Independent News stories (VINs) report information and perspective that the public has a right and need to know, but to which it has limited access. Before being posted as a VIN, each story undergoes evaluation by student researchers and faculty evaluators to determine that it is important, timely, fact-based, well documented, and under-reported in the corporate media. These VINs are candidates for inclusion among the top 25 stories in Project Censored’s annual book.

Anti-War Veterans and Civilians Arrested and Injured at Third Presidential Debate

Student Researcher: Katie McCartin, Melissa Bock, Anne Geiler, Ava Roebuck, Morgan Burke, Scott O’Neil Faculty Instructor: Kevin Howley Potential Evaluator: Nafhat Nasr Ten veterans and four civilians were arrested outside the final presidential debate on October 15 at Hofstra University. They were entering the debate in attempts to deliver questions about candidates’ plans of withdrawal […]

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Congressman Passing along Personal Donations to Other Politicians

Student Researchers:  Scott O’Neil ,Melissa Bock, Morgan Burke, Anne Geiler, Katie McCartin, Ava Roebuck Faculty Instructor: Kevin Howley Evaluator: Bruce Stinebrickner, Ph.D. Incumbent politicians are giving as much as 50% of moneys raised specifically for their re-election campaigns to their party colleagues and national party committees.  The idea is that incumbent politicians need to least […]

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White Spaces Could Help Provide More Affordable Internet

Student Researchers: Melissa Bock, Morgan Burke, Anne Geiler, Katie McCartin, Scott O’Neil, Ava Roebuck Faculty Instructor: Kevin Howley Evaluator: Douglas Harms, Ph. D., Professor of Computer Science, DePauw University White spaces, which are the segments of the public airwaves between television channels that go unused, could be key in providing high-speed, more affordable cellular and […]

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EPA Plans to Restart Experiments Exposing Children to Chemicals

Student Researcher: Melinda Xiong Faculty Instructor: Julie Andrzejewski, St. Cloud State University The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is delaying two studies exposing infants and schoolchildren to pesticides and other hazardous chemicals. The studies have been cancelled until further notice based on ethical and perception concerns such as “ensuring the greatest confidence in the approaches used.” […]

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Tar Sands Oil has three times higher Greenhouse Effect

Student Researcher: Britten Johnson and Wanjiru Mugo Faculty Advisor: Julie Andrzejewski Canada is the largest foreign supplier of oil to the United States sending over 370 million barrels a year, half of which comes from Alberta’s tar sands. Tar Sands oil is extremely toxic to our environment. The amount of energy that you have to […]

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