The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update


November 7, 2013

Viewpoint: Newspaper reports mischaracterize Ivy Tech

Media consultants will provide advice that when a person or institution is unfairly attacked or mischaracterized in the newspaper the person or institution should just leave it alone.

They will say to not respond, as a response will either add credibility to the story or facilitate additional comments and editorials. Or the consultants will offer advice that the newspapers will not print anything you send to them nor the full details around the actual facts.

They will only print the story that meets their intent. Based on recent stories and editorials, it is apparent the media is either ignoring the facts or choosing to be opportunistic and sensationalize the story. In response, here are the facts and full details.

Ivy Tech Community College is very pleased to have Rob Carter as a member of our team. He is uniquely qualified for this job. As a former county sheriff, Rob has an extensive law enforcement background and an impeccable statewide reputation among the law enforcement community.

I have known Rob for more than six years and have been impressed with his leadership at the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. He led a highly complex organization that is one of the best in the nation. The State of Indiana and DNR were nationally recognized during Rob’s tenure.

Rob was the best candidate, and his references were exceptionally strong. We are delighted he chose to join Ivy Tech and continue serving the people of this state over many other opportunities in the private sector.

Ivy Tech followed all normal procedures relative to hiring of Rob. Any mis-characterization is false. This position was advertised, candidates were reviewed and interviewed, references and background checks were conducted and the best candidate was hired.

Newspapers have also printed stories about our chairman of the board, Bruce Walkup, sending inappropriate emails. Unfortunately, the story is laced with inaccuracies and false information.

Text Only
  • Viewpoint: Pray for an end to abortion pandemic There are few, if any, conditions of our day that have more impact on our lives than the shameful practice of abortion – a legalized form of murder. There are many who say that should not be spoken in polite society. There are others who buy into the fabrication that since abortion is legal, it must be a non-issue.

    April 23, 2014

  • Viewpoint: Politicians creating instability in public schools

    I will begin this correspondence by stating I have known hundreds of educators from across the state of Indiana. There are a couple of fibers that commonly run through the character of most of these great people, educators truly care about kids, and they do not fear a fair and equitable evaluation.

    April 23, 2014

  • Viewpoint: Academic standards process a model for other states

    The State Board of Education is scheduled to adopt Indiana College and Career Ready standards at a special meeting on April 28.

    April 22, 2014

  • Viewpoint: Resources are available to prevent child abuse The word "courage" is often associated with the fight against child abuse. Front line victim advocates have long recognized the need for courage in order to protect victims. Behind the scene advocates need courage to fight for funding and attention to the cause.

    April 19, 2014

  • Viewpoint: Tree City USA distinction laughable I thoroughly enjoyed your April Fools' editorial announcing that the city of Anderson had received the Tree City USA distinction. Had I not realized it was a joke, I would have choked on my coffee. I was a little concerned that you did not announce to some of the less enlightened readers that it was an April Fools' joke.

    April 19, 2014

  • Letter: Local business gives valued aid to Girl Scouts The Girl Scouts of Central Madison County would like to thank the local Coca-Cola Distribution Center for their wonderful support.

    April 16, 2014

  • Letter: American people still don't know the full truth I think the last presidential election may have been the most corrupt one in the history of this nation.

    April 16, 2014

  • Letter: Public should get informed about fracking The League of Women Voters recently offered the viewing of "Gasland part 11" at the library. There were eight people there including myself.

    April 16, 2014

  • Letter: Indianapolis will be the winner with reservoir There have been many articles in The Herald Bulletin both pro and con about the proposed Mounds Lake reservoir. Let me put my two cents worth in, and I am sure that is how some will take it.

    April 16, 2014

  • Letter: American Right makes Left turn The American Right has suddenly made a Left turn on government surveillance after several years supporting George W. Bush's program to eavesdrop on telephone calls and read emails of American citizens without warrants.

    April 16, 2014

More Resources from The Herald Bulletin
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide