Advertisement

The Hammer and Nigel Show

Blog > The Hammer and Nigel Show > Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns Joins Hammer & Nigel

Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns Joins Hammer & Nigel

Photo Credit- Michael Hickey

 

Ball State has a new man in charge. Geoffrey Mearns became the 17th President of Ball State in May 2017. We’re lucky enough to have President Mearns in studio to talk about Ball State’s new slogan, the upcoming basketball season and everything happening in Muncie.

Currently, Ball State currently has a reputation as a bit of a party school. President Mearns says the university is ready to move on from that reputation. 

“One of the things we are moving beyond is having that past reputation as a party school… while we certainly recognize the value of extracurricular activities, we’re really proud of what happens on our campus every day.”

On other college campuses across the country, an emphasis has been placed on politics inside classroom. We get President Mearns’ comments on that cultural shift and what his opinion on injecting politics into the classroom.

“We believe it’s our responsibility to not engage in that kind of political debate. We know some of those political discussions have a tendency to divide our country and not necessarily bring us together… We have enduring values that aren’t Republican or Democratic. These are values that bring us together.”

Photo Credit- Joe Raedle/Getty Images It seems like after every mass shooting there is a lot of talk, but not much...
Photo Credit-RTV6 Nicholas Dworet had recently signed a scholarship to attend the University of Indianapolis for...
Photo Credit-Christopher Polk/Getty Images The Chicks on the Right are joining Hammer and Nigel. As issue came up...
Photo Credit-Alfred Gescheidt/Getty Images It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. We sent Producer Ari out...
Tony Katz is back for Tuesday’s with Tony and he’s bringing some heat today. Tony is going after Rep. Andre Carson...