Reading roundup: IndyEleven’s $82M stadium pitch, Giordano’s plans multiple locations

Coffee and newspaper for reading roundup post

I had this odd moment while standing in the sun waiting for the light to change outside the IUPUI Informatics building yesterday when I felt calm. At peace. Without tension. It hit me: I was caught up on all my classwork! I hope your work this week is going just as smoothly.

Here’s a roundup of 10 or so links to start your morning off right:

  • Indy Eleven released renderings of a proposed $82 million soccer stadium being considered by the Indiana legislature. (IndyStar)

  • Attention pizza lovers: Not only is Giordano’s is opening Tuesday at a Fashion Mall-area location, but the chain is already planning more locations Downtown and in Carmel. (IndyStar)
  • “Just IN” update: Gov. Mike Pence told conservative talk show Greg Garrison  that he would reject any version of his new website that looks like state-run media. He said the IndyStar report on Monday was the first he’d heard of the plan. Meanwhile, his staff conducted a rather surreal news conference. (IndyStar)
  • The long-sought fourth suspect in the 2012 Richmond Hill explosion has been arrested: Gary Thompson, 44. (IndyStar)
  • Go Daddy pulled its Super Bowl puppy ad after an uproar erupted over the “twist” ending. (MarketWatch) | The spot was a play on this now-legendary 2014 Budweiser ad, “Puppy Love.” Sorry, I just HAVE to pause to embed it for you here.

  • She was in New York; he was in Indianapolis. Hundreds of miles apart, they found love on Twitter. Now Kacy Capobres and Joe Ray are getting married this spring. (WRTV-6)
  • Pretty soon, I may be doing research into this area of legal informatics: DFUIs, or drone flying under the influence. (New York Times)
  • Agog that uber-blogger and top “Colbert Report” guest Andrew Sullivan says he will quit posting at his fantastic and standard-setting Daily Dish website. At least for now. I still don’t quite believe he can quit. (Daily Dish) | “It’s hard to overstate how influential Sullivan’s blogging has been.” (
  • You may know Steven Stolen from his “Stolen Moments” radio show on WFYI-FM. Three weeks ago, the career of the former IRT managing director took a surprising turn when he joined the Julian Center. He brings his experience as a child of domestic violence to his new work. (Matthew Tully)
  • Purdue 83, Indiana 67. (IndyStar)

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Author: Cori

Cori Faklaris (aka "HeyCori") is a PhD researcher at Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Faklaris is an social media expert and longtime journalist who brings this expertise to her work in usability for privacy, security and emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things.

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