September 5, 1988
On this day, in a feat of student-journalism investigative reporting, The Sagamore, the IUPUI student newspaper, reported that newspaper staff had deployed several radon-testing devices in three campus buildings during the summer. Sagamore reporter Scott Abel wrote that the newspaper office in the basement of Cavanaugh Hall tested above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) "action level." The newspaper reported its findings to the Indiana State Board of Health and Environmental Health and Safety staff on campus, who vowed to follow up with their own tests.
During its period of publication (1971-2009), The Sagamore reported on a wide variety of events both on campus and off. A number of the newspaper's staffers went on to professional journalism careers. Its notice board was the first place to check for students, faculty, and staff for events across campus.
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