Dr. Valerie Eickmeier explains why Indiana needs a publicly supported art school:
"We're trying to attract more businesses to Indianapolis, and we're trying to attract a younger demographic to offset what many are calling the brain drain. If you have a vibrant, creative, culturally interesting community, you're going to attract the types of innovative, dynamic entrepreneurial individuals you want in your own community. Indy.com Q&A: Valerie Eickmeier Dean of the Herron School of Art and Design March 7, 2008.
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