2011 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Kerry Hyatt Blomquist

The legal director of the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, she created programs to offer victims immediate protection from the time they enter a hospital and founded the state’s first domestic-violence education program for attorneys.

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2011 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Allison Barber

The head of the state’s newest public university brings years of White House and Pentagon experience to her position. She hopes to revolutionize our state’s approach to higher education by championing distance learning as key to closing the Hoosier degree gap.

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Waiting for construction industry to recover

The recession officially ended more than two years ago. But the number of local construction jobs is still down 27 percent from 2007 levels. Will the industry ever feel relief? Some segments might not recover in a big way until 2013.

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