The story at last: The chancellor emeritus was indeed a G-man (Part 2)

IUPUI Chancellor Emeritus Gerald L. Bepko and other FBI agents working the 1966 March Against Fear were responsible for identifying Ku Klux Klan members and other troublemakers or would-be assassins, deflecting any violence, and providing daily and hourly reports via teletype to keep President Lyndon B. Johnson advised of march conditions.

When less is more: IU’s efforts to reduce student debt paying big dividends

Sometimes, seemingly small gestures can have hugely positive consequences. Take, for instance, IU’s decision in late 2012 to begin sending students who had taken out student loans a letter twice a year updating them on how much they owed and what their repayment schedule would be. Seems simple, right? Simply powerful beyond anyone’s expectations, it […] Read more »

IU panel opens dialogue on racism in America

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Three years after the death of Trayvon Martin, which sparked the Black Lives Matter movement — and just three weeks after the U.S. Justice Department reported that police in Ferguson, Mo., regularly used unconstitutional practices disproportionately affecting African-American residents — an IU panel emphasized the remaining […] Read more »

IU student addiction recovery program OASIS wins grant

Post by IU Communications colleague Milana Katic: Did you know an estimated 500 students on the Indiana University Bloomington campus identify themselves as being in recovery from substance abuse? Maybe you didn’t know, but fortunately OASIS does. OASIS is IU Bloomington’s campus-wide alcohol and drug prevention, education, intervention and counseling service. Since 2012, OASIS has dedicated […] Read more »

IU Media School professor’s paper was influential in FCC net neutrality decision

After months of public and political debate, the Federal Communications Commission voted on Feb. 26 to regulate the Internet in the same way as it does “telecommunications services” under Title II of the 1934 Communications Act. Many consumers and companies joined President Barack Obama in lauding the decision, saying it will continue to provide equality. […] Read more »

Storyteller, artists and Jacobs School musicians celebrate beauty of Brown County at event

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Emily Davis: Think of tonight’s event at the Brown County Playhouse as one continuous piece of artwork. Inspired by Frank Hohenberger’s iconic early 20th century photographs of Brown County, local artists, a storyteller and musicians from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music have teamed up to showcase new […] Read more »

Her story

In recognition of the exceptional impact women have had on shaping Indiana University’s success—and in conjunction with the annual Women’s History Month—the IU Newsroom is showcasing 15 women (for 2015) who reflect the trailblazing spirit, innovative thinking and Hoosier pride that have come to define what it means to be a woman at IU.

Who’s your building manager?

Have you ever wondered who to turn to during a disaster? Did you know people in each building on campus are collaborating to ensure your safety during a potential emergency?

A gut feeling that honey bee microbiome work at IU will be worth watching

Although it has yet to become added fodder in the debate over if, how or when President Barack Obama has been over-stepping his authority, the White House did recently issue a Presidential Memorandum ordering relevant agencies and departments to create a federal strategy to promote the health of Apis mellifera – the western honey bee […] Read more »

Biological microscopy, explained

How can researchers get images and videos of activities in living cells? Kenneth Dunn, scientific director of the Indiana Center for Biological Microscopy, tells all. It’s impressive stuff, and it’s just cool to look at.