Btown bands together for the bees

When members of the IU Newsroom began work on their latest in-depth, long-form story, “Keepers of the Bees,” even though the collapse of the bees had become a hot issue in the news and attracted the attention of the White House, I was still shocked to learn just how potentially disastrous of a problem this is; bees are the most important pollinators of flowering plants and, along with other insects, directly produce a third of every bite of food we eat and are responsible for more than $15 billion annually to the U.S. agricultural sector.

A busy week (and summer!) in Btown

Beginning last Sunday, when new students began arriving on campus, we here at IU Bloomington have been busy officially welcoming IU press release on 2015 incoming class and helping them quickly get acquainted with their new surroundings and all the pride and joy that goes into being a Hoosier. Our welcoming work also begins well before students officially become part of the IU family

Welcome Week and the renewal of IU traditions

Four years can go by before you know it, which makes tomorrow, the official start of “Welcome Week” at IU Bloomington, especially meaningful for those of us who’ve experienced past iterations of this time-honored tradition and appreciate just how special a day it is for our students, their families and their loved ones.