The winter buzz in Btown

The start of the spring semester has brought a flurry of activity here at IU Bloomington. From new discoveries, initiatives and student success stories to Hoosier basketball’s early-season dominance at Assembly Hall, here’s just a small sampling of the buzz being heard and felt all around campus.

Year in review: Top stories from 2015

From Grand Challenges to global gateways, mythical first flowers to marathon dancing and bicentennial campaigns to a Big Apple bowl game for our gridiron Hoosiers, 2015 offered another set of amazing accomplishments, discoveries and milestones at Indiana University Bloomington.

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.

Provost focuses on strategic plan in State of the Campus address

The strategic plan for the Indiana University Bloomington campus is nearing completion some eight months after the planning process kicked off, Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel said this week in her 2014 State of the Campus address. Robel said the plan, which she intends to submit to IU President Michael A. McRobbie by April 15, demonstrates that members of the campus community have come together to create a vision of academic excellence as the university approaches its 2020 bicentennial celebration.

Btown students making the mark

Churchill. Truman. Goldwater. Fulbright. Luce. The names read like a who’s who of some of the most influential figures of the 20th century. They’ve also come to reflect the considerable academic prowess of IU Bloomington students and newly minted alums, who, in recent weeks, have earned several of the nation’s and world’s most prestigious and […]

Big happenings in Btown

This is the time of year when, despite the weather, activities really start heating up at IU Bloomington. Next week is no exception, with several major happenings taking place, starting with a lecture on Monday by former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, the longest-serving senator in Indiana’s history and new faculty member in the new School […]

Double ‘value’ talk

As the post-holiday haze begins to clear, we at Btown Banter thought it worth noting a couple of special honors received by IU in the final days of December, capping a busy and bountiful 2012 at the university. (Check out “Year in review: Top stories from IU in 2012.”) On Dec. 27, IU’s Bloomington campus […]

A no-brainer for the brain campus

Sometimes the best idea is the one that makes the most sense or — to borrow from the principle of Occam’s razor — the one that’s the simplest. Yet it doesn’t take a beautiful mind (or a brain as big as one of the many fiberglass brain sculptures on display throughout campus and the surrounding […]