Guest post by April Toler, who regularly writes for the Student Experience and Health & Vitality blogs: The words written on “The Wall of Prejudice” — a portable wall where Indiana University students can write words or phrases that are offensive to them — are harsh and sometimes shocking. “Bossy.” “Fat.” “Retarded.” “Slut.” “Stupid.” While seeing such […]
It would be difficult to describe the start to this academic year as anything but trying. But many of us who call IU home continue to be heartened by the good work being done all across campus, much of it by our student body, to make ours a safer, more respectful and more caring environment.
IU Bloomington student Rachel Green writes about her experience working with the Culture of Care initiative and creating a campus culture where it’s the “norm” for students to intervene when they see someone in need.
It’s hard to believe it’s back-to-school time in Bloomington – that time of year when those of us who stick around during the quiet summer months start to gear up for the impending onslaught of students arriving on campus, busier streets and sidewalks, louder, more crowded restaurants and, yes, fewer parking spaces. I admit, this […]
Guest post courtesy of Leslie Fasone, assistant dean for women’s and gender affairs in the Dean of Students Office at IU Bloomington. Culture of Care. What is a culture of care and how do we create a community at IU where students, staff and faculty demonstrate care and concern for one another? Creating a Culture […]
Thought I’d check in with IU’s ever-chatty, sometimes smart-alecky Street Smart party animals to see what they’ve been up to (or should I say, getting into!) this summer. Here’s @HankatIU, a giraffe with a hank-ering for house plants that are edible and the TV show “Jersey Shore,” tweeting some heady safety reminders during the recent […]
This Sunday, June 3, marks the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of IU Bloomington student Lauren Spierer. Though it’s been a year since this sad and unfortunate event, Lauren remains in the hearts and minds of everyone at IU Bloomington, including the thousands of volunteers who have committed themselves to helping find her and the […]