The stories behind Commencement

In the days leading up to commencement ceremonies, several outstanding graduating seniors agreed to share a little about their time at IU Bloomington, including their top memories, favorite spots on campus, the people and events that inspired them, the opportunities they were afforded to grow intellectually, culturally and socially, and their plans post graduation.

Teddy talks (and the modern-day commencement address at IU Bloomington)

Herman B and Booker T. Mellencamp and Sylvia McNair. Birch and Evan Bayh. Q, Quincy Jones. Pauley, Smiley and Enberg, oh my. The statesmen, Richard Lugar and Lee Hamilton. The Nobel winner, Eleanor Ostrom. The Batman crusader, Michael Uslan, and the Puzzlemaster, Will Shortz. Oh, and did we mention Teddy Roosevelt? All of these names, […]

Celebrating the Class of 2013

On May 3 and 4, 2013, IU Bloomington will award 8,880 degrees to 8,590 students as it celebrates its 184th commencement. Congratulations to all our graduates!

A new view of Commencement at IU

On May 3 and 4, 2013, IU Bloomington will award 8,880 degrees to 8,590 students as it celebrates its 184th commencement. Congratulations to all our graduates!

Talking about the ‘Hoo-Hoo-siers’ of 2022

Just as IU Bloomington was preparing to send off the class of 2013, the potential class of 2022 stepped in and stole the show. April 25 was a special day for the talented third-graders from Indianapolis’ Cold Spring Environmental Magnet School who captivated Hoosier Nation this year with their acted-out version of “This Is Indiana,” […]

A day of reflection, remembrance and revelry

Indiana University Bloomington held its annual Winter Commencement this morning at Assembly Hall, giving the university’s newest graduates an opportunity to look toward a future of promise and also to reflect on the many historic events that have marked their years at IU — events, said IU President Michael A. McRobbie, that have “touched the […]

‘An awesome energy’

For those of us who don’t skip town for the summer, the first week after graduation ceremonies at IU Bloomington is typically greeted with a strong sense of relief (“Eureka! A parking spot!”) and fond recollections of the past year. First, the relief. True to this time of year, this morning I easily found a […]