A big Btown welcome!

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 […]

Growing global partnerships

Provost Robel’s spring trip to Taiwan opens the door for bidirectional partnership agreements between IU and Taiwanese institutions.

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 […]

The magic of Btown

If you noticed a little less banter here these last several days, you can blame Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the wonderful world of Disney, which is where I recently spent my kids’ fall break and, sadly, a good chunk of their college savings. Not that I should be complaining about a week in sunny […]

“An essential college experience”

Full confession here. I didn’t study abroad while in college, and I never really considered it, aside from an occasional fleeting notion. In fact, about the closest I got to an international experience was when the occasional new acquaintance would mistake my school (UConn) for that part of Canada bordering Alaska. Eventually, I made it overseas, […]