Remembering Dick Bishop

Indiana University and the Bloomington community suffered a great loss Monday night with the death of Dick Bishop, a longtime IU Foundation official and WFIU jazz host.

The pride of Little 500 and keeping pace with the spring semester sprint

Little 500 leads the list of recent activities and events that have fueled IU Bloomington’s sprint through the last leg of spring semester. And what a sprint it’s been.

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.

Growing global partnerships

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

Mini University provides a learning vacation for students of all ages

For those who want to experience that first-week rush, the IU Alumni Association and IU Lifelong Learning are sponsoring the 43rd Mini University, giving people of all ages and backgrounds a chance to take five days of classes taught by IU faculty, right here on the beautiful Bloomington campus.

Things I love

I admit, I’m a bit of a romantic, especially when it comes to IU and Btown, where I’ve lived for the last 15 years. I received a master’s degree here. Met my lovely wife my first day of school. Have two kids who are growing up great here. My 11-year-old got to rush the Assembly […]

Giving thanks

It’s Thanksgiving break week and I, for one, am grateful. This semester has felt like it’s gone by at breakneck speed, providing me with little opportunity to give thanks for some recent big happenings in Btown. Last week, I had the privilege of attending the Indiana premier of what will almost certainly become the next […]

Good Luck, Hoosiers!

On “Show Your Stripes Day” was there really any question what we’d be bantering about down in Btown? So, without further adieu, here you go. Hoosier Nation is out today in full force wishing the IU men’s basketball team “good luck” in today’s NCAA Sweet Sixteen matchup against Syracuse. And rumor has it that more […]

New glory. Old IU.

For several weeks now, I’ve been wondering what more I could write (that hasn’t already been written) about the hot topic of the moment in Btown. I’m talking, of course, about Hoosier basketball, currently ranked No. 1 in the nation and the subject of more “They’re back” stories than Jason from “Friday the 13th,” stories […]

Meet the parents

It’s Parents Weekend at IU Bloomington, which, for this blogger, always brings back special memories. Parents Weekend 1995 was my introduction to IU and the Btown community—that’s when mom, dad and I ventured away from the shores of Connecticut to visit my younger sister, then a freshman. Expecting to see a few big academic structures […]