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.

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.

Renewal, restoration and the campus canopy

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly two years since IU Bloomington sustained some of the worst tree damage in its history, the result of violent storms that swept through our campus and the surrounding community. More than 300 trees, including several large, old-growth trees, were lost during the May 2011 storms that cut a […]

Back to school

One of my favorite films of the 1980s is the one where Thornton Melon (aka Rodney Dangerfield) decides to go “Back to School,” and enroll at his discouraged son’s college. The movie featured many memorably funny scenes, including this exchange between father and son: Thornton Melon: Boy, what a great-looking place. When I used to […]