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.

Celebrating ‘champions for change’ on MLK Day

Post courtesy of April Toler, who regularly blogs at Health & Vitality and Student Experience.  Hundreds of Indiana University administrators, faculty, staff and students, alongside members of the Bloomington community, gathered Monday to honor Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the university’s annual MLK Leadership Breakfast. Sitting in Alumni Hall, it was hard not to […]

Btown bands together for the bees

When members of the IU Newsroom began work on their latest in-depth, long-form story, “Keepers of the Bees,” even though the collapse of the bees had become a hot issue in the news and attracted the attention of the White House, I was still shocked to learn just how potentially disastrous of a problem this is; bees are the most important pollinators of flowering plants and, along with other insects, directly produce a third of every bite of food we eat and are responsible for more than $15 billion annually to the U.S. agricultural sector.

Consider the possibilities

How do you become the most trusted man in news? If you’re Tom Brokaw, you “consider the possibilities.” In the March/April 2014 issue of Public Administration Review, a leading scholarly publication based at the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs and edited by SPEA faculty, the former anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News reflects […]

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 […]

Debate, diplomacy and exercising the mind

Drive down Fee Lane on the Indiana University Bloomington campus this time of year and you’ll see signs for the camps that attract thousands of teenagers: basketball, tennis, soccer, volleyball, debate. Yes, debate. IU, renowned for its summer athletics camps, also hosts lesser known camps that intensely exercise the mind. For example, the first Model […]