IU honors those who capture the vision, spirit and leadership of MLK

Post by April Toler, who normally writes for the Student Experience and Health & Vitality blogs: Hundreds of Indiana University administrators, faculty, staff and students, alongside members of the Bloomington community, gathered Monday to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the university’s annual MLK Leadership Breakfast. During the ceremony, five special participants were honored […]

‘Sing With Pride’ honors and celebrates LGBTQ people

Post courtesy of IU newsroom intern Sheila Raghavendran: Jacobs School of Music graduate student Synthia Steiman and second-year master’s student Chris Seefeldt organized Sing With Pride, a recital of graduate voice students celebrating the experiences of LGBTQ people and honoring the victims of the June 2016 shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Steiman, Seefeldt […]

IU’s Pi Lambda Phi fraternity hosting Elimination of Prejudice Week

Guest post by April Toler, who regularly writes for the Student Experience and Health & Vitality blogs: The words written on “The Wall of Prejudice” — a portable wall where Indiana University students can write words or phrases that are offensive to them — are harsh and sometimes shocking. “Bossy.” “Fat.” “Retarded.” “Slut.” “Stupid.” While seeing such […]

Generations of Little 500

To many of the riders, Little 500 is more than just an intramural race requiring an amazing amount of preparation. It is an event that helps to shape their college careers, and in some ways, who they become.

Calling all Cinderellas: Breaking down the bracket of inaugural Hoosier Hysteria competition

Herman B Wells, Hoagy and Homecoming. Mark Cuban, Kinsey and candy-striped pants. They represent just a few of the Btown legends and traditions vying to win the inaugural “Hoosier Hysteria: The Bloomington Bracket” competition.

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.

Yo-Yo Ma and musicians speak to IU students on link between culture, economics and the arts

Guest post courtesy of Chuck Carney, director of communication and marketing at IU’s School of Global and International Studies:  Grammy Award-winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma and a group of musicians gave a special presentation to students at the Indiana University School of Global and International Studies this morning about art and its connection to economics and […]

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.

Welcome Week and the renewal of IU traditions

Four years can go by before you know it, which makes tomorrow, the official start of “Welcome Week” at IU Bloomington, especially meaningful for those of us who’ve experienced past iterations of this time-honored tradition and appreciate just how special a day it is for our students, their families and their loved ones.

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.