IUPUI Chancellor Emeritus Gerald L. Bepko and other FBI agents working the 1966 March Against Fear were responsible for identifying Ku Klux Klan members and other troublemakers or would-be assassins, deflecting any violence, and providing daily and hourly reports via teletype to keep President Lyndon B. Johnson advised of march conditions.
The 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches got me thinking about bits and pieces of conversations regarding IUPUI Chancellor Emeritus Gerald L. Bepko having once been a G-man.
For more than decade I’ve wanted a legitimate opening to question the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law professor about the details, which I knew had something to do with the civil rights movement.
If you didn’t attend the Taylor Symposium this year, or if you want to relive that exhilarating experience, your laptop can take you back. Thanks to the on-demand video services of Indianapolis Channel 16 Government Access Television, the 26th Joseph T. Taylor Symposium is available for viewing as a three-part series in MP4 video format.
If Jessica Gonzalez Contreras had given an acceptance speech like they do for the Oscars, she knows who she would have thanked when she received a national health award. Contreras credits her educational experiences at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis for her Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Award, created by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a joint initiative of AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
IUPUI sports management student Jessica Bennett looked surprised when a stranger handed her a long-stemmed rose in a glass vase Feb. 25. But this wasn’t a belated Valentine or an episode of “The Bachelor.” It was in honor of her nomination for a ROSE Award from Visit Indy.