Nursing alumna reflects on rededicated Ball Nurses Sunken Garden

By Rich Schneider, IU Communications Specialist: Ruth Rodefeld turned around in her chair under the white tent on the lawn behind Ball Hall to watch students strolling through Ball Nurses Sunken Garden, just like she had done more than 50 years ago. There were the brick walks, grassy areas and sparkling water spraying from a […]

Looking back at Black History Month 2016

Another Black History Month has ended, and it’s time for me to take inventory of speeches attended, movies viewed and books read as part of my personal celebration of the occasion. Mind you, I don’t limit my study of and musings over African-American contributions, achievements, struggles, etc. to the month of February. But I do use the month as an opportunity to tackle something out of the ordinary.

A bucket list for Black History Month

By Diane Brown, IU Communications Specialist If you’re looking for something special to do in observance of Black History Month, you might want to put attending the IUPUI Steward Speakers Series Feb. 22 event on your 2016 bucket list. The evening includes dinner and a lecture featuring Grammy-winning hip-hop artist and actor Common.

Waiting and working for peace in the face of gun violence

Waiting to exhale. That describes our nation collectively whenever news of yet another mass shooting sweeps with lightning speed from the mountains, to the prairies, to the oceans about which Irving Berlin wrote.

Reflections from the IUPUI White House

Soon IUPUI will be under new leadership. Chancellor Charles R. Bantz will pass the baton to Chancellor Nasser Paydar in mid-August. With the approaching changing of the guard has come the organized chaos that is called moving as Chancellor Bantz and first lady Sandra G. Petronio prepare to return to “civilian” academic life. Despite those demands, Dr. Petronio graciously agreed to set aside time — and energy — to address my questions about her time as first lady.

Orange is the new look of New York Street as city reconfigures campus thoroughfare

What are those barricades? How long will they be in the way? When will we get back to four lanes of New York from White River Parkway to West Street?

IUPUI campus art is a lot to be admired

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life,” Pablo Picasso reportedly said. Perhaps your daily routine could stand a little dusting off. Let me prescribe a walking tour of the public sculptures on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus.

Parade promises a long-denied but better-played tribute

It’s been a long time coming, but on Saturday, the 1955 Crispus Attucks High School state championship boys basketball team will finally get its public due. For the first time in the 500 Festival Parade’s 58-year history, it will make a planned stop on Monument Circle. Twenty-first-century technology will allow the world to witness the sights and sounds as members of the Attucks team get the on-the-Circle celebration they were denied following their historic 1955 win.

Football may be coming to IUPUI, thanks to the IUPUI Robotics Club

A T-shirt sold at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis boasts, tongue in cheek, that IUPUI is undefeated in football since 1969.

The joke is that IUPUI, founded in 1969, has never fielded a football team. But that may change this coming academic year, if the IUPUI Robotics Club has its way.