Lugar still serving as his time in Senate winds down

Richard Lugar’s name won’t be on the Indiana election ballot this fall, but he’s still serving his state, wrapping up a distinguished, 36-year tenure in the U.S. Senate. A long-time friend of Indiana University, he will deliver a keynote address Tuesday at the Capitol Hill Colloquium sponsored by the IU School of Public and Environmental […]

Emancipation Proclamation: Indiana majority didn’t celebrate in 1862

As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, it’s instructive to recall that President Lincoln’s order freeing the slaves wasn’t greeted with universal applause – even in the North. Stephen E. Towne, an associate archivist at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, makes that much clear in a recent post to the New York Times […]