IU Civic Leaders spend fall break on Capitol Hill

Post courtesy of IU newsroom intern Bailey Briscoe: Students in the 2020 class of IU Civic Leaders got to spend their fall break in Washington, D.C., but the trip was much more than a vacation for the students. Many walked away inspired to help make change on both a local and national level. The three-day […]

IU sophomore Corben Andrews is working to make a more sustainable world

Growing up, Indiana University student Corben Andrews experienced early on the effects of poverty and the impact one can have on the world. When he was 5 years old, he accompanied his parents and church on a mission trip to Mexico, where the group built houses for people in need. Then in high school, Andrews […]

‘My experience abroad taught me a lot about myself, and the way I want to live’

Post by Aimee Patras, a junior studying nonprofit management in IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Patras traveled to South Africa this summer with Cru, an on-campus student ministry organization.  When I was trying to decide how to spend this summer, I was overwhelmed with the number of options — study abroad, internships, working, […]

SPEA graduate student Michailean Taylor gives back through playback theatre

Post by IU Newsroom intern Tori Lawhorn: Michailean Taylor traveled more than 2,800 miles to come to Indiana University. After studying theatre, arts, literature and English during his undergraduate career in his home country of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Taylor, now 26 years old, decided to pursue his graduate degree at IU in […]

IU senior Mercedes Jones is leading the way in making sure no student goes hungry

Indiana University senior Mercedes Jones was just looking to fulfill a credit when she took on an internship working on a university food pantry initiative. But what began as a frustrating college requirement quickly turned into a passionate mission: making sure no IU student goes hungry. “At first, I felt it was a burden,” she […]