IU Contemporary Dance students share experiences, performance with Focus Dance Group

Post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Laura Ellsworth: The dance studio in the School of Public Health building looks ordinary and multi-purpose — padded floors, mirrors along one wall and various chairs scattered to the side. But the angles of the normal dance studio scenery draw a sharp contrast to the students moving fluidly back […]

Students helping Crimson Cupboard continue to expand its goal of ending food insecurity

It has been a little over a year since the Crimson Cupboard food pantry opened on the IU Bloomington campus. Since that time, Mercedes Jones, the director who helped make the pantry a reality has graduated and moved on from IU. But students like Erika Wheeler have taken up the charge and expanded the pantry […]

IU student discusses her family’s connection to Abraham Lincoln, in honor of his upcoming birthday

Post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Bailey Briscoe: Growing up, I always declared Abraham Lincoln as my favorite president. Even though I wasn’t alive to witness his time in office, the pages in the history books that covered slavery and Lincoln’s moves to abolish it were the most intriguing to me as a young girl. […]

IU freshmen represent Kelley School of Business at national case competition

Post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Laura Ellsworth: In his farewell address last Tuesday, President Obama said, “change only happens when ordinary people get involved and they get engaged.” Breana Owens and her team are far from ordinary, but they’re certainly getting involved. The team of four freshman women – Breana Owens, Nailah Owens-Johnson, Dorothy […]

IU expert provides tips for getting on the path to financial success

The holiday season has come and gone, but the aftermath of gift giving and social gatherings may leave a major dent in some people’s wallets. “If people don’t follow a budget then they do tend to feel the effects of the holidays on their financial lives,” said Phil Schuman, IU director of financial literacy. “The holidays […]

MacDonald Scholarship connects students with community for long-lasting success

Post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Sheila Raghavendran: In 1970, IU Bloomington was very different from IU Bloomington today – its population was only 30,368, the building of Assembly Hall wasn’t yet completed and SPEA had yet to be established. But there is one aspect that has remained for some students and families: struggling to […]

‘If it wasn’t for this scholarship, I don’t know that I would be able to go to college’

From an early age, a college education was always in Elijah Secrest’s sights. “My parents always set high academic standards for us,” said Secrest, a sophomore studying media advertising at The Media School. “They didn’t have a college degree but they always expected us to do better.” But with five children at home — Secrest […]

Preserving a community through storytelling

Post courtesy of IU newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino: Over Thanksgiving break, while many people were eating turkey and watching IU secure an Old Oaken Bucket victory, I headed south determined to collect stories while also adding to my own. I was one of 14 Media School students who traveled to Costa Rica as part […]

Student Amanda Marino details the setbacks and triumphs of being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes

Post courtesy of IU newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino: When the emergency room nurse poked his head into my room and asked me if I was diabetic, I of course told him no. Type 1 diabetes didn’t run in my family, and I was already 20 years old, almost completely outside the window of a […]

Culture of Care Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Summit discusses campus discrimination issues

Post courtesy of IU newsroom intern Sheila Raghavendran: On Friday, Oct. 28, Culture of Care held its Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Summit to promote awareness and change in the way issues of discrimination are handled at IU. Culture of Care Director of Outreach Will Hughes, sophomore Viviana Ramirez and junior Anushree Kedia discuss their experiences […]