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 […]

IU senior Connor McWhinney found a home at IU Dance Marathon

IU senior Connor McWhinney knows what it’s like to have your world change in an instance. His senior year of high school, McWhinney was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system that required three months of chemotherapy at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. The diagnosis changed the McWhinney’s life, not […]

‘Every time I go in and vote I feel proud and happy and I want all students to have that feeling’

Indiana University senior Sidney Harris has voted in previous elections. But she felt particularly proud casting her vote on the first day of early voting this year — her first presidential election. “It felt good to vote,” said the sociology major. “I voted twice before this and I think this is the most exciting time.” […]

IU community comes together for annual Nuestras Raíces

Post courtesy of IU newsroom intern Sheila Raghavendran: Indiana University Bloomington students and community members recently came together to share stories, poems and memories at the Latino Cultural Center, La Casa. This annual event, called Nuestras Raíces, which means “our roots,” is part of Hispanic Heritage Month and is a time for IU’s Latino community to […]

IU graduate student Danni McPherron has made reducing food waste her mission

Guest post by Jill Bond, graduate assistant in the School of Public and Enviromental Affairs Danni McPherron has spent plenty of time the last few years thinking about other people’s trash. “I’m pretty sure that my friends and family think of my passion for trash as inspiring, amusing and at times, a bit annoying,” she […]

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 […]

5 ways to start the school year off right

Post by IU Newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino: It’s the beginning of a new semester. Between moving, classes and socializing, IU students have a lot going on. It’s easy to get overwhelmed thinking about all the things you want to accomplish this year, so we made a list of some of the things you can focus on […]

Junior Hannah Thomas is carrying on her family’s legacy at IU

Ask Hannah Thomas why she loves IU, and the public relations and advertising major at The Media School will tell you her love for the university is a family legacy that spans decades. Her father attended IU as a Groups Scholar, and her older sister was a student athlete here. But it is her grandma […]

IU students make Welcome Week a fun and educational event

As a resident assistant at the McNutt Quadrangle Residence Hall, Eleanor Broyles helps create a safe, fun and welcoming environment for Indiana University students. Throughout the school year, the junior studying recreational sport management makes sure her residents are making the most out of campus. That is especially true during Welcome Week – a week […]