Texas students to use Columbus as ‘living laboratory’ for small-scale urbanism projects

Architectural students from the University of Texas Arlington will travel to Columbus, Ind., in February to study at the IU Center for Art and Design as well as use the architecturally rich city as a “living lab” to investigate the potential of small-scale urbanism. The students are studying under award-winning architect and UT Arlington assistant […]

Grunwald Gallery pulls together first-ever alumni show: ‘SoFA Revisited’

Think of it as an exercise in artistic asceticism. Realizing he’s much more interested in the process he uses to create a sculpture installation than the actual end product, Indiana University Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts alumnus Derek Parker often practices what artists refer to as “limiting the palette” by vowing only to […]

Double Bell equals double fun for B-town

B-town has double the chance to connect with its favorite son this week. Accclaimed violinist, Bloomington native and IU Jacobs School of Music faculty member Joshua Bell is in town to perform with the Cleveland Orchestra on Wednesday. In addition, IU Cinema is showing the 2012 documentary “Chasing Ice,” which includes the song “Before My […]

Collection of Counts’ images from 1957 desegregation in IU Archives

Wary yet determined, Carlotta Walls clutches her books to her chest and prepares for school, the specter of a uniformed soldier visible nearby. The striking photograph used on the cover of Carlotta Walls LaNier’s book is one of many iconic images shot by late IU journalism professor Will Counts when Little Rock Central High School […]

IUPD worker’s ‘success story’ featured in statewide documentary

UPDATED with video on 1/17 She might not wear a uniform, but Cheryl Thompson is part of the fabric of the Indiana University Police Department. Thompson, who has a developmental disability, spent most of her life at home with her parents before moving to Bloomington in 2006. Family members had worried others might prey on […]

Jacobs student’s percussion work catches Gotye’s eye

A life of technology and music: Indiana University Jacobs School of Music senior Evan Chapman hopes to sustain that balance after graduation. It’s a combination he’s managed to maintain throughout his four years in Bloomington, studying percussion, performing serious classical pieces and playing in rock bands, as well as creating groovy YouTube videos covering pop […]

IU professor’s photography project comes full circle

Soon after the brutal murder of Ellen Marks dominated local news headlines in 1986, Indiana University professor Jeffrey A. Wolin started visiting Bloomington’s Crestmont subsidized housing community, known to many as “Pigeon Hill” or simply “the hill.” He began taking photographs of the people he met there, where his presence was slowly accepted in the […]