Under the Big Red Sky

Come gather ‘round people … today is Bob Dylan’s 71st birthday. Which has me thinking about the many hours I’ve spent listening to and trying to decipher Dylan’s remarkable songs and the occasions I’ve seen him perform in Bloomington. It also has me wishing for an extended version of the continuing education class I took […]

A cool IU tradition

It’s Friday and a gorgeous, sunny, spring afternoon in Bloomington. So naturally some minds — those susceptible to sugary sweets like mine — drift to ice cream. Not surprisingly, one of my favorite IU Bloomington blogs, aided by an 11-year-old scholar from a local elementary school, has already gotten the scoop on the university’s ice-cream […]

School’s IN for summer!

If wandering around the IU Bloomington campus this week you’ve noticed a few more student faces than you’re accustomed to seeing during what’s officially summer at the university, you are not suffering from seasonal delusions. Alice Cooper may have famously declared that “school’s out for summer,” but many IU students are singing a different tune […]

Happy 40th, Collins!

Here’s some guest banter about a milestone anniversary at IU Bloomington — courtesy of my newsroom colleague and Collins Living-Learning Center alumnus George Vlahakis: This is a big weekend at IU Bloomington’s oldest and most intimate residence hall, Collins Living Learning Center (originally known as the Men’s Residence Center). Alumni residents are returning from all over […]

‘An awesome energy’

For those of us who don’t skip town for the summer, the first week after graduation ceremonies at IU Bloomington is typically greeted with a strong sense of relief (“Eureka! A parking spot!”) and fond recollections of the past year. First, the relief. True to this time of year, this morning I easily found a […]