The magic of Btown

If you noticed a little less banter here these last several days, you can blame Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the wonderful world of Disney, which is where I recently spent my kids’ fall break and, sadly, a good chunk of their college savings. Not that I should be complaining about a week in sunny […]

‘Breaking Away’

Homecoming at IU Bloomington is all about reunions, reliving college memories and remembering what makes IU the special place it is. So it was nice to see Entertainment Weekly embrace the homecoming spirit this week in unveiling its annual “Reunions” issue. The new issue is sure to bring back some good memories for Hoosier alums, […]

The great outdoors — IU Bloomington style

Yes, that was Al Roker on Tuesday morning talking on NBC’s “Today” show about “what’s happening in our neck of the woods.” As part of its regular “Today’s Classroom” segment, “Today” featured IU Bloomington as one of the best colleges for students who love the outdoors. The report praised our bicycle-friendly 2,000-acre campus and the […]

Lights, Camera, Action! It’s Homecoming!

Being that it’s both Homecoming at IU and a presidential debate week, it only seemed fitting to prep this blog banter with a primer on “the great homecoming debate.” For those who haven’t heard, there’s a historical battle raging about who started this quintessential college and university tradition. True to its Fighting Illini spirit, the […]