Year in Review: Top stories from 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, the IU Newsroom invites you to look back with us at some of the top stories at Indiana University Bloomington: national and international guests; new beginnings and historic milestones; great achievements from faculty, students and athletes; and a focus on the future as IU approaches its bicentennial.

“Great universities, like Indiana University, are not narrowly focused,” IU President Michael A. McRobbie said during his annual State of the University address.

McRobbie stressed IU’s commitment to research, scholarly excellence and offering a broad scope of instruction. He reaffirmed the commitment to keeping a high-quality education attainable and increasing international ties. “Great universities, like Indiana University, are expected to endure.”

Here are just a few highlights from 2014:



Interested in exploring the highlighted stories further? Read more below:

Bicentennial Strategic Plan

New IU research and discovery

Inaugurations and dedications

International IU


Star power

IU’s best and brightest

Inclusive IU

Athletic excellence

Forbes’ Best Public Colleges 2014