Year in review: Top stories from 2015

From Grand Challenges to global gateways, mythical first flowers to marathon dancing and bicentennial campaigns to a Big Apple bowl game for our gridiron Hoosiers, 2015 offered another set of amazing accomplishments, discoveries and milestones at Indiana University Bloomington.

As always, there were almost too many good happenings on our bustling and dynamic campus to report, spanning our top-ranked academic programs, arts and music scene, international culture and, of course, IU sports. Here in the IU Newsroom, we did our best to share as much as we could, giving you, we hope, a sense of what makes IU Bloomington such a special place and how much we all have to look forward to in the coming year.

So as we prepare to ring in 2016, here’s a quick look back at a busy and productive 2015:


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New complexes and centers

New programs and schools

Grand Challenges

New discoveries

Financial feats

Dedication of new Global and International Studies Building

IU men's basketball huddle before a game

IU Athletics will be the first institution in the nation to broadcast college basketball games in Mandarin.

International IU

Student successes

Bicentennial campaign

IU football goes to Pinstripe Bowl

Honorable mentions

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