Renewal, restoration and the campus canopy

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly two years since IU Bloomington sustained some of the worst tree damage in its history, the result of violent storms that swept through our campus and the surrounding community. More than 300 trees, including several large, old-growth trees, were lost during the May 2011 storms that cut a […]

Meet the parents

It’s Parents Weekend at IU Bloomington, which, for this blogger, always brings back special memories. Parents Weekend 1995 was my introduction to IU and the Btown community—that’s when mom, dad and I ventured away from the shores of Connecticut to visit my younger sister, then a freshman. Expecting to see a few big academic structures […]

Stardust at the Statehouse

Before he moves on to his new gig up north, Indiana governor and Purdue University President-elect Mitch Daniels is getting an office makeover, courtesy of IU. IU Campus Art took the opportunity yesterday to jazz up the governor’s office with a portrait of American music legend, IU alumnus and Bloomington native Hoagy Carmichael, composer of […]

‘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 […]