Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, IU students continue to help displaced residents

Blog courtesy of Rachel Martinez, a senior at Indiana University majoring in journalism. Martinez is part of IU’s Youth Advocating Leadership and Learning, a student volunteer organization that started in response to Hurricane Katrina. Take a second to reimagine your surroundings: Aug. 28, 2005: You live in the Lower Ninth Ward, the largest and easternmost […]

IU freshman launches her own start-up business

Post by IU newsroom intern Bailey Briscoe. This story also appears in Inside IU Bloomington: In high school, Mikaela Gilbert wanted to be a pharmacist. But it was her passion for business that eventually led her to Indiana University. In a high school digital design class, she was asked to turn a wooden egg into […]

‘For me, MLK Day is about helping our community and doing what we can to share his legacy’

The first time recent Indiana University alumna Aja Morrow attended IU Bloomington’s annual Unity Summit on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, she was surprised. Not only were hundreds of students in attendance, on a day they could have otherwise had off, but they all were open to sharing their experiences of diversity and discrimination. “It […]