Service-learning class connects students to Bloomington’s homeless population through storytelling

Post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Laura Ellsworth: A Spring 2016 intensive writing course titled “The Rhetoric of Home and Citizenship” turned into more than an academic learning experience for IU instructor Laura Clapper and her students. Their work became the focus of the documentary “Like You, I Have a Story to Tell,” created as […]

Bicentennial intern projects showcase IU history

Post courtesy of IU Newsroom Intern Sheila Raghavendran: One hundred ninety-six. That’s how many years since IU was founded in 1820, and today’s campus is greatly transformed from that first version. In anticipation of the 200-year anniversary of the university’s founding, interns for the Office of the Bicentennial have been researching IU’s history for projects […]

‘It’s really important to me to use my voice for the millions of sufferers of all chronic diseases’

Post courtesy of IU newsroom intern Bailey Briscoe: At 6 years old, Sneha Dave was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. The chronic inflammatory bowel disease that causes ulcers on the large intestine is also an autoimmune disease, which means that in addition to her body shutting down from the disease, her immune system was attacking itself. […]

IU student veterans help each other transition from military to academic life

When Ted Britton came to IU Bloomington in summer 2016, he had six years of military service under his belt. But the Lafayette native and father of two had never attended a university. After rising to sergeant in the Marine Corps, working in Hawaii, Japan and Korea, Britton found himself starting over. Not quite sure […]

IU Civic Leaders spend fall break on Capitol Hill

Post courtesy of IU newsroom intern Bailey Briscoe: Students in the 2020 class of IU Civic Leaders got to spend their fall break in Washington, D.C., but the trip was much more than a vacation for the students. Many walked away inspired to help make change on both a local and national level. The three-day […]

Fewer riders, more heart: A Little 500 team’s unlikely journey to the race

Post by IU Communications colleague Milana Katic: As riders line up Friday for the 29th running of the women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium, most of them will go into the 100-lap bicycle race knowing they have three other teammates to back them up. One team, however, will boldly enter the race this year […]