150 years of headlines



Today, the Indiana Daily Student celebrates 150 years of printing news. The staffs have covered stories of beginnings and ends, the big and small, the local and national. Here is a collection of some of the defining headlines of the last century and a half.


Feb. 22, 1867

The first issue

From humble beginnings, the Indiana Daily Student - then called the Indiana Student - emerged.


March 23, 1938

Wells takes University helm

The IDS covered the then mustachioed Herman B Wells' induction as Indiana University's eleventh president.


Jan. 21, 1951

I.U. to stage 'Little 500' bicycle race in stadium

The IDS reported IU's plans to play to host an event around which "the greatest college weekend in America" would spring.


March 20, 2000

Herman B Wells dies

The IDS reported on the passing of a legend.


Sept. 11, 2001

IU basketball coach Bob Knight fired

"Students leave trail of destruction from Assembly Hall to Kirkwood" read the subhead.


Sept. 12, 2001

Disaster: World Trade Center Gone

The IDS looked beyond the borders of Bloomington to report the greatest American tragedy of the twenty-first century.


Nov. 9, 2016

It happened: Donald Trump elected president

Donald Trump's campaign made headlines in the IDS. His official election had a wrap-around cover.


Check out the stories celebrating the IDS's 150th year:

IDS celebrates 150 years of news writing

Past editors-in-chief discuss their time at the IDS

Bloomington residents share thoughts about IDS

Art venues reflect on IDS coverage through the years, offer advice for the future

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