"It's a Wonderful Life"
From the TV screen to the stage, George Bailey is helping angels get their wings in “It’s a Wonderful Life.”“It’s a Wonderful Life” will be performed from November 10-17 at the Musical Arts Center. Tickets start at $12 for students. Read more here.
IUSD take on the Irish
For the first time this season, the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will compete in Bloomington. Thursday afternoon’s meet against Notre Dame and Cincinnati offers both IU teams a chance to compete against ranked Fighting Irish squads, while the IU men’s team will also put its undefeated record on the line. Read more here.
BFC talks classrooms
Parliamentarian Elizabeth Housworth presented a resolution at Tuesday’s Bloomington Faculty Council meeting supporting Provost Lauren Robel’s plan to repurpose Woodburn 100 from a classroom to a gallery or public lecture space.
Housworth said many students had expressed discomfort because of the Benton Murals, and the resolution is acknowledging the concerns. The mural, "Parks, the Circus, the Klan, the Press," depicts Indiana history which includes a small portion with members of the Ku Klux Klan.
“The Bloomington Faculty resolves to be mindful of creating inclusive learning environments for all Indiana University students,” the policy said. Read more here.
A group home for disabled Bloomington residents is about to get a little sunnier, thanks to a grant provided by Duke Energy. The home will be outfitted with $14,600 worth of solar panels by 2017. The grant is set up by a program designed to provide a total of $400,000 of solar panels to low-income residents and nonprofits helping low-income Indiana communities. Read more here.
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