Pence returns to home state to push GOP tax efforts
Former Indiana governor and current Vice President Mike Pence visited a suburb of Indianapolis on Thursday to push the Republican-backed tax overhaul efforts. Pence held a roundtable discussion with business owners, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, and Gov. Eric Holcomb. Read more here.
Men's basketball kicks off busy weekend with opener against Indiana State
The 2017-18 IU men’s basketball season begins tonight at 7 p.m. at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall against Indiana State. Read more here.
IU increases diversity, adds funding for minority students
IU Bloomington enrolled a record number of students from underrepresented groups for the class of 2021, making it the most diverse class yet. But IU still has room for improvement in respect to diversity.
The class of 2021 enrolled 7,995 students, according to IU's website. Of those students, 1,243 are underrepresented minorities, such as African Americans, Native Americans and Latinos. These are record numbers for IU, but the Bloomington campus is still only rated 1,742 out of 2,718 universities nationwide in ethnic diversity, according to collegefactual.com. Read more here.
Kiehl Carlquist, otherwise known as Ribbons, releases album
Although Kiehl Carlquist studies film in the Media School, his hidden talent and passion is shown through music. In his first solo album “Inside,” Carlquist takes listeners on a musical journey through the last two years of his life at IU. His synth-pop music is created electronically and is available on iTunes and Spotify as of Sept. 21. Read more here.
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