Wednesday rundown: solar panels, Bloomington Faculty Council meets, #IUWBB defeats North Texas, Arts Fair on the Square



History and technology meet in solar panel debate

The Prospect Hill historic district is a block of houses located west of campus. Most people living in historic districts don't have solar panels that are visible from the street because of restrictions from the Historic Preservation Commission; the panels are installed instead on the backs or sides of the roof.  Rose Bythrow Buy Photos

Homeowners and the Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission are clashing over the topic of adding solar panels in certain areas of Bloomington. 

Resident Jacob Emery petitioned to install solar panels on his roof earlier this year but had to go through a long process to get them approved. Read more here. 


Council discusses grad student tuition waivers


Bloomington Faculty Council past president Rebecca Spang discusses how changes to the BFC structure are fairly new. The next BFC meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in Presidents Hall. Matt Rasnic Buy Photos

The Bloomington Faculty Council met Tuesday and focused on three main topics: A resolution in opposition to the taxation of tuition waivers, a discussion of the suspension of fraternities belonging to the Interfraternity Council and the passing of policy changes on a previously discussed policy. Read more here. 


#IUWBB defeats North Texas

Sophomore forward Bre Wickware scores against North Texas. IU played North Texas on Tuesday at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall and won 68-63. Ty Vinson Buy Photos

IU women’s basketball snapped a three-game losing streak Tuesday night at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, defeating North Texas 68-63 to improve to 5-4 this season. Read more here. 


Arts Fair on the Square

The Bloomington Playwrights Project is now accepting applications for the 38th Annual Arts Fair on the Square on June 23, 2018, in downtown Bloomington. Work from the selected artists will be judged and displayed on the grounds surrounding the Monroe County Courthouse. Read more here. 

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