Adam Aasen


Robert Samels liked to put himself in his music. His opera "PILATVS," which he wrote about the life of Pontius Pilate, was described as "witty," "genius" and "enjoyable" -- all traits his friends attribute to him. Even in his notes in the margin, friends noticed how he poured himself into his work. "I was looking through the score," said senior Nicole Beemsterboer, a close friend of his, "and towards the end he had underlined the lyrics, stolen from Walt Whitman: 'Waste your days inventing ways to be remembered before you rot in the ground.' "I thought, 'What a fitting tribute.'" Hundreds of friends gathered Wednesday night at the Buskirk Chumley Theater to provide another "fitting tribute" to Samels, a graduate student in the Jacobs School of Music who was killed in a plane crash May 20.


Robert Samels liked to put himself in his music. His opera "PILATVS," which he wrote about the life of Pontius Pilate, was described as "witty," "genius" and "enjoyable" -- all traits his friends attribute to him. Even in his notes in the margin, friends noticed how he poured himself into his work. "I was looking through the score," said senior Nicole Beemsterboer, a close friend of his, "and towards the end he had underlined the lyrics, stolen from Walt Whitman: 'Waste your days inventing ways to be remembered before you rot in the ground.' "I thought, 'What a fitting tribute.'" Hundreds of friends gathered Wednesday night at the Buskirk Chumley Theater to provide another "fitting tribute" to Samels, a graduate student in the Jacobs School of Music who was killed in a plane crash May 20.


IU officials plan on looking into potential trademark infringement as nine female IU students posed nude next to IU logos in Playboy's "Girls of the Top Ten Party Schools" -- the magazine's most recent issue. Four of the girls were photographed at the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house, according to several ATO members. Dean of Students Dick McKaig said he has not seen the issue and had not heard of any IU logos in photos, but would be contacting University Counsel and Jenny McDaniel, vice president of licensing and trademarks with the IU Research and Technology Corp.


IU officials plan on looking into potential trademark infringement as nine female IU students posed nude next to IU logos in Playboy's "Girls of the Top Ten Party Schools" -- the magazine's most recent issue. Four of the girls were photographed at the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house, according to several ATO members. Dean of Students Dick McKaig said he has not seen the issue and had not heard of any IU logos in photos, but would be contacting University Counsel and Jenny McDaniel, vice president of licensing and trademarks with the IU Research and Technology Corp.


Members of IU's Black Student Union assembled Friday to let IU administrators know they're concerned about a lack of diversity in University leadership.