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Monday rundown: Missing IU student found, IUDM raises over $4.2 million, theater doctorate programs cut, IUMS 2004 National Championship

IU student found after being reported missing Saturday

IU senior Jordan Vielee was reported missing Saturday and hasn't been in contact with her boyfriend or family since Friday around 10 p.m. Both the Bloomington Police Department and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating the case because Vielee's phone was last located near the Greenwood Municipal Airport. Courtesy Photo

Jordan Vielee went to go pick up a cat in Marion, Indiana, Friday night. Her friends and family did not hear from her after 10 p.m. Friday night and all day Saturday. After her family and boyfriend filed missing person reports, she was found Sunday night.  Read more here.

Indiana University Dance Marathon: 'That was litty'

IUDM participants reveal signs displaying the total amount fundraised. The 2017 IUDM raised $4,203,326.23 for the kids. Emily Eckelbarger

The IU community raised $4,203,326.23 this weekend during the 26th annual Indiana University Dance Marathon. From 8 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Sunday, marathoners stayed on their feet, line dancing and sporting Disney costumes, to bring in money “for the kids.” Read more here.

 Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance cuts doctorate programs

Justino Brokaw, Tara Chiusano and Abby Lee play Vanya, Sonia and Masha in IU Theatre's 2016 production "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." Lee, center, is a third-year M.F.A. acting student who expressed dismay at the Nov. 9 announcement that the Ph.D. program in Theatre History, Theory and Literature will be cut. “It’s like having an art program and cutting art history,” Lee said. “How could you make art if you’ve never heard of Warhol or Rembrandt?”   Marlie Bruns

On Nov. 9, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Larry Singell issued a letter to students in the theater department announcing the discontinuation of the current Ph.D. program. “Increasingly, diminishing numbers of Ph.D. graduates are competing with growing numbers of MFA graduates for a small number of professional and academic positions,” Singell said in the letter. “Thus, we have decided to focus our energies on maintaining an outstanding MFA program and supporting our B.A. and BFA programs.” Read more here.

Continuing the legacy: The story of IU men's soccer's 2004 National Championship 

IU sophomore Jacob Peterson shields the ball from two University of California at Santa Barbara players during the 2004 NCAA College Cup Final at the StubHub Center, then known as the Home Depot Center, in Carson, California. The Hoosiers defeated UCSB in penalty kicks to win the program's seventh national title. IDS file photo

After the IU men’s soccer team won the 2003 National Championship, Coach Jerry Yeagley stepped down from the program he helped create. Then, the Hoosiers won another national title in 2004 without “The Godfather.” Read more here.  

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