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Tuesday rundown: Fundraiser honors Hoagy Carmichael, IUBB misses out, residence halls namesakes, Todd Young speaks out against Roy Moore

Fundraiser honors Hoagy Carmichael

The Hoagy Carmichael statue plays the piano outside of the IU Auditorium. Community radio station WFHB will celebrate Carmichael’s birthday with a fundraising event Nov. 16 at the Fountain Square Ballroom to honor the Bloomington-born musician. 


Born in Bloomington on Nov. 22, 1899, Hoagy Carmichael composed several hundred songs in his lifetime, including 50 that hit record status. Community radio station WFHB will celebrate Carmichael’s birthday with a fundraising event Nov. 16 at the Fountain Square Ballroom. WFHB music director Jim Manion said the station has done events for Carmichael’s birthday in the past, but the last one was in 1999. He said the Fountain Square Ballroom is a new venue for the event, and it is in the same area where Carmichael used to perform in Bloomington. Read more here.


IUBB misses out

IU men’s basketball missed out on a five-star recruit Monday as point guard Darius Garland opted to choose Vanderbilt University over IU and other schools. Read more here.


Residence halls namesakes

Memorial Hall reopened as a dorm for the 2017-18 school year. The hall was originally an all-women's dorm on campus. Rose Bythrow

The residence halls at IU gained their names from different places. Some hall names come from prominent members of the IU community, while others are taken from types of trees.

Willkie Quad’s namesake, Wendell Willkie, was an IU alumnus and the Republican nominee during the 1940 presidential election. The businessman was not well liked, and many considered him to be to be a loudmouth and a fool. Read more here.


Todd Young speaks out against Roy Moore

Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, joined a majority of his Republican colleagues Monday in denouncing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. Courtesy Photo

Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, joined the majority of his Republican colleagues Monday in denouncing Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore.

Moore is accused of inappropriate advances on young women, some who have said he made these advances when they were underage. Young voiced his disapproval of the allegations in a Twitter post, saying, “The appearance of grossly reprehensible behavior disqualifies him from service in the United States Senate. If he does not step aside, we need to act to protect the integrity of the Senate.” Read more here.

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