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Thursday Rundown: Cold beer sales bill fails, sorority bid night, #IUBB to face Spartans, Lilly Library home to unconventional books

Bid Night welcomes more than 1,000 women to greek community

Freshman Ari Scott receives her bid alongside her floor-mates at the Indiana University Tennis Center on Tuesday. The women received their bids together and left with their respective houses on buses.  Evan De Stefano

The IU Panhellenic Association’s rush season culminated Tuesday night with potential new members receiving their bids at the IU Tennis Center. On Bid Night, potential new members receive an invitation to one of their top two preferred sorority chapters. Read more here.


Cold beer sales bill fails in Indiana Senate

A bill allowing cold alcohol sales on Sundays failed in the Senate on Jan. 17 at the Indiana Senate Chambers. Two bills are currently making their way through the House and Senate that would allow residents to buy alcohol from liquor stores, grocery stores and restaurants on Sundays. IDS file photo

About 30 people gathered around the television outside the Indiana Senate chambers Wednesday afternoon. Heads tilted up, they watched as the Senate public policy committee voted 9-1 against the bill, ending a controversy surrounding whether or not convenience, grocery or drug stores could sell cold beer. Read more here.


Five things to know about No. 9 Michigan State

Freshman forward Justin Smith goes to the basket against Northwestern on Sunday evening in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. IU defeated Northwestern, 66-46, to move to 11-7 (4-2) on the season. Bobby Goddin

The men’s basketball team is currently riding a three-game winning streak and sits at fifth place in the Big Ten standings. The Hoosiers will travel to East Lansing to take on the No. 9-ranked Michigan State Spartans, who recently lost to Michigan the last time out. Here’s five things you need to know about the Spartans. Read more here.


Artist's books at the Lilly Library revel in nuance

Rebecca Baumann holds up a piece of latex with words printed on it from the book "Lay Text." Seeing and discussing different types of books is part of a class called Z681: The Book 1450 to the Present, which is taught at the Lilly Library. Mallory Smith

From poems written on pencils to a version of Hamlet made of cork, the Lilly Library is home to an unconventional assortment of books. Read more here.

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