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Monday Rundown: Women's March 2018 in Bloomington, Jacobs School of Music hires record number of new faculty, The First Church of Cannabis, IUWBB wins at Michigan State

Women's March 2018 made its way to Bloomington

Many members of the march were accompanied by children, helping to hold signs and advocate for women's rights. The Bloomington Resistance March took place Saturday, Jan. 20 at Courthouse Square in Bloomington and held speeches and a march attended by hundreds of Bloomington residents and IU students.  Ty Vinson

The crowd at Saturday’s Bloomington Resistance March was scattered with pink pussy hats and protest signs, some of which had been dusted off and brought back out from the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. the year before. Read more here.

Jacobs School of Music hires record number of new faculty

Sarah Wroth, a Jacobs School of Music alumna, joins the faculty as visiting associate professor of music in ballet. Wroth  took over this year as an associate chair of the ballet department. Bobby Goddin

With its 22 new faculty members, 10 percent of Jacobs School of Music’s 180-person faculty are new hires in departments including jazz studies and choral conducting. Read more about the new hires and the changing department here.  

The First Church of Cannabis will fight in court soon for the religious right to use marijuana

Bill Levin talks about how the candles represent the seven focus areas as a member of the First Church of Cannabis, Roo Gelarden, lights the candles. The candles represent the following: live, love, laugh, create, grow and teach.

The First Church of Cannabis sued the state of Indiana in 2015, claiming it was their First Amendment religious right to smoke marijuana. The lawsuit came a few months after the state passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and a judge is scheduled to hear arguments this March. Read more here.

Women’s basketball escapes with big win at Michigan State

Senior Guard Tyra Buss plays on the defense against North Texas on Dec. 5 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Buss and the Hoosiers picked up their second conference win of the season against Michigan State on Saturday.  Ty Vinson

In search of its second conference win, the IU women’s basketball team went to East Lansing, Michigan, on Saturday in hopes of improving its conference standing. Led by senior guard Tyra Buss, the Hoosiers won in an environment they haven’t scored a victory in since the 2009-2010 season. Read more here.

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