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News you need to know for Monday, Oct. 15



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George Taliaferro talking with children at an IU football game in 1973. IU Archives and IU Archives Buy Photos

Remembering George Taliaferro: "Mine has been a great life!"

George Taliaferro talking with children at an IU football game in 1973. IU Archives and IU Archives Buy Photos

Taliaferro, who died on Oct. 8 at age 91, broke the color barrier at IU and was the first black player drafted into the NFL. Read more here. 


After-hours ambassador to connect late-night Bloomington and city hall

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The ambassador will roam from Indiana to College Avenue, and from Kirkwood to Seventh Street. Read more here. 


Three takeaways from IU’s loss to Iowa

Senior wide receiver Luke Timian receives a pass during IU’s 42-16 loss to Iowa on Oct. 13 at Memorial Stadium. The game against Iowa was IU’s fourth in Big Ten play. Sam House Buy Photos

Nothing went right for the Hoosiers in their 42-16 loss on homecoming. Read more here. 


Crosstown Barber Shop closes doors on a piece of Bloomington history

Frank Meadows stands outside Bill's Barber Shop on Oct. 12. Meadows has been cutting Hoosiers' hair for more than 30 years, including that of IU President Michael McRobbie.  Ty Vinson Buy Photos

Owner Frank Meadows speaks on closing the doors after 66 years. Read more here. 

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