In the wake of more than a month of tension on campus, a group of roughly 75 people filled the rows of Woodburn 120 on Thursday evening to hear an Israeli-American speaker discuss the evolution of his perspective on Israel and Palestine. A Jewish student asked how to talk to her family about her pro-Palestine views. A man who grew up in Algeria under France’s colonial rule spoke of the connection he felt with Palestinians. A Palestinian-American rested his head on his hand, his wrist encircled with beaded bracelets in the colors of the Palestinian flag.
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In the past month, the Indiana Daily Student has reported extensively on the campus responses and community reactions to the horrific escalation of violence in the Israel-Hamas war. Since Hamas attacked Israel Oct. 7, the IDS has published articles on pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian gatherings, IU President Pamela Whitten’s statement on the violence, debates on campus and other news and opinion pieces on the subject – all of which have been met with criticisms and questions from readers.
In the flashing red and blue light of police cars, students in support of Israel and students in support of Palestine faced off at Sample Gates on Monday night, separated by a line of police officers. For 20 minutes, both groups waved their flags, chanted and yelled at each other — the tense culmination of a night that began with two peaceful gatherings.
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PrideFest kicks off Aug. 26, 2023, on Kirkwood Avenue. Banners and flags marked the start of the annual festival.
While COVID-19 cases remain low compared to the pandemic peak, there is an uptick in infections across the country, including Indiana.
After much debate, Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a bill which allows parents and community members to request books be banned from school libraries that they deem “obscene” or “harmful to minors.”
Mary Elizabeth Isabell Manville was a ballerina.
Aaliyah Raji and Marsha Koda from the IGNITE campaign were sworn in as IU student body president and vice president during the inauguration of the 76th IUSG executive branch Friday. Raji and Koda are the first Black women to hold either of these positions in IU Student Government.
Thunderstorms and severe storms, including tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail are possible Wednesday in central Indiana, including Monroe County, according to the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.
Multiple cyclists were injured in a crash Saturday during the 2023 Candy Stripe Classic, a bike race for collegiate teams, a race participant said.
INDIANAPOLIS — A sea of rainbow cascaded down the steps outside the Indiana Statehouse, where protesters adorned with pride flag capes and colorful accessories were lining up on the cold Monday morning.
A recount conducted by the Indiana Recount Commission confirmed Republican Dave Hall’s victory Dec. 20 in the Indiana House District 62 race, where he ran against Democrat Penny Githens, according to the B Square Bulletin.
The IU Police Department is looking for three suspects who reportedly may be armed, after an armed subject was reported on campus near 1200 N. Eagleson Ave. near Greek Row, according to an IU Notify Bloomington alert sent at 7:26 p.m.
In a ruling Nov. 18, Southern District of Indiana Judge Sarah Evans Barker prohibited the delay of the IU chapter of Turning Point USA’s application process for an “All Lives Matter” mural. Barker did not order the city to allow the mural to be painted, but city officials must reconsider the mural application without discrimination.
Bloomington deputy mayor Don Griffin, Jr. filed paperwork Dec. 2 to become a candidate for mayor of Bloomington in 2023.
A power outage occurred at around 6 p.m. Thursday, causing 169 Duke Energy customers in Bloomington to lose power, according to Duke’s Outage Map.
People experiencing homelessness are often unable to afford proper healthcare services, sometimes due to financial difficulties or lack of health insurance. Inadequate access to medical services and resources to treat conditions such as substance abuse and mental illness contribute to an increased unhoused population. People experiencing homelessness in Bloomington can find local organizations and resources to address their health care needs.
While Democrats swept local positions in Monroe County, Republicans dominated statewide races. The IDS has compiled a comprehensive list of winners from the 2022 midterm elections, from the school board to the senate.
IU reported a gas leak near Seventh Street and Rose Avenue on the north sidewalk, according to an IU Notify Bloomington alert sent just at 6:30 p.m.