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Allyson Mcbride

Philanthropy extends beyond greek system

Adam Hargis' argument that the administration should appreciate the activities (especially philanthropy) of fraternities and sororities is unfounded and ill-conceived ("Administration should appreciate greeks' activities," Oct. 2). IU does not make millions off the greek system. There is no evidence to suggest the administration does.


Boy Scouts don't deserve criticism

Since I can remember, my parents and my brother have been involved in boy scouting/cub scouting. It makes me furious that the Boy Scouts of America is under attack. They are a private organization and like any other private organization, are not funded by the state.


Need for privacy outweighs need for law

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Oct. 4 in Ferguson v. City of Charleston, S.C., with potentially notable Fourth Amendment and civil rights consequences for pregnant women.


The lost art of listening

Listening -- it's something journalists are supposed to do well but often don't. We are trained to discover the "Who, What, When, Where, Why and How?" of the events and issues that define the social conditions in which all of us exist. But in many news organizations, this is a passive or one-way process. We see and hear things we think will be or should be of interest to our readers, and then we print those things. This process is repeated day after day.


The etiquette of cellular

U.S. Cellular has decided to teach its 2.8 million customers the dos and don'ts of cell phone use. Monday's Chicago Tribune reported the company received complaints that its phone users have lost all sense of decency. In response, it launched its national campaign on the finer points of "wireless etiquette."


Field will not be named

An informal reception after the men's soccer game Sunday at Bill Armstrong Stadium acknowledged soccer alumni and their private donations to the stadium's renovations, which cost more than $2.5 million. The athletic department had originally planned to dedicate the newly renovated soccer field to 28-year coach Jerry Yeagley, but a University committee policy rejected that idea.



Professor resigns as Gill Center director

The newly organized Linda and Jack Gill Center for Instrumentation and Measurement Science is in need of a new director as Gary Hieftje, Gill Center chair and chemistry professor, resigned Oct. 2.


Goldman Sachs to visit IU

NEW YORK -- With the hope of luring IU's best and brightest to one of Wall Street's oldest firms, representatives from Goldman Sachs will hold an information session regarding opportunities with its investment banking division at 7:30 p.m. today in Room 100 of the Kelley School of Business.


Autumn stews allow creativity in the kitchen

The making of a good stew depends less on your talent and more on your will. More specifically, are you willing to let go and create disorder in the kitchen?


Fall ballet filled with beautiful artistry

The first performance of the IU Ballet Theatre's fall program this past weekend was a huge accomplishment. The four pieces of repertoire performed showcased the dancers' skills, as well as the instructors' expertise.



Bloomington welcomes an old friend

Juliana Hatfield will roll into Bloomington at 10:30 p.m. today to play at Second Story, 201 S. College Ave. With ties to Bloomington via former band mates, Blake Babies, John Strohm and Freda Love, Hatfield's show at Second Story is a significant stop on her current tour. Old fans will see how far Hatfield has progressed musically, and new fans will see her two distinct musical personas.


Fun facts from the debate

It could only have been more perfect if Al Gore had worn a shirt that said, "I'm with Stupid." Instead, Tweedle-dumb and Tweedle-disdainful were dressed in identical outfits, dark blue suits with white shirts and red ties. (Gore's tie was more of a maroon, in case anyone was having trouble telling the two apart).


Run draws more than 1,700

The back of the Run for the Endzone yellow and white T-shirts was a tribute. It read, "I ran for Jill."


Reports to set market's mood

This week, a number of companies will release their third-quarter earnings. Those earnings appear to be strong, but Wall Street is more interested in the guidance companies release for following quarters. After last week's large losses, investors are interested in future growth. If companies announce sales will be slowing, investors could punish them. A number of high-profile companies will release earnings this week including General Electric, Yahoo!, Motorola and General Motors. Investors will also be looking at the earnings of technology companies Juniper Networks, Veritas Software and Redback Networks.


Yom Kippur offers Jews a new start

Observers might see students throwing bread into Jordan River today. This act takes on meaning in an ancient ritual tradition in which members of the Jewish community ask forgiveness for their sins and prepare for a new year.


Clinton skips Indy visit

INDIANAPOLIS -- President Bill Clinton canceled his trip to a rally for Rep. Julia Carson (D-10th) Saturday, but addressed the crowd via telephone at the practice facility of the Indianapolis Colts complex.



Bloomington experts react to Yugoslavian turmoil

When Yugoslavians revolted against then-president Slobodan Milosevic and voted in Vojislav Kostunica, which effectively harbored in democratic rule, Frank McCloskey paid attention. The former Bloomington mayor and six-term U.S. Congressmen met with Milosevic after the Croatian War in 1991, served as a mediator in negotiations over territorial disputes in Bosnia and is working toward his graduate degree in Serbo-Croatian language and Balkan history.


Hoosiers dominate Wolverines in game

Coach Jerry Yeagley knew this day was coming. He knew, eventually, his men's soccer team would break out of its offensive funk, and he knew the day it happened would be an unpleasant one for IU's opponent. Sunday was the day. Michigan was the opponent.

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