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Allyson Mcbride

Bruins outplay national champs

Junior midfielder Ryan Mack choked on his words as he talked about the penalty kick he missed in IU's 2-1 loss to UCLA Saturday night. Blades of grass clung to his elbows and chin, and sweat rolled over the scars on his cheeks and forehead as he stood on the field at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Some of his teammates stood motionless, while others sat on the wet turf after the game.

Summit ends, Buddhist leaders say injustice continues

A Buddhist monk living at the Tibetan Cultural Center in Bloomington, Geshe Jimpa Sonam feels unsettled. Today's concluding peace summit that has excluded the Dalai Lama reminds him of the political tensions between China and Tibet. The Millennium World Peace Summit includes dignitaries from the Vatican, Moslem World League and the World Jewish Community. The summit's goals are to use religion as a roadway to peace.

Mellencamp show negates IU's goal

John Mellencamp is a good samaritan indeed. He is obviously aware of who his fans are. Although he was half an hour late to his Bloomington show Aug. 30, and only played for a short time, it was a few moments of bliss for many Mellencamp fans. It was a rare sight to see students, faculty, Bloomington residents, young children and adults together cheering for the same person.

Study indicates Indiana youth stay clear of risky behavior

The Indiana Prevention Resource Center at IU released a study indicating most Indiana youth "make positive decisions to avoid risky behavior," according to a press release. The report is based on information from 31 surveys from Indiana schools in 1999 and was funded by the Indiana Division of Mental Health.

Stained glass artist amazes with unique creations

Jacques Bachelier lives in Nashville, Ind., and like many Nashville residents, he grew up in a serene countryside where stone was quarried. But no, it wasn't South Central Indiana. Bachelier actually grew up in Tours, France; a town in the Loire Valley. Bachelier, a stained glass artist, wears a tan beret that looks like burlap. With the beret, he might be mistaken for a French painter, a career path he once considered. How did he become a stained glass artist? Following him from his boyhood in the Loire Valley, to engineering school to life as an a artist, it becomes apparent that his early exposure to both ornate cathedrals and engineering have left him with a unique ability to use engineering to achieve beautiful art.

New plan promotes virtual technology, hands-on learning

IU students will soon get the chance to go places and meet people without leaving their houses or residence hall rooms as part of IU's system-wide Strategic Plan for Distributed Education. The plan includes seven general recommendations and 35 proposed actions that are aiming to increase technological innovations and provide greater access to educational resources at IU to both students and non-students.

More than books online: Digital library expands under new leadership

One day, walking to the library will be obsolete. Yet that day is far off, as the trend of digitizing information from libraries and other sources is still relatively new to many universities and organizations. But the process of putting library information on the Web is not new to IU ' the digital library has been established for four years.

Mellencamp comes home

John Mellencamp's free performance in Woodlawn Field Thursday drew a crowd of fans, both students and community members. "I think it was pretty good," he said in a press conference following the show. "It was pretty hot, but nothing like Nashville was."

Junior sees politics firsthand in Los Angeles

Despite the coughing, wheezing and rain-soaked clothes, junior Tiffany Benjamin's enthusiasm fueled her. One more person, she thought to herself, one more person. Last year, Benjamin and 10 other volunteers went out into the community on a rainy afternoon to get signatures for a local political candidate. They got the signatures, along with a cold the next week.

New partnership encourages growth

Technological development took center stage Thursday as three Indiana entities united to work toward a common future. The Indiana Technology Partnership, a statewide organization working to boost high-tech growth, and leaders from IU and Bloomington came together for a day-long conference about improving Indiana's technological culture.

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