As a native Colombian, department of Spanish and Portuguese lecturer Israel Herrera never anticipated living, let alone teaching and being a community activist, in the United States.This month, Herrera was named the 2014 Indiana Latino Educator of the Year. Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard presented the award to Herrera on May 3 at the Indiana Latino Expo.
An online course evaluation service similar in function to ratemyprofessor.com was approved at a Bloomington Faculty Council meeting Tuesday.
After learning about a proposal to merge Latino Studies, Asian American Studies and First Nations Educational and Cultural Center into one Ethnic Studies department, sophomore Rachel Colegrove created a petition to resist the proposed merger.
The city of Evansville will get a new school, and Bloomington’s campus will get new gateways, the Board of Trustees decided at Friday’s meeting.