After debate, a resolution calling for the IUSA executive board to urge President Michael McRobbie and the IU Board of Trustees to divest from publicly traded fossil fuel companies was tabled Wednesday. The resolution is a part of IU's goal to becomecarbon-neutral as part of the Energy Master Plan.
IU is now accepting requests for proposals for its academic medical research campus in the greater Evansville region. Currently, the IU School of Medicine is working with Ivy Tech Community College, the University of Southern Indiana and the University of Evansville to bring their health science education facilities together.
As winter weather makes its way to Bloomington, IU buildings are turning up the heat. .
The IU Board of Trustees approved the creation of an online Bachelor of Applied Science degree program as well as two IU Bloomington capital projects totaling $10.5 million on the campus of IU-East Richmond Thursday night.
Ambassador Lee Feinstein was the U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Poland from 2009 to 2012 and has worked at the Council on Foreign Relations and the Brookings Institution.
On her second day in South Korea, Provost Lauren Robel presented two newly created alumni awards to distinguished IU graduates in the East Asian nation. Jun Kwang-woo and Heejin Cho became the first two recipients of the awards, which were presented Sunday at the IU Korean Alumni Association’s winter dinner in Seoul, South Korea.
IU Provost Lauren Robel and other IU faculty are traveling Nov. 30 to Seoul, South Korea, to connect with alumni and strengthen existing joint business, economics and law programs between IU and Korean universities.
The Faculty Council unanimously endorsed President Michael McRobbie’s decision that IU join Freedom Indiana, a state-wide coalition working to defeat the House Joint Resolution 6, Associate Vice President of IU Communications Mark Land said.
Freedom Indiana campaign leaders stated in a press release that having the state’s largest university as a part of the coalition will strengthen the force of their message to lawmakers, who will consider HJR6 during the upcoming legislative session.
A committee assembled by IU President Michael McRobbie is currently reviewing the Center on Congress, IU’s resource for congressional affairs, with intention to strengthen the center’s digital capacity.
Repair and rehabilitation fees are intended to help finance projects such as repairing sewer lines, installing fire alarms and electrical systems and fixing sidewalks and roofs.
IU’s Vice President for International Affairs David Zaret called President Michael McRobbie’s recent two-week trip to Africa “remarkably productive.” Zaret reflected on the trip’s highlights during a forum Wednesday night in the IU Auditorium.