In the days following the terrorist attacks in Paris, students flocked to social media to show their solidarity and compassion for the French people as they reeled from the worst assault on the Western World since 9/11.
If we can learn anything from the events of the past few weeks here in Bloomington, the attack at Sofra Cafe in particular, it’s that not even the ideal liberal college town is immune from the insidious racial hatred that underlies U.S.
I am sharing my deepest sentiments with Yaolin’s Mom as the article in 10/27/2015 IDS got me overly emotional.
Our campus was most fortunate Wednesday evening (11/11/2015) to listen to a knowledgeable and widely known scholar and author, Dr. Joy DeGruy, share her work on “post-traumatic slave syndrome”. The event was in the IMU’s Solarium and attended by hundreds of students, faculty and staff. It was sponsored by CAPS/IU Health Center and the Union Board among others. Dr. DeGruy is a well-published scholar who has spoken at Oxford, Harvard and many other colleges. Her three hour talk was highly informative and inspiring. It was one of those provocative intellectual and emotional experiences that have sparked lively follow-up discussion. We have found our thoughts and feelings returning again and again to Dr. DeGruy’s remarks since Wednesday. We wanted to share our disappointment that her lecture was not reported by the IDS. We know what it is like to miss a lecture on campus and then at least have the opportunity to read the highlights in the newspaper. Depriving your readers the opportunity to learn more about Dr. DuGruy’s work was most unfortunate, to our minds. Sincerely, Nancy Stockton, Director, CAPS Pete Grogg, Executive Director, IU Health Center
I’m a native of Bloomington and graduate of IU. I’m writing to say, very respectfully, that I’m opposed to IU’s proposal to build an outdoor amphitheater in the green space between Bryan House and Ballantine Hall.
I urge the editors at the Indiana Daily Student to call on Senator Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., to support the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and reject the Congressional review joint resolution that threatens this important response to climate change.
The last few editions of the IDS have had articles on a perfect storm. This is referring to new students in overflowing housing and how the university is short nearly 300 beds.
This past week, Emmitt Holt was released from the IU men’s basketball program following an incident where he was cited for illegal possession of alcohol. I must admit that I fully agree with IU athletics in their actions.
Dear editor, I am very much opposed to the installation of street lights and the construction of a huge privately operated banquet/conference center at the Indiana Dunes State Park.