We were proud of our kids when they befriended Cambiz.
Let’s raise the standard of living and quality of life for all.
What I am not content with is having to slow down for people.
Civil unions, yes. Marriage, no.
Having spent the summer in Israel, I gained a very personal perspective on why our ally opposes President Obama’s proposed nuclear deal with Iran.
I was pleased to see Matthew Cinkoske's recent column about domestic violence at IU — "Is IU mishandling student domestic violence?" June 14, 2015.
I would like to bring to the attention of the IDS the fact that harassment of disabled students occurs regularly at IU Bloomington. I personally know of physically impaired students who have been harassed in Ballantine Hall for taking the elevator up or down one floor. And they aren’t just harassed by fellow students; faculty and staff are guilty, too. Just because someone looks healthy, doesn’t mean that they are. Invisible disabilities are any of a number of chronic conditions that significantly impair normal activities of daily living while showing no outward signs of the illness. I also know of a physically impaired student who was made fun of recently for riding a scooter in Forest Residence Center. This is a student who can barely walk—and only for short distances—and only when feeling physically up to it. This same student was also harassed in the Forest parking lot by someone who didn’t think a handicap parking space should be used by a disabled student, even though the appropriate IU parking permit was displayed in the car. Harassment may be reported to the IU Incident Teams at (812) 855-8188 or email@example.com. I mention these incidents because they happened to students I know. And if they can happen to them, they can happen to anyone. I ask the entire campus community: How would you feel if someone you cared about was ridiculed or harassed because they had a disability? How does it feel to learn that members of the campus community, whether you know them or not, have to deal with harassment at IU Bloomington on a daily basis? I urge us all to think before speaking, show some Hoosier compassion, and offer to help instead of contributing to an intolerant environment. I also urge the IDS to investigate and report on the harassment of disabled students on this campus. As an IU alumna, IU employee, and IU parent, I hate to think of Indiana University’s reputation being tarnished by charges of harassment of any kind. Melissa Thorne Bloomington
We need collective action to save the River of Glass.
Wear denim on April 29 to protest against rape, violence against women and victim blaming.
Here are some ways to live your life with confidence.
Let's demand for real free trade.
Indiana needs a long-term needle exchange.
One take on the RFRA bill.
This isn't about awareness anymore.
We young people have gotten a bit ahead of ourselves when it comes to marijuana legalization.
We cannot overlook the severity of the RFRA legislation's impact.
We need everyone's help to put an end to sexual assault.