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Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO

Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO at Apple, the company he co-founded at age 21 and turned into an international business icon, known for its tremendous profits and elegantly designed devices like the iPhone, iPad and Mac computers.


IU reacts on Twitter to the death of Osama bin Laden

Late Sunday night, the White House announced an emergency speech from President Obama. It was soon leaked on the Internet that Osama bin Laden had been killed. On the night before finals week, the IU community reacted on Twitter from Herman B Wells Library to the Varsity Villas Apartments and all across Bloomington.


Osama bin Laden killed

On Sunday at about 11:35 p.m., President Barack Obama announced in a public address that Osama bin Laden was killed in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.



13 rescued in Gulf platform explosion

The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued 13 workers from a Mariner Energy production platform after an explosion and fire this morning. The platform was located about 80 miles off the Louisiana coast.


US judge overturns gay marriage ban

A federal judge overturned California's same-sex marriage ban Wednesday in a landmark case that could eventually land before the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if gays have a constitutional right to marry in America.


Returning home to Haiti

Nick Andre knew he needed to stay in Haiti. His wife and five children were there. And even though he had a job teaching Haitian Creole at IU and was pursuing a master’s degree in French Linguistics, something told him he needed to be home.


BP: No oil leaking into Gulf from busted well

A tightly fitted cap was successfully keeping oil from gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time in three months, BP said today. The victory — long awaited by weary residents along the coast — is the most significant milestone yet in BP's effort to control one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history.


A woman walks fully veiled Tuesday in the souk, or market, of Marrakech. Moroccan society allows women to choose to follow either traditional modest dress (hijab) or individual standards of modesty.

Facing unexpected wonders

After five and a half months of new experiences piled on top of new experiences, I wanted to end my study-abroad time in Spain with something even fresher and more awe-inspiring than all the rest. It was a tough chore.



Fans' notes and signatures adorn the fence to the Salvation Army's Strawberry Field Community Home on June 11 on Beaconsfield Road in Liverpool. The former children's home closed its doors in 2005 and is now a church and prayer center.

Still with The Beatles

When I first borrowed The Beatles’ “Anthology 2” from my father when I was six, I found really great music that I thought no one in my generation knew about.


NYC architects produce housing for homeless

A team of New York architects is flying to Haiti this week with prototypes of an octagonal vinyl structure they hope will help house some of the 1.5 million Haitians still homeless because of the Jan. 12 earthquake.


Two dancers perform Friday, June 4 outside the Propylaea of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. The ceremony in front of the main hall of the university contrasted with the riots and protests that dominated the area throughout the month of May.

Athens stays strong through debt crisis

IDS staff member Alex Farris visited Greece last week to find out if day-to-day life is continuing on as normal after May's debt crisis.


BP ads pledge solution, face public criticism

An apologetic advertising campaign by BP for causing the biggest oil spill in U.S. history has earned the company more criticism than sympathy as the pollution spreads across the Gulf Coast from Louisiana into Alabama and Florida.


Protesters pitch tents in London's Parliament Square. The residents of "Democracy Village" settled in the square May 1 and, despite several attempts by police, have not left.

Activists set up camp in London

On June 2, 2001, Brian Haw set up camp in London's Parliament Square, protesting against the war in Iraq. Now, nearly nine years later, Haw has been joined by a host of activists in the square, collectively forming what has been dubbed "Democracy Village," comprised of over forty tents and activists campaigning for a variety of causes.



An eventful week in Spain

In Spain, between banks fusing, a judge beginning work with the International Criminal Court and a bull goring a matador in a bullfight, it's been a busy week in Spain.



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