Alex Farris


The Indiana Daily Student has attended each press briefing on missing IU student Lauren Spierer since the first one on June 7. The audio for these conferences appears in the story. Time stamps are included to indicate when the Spierers speak at each briefing.


Lauren’s parents, Robert and Charlene Spierer, stood together during press conference Tuesday. Charlene wrapped her arm around her husband as Bloomington Police Department Lt. Bill Parker spoke. After the police statement, Robert walked to the microphones. Click here to watch his speech about the search for his missing daughter, Lauren.


Students and others working in the Herman B Wells Library on Wednesday moved to the library’s basement at about 10:15 p.m. to wait out the storm that damaged Sam Mason Properties and uprooted trees across the IU campus.


Students, friends and the University are dealing with the loss of freshman Kira Riley, who died in an apparent suicide Tuesday in her dorm room in Briscoe Quad.


Mar 22, 2011 4:44 pm

IU student confirmed dead

A female student was found dead in her dorm room at about 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Gucker tower of Briscoe Quad, said Keith Cash, IU Police Department chief of police.


As the protests in Egypt turn from violent clashes to labor strikes and a Google executive arises as a leader, the popular uprising against the government of Hosni Mubarak has turned into a long-term struggle.


Jan 24, 2011 10:53 pm

Marchers protest abortion rights

Pro-life supporters prayed in front of the Planned Parenthood center on South College Avenue Monday, two days after the 38th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision regarding abortion.


Aug 11, 2010 12:00 am

Moving in before the masses

Freshman Ashik Shah of Fishers, Ind., hauls a suitcase up the stairs Monday to his new room in Ashton Center. His father, mother and brother helped Ashik carry his television, food and other dorm necessities up to his room on the first floor. Although Wednesday is the official move-in day, students can move in to their on-campus homes as early as Sunday.


world  •  Jun 27, 2010 8:42 pm

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.


world  •  Jun 20, 2010 7:03 pm

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.


world  •  May 28, 2010 2:58 pm

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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