Audrie Garrison


When Nicholas Hipskind sees a promising potential student who just doesn’t look good on paper, IU gives the retired professor what he calls “a gift.” If an applicant to the University gets denied, Hipskind can step in as a faculty sponsor to vouch for the student’s character and help grant him or her special admission.


IU students who traveled to Washington to witness Barack Obama's inauguration said the 44th president did a good job addressing the nation. But they could sense a change in the way the nation's first black president spoke. He has transformed, they say, from candidate Obama to President Obama.


world  •  Jan 20, 2009 11:58 pm

Obama takes historic oath

Barack Obama raised a hand to history as he recited the oath of office as the nation’s 44th president, declaring Americans have “chosen hope over fear” and promising to rebuild the country in difficult times. About 2 million people poured into the National Mall to watch the country’s first black president address the crowd from the Capitol building. The chanting throngs of spectators began to turn out before dawn in sub-freezing temperatures and spanned from the Capitol building past the Washington Monument.


Students traveled more than 600-miles from IU to Washington, D.C. to get a peek at today's inauguration. Many are ticketless but are still excited to be there. They planned to find a place to sit or stand on the National Mall and watch the ceremony on giant TVs.PODCAST: Hoosier Headlines


IU’s Singing Hoosiers will perform at the ball in the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington the night before President-elect Barack Obama is sworn into office.“We kind of get to show them what we’re made of and what kids our age can do,” said Natalie McRae, an alto in the group.The group received an invitation to perform and will sing for about an hour and a half, said Director Michael Schwartzkopf. He said the Singing Hoosiers have performed at inaugural balls before, but 15 to 20 years have passed since the last.


Aug 25, 2008 9:37 pm

Navigating the IDS

If you’re navigating your way from Fee Lane to 10th Street for the first time or trying to determine the difference between the B bus and the C bus – they’re very different, trust me – we want to help.


Jul 16, 2008 3:06 pm

Something to write home about

IU senior Audrie Garrison discusses the political nuance in everything from drink specials to baseball in our nation's capital


Jan 24, 2008 1:34 pm

Reading a lifetime

Thirty-eight years ago, the building that houses the IU Bookstore’s second location didn’t exist. In that time, a check-cashing store out of the third floor of the bookstore’s Indiana Memorial Union location came and went. None of the IU memorabilia the store sold made any mention of the men’s basketball team’s 1976, 1981 and 1987 national championships – they were nothing but wishful thoughts. Barnes and Noble had nothing to do with the store – it was solely operated by IU. But there was always Paul Hazel.


Nov 29, 2006 10:03 pm

Police arrest dog-napper

A 100-pound American bulldog is safely back in the hands of its owner after police cracked a case of dog-napping Wednesday. The dog's owner, Brady Gillihan, 31, called police Wednesday morning and said he was inside the Pizza Hut at 110 E. Winslow Rd. on Tuesday night picking up a carry-out order. When he returned to his car, Gillihan found that his dog, which he had left in the car for a few minutes, was missing, said Bloomington Police Department Detective Sgt. David Drake, reading from a police report.


Nov 15, 2006 10:42 pm

Rape, murder suspect shot in chase

Police are investigating a series of events from late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning in which a woman was raped, a man was murdered and another man sustained gunshot wounds in a city an hour southwest of Bloomington. Indiana State Police suspect Roger Nicholson, 39, of Loogootee, Ind., drove to Red Wing Mobile Home Park in Lowell, Ind., Tuesday night, picked up a woman, drove her to a rural area on County Road 1300 East in Daviess County and raped her, according to an ISP news release. Police say Nicholson then drove her back to the trailer park and dropped her off.


onded to allegations that a Democratic Monroe County employee was found illegally holding overseas absentee ballots Tuesday. Initial reports from The Associated Press stated that the FBI was conducting an investigation into the matter. County clerk Jim Fielder and Jack Schmit, a Republican Monroe County Election Board member, both said the FBI began an investigation, but Indiana State Police First Sgt. Dave Bursten said the FBI was never involved. Wendy Osbourne, spokeswoman for the Indianapolis office of the FBI, said she could not confirm or deny whether any investigations were being conducted. The FBI has jurisdiction over voter fraud allegations, she said.


The Indiana State Police responded to allegations that a Democratic Monroe County employee was found holding absentee ballots from overseas Tuesday. Initial reports from The Associated Press stated that the FBI was conducting an investigation into the matter.


An undergraduate science degree is an unusual educational background for an aspiring politician, but state treasurer Republican candidate Richard Mourdock said it's been helpful. Mourdock said if he is elected, he hopes to work to provide incentives for technology entrepreneurs. For example, he said entrepreneurs researching ethanol could receive help from the state with paying back interest on loans.


As an IU alumnus, Democratic state treasurer candidate Michael Griffin said he knows what students need. One of Griffin's seven main plans for the office of treasurer involves an option in which future college students, or parents of future college students, could begin a pre-pay plan when the prospective students are young that would go toward funding an education at any state university. Those who participate in the program would then lock in the tuition rates and protect themselves from rising costs.


Oct 29, 2006 10:51 pm

Homicide victim found dead in truck

Authorities are investigating the death of an 81-year-old Monroe County man this weekend as a homicide, although his exact cause of death has not been released.


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