Kailtin Shawgo


After being chosen for a third term as trustee on Monday, Patrick Shoulders said he has both long- and short-term goals he hopes to achieve.


Jun 24, 2008 1:42 pm

Flight School

Although IU doesn’t offer aviation classes, some students and staff members pay about $6,000 for pilot lessons.


Jun 15, 2008 9:47 pm

Emancipation Celebration

People cheered and a car horn blared as the parade for Bloomington’s 10th annual Juneteenth celebration turned into the parking lot of Bryan Park on Saturday.


IU has raised more than $60 million for graduate fellowships through the University’s “Matching the Promise” campaign, a three-fold increase in funds since the campaign’s inception, said Kent Dove, IU senior vice president for development.


Senior Kyle Simcoe said he’s heard the story of an incoming freshman bringing his kayak to campus after hearing about the “mighty” Jordan River. In the story the student arrived at IU to find a not-so-mighty river. But on June 4, the river was raging.


At a celebration for the 10-year anniversary of IU’s 1998 Information Technology Strategic Plan, IU President Michael McRobbie attributed the success of the University’s Information Technology services in the last decade to the University staff and faculty.


Ron Johnson, who has worked as a student publications director and adviser to the Kansas State Collegian newspaper, is slated to start as IU student media director July 1.


The IU School of Journalism announced Friday that Ron Johnson will be the new director of student media starting July 1. Johnson, who has worked as student publications director and adviser to the Kansas State Collegian newspaper, will oversee the Indiana Daily Student, Arbutus yearbook and INside magazine.


No supporters of presidential or local candidates campaigned outside precincts Tuesday, but there were plenty of signs nearby with arrows telling people to “vote here.”


Things are heating up for Tuesday’s Democratic primary, and although finals are over, students are getting ready to cast their votes.


May 1, 2008 11:17 pm

‘Shorts’ with Will Shortz

Will Shortz, an IU alumnus who is now the New York Times crossword editor, will speak at IU’s graduation ceremony May 3.


In a speech at the Lilly Library on Friday, Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is expected to talk about the “current challenges facing Liberia,” said Patrick O’Meara, IU’s vice president for international affairs.


Dec 4, 2007 12:11 am

Deep sea discoveries

The smell of chlorine fills the warm air as a couple of blurry masses move underwater. Scuba diving suits and other diving equipment hang on the wall in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation building.


When the power went out during the Supercomputing Conference Cluster Challenge, held Nov. 12 to Nov.14, junior Sarah Loos said the IU team’s first concern was the computers. “Our first thought is, ‘Oh, no, the cluster!’” she said, laughing. “Then our second thought is, ‘Oh no, it’s pitch black in here!’”


Oct 31, 2007 12:40 am

Terrifying tales: Fact or fiction?

While many hear campus ghost stories and accept them as fact, some wonder whether the stories are based on true stories, and if many can be explained by natural phenomena.


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