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Rachel Kipp

'The Majestic' is a bit too sappy

To promote post-Sept. 11 patriotism, movie theaters are showing a short film before "The Majestic" filled with clips from old movies about American idealism and courage. This little film is definitely schmaltzy, but at the same time the intent behind it is so genuine that a viewer can't help but get shivery and teary.

Pom squads trying to raise money for nationals

Early last Friday, while other IU students slept or journeyed home from a long night at the bars, the IU pom squad was trying to keep a dream alive. Beginning at 3:30 a.m., the members of the pom squad woke up, got dressed up and drove to Indianapolis. They journeyed to city radio stations, took their places in front of the stations' front windows and went through the routines they usually perform at IU football and basketball games. They were trying to attract attention so they would be invited on morning radio shows.

'South Pacific' opens tour, IU Auditorium season

From the elevators to the stairwells, to the empty seats inside the house, every part of the IU Auditorium was bursting with preparations for "South Pacific" this week. Actors and actresses stretched, sang, played cards and read newspapers in the orchestra lobby. Bright yellow tape, stretched across the colorful carpet, marked out a stage.

Walda to leave board of trustees

IU trustee John Walda, who was until recently president of the board of trustees, has been appointed by IU President Myles Brand to become the University's new executive director of federal relations. The new position was created by Brand to give the University a liaison with Congress and members of the government's executive branch.

Fans keep the faith until the end

They believed until the end. Thousands of fans swarmed theaters, houses, bars and restaurants -- any room that had a television -- almost uniformly clad in red, white and "Indiana" emblems hoping for a Cinderella season with a fairy tale ending. A day and early evening full of girls dangling from car windows, high-spirited honking, long lines and hard partying gave way to a night when nobody remained outdoors. The parking lots stood open, class buildings stood empty and the only sounds were reflected cheers.

O'Bannon cuts another $10 million

Indiana University faces an even tighter financial situation in light of Indiana Governor Frank O'Bannon's announcement of a budget plan that would cut an additional $10 million from the University's state budget allocation. The announcement brings the total cuts to IU in this two-year period to about $100 million.

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