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IU Time Warp 2020 is the newest challenge at The Escape Room USA-Indianapolis. Loaded with IU spirit, trivia and memorabilia, this unique Hoosier experience debuted Sept. 28.

James VanderVeen, associate professor of anthropology and chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, lead a dig on the campus of IU South Bend as part of the field study school.

The museum, 307 E. 2nd St., opened the dig to the public in June with a series of Community Volunteer Days. “It started with a grant through the Indiana University Office of the Bicentennial,” Wylie House Museum Director Carey Beam explains.

On April 1, 1947, the second edition of The Southeastern Student was released to students and staff at Indiana University Southeast. The edition, an early ancestor of today’s student newspaper, The Horizon, consisted of school reminders, updates on the employment of alumni and statistics on a recent basketball tournament in Bloomington.

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Retired from University Library since 2001, Jim Lockwood had to begin his May 21 visit back to the IUPUI landmark with popping in on former colleagues in the cataloguing department.

Students are getting the opportunity to truly get their hands dirty and learn about the history of campus with an archaeological dig that started this week behind River Crossing campus housing.

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Indiana University President Michael McRobbie provided an overview of initiatives and changes to the university during a regular meeting of the Bloomington Rotary Club on Tuesday at the Indiana Memorial Union.

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Tens of thousands of pages about people, places and history magically appear at our fingertips, though the content is solely at the mercy of anonymous writers and editors all over the planet. Some subjects worthy of a page don't have one, while others that do may have incomplete and/or inaccurate information.

Indiana University President Michael McRobbie talked about the 1854 fire that destroyed IU's first building in Seminary Square and how Monroe County citizens raised $10,000 to rebuild it.

The Indiana University Bloomington campus is one of America’s most beautiful. The harmony of the limestone buildings and the generous and strategic use of green space make it a destination not just for students and scholars but also for students of architecture and tourists looking for an interesting stop.

The IU Bicentennial campaign is dedicated to making sure a high quality education remains accessible to Hoosiers, and that IU has the resources to support world class faculty and research. IU Foundation President and CEO, Dr. Dan Smith, describes IU Bicentennial campaign priorities.

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The Indiana University Office of the Bicentennial has awarded the latest round of Bicentennial Project Grants and Bicentennial Course Development Grants to support activities that commemorate and chronicle IU's cultural and historical identity in ways that will inspire and engage the community.

President McRobbie speaks at a podium during the State of the University address.

Indiana University received $461.8 million in total private individual and institutional philanthropy in fiscal year 2017, the Indiana University Foundation has announced. This includes over $168 million in nongovernmental grants and over $293 million in private philanthropy (i.e. contributions from individuals, businesses and foundations).

President McRobbie speaks at a podium during the State of the University address.

A bit of history stored away in a box. Richard Feingold studied at IU South Bend and later worked there in multimedia and communications. All the while he took photos on campus for 20 years from the late 1960s to the early 1980s.

A photo of a limestone IU trident on a building.

The current women’s basketball team for Indiana University continues to find success as more of the women’s players are finding their place in women’s basketball history.

A photo of a limestone IU trident on a building.

The Indiana University Office of the Bicentennial has awarded the second round of Bicentennial Project Grants and Bicentennial Course Development Grants to support activities that commemorate and chronicle IU's cultural and historical identity in ways that will inspire and engage the community.

A photo of a limestone IU trident on a building.

Ashley Smith hoped the hard work she put into her portrait of Carrie Parker Taylor, Indiana University’s first black female student, was evident. The applause from the crowd should have confirmed as much, but Taylor’s oldest granddaughter made sure Smith knew what she thought. “I like it,” said Carolyn Outlaw. “That has granny’s smile."

A close up of a bronze IU seal.

IU’s Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President has launched a new series titled “IU 2020” to celebrate IU’s bicentennial. The project will follow 12 current freshmen on their four-year journey at IU as they strive to find their place on campus and grow as individuals. 

A close up of a bronze IU seal.

It’s a new semester, a new year, and the library is continuing its mission to collect oral histories from IU East alumni and retired faculty for the IU Bicentennial and IU East archives! We are a few years away from celebrating 200 years of IU history, as well as IU East’s 50th anniversary, but it is never too early to start preserving and collecting all the unique and interesting stories from so many different members of the IU family.

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Please join the IU Libraries and the Office of the Bicentennial in remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Thursday, January 19 from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm for a screening of several civil rights documentaries. These rare documentaries were made during and just after Dr. King’s life, offering a historical lens into how he was viewed and understood by a contemporary audience.