Campus: IU Bloomington
In 2014, to celebrate the creation of the Indiana University Media School, IU dedicated a bronze statue of former student and Pulitzer-prize-winning reporter Ernie Pyle outside of Franklin Hall. The sculpture features Pyle sitting on top of a wooden munitions crate dressed in his combat fatigues, staring pensively at his typewriter as he contemplates how best to communicate the life of the common World War II soldier to the rest of the world.
The piece was created by IU South Bend emeritus professor Harold “Tuck” Langland. "This is a historic day for the IU Bloomington campus,” said Provost Lauren Robel. “The inauguration of the Media School…is a major step toward our goal of becoming the pre-eminent public university site for teaching and research about media. This school will ensure that our students are able to work within and think critically about the modern and ever-changing media landscape.”