IU in the News

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February 22, 2021
IU in the News is a daily review of the important news stories relating to Indiana University. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive gathering of news, and no editorial revisions are made to the content, which is presented as it was initially published or broadcast.

Big News

IU planning in-person, outdoor spring commencement ceremonies for graduates only

This story has been covered by: The Bloomington Herald Times, Indiana Daily Student, WDRB.

IU Making Headlines

Fox 59

IU readies for March Madness to descend on Bloomington

We are just a month away from March Madness taking over central Indiana. Host cities like Bloomington are already gearing up for tip off. "You can argue the Final Four is the signature piece of the NCAA tournament, but the early rounds are what people pretend to be sick from school for to stay home and watch," joked Indiana University (IU) Senior Associate Athletic Director Jeremy Gray. "The good news is we have some experience with these. We put on 215 live events a year." IU is still discussing COVID safety protocols with the NCAA for how it will conduct those opening rounds of the tournament.

Inside Indiana Business

IU, Purdue create joint ag law degree

Indiana University and Purdue University are partnering on a first-of-its-kind dual degree that focuses on agricultural law. Purdue's Department of Agricultural Economics and IU's McKinney School of Law have created the first MJ-MS agricultural economics and law program in the nation. Students who complete the program will receive a Master of Science in ag econ from Purdue and a Master of Jurisprudence from IU. ... "We are delighted to partner with Purdue on this important initiative as it will distinguish graduates in the dynamic agricultural law industry and equip them with the tools they need to be effective changemakers and leaders in this growing field," said Cynthia Adams, IU McKinney vice dean and clinical professor of law.

The Bloomington Herald-Times

IU's 'enormous' dining hall, new housing complex on track for fall

The west side of the McNutt Central dining facility at Indiana University now features a two-story wall of glass. Inside is an array of construction equipment and exposed duct work. But in a few months, there will be 10 different micro-restaurant-style dining options with capacity to serve about 850 people. "It's an enormous dining hall," said Tom Morrision, IU's vice president for capital planning and facilities. "It will be the largest on campus." The McNutt dining hall renovation and expansion, a $24 million project, is taking place at the same time as the construction of a new, $75 million housing complex. Funding for both comes from IU Residential Programs and Services. The state does not fund university housing projects, Morrison said.

IU Voices in the News

The Undefeated

The white media missed the significance of Jackie Robinson

Written by Chris Lamb, chair of the journalism and public relations department at IUPUI. Hector Racine, president of the Montreal Royals, the Brooklyn Dodgers' AAA team, told a packed conference room on October 23, 1945, that the team had signed Jackie Robinson of the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues. Camera bulbs flashed and reporters moved quickly to the front of the room, where Racine and Robinson were sitting, while others rushed to call their newspapers and radio stations. Racine told the reporters that his team had signed Robinson because he was "a good ballplayer," and because it was a "point of fairness." Blacks, Racine said, had earned their right to play in the national pastime by fighting -- and in some cases dying -- for their country during World War II. ... To the black press and its readers, the announcement signaled the beginning of what they hoped would be a new day for fairness and equality. White sportswriters wondered what all the fuss was about.


The best exercises to sneak into your workday

You don't need a gym membership, equipment or even a big chunk of time to reap the rewards of exercise. In fact, you can squeeze some of the best moves for your body into a busy workday. The key is remembering that "all movement counts," says NiCole Keith, president of the American College of Sports Medicine and kinesiology professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. ... Adding stair climbing into your routine doesn't require any special equipment (or a post-workout shower). Just take the stairs instead of the elevator whenever possible, Keith suggests. If you don't want to get sweaty during your workday, simply stop before you perspire, she says. To get the benefits of stair climbing, "you don't have to break a sweat, you just have to be breathing a little harder."

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