The survey was prompted by the fact that some routes are being overused, and sometimes the buses are too full for riders at stops closer to campus to get on, said Pam Sprong, director of Auxiliary Business Services marketing.
Some of the survey questions focus on the A and X routes as they pertain to the Kelley School of Business and Memorial Stadium, for example. Others ask about the use of the Night Owl route and microtransit options such as Uber, Lyft and Safety Escort.
The microtransit options could provide riders more flexibility, Sprong said.
The survey will run at least until spring break, and then Campus Bus Service and its advisory group will use the information to consider future changes. Some routes could change as early as August, Sprong said.
Luddy Center for Artificial Intelligence breaks ground
White, assistant vice president of strategic partnerships in the Office of the Vice President for Government Relations and Economic Engagement, has worked at IU for 35 years and is a colonel in the U.S. Army.
He’s currently the officer in charge of Task Force Spartan-Jordan, a forward command post of Task Force Spartan in Southwest Asia. White oversees the military partnership between the U.S. Army and Jordan Armed Forces to help keep Jordan safe and stable.
Event highlights resources for survivors of sexual misconduct
Renowned choreographer and dancer Bill T. Jones, known for pushing the boundaries of modern dance, received an honorary doctorate from Indiana University on Feb. 21 in the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center. Professional dancers from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company performed the world premiere of a new work alongside Bloomington community dancers and IU students on Feb. 22 at IU Auditorium.
Hundreds of students attend career fair prep event
Nearly 300 students attended the Career Fair Bootcamp, conducted Jan. 25 at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs, as preparation for the IU Diversity Career and Internship Fair which was Jan. 27.
The bootcamp provided students with tools and tips on what to expect from the fair, how to research the employers attending and how to interact with potential employers.
Lukas Leftwich is the new executive director of RPS, and Sara Ivey Lucas is the director of Residential Life and assistant dean of students. Both are longtime IU employees with a long history working in student service.
Changes announced in Luddy School leadership
IU Bloomington Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering Dean Raj Acharya will move into a new university leadership role next month.
Starting March 16, Acharya will be the associate vice president for research and AI innovation in the Office of the Vice President for Research. In his new role, he’ll develop the new Indiana AI Collaboration Center. The center will facilitate collaboration between IU Bloomington, the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane, the Indiana National Guard’s new Cyber Battalion, and the Indiana industry on the development of practical AI applications in areas that include microelectronics, cybersecurity, supply chain integrity, and fraud prevention and detection.
Acharya became dean of the Luddy School in 2016 after serving as professor and director of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Penn State. In his new role, Acharya will work closely with Fred Cate, IU vice president for research, Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law; vice provost for research Jeff Zaleski; and director of federal research relations Laura Kolton.
Also effective March 16, Dennis P. Groth, currently IU Bloomington’s vice provost for undergraduate education, will serve as interim dean at the Luddy School.
Groth, a professor of informatics in the Luddy School, earned his doctoral degree in computer science at IU in 2002. Prior to his term as vice provost, which began in 2014, Groth served in leadership roles at both the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and the then-School of Informatics and Computing – the first of its kind in the U.S. when it was founded in 2000.