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ICYMI: Inside IU Bloomington holiday publication schedule

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Inside IU Bloomington will be on an abbreviated schedule for the remainder of the semester. Photo by James Brosher, Indiana University

Just a reminder that Inside IU Bloomington will be on an abbreviated schedule for the remainder of 2018. The only remaining editions will publish Dec. 4 and Dec. 12, and the first issue of 2019 will publish Jan. 15. Subsequent issues will be published each Tuesday, with the exception of spring break.

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IU Athletics sets graduation success rate record for sixth year

An NCAA study released this month shows that IU students who participate in intercollegiate athletics continue to graduate at the highest rate ever.

The NCAA announced that IU scored a graduation success rate of 91 percent, the school's best total since the report was first introduced 14 years ago. The data is based on a six-year time period from the student's initial college enrollment.

This is IU's best score since the NCAA began releasing it in 2005 and marks the sixth consecutive year that IU has established a new record with its score. It is also the seventh consecutive year that IU's score has improved from the previous year.

WTIU documentary celebrates local history of Indiana's Gennett Records

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Gennett Records produced some of the earliest recordings of IU alumnus Hoagy Carmichael's music. Photo by James Brosher, Indiana University

A new documentary from WTIU Public Television tells the story of Gennett Records, a small American record company and label based in Richmond, Indiana, that helped jazz giants like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and IU alumnus Hoagy Carmichael launch their careers.

"The Music Makers of Gennett Records" features interviews from several faculty members from the IU Jacobs School of Music and an original music score by Tyron Cooper, director of IU's Archives of African American Music and Culture. The film's producer, Todd Gould, said he relied heavily on IU's Archives of Traditional Music for Hoagy Carmichael photographs, artifacts and recordings of early compositions from his time as a law student.

The documentary will air at 9:30 p.m. on Dec.1, 4 p.m. on Dec. 2 and 1 p.m. on Dec. 4. and is available to stream online. It will also be available for purchase on DVD and BluRay in April 2019 at shopwtiu.org.

IU staff, alumni honored, hired

Read about IU staff and alumni who were recently honored and hired, including:

  • Jennifer Huang, an IU alumna who has been named a 2019 Rhodes Scholar.
  • Linda Johnson and Jerry Logan, two IU School of Optometry alumni who were honored during the Foley House Awards and Donor Recognition Dinner.
  • Kevin Gifford, who was appointed director of development for IU Auditorium on Oct. 1.