As we near the end of 2021, let's look back at some of the most read stories of the year both on our campus as well as across IU.
IU Bloomington is 26th among public national universities, while IUPUI ties for 21st for service learning, and the Kelley School of Business is eighth overall.
At the end of March, the COVID-19 vaccine clinic site at the Monroe Convention Center moved to Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on the IU Bloomington campus.
IU Bloomington welcomed a record incoming class of 9,482, and degree-seeking students of color reflect a record enrollment level of 29 percent across IU.
IU Cinema's fall semester lineup included movies at Memorial Stadium, films tied to actress Glenn Close's costume collection, a series featuring actress Gene Tierney and a new program honoring IU Cinema's former director.
Four new restaurants opened Feb. 15 in the Indiana Memorial Union as part of the IMU dining renovation project, including Pan-Asian fare, buffet-style bars and Napolese pizza.
In April, the IU Board of Trustees named Pamela Whitten as the university's 19th president. Whitten is a visionary scholar and accomplished educator and researcher who has held a variety of leadership roles.
As IU approached the one-year anniversary of having to adapt to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the university announced it was planning for an in-person fall 2021 semester and a return to mostly normal operations.
As part of its ongoing and successful response to and management of the COVID-19 pandemic, IU announced in May that it would require the vaccine for all students, faculty and staff beginning with the fall 2021 semester.
In August, the IU community mourned the passing of trustee Melanie S. Walker, who was appointed to the IU Board of Trustees by then-Gov. Mike Pence in 2016.
More unique stories from our campus
Making the Madness
Bloomington and IUPUI were two hosts of the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament. Meet the faces and places behind the scenes.Read about IU's role
A Close look at 'The Art of the Character'
Bringing Glenn Close's costumes to life for their first exhibition at IU Bloomington took months of collaboration.Learn about the exhibit
Hoosiers making Olympic splash
Take a deep dive into the stories behind the Indiana University athletes who went for gold in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Read about the athletes