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Feb. 10, 2016
 
 
A new semester at IU
With the start of the spring semester, IU Bloomington affirmed its commitment to diversity and inclusion on campus, launched a new campus-wide podcast, and is gearing up for a worldwide Hoosier celebration on April 12.
 
 
TOP HEADLINES
From the Desk of the Provost
Provost Lauren Robel previews Hutton Honors College’s "Many Worlds, One Globe" initiative, which launches with a public lecture by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri on April 4.  
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Save the date for IU Family Weekend
Mark your calendars! IU Family Weekend will be Sept. 23 through 25, 2016. Registration opens this summer.
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Students in Jon Kay's "Work is Art" Themester class studied how each occupation has its own expressive art form—viewing art exhibitions, interviewing folk artists, and listening to albums from the Library of Congress throughout the semester.
 
 
FEATURES
Assessment confirms commitment to diversity and inclusion at IU Bloomington
IU engaged outside consultants Halualani & Associates to conduct an objective and comprehensive diversity assessment in support of the university’s commitment to creating a diverse and multicultural academic community.
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IU Bloomington launches campus podcast
Hosted by Media School Dean James Shanahan, "Through the Gates: IU the Week" is available every Sunday on The Media School website and via SoundCloud.
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Maurer and Kelley Schools offer free tax assistance
Over 80 students are volunteering this year; each has committed to at least 10 hours of volunteer time.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates, one of the nation’s most original and influential writers about race, spoke at IU Bloomington on Oct. 23. Coates is the author of "Between the World and Me," a New York Times bestseller.
 
 
GOOD TO KNOW
IU Day is April 12
Save the date for this 24-hour, worldwide celebration of Indiana University. The format is virtual, so you can participate from anywhere—and be sure to wear your IU gear!
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Hoosier LeaderShape application open
Undergraduate students can apply for this weeklong leadership institute taking place March 13-18. Deadline to apply is Feb. 22.
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Scholarships available through Dean of Students Office
Each year, scholarships are available to IU students who exemplify what it means to be a Hoosier. Applications are now open.
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More than 50 IU Bloomington students took part in two days of storytelling workshops led by visiting instructors from the renowned Moth Radio Hour. The workshops culminated in a story slam in front of a packed house at the Wells-Metz Theatre.
 
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