With her seventh birthday coming up in June, Lil Bub continues to create big ripples. In February, she and her dude, Mike Bridavsky, spent a week in Los Angeles shooting a movie, I’ll Be Next Door for Christmas.
Bloomington has a new, quirky distinction. It’s featured prominently in a recently published book, The Museum of Broken Relationships (Grand Central Publishing, 2017), which contains photos of objects from a museum of the same name.
In 2014, the League of American Bicyclists named the City of Bloomington a gold-level Bicycle Friendly Community. Now, a joint bike-share project between the City of Bloomington and Indiana University, scheduled to launch in March or April, will make Bloomington even more bicycle-friendly.
From February/March 2015: When Mary Alice Dunlap was appointed by the Bloomington City Council as the city’s first woman mayor in 1962 after the resignation of fellow Democrat Tom Lemon, it provided a cause for celebration. The former city clerk/treasurer was just the second woman ever to serve as the mayor of an Indiana city, but the breakthrough was short-lived.
According to the Rise to Run website, the average age of women in politics is 47. That’s something the grassroots movement, which works to mobilize progressive young women to run for office, wants to change.
When I left work at 5:58 p.m. on September 22, my main thought was that it was nice to be on my way home at a rational time on a Friday evening. My wife, Judith, and I headed to the post office to throw a package into the bin and started discussing a friend’s recent brain surgery. We didn’t make it home.
They were just that much quicker than their opponents. That’s the best explanation anyone can come up with for the astonishing success of the 1967 Indiana University football team—the only Hoosier team ever to play in the Rose Bowl.
At Darryl Neher’s first board meeting as future CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County, two families were approved as new homeowners. Board members usually announce those approvals, but Neher asked if he could do the honors.
Inspired by the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos, the altar is a collaborative space where visitors are encouraged to leave a photograph, written memory, or object that commemorates someone who has died.
Sometimes you have to try something to understand it. That’s how it is with Nia. I first heard about it from my friend Erica De Santis a few years ago. She said her wife, Jane Fleig, goes three times a week, and no matter how she feels before class, when Jane comes home, she is always smiling. Okay, I was curious. But what is Nia?
With so much time devoted to training and playing their sport, student-athletes are seldom able to participate in typical college programs—things like service or the chance to study abroad. In an effort to change that, the national Coach for College program provides student-athletes the opportunity to visit underserved areas of rural Vietnam and give academic, athletic, and life-skills support to the region’s middle-school children.
In 2015, Martha’s House, the region’s only nonreligious emergency shelter for adults, was facing financial problems serious enough to threaten its survival. In January 2016, Shalom Community Center took over the shelter’s management and renamed it Friend’s Place. Since then, Shalom has implemented a new Housing First approach that has significantly increased the number of shelter residents who find permanent housing.
The Indiana University Maurer School of Law has received an A-plus rating for its Master of Laws program. The grade from ‘The International Jurist’ magazine recognizes a program that has been granting graduate degrees to international lawyers for more than 100 years.