Issue: August/September 2015

Guy Loftman: Radical

Guy Loftman. Photo by Jim Krause BY MIKE LEONARD Guy Loftman smiles after reminiscing about his undergraduate years at Indiana University from 1963 to 1967, when he was a co-founder of the IU chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), an instigator of various protests, and the first student body president elected on a [...]

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Three Downtown Boutiques Just Off the Beaten Path

Rebecca & Me: like shopping at a friend’s house. Photo by Pamela Keech BY BARB BERGGOETZ Rebecca Carter designs her homey bungalow boutique, Rebecca & Me, so it’s like shopping at your girlfriend’s house. Linnell Schur draws customers to Daffodils with classic women’s fashions made of linen and other natural fabrics at reasonable prices. Lisa Orme faithfully posts merchandise from her [...]

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William R. Morris Jr., aka Brother William

William R. Morris Jr. Photo by Shannon Zahnle BY MIKE LEONARD When William R. Morris Jr. taught English as a second language at Indiana University, he urged his students to get off campus and immerse themselves in the local culture, even if the first step was a baby step across South Indiana Avenue to Starbucks. [...]

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A Teacher Band Graduates To Play Gigs Around Town

The Rough Draft band (l-r): Luke Sheehan, Brad Spencer, Jean Cannon, Drew Frey, Bobbie Burke, and Joel McKay. Courtesy photo BY JEREMY SHERE In May 2013, while driving to Bloomington High School South to chaperon the prom, Joel McKay shared a funny thought with two fellow BHSS staff members. What if, for the school’s 2014 [...]

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