Pride & Tradition

Decoding Commencement

For what is believed to be the first time in IU history, university officials were compelled to cancel Commencement festivities for the class of…

5 Facts of IU Commencements Past

Much has changed over the course of IU’s 200-year history, including the largest and most symbolic of the university’s ceremonies—Commencement. With historical research and…

Eye on the Prize

The 1895 Arbutus lists among the graduating seniors a math major named Marcellus Neal. With that announcement, history was made. Neal had officially become…

A Phenomenal Woman

In the fall of 1915, a young Black woman from Rushville, Ind., arrived at Indiana University to begin her freshman year. She carried with…

The Great George Taliaferro

Star of IU’s only unbeaten football team. First African American player drafted into the NFL. Champion of IU integration. Beginning with football but finishing…

A Queen Comes Home

This story was originally published in the Feb. 28, 2013, issue of the Indiana Daily Student, and won first place in the Hearst Journalism…

Doing the Undoable

This article originally appeared in the 1994 March/April issue of the IU Alumni Magazine. When Thomas Atkins was 5, he was diagnosed with polio….

Legal Legacy

Philadelphia in the 1960s. The courtroom of Juanita Kidd Stout. If you were a criminal, this is not where you wanted to be. Judge…