IU History

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…

A Trio of Alma Maters

Blashfield’s Alma Mater In January 1924, IU President William Lowe Bryan, BA 1884, MA 1886, LLD’37, wrote a letter to muralist Edwin Howland Blashfield…

A red, vintage “I Man” sweater lays on a table in the foreground while two female students talk in the background.

Cut from the Same Cloth

If the return of acid-wash jeans tells us anything, it’s that there’s no such thing as a truly worn-out style. Unfortunately, the same can’t…