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…

20 IU Firsts

20 IU Firsts

Since 1820, Indiana University faculty, staff, students, and alumni have been making their mark on the world. Here we celebrate some of IU’s greatest…

A collage of photos featuring the 7 women highlighted in this post

7 Women Who Built IU

Throughout Indiana University’s 200 years, women have been groundbreaking researchers, influential administrators, renowned artists, and cornerstones of the campus community. But their names may…

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…