January 19, 2001
Making Grammy history
Historian Ron Cohen, who co-directs the Calumet
Regional Archives on IU’s northernmost campus, will be waiting in
the audience Feb. 21 to hear how The Best of Broadside 1962-1988,
which he co-produced, does in the “best historical album” category
at the 43rd annual Grammy awards ceremony. Cohen is a personal friend
of nonagenarian Agnes “Sis” Cunningham, co-founder with partner Gordon
Friesen of the journal Broadside, which helped define the American
political and folk music movement begun in the 1940s. IU alumnus Joshua
Bell also is a Grammy nominee.
Opening the cabinet to two IU grads
When Bush cabinet nominee Paul H. O’Neill
was an IUB student in the 1960s, SPEA emeritus professor Lynton
Caldwell wrote a glowing student evaluation that seemed to forecast
O’Neill’s future: “There is no questions among faculty here regarding
his ability to pursue advanced work with complete success.” Another
Bush cabinet nominee, Roderick R. Paige, was interested in both
the mechanics of movement and the mechanics of administration, recalls
John Cooper, an emeritus HPER professor.
An E-textbook for art appreciation
Art historian Benjamin Withers of IU South Bend is one of 13 new Ameritech Fellows who will be applying information technology to teaching enhancement. Withers’ project will allow instructors to display recent developments in digital and Web art, along with short videos of performance artists, artists in their studios and demonstrations of artistic techniques. Students will take virtual tours of museums and “walk” through architectural splendors.
Journalism odyssey 2001
IU gives new meaning to thinking globally
Mathews to lecture on ‘Crucifixion-Faith’
Brent Staples at IPFW Feb 8
IUPUI among 16 campuses honored for innovation in undergrad education
Clinton appoints IU’s Glassie to National Council on the Humanities advisory post
Photo by Paul Martens
What becomes a legend most? Maybe a patina of snow, in this case atop the bronze sculpture of the legendary Herman B Wells. The statue is located in the Old Crescent of the IU Bloomington campus. The snow was evidence, too, of record cold climates throughout the Hoosier state and the nation, with the average temperature for the contiguous 48 states during November and December at 33.8 degrees, the coldest such stretch since 1895.