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February 28, 2003

The double helix and the human genome
Fifty years ago today, Francis Crick walked into the Eagle Pub in Cambridge, England, and announced that he and his colleague, IU alumnus James Watson, had figured out the double-helical structure of the DNA molecule. On April 25, 1953, Watson’s and Crick’s discovery was published in Nature magazine; that 50th anniversary will be observed nationally as DNA Day. April also will mark the completion of one of the most important scientific projects in history: the sequencing of the human genome.

Planning for college, finding the right one
WTIU is set to debut Ten Steps to College with the Greenes next week, starring the father-and-son advice gurus of college admissions, Howard and Matthew Greene. IU’s Steve Krahnke produced the television special, which draws heavily on the counsel of admissions officers across the country. The show will air nationally on PBS stations beginning this summer.

Institutional ‘snowmen’
At IUPUI, it’s the grounds crew of Campus Facility Services. At IUB, it’s the Campus Division of the Physical Plant. The snow removal department at the Fort Wayne campus clears 43 acres of campus parking lots, sidewalks and roadways every time the white stuff comes down. Multiply that by eight campuses and multiple storms: any way you salt it, it’s been a tough winter. And IU’s institutional "snowmen" (and women) have proved by their service this wintry season that it does, indeed, "take a village."


IU files amicus brief in support of University of Michigan
An amicus brief has been filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the University of Michigan’s affirmative action admissions policy case Grutter v. Bollinger.

How do ‘ordinary men’ become purveyors of evil?
Holocaust scholar Christopher Browning is serving as the Class of 1943 Wells Professor at IUB. He is the author of Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland and will be speaking on the Bloomington campus next week.

Founders Day at IU March 9

IU’s endowment rises to ninth among public universities

Information policy, citizen privacy and ‘national insecurity’


IU Bloomington Chancellor Sharon Brehm (left) accepted the 2003 Theodore M. Hesburgh Award on behalf of the campus’ Scholarship of Teaching and Learning program at the annual meeting of the American Council on Education in Washington, D.C., Feb. 17. Making the presentation was Diane Oakley, vice president of special consulting services for TIAA-CREF, which sponsors the award to recognize the most effective faculty development program for enhancement of undergraduate teaching in the nation.

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IU Northwest
Record enrollments, new construction, new developments in academic programs and new partnerships all lead back to what Chancellor Bruce Bergland attributes to IU Northwest’s success. People, he says, "are the heart of our progress."

People are the heart of our progress

Hoosier governor tours Northwest Center for Medical Education

Swearing in: IUN professor as Lake County police chief, IUN alumnus as sheriff

Gala raises $53,000 for scholarship and literacy initiatives on campus

CETL promotes professional development for faculty

Former U.S. surgeon general addresses inequalities in health care for minorities

School of Education implements new standards-based teacher preparation system

In the zone: IUN center ‘empowering’ regional businesses

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