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April 27, 2001

Use (your head) 'the original computer'
If you are consumed by the same information loop circulating around everyone else in this on-line world, you don't have anything to stimulate you into thinking differently, writes columnist David Brooks in this week‘s Newsweek. Maya Angelou had some advise concerning that very dilemma when she visited the IUB campus earlier this month. Not surprisingly, Angelou, who became the second poet in U.S. history to write and recite original work at a presidential inauguration (Bill Clinton’s, 1993), suggested adding poetry to the database (memory) of "the original computer."
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'Insider giving' one of many successes for IUB endowment campaign
An unprecedented level of financial support from faculty and staff to the Endowment Campaign for IU Bloomington has set an “insider” public university record, and IU now holds first place among Big Ten public universities in its number of endowed faculty positions. The campaign, which was launched in July 1994 and concluded in December, focused on increasing endowed support for faculty and students, and raised $504 million--far exceeding its goal of $350 million.
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FACET Class of 2001
IU’s finest minds from throughout the state have been selected to participate in the Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET), an initiative of the IU Office of the President. The 23 new members of the FACET “student body” will congregate at Lake Monroe outside Bloomington in mid-May to attend FACET University.
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Nature preserve task force appointed at IUB
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Happy anniversary, IU Press! What’s next?
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City utility project to continue this summer
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Reception to honor retiring Chancellor Kenneth R.R. Gros Louis
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New opera season announced; renewal subscriptions due May 11
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Photo by Paul Martens
Maya Angelou 'wows the crowd' with wisdom. See story at left.

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