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."
'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.
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.
Nature preserve task force appointed at IUB
Happy anniversary, IU Press! What’s
City utility project to continue this summer
Reception to honor retiring Chancellor Kenneth R.R. Gros Louis
New opera season announced; renewal subscriptions due May 11
Photo by Paul Martens
Maya Angelou 'wows the crowd' with wisdom. See story at left.