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May 25, 2001

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Postcards from the heartland
Earlier this week, Indianapolis Colts owner James Irsay paid a world-record price of $2.43 million for the original manuscript of Jack Kerouacís On the Road, the 1950s epic of travel in America. Want a less expensive travel adventure? The IU campuses create eight degrees of connection on a roadmap full of possibility. Take a "one-tank" trip to Indiana with the IU Home Pages.

Simpson steps down; Stephan interim VP
Christopher Simpson, IU vice president of public affairs and government relations since 1995 has tendered his resignation, effective July 15. Bill Stephan, special assistant to IU President Myles Brand, will serve as interim vice president for public affairs.

The harp is more than 'heavenly'
Fifty of the world's most distinguished young harpists from 16 countries will compete during the USA International Harp Competition at IU Bloomington July 4-15. Audience opportunities will abound as world-class competitors and international performers demonstrate that the harp is much more than a "heavenly instrument." The competition was founded by Susann McDonald, IU Distinguished Professor of music.

Task force moves into next phase for administrative services review

IU East will be 30 years old on July 1

'Mini U' at IUB June 17-22

IU Kokomo's Kelz to direct technology for intercampus foreign language classes

Three informatics students create 3-D 'bots' for PBS segment on' living machines' that premiered this week

IU nixes 12-, 15-passenger van use

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Photo by Paul Martens
Elation! Degree recipients at IU East celebrated at Richmond's Tiernan Center. For more photos from all of the 2001 commencement ceremonies, see Today's feature below.

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Pomp, circumstance and some surprises
IU Home Pages photographer Paul Martens was on the commencement circuit earlier this month, accompanying the platform party on its mission to award 13,489 new IU degrees on the eight university campuses. Take a look at Martens' photo essay and read (and hear) Ken Gros Louis present his last graduating class to IU President Myles Brand at the 172nd IU Bloomington commencement May 5. Gros Louis will retire July 1 as IU vice president for academic affairs and chancellor of the Bloomington campus.

Commencement 2001

Commencement 2001 photo album

Honorary degree recipients

Hear and see the sounds of IUB's commencement

 IU Home Pages on line will be updated periodically during the summer of 2001. The next print publication date is Sept. 14.

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Publication Date: May 25, 2001
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