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Indiana University said Thursday that in some fraternity and sorority houses, more than half of the residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

However, since IU does not own these houses, it cannot compel them to close.                        

“The houses are owned by housing corporations and the parents and students are paying rent to those housing corporations,” said IU Provost Lauren Robel.

The recommendation does not affect the Evans Scholars or Christian Fellowship houses.


IU's Vice Provost for Student Affairs sent out an email today to members of the IU community regarding COVID-19 outbreaks in Greek houses. 

IU Quarantines Members Of Some Greek Houses

Aug 28, 2020

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University says members of eight Greek houses and students living in two other houses off the Bloomington campus have been ordered to quarantine because of positive COVID-19 tests. IU said Thursday it has directed all of the affected houses, including the Evans Scholars and Christian Student Fellowship houses, to suspend in-person organizational activities, other than dining and housing for live-in members, until at least Sept. 14. No IU residence halls are included in these measures.

IU President McRobbie To Retire Next Year After 14 years

Aug 15, 2020
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University President Michael McRobbie plans to retire in June 2021 after a 14-year tenure as one of the school's longest-serving leaders. McRobbie informed the school's trustees of his planned retirement several months ago. But he made those plans public during Friday's virtual meeting of the trustees, who approved a search committee to find his successor. McRobbie says he's "immensely proud" of the school's accomplishments during his term as president.

Indiana Governor Defends Officer Response To Assault Report

Jul 9, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb says he is "proud" of the state's Department of Natural Resources amid criticism that the agency's conservation officers didn't adequately respond to the reported assault of a Black man by a group of white men at a lake last weekend. The governor said during a news conference Wednesday that the agency's officers acted according to protocols. But Katharine Liell, a lawyer for Vauhxx Booker, the man who says he was attacked, is calling on the governor to do more.

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For the second day in a row, residents took to the streets of Bloomington demanding accountability for those who assaulted a Black man at Lake Monroe on the 4th of July.

Video captured several people holding Vauhxx Booker up against a tree, and yelling racial slurs at him.


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University plans to review the names of all buildings and structures across its nine-campus system following the school's decision to rename an intramural center that once honored a segregationist after its first black basketball player. IU President Michael McRobbie announced the planned review last week after the school's trustees unanimously approved a resolution to name the Bloomington campus' intramural center after Bill Garrett, who broke the color barrier in Big Ten basketball when he made his varsity debut in 1948.



BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A judge has granted class-action status to a lawsuit alleging an Indiana university breached its contract by providing substandard living assignments to thousands of students staying in residential halls where mold was found.

Circuit Court Judge Holly Harvey's ruling comes as Indiana University's residence centers Foster and McNutt are being renovated, where mold was a problem during the 2018-19 school year.

Those projects made more than 2,000 beds unavailable at the residence halls forcing students to live off campus.


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana University alumnus who founded a technology company has donated $60 million to IU for the creation of an artificial intelligence center.

ServiceNow founder Fred Luddy made the donation, which is the second-largest private gift IU has ever received. ServiceNow is a cloud computing company based in Santa Clara, California.

Indiana University Sees Slight Drop In System Enrollment

Sep 10, 2019

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University says its overall enrollment has dropped slightly at its seven campuses around the state.

The university's figures show it started the fall semester with 90,754 degree-seeking students, a decline of about 0.8% from a year ago.

IU's main campus in Bloomington saw its enrollment drop about 0.4% to 42,760 degree-seeking students. But the Bloomington campus has about 8,300 first-year undergraduate students this fall, which is an increase of about 2% from last fall semester.

Indiana University Sees Student Overflow Amid Dorm Work

Aug 25, 2019

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — About 200 Indiana University students started the fall semester living in residence hall lounges as two major housing complexes on the Bloomington campus are undergoing renovations after extensive mold problems.

IU spokesman Chuck Carney says the campus housing staff expects to have all the students assigned to dorm rooms in the coming weeks as spaces open up. Carney says those placed in the lounges were among the last students applying for campus housing.

The university expected about 8,300 first-year students this fall on the Bloomington campus.

UPDATE: KKK Flyers Found In Bloomington Also Found On IU's Campus

Aug 5, 2019
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Indiana University Bloomington Provost Lauren Robel sent an email to the campus community Tuesday saying groundskeepers found five flyers purporting to be from the Ku Klux Klan. The email says they were identical to "neighborhood watch" flyers residents found throughout Bloomington Monday. 

The email says IU Police are investigating. They're working with Bloomington and state police. 


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University police say a female juvenile suffered superficial cuts in an attack that prompted an emergency alert about a person with a knife on the Bloomington campus.

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Pete Buttigieg's campaign announced that Buttigieg will deliver remarks on foreign policy and national security at the Indiana University Auditorium in Bloomington Tuesday, June 11 at 11am.


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Bob Knight returned to Indiana University on Saturday, the former basketball coach's first public appearance on campus since he was fired almost 19 years ago.

Knight returned to watch the Hoosiers' baseball game against Penn State from the press box. The Big Ten Network was broadcasting the game when Knight made the impromptu golf cart ride to the field.

Athletic director Fred Glass has repeatedly made overtures to bring back Knight. Each time Knight declined.

IU Fraternity Suspended

Apr 1, 2019

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A fraternity at Indiana University has been suspended.

University spokesman Chuck Carney says the Delta Chi chapter's suspension "stems from violations" of the school's student code of conduct and an agreement with Greek organizations regarding hazing.

The suspension became effective Friday and means the fraternity must cease all activities and disband. The chapter may appeal.