Michael McRobbie

IU Chief To Ask Trustees To Strike Name Of Eugenics Backer

Sep 25, 2020
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The president of Indiana University says he'll recommend the school’s trustees remove from the Bloomington campus the name of one of his predecessors who was a proponent of eugenics. President Michael A. McRobbie announced Thursday he'll ask the trustees next week to remove the name of David Starr Jordan from a classroom building, a parking garage and a campus creek. Jordan served as IU’s president from 1885 to 1891 and was a professor of zoology from 1875 to 1885.

(Courtesy of Indiana University and Purdue University)

Gov. Eric Holcomb said he talked with the presidents of Purdue and Indiana University ahead of the decision to resume Big Ten football this fall.

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.

Lauren Chapman

Indiana’s public universities made their funding requests to Senate legislators Tuesday as that chamber’s budget hearings are underway.