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Gov. Holcomb signs Senate Bill 202

MCCSC decides superintendent buyout in 48-second meeting

MCCSC Superintendent

Jeff Hauswald’s $229,000 contract buyout was finalized at a 48-second special meeting March 6, a move reportedly criticized by Indiana’s public access counselor. Now, the MCCSC has under 3.5 months to find a new superintendent for the 2024-25 school year.

The special meeting was streamed live on YouTube, but with no sound. A transcript was posted on BoardDocs. In it, Board President April Hennessey calls the meeting to order, announces there’s no public commenters and explains that the meeting was called “to take action on Dr. Hauswald’s contract and modifications to the contract.”

The “modifications” were not explained at the meeting, leaving members of the public who were attending confused. The board approved the modifications — a contract buyout that left the MCCSC without a superintendent for next school year at a sixfigure cost — unanimously before the meeting was adjourned, less than a minute later.

The board issued a statement after to explain that Hauswald and the board agreed to a buyout of the remaining two years of his contract. The statement did not include the $229,000 cost. Hennessey said she is contractually bound and couldn’t speak on the reason for the separation beyond the statement.

Indiana Public Access Counselor Luke Britt told the Herald-Times that releasing a statement after an unclear open meeting defeats the purpose of the open meeting. He also criticized the lack of explanation for the district’s separation from Hauswald.

“That's the kind of thing that needs robust discussion,” Britt told the HeraldTimes.

Hennessey said the board didn’t discuss specifics of Hauswald’s contract at a public meeting because it was a personnel issue, which is its standard policy. The board followed the advice of its attorneys, she said.

“People are always going to want to know all parts of everything, and that is just not always how it works,” Hennessey said. “In most organizations, you do not have access to people's private personnel records. That's just the way it goes, because there are increased liabilities when you release that.”

What polling reveals about Indiana’s politics


As Indiana’s May 7 primaries grow closer, Emerson College Polling released some of the first nonpartisan polling of the races. Released March 7, the poll’s crosstabs provide insight to the state’s politics going into the 2024 general election cycle.

The poll surveyed 1,000 individuals from March 2-5 and has a margin of error of +/-4.2%. For the Republican primary, 526 individuals were polled.

Here’s some takeaways from the poll’s results:

Republican gubernatorial primary

In the Republican primary May 7, voters will select one of six candidates to run for governor in November — Mike Braun, Suzanne Crouch, Brad Chambers, Eric Doden, Curtis Hill and Jaime Reitenour.

U.S. Sen. Mike Braun holds a commanding lead of over 20% in the Republican gubernatorial primary, though there are many undecided voters. However, Braun could potentially pick up many in that camp, as the crosstabs show many undecided voters breaking for him on several major issues.

On crime and public safety, 54% of respondents said they trusted Braun to do the best job out of all candidates. On taxes and the economy, 55% of respondents said they trusted him most. All other candidates received between 2-15% of respondents on these issues.

Braun's support among respondents lowered in education, with 47% of respondents saying they trusted him most to handle the issue. Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch gained support on

her prospective handling of education, with 22% ranking her the best on the issue.

However, Braun had the most support from undecided voters — 38.2% who said they trusted Braun the most on education, compared to 25.4% who ranked Crouch the highest. These numbers suggest that gubernatorial candidates besides Braun will have high cliffs to climb, even on issues where they have relatively more support. The coalitions between candidates also show small divides. Of respondents supporting Braun, 92.6% said they would back Donald Trump. Just 5% said they supported Nikki Haley in the Republican presidential primary (the poll was conducted before Haley dropped out).

But of Crouch’s supporters, 68.6% said they would support Trump and 31.6% said they would support Haley. Among all respondents, 78% said they would support Trump while 14% supported Haley. Crouch’s supporters were also more likely to support Joe Biden in the general election, with 21% saying they would vote for him. Only one of Mike Braun’s supporters, 0.6% of the total, said they would vote for Biden.

This supports recent polling from Quinnipiac University, asserting roughly 37% of Haley primary voters would vote for Biden in the general.

On the issues, a majority of respondents ranked the economy as their most important issue. However, Braun’s supporters were more likely to put immigration as their most important issue — 24.3% ranked it as their top priority.


Indiana selected as No. 4 seed, to host tournament

By Dalton James | @DaltonMJames

Indiana women’s basketball was selected as a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament as the field of 68 teams was unveiled March 18. Despite the Hoosiers falling to Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals March. 8, the selection committee determined the cream and crimson were worthy of a host spot.

OLIVIA BIANCO | IDS Senior guard Sydney Parrish dribbles the ball up the court against Maryland on March 3, 2024, inside Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington. The Hoosiers were selected as a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday.

In the Round of 64, Indiana will take on No. 13 seeded Fairfield University. The Stags enter the tournament with a 31-1 record, defeating Niagra University in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship on March 16. The winner of the matchup between the Hoosiers and the Stags will take on the winner of the No. 5 University of Oklahoma and No. 12 Florida Gulf Coast University. All three games will be played inside Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Indiana and Fairfield will face off at 1:30 p.m. March 23.

Gov. Eric Holcomb vetoes bill defining antisemitism

By Christy Avery | @christym_avery

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb issued his only veto of this legislative session March 19, disagreeing with changes made to priority proposal House Bill 1002, which attempted to define antisemitism. The veto is Holcomb’s eighth of his eight-year stint as governor, which will end in 2025.

House Bill 1002, authored by Rep. Chris Jeter, R-Fishers, attempted to address concerns about

antisemitism, particularly on college campuses, amid the Israel-Hamas war. The original version of the bill included the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of antisemitism and its contemporary examples of antisemitism. These examples include “holding Jews collectively responsible for actions of the state of Israel,” but do not include criticism of Israel “similar to that leveled against any other country.”


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Plan Commission forwards Summit District petition

The Bloomington Plan Commission forwarded a petition to rezone one of the largest tracts of undeveloped land in city limits to the city council with a positive recommendation during a special hearing March 19.

The rezone would support the Summit District, a proposed project which has faced pushback from nearby residents who worry the area’s infrastructure cannot support the development. The commission decided to support the rezone after more than 4.5 hours of presentations, public comment and debate.

In February 2023, the petitioners, Sudbury Development Partners LLC, purchased 139 acres of land off Weimer Road for $13.2 million with plans to build a mixed residential and commercial development called the Summit District. With 4,250 proposed residential units, if approved, the development would be one of the largest projects ever constructed in city limits.

The petitioners are asking the city council to consider the Summit District as a Planned Unit Development. While traditional zoning ordinances often have stricter regulations, PUD zoning is more flexible and can mix different property types. Under this PUD zoning, the petitioners can propose changes to standards required by Bloomington’s Unified Development Ordinance, the city’s primary source of land use regulation. For instance, the petitioners proposed mixing zoning ordinances to build short term off-site and surface parking lots, which is not permitted under the standard zoning ordinances.

The Plan Commission held three hearings on the

petition before the meeting. During these hearings, the petitioners argued the Summit District would provide much needed housing in the area. According to a 2024 Regional Opportunity Initiatives Housing study released, Monroe County will need an additional 4,447 residential units by 2030 to accommodate its population growth.

At least 15% of the total dwelling units in the Summit District must be permanently income-restricted or affordable housing, according to a city planning and transportation staff report sent to the commission. Jacqueline

Scanlan, the city’s case manager for this petition, said the petitioners have proposed having up to 20% of their dwellings classified as affordable housing in some areas of the development. According to the staff report, building more affordable housing units could allow the developers to construct buildings taller than what is permitted under the city’s UDO.

Representatives from Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County, United Way of South Central Indiana, Heading Home of South Central Indiana and the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce urged the commission to give the Summit District a positive recommendation. Additionally, several residents said during public comment supporting this development was necessary to give renters more housing availability.

In their report to the commission, the city Planning and Transportation department recommended the commission forward the petition to the city council with a positive recommendation but on 10 conditions. Some of these conditions include specifying floor plate, height and fencing standards in the PUD, incorporating new storm water

detention requirements and promising to work with various city departments.

However, several residents who live on Weimer Road and the nearby neighborhood Arbor Ridge worry the area’s sewer and road infrastructure cannot support the large-scale development. With 4,250 proposed units — many of which may end up being single or multi-family homes — the development could house at least 8,500 people. Arbor Ridge resident John Scott, who holds a certificate in urban planning and development and served on the Dennis, Massachusetts, zoning and appeals board, told the Indiana Daily Student in February he estimates the project could end up housing up to 10,000 people.

“I will fight that until the day you put me in the ground,” Scott said during public comment. The primary way to access the development will be driving on Weimer Road, which is around 1.3 miles long and connects Second Street and Tapp Road. The petitioners also plan to extend nearby roads Adams Street and Sudbury Lane to support the Summit District. During public comment, residents said Weimer Road frequently floods, experiences backups and has visibility problems.

Additionally, the Bloomington Environmental Commission expressed their concerns with the PUD in a memorandum to the plan commission, stating that PUD zoning should not be used to avoid environmental standards. In July 2023, Sudbury Development Partners LLC proposed multiple reductions in environmental protection standards required by the UDO. Since then, the petitioners said they will not deviate from the city’s UDO standards.

“The EC understands the

current demand for housing but is opposed to prioritizing that need over the need for environmental protection during this time of climate and ecological crisis,” the environmental commission said in the memorandum. “Climate change and biodiversity loss has long-term impacts on all residents and must be prioritized.”

The environmental commission proposed the petitioners change parts of their plan, including redrawing floodplain boundaries, providing more protection for the riparian buffers and creating more electric vehicle charging stations. They did not, however, explicitly state how they thought the plan commission or city council should vote on the rezone request.

Travis Vencel, a representative for the petitioners, said the petitioners agree with most of the environmental commission’s concerns and proposed changes. However, he said the city should not

Two distinct cicada broods to surface in Indiana

Two distinct broods of cicadas are set to surface from under the ground at the same time across Indiana and Illinois, according to Cicada Safari. Both broods – Brood XIII and Brood XIX – are estimated to emerge when temperatures reach 64 degrees Fahrenheit eight inches below the ground and in response to warm rainfall usually from mid-May to late June.

Brood XIII, sometimes called the Northern Illinois Brood, is set to appear in Lake, LaPorte and Porter counties. It has a smaller range, primarily in eastern Iowa, northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and near Lake Michigan in Indiana. The brood has a 17-year lifespan and last emerged in 2007. Meanwhile, Brood XIX, the 13-year cicada, will make its presence known in eight western counties stretching from Posey and Warrick in the south to Jasper and Newton in the north. Brood XIX, also known as the Great Southern Brood, has a significant range, spanning across several southern and midwestern states. It was last sighted in 2011. According to Axios, the two broods are emerging simultaneously for the first time in 221 years, and

Indiana and Illinois will be the only states observing this phenomenon geographically. While there is no direct overlap between the broods, Springfield, Illinois, is where the two groups will be closest. According to the Pur-

due Department of Entomology, the cicadas are harmless to people, animals and property, and it recommends tree owners cover their young plants of three to four years with mesh fabric for the month-long period.

codify the proposed PUD with these new suggestions yet. If the city updates its UDO to create more stringent protections in the future, Vencel said the developers would not have to abide by these new updates because they already codified their environmental standards in the PUD. If they do not codify these suggestions, the developers would need to follow any updated UDO protections, even if these updates happen after the rezone petition is approved.

“We’re probably better off to say we want to do more, and it’s here as a recommendation and as the city progresses and changes our ordinance, we’ll have to meet that ordinance,” Vencel said. Scanlan emphasized that because the petitioners agreed to not deviate from UDO, the standards used for the Summit District development will be the same used for all other developments in Bloomington.

“They just are our regu-

lar environmental protection regulations that we hold everyone to,” Scanlan said. “If we don’t think those are good enough that’s another conversation, and we should talk about a UDO amendment.”

Scanlan said the planning and transportation department tries to balance the importance of environmental protection with the need for development. She said she believes the petitioners have struck an appropriate balance with their proposal. The Plan Commission members voted 7-0-1, with commissioner Chris Smith abstaining, to forward the petition with a positive recommendation to the city council. Scanlan said the city planning and transportation staff must certify the commission’s recommendation by March 28. After the administration certifies their decision, the city must hear the plans within 90 days. She said the council will likely hear the petition before their meeting June 12.

Indiana population grows 0.4% in 2023, Monroe County shrinks 0.2%

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Indiana’s population grew by 0.4% in 2023, adding 29,925 residents and increasing to 6.86 million people, according to the Indiana Business Research Center and U.S. Census Bureau. Last year’s population gain is nearly the same as the state’s average annual increase before the pandemic, which was 30,170 residents per year from 2010-2020.

“Indiana’s growth was fueled by another year of exceptionally high net inmigration,” Indiana Business Research Center Senior Demographer Matt Kinghorn said in an IU press release. Indiana’s 23 rural counties combined for 0.2% growth in 2023, up from the 2.3% decrease the counties saw from 2010-2020.

The counties’ growth included a combined net inflow of nearly 1,630 residents, which surpassed per capita net migration rates of Indiana’s 44 metro-area and 25 micropolitan counties. Rural counties added 3.6 residents per 1,000 residents, metro-area counties added 3.4 residents and micropolitan counties added 2.7 residents.

The Indianapolis metro area, which includes 11

counties, added 17,807 residents last year and represented 60% of the state’s net growth. Its total population of 2.14 million accounts for 31% of Indiana’s total population.

Six of the state’s ten fastest-growing counties, Hancock, Boone, Hendricks, Hamilton, Morgan and Johnson, are all in the Indianapolis metro area. Hancock County, which includes Greenfield and New Palestine, grew the most with a 3.7% increase.

Marion County, which includes Indianapolis, shrank 0.1%.

Both the Fort Wayne and Columbus metro areas grew by 0.7% respectively, and the Indiana portion of the Louisville metro area grew by 0.6%. The Elkhart-Goshen metro area shrank 0.2%, and both the Bloomington and Michigan City metro areas shrank 0.1% each. Growth rates in metro areas in neighboring states varied. The Cincinnati metro area grew by 0.6%, and the Louisville metro area grew by 0.3%. The Cleveland and Detroit metro areas each shrank 0.1%, and the Chicago metro area shrank 0.2%.

More information, including a table and a map of the data are available on STATS Indiana’s website.

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Gov. Holcomb signs Senate Bill 202

The bill increases legislative oversight on higher education

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed Senate Bill 202 on March 13, increasing the state legislature’s oversight on Indiana’s public universities and changing the criteria for tenure.

The controversial bill is designed to increase “intellectual diversity” among higher education. It will require university boards of trustees to implement policies prohibiting faculty members from receiving tenure or promotions if they were deemed unlikely to foster free inquiry and expression, or unlikely to offer students learning material from a variety of standpoints.

The bill will also require review of tenured professors every five years based on criteria the boards establish and faculty performance.

Faculty and administrators statewide opposed the bill, with IU President Pa-

mela Whitten saying in a statement that the university is “deeply concerned about language regarding faculty tenure that would put academic freedom at risk.”

The bill was authored by Sen. Spencer Deery, R-West Lafayette, who said it is a response to concerns about the perception and experience around higher education among conservative students. Deery released a statement following Holcomb’s signing. “Indiana just sent a strong signal that our state is committed to academic freedom, free expression and intellectual diversity for all students and faculty,” part of the statement reads. “Universities that fail to foster intellectually diverse communities that challenge both teachers and learners fail to reach their potential. This measured bill makes it significantly less likely that any university will shortchange our students in that way.”

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Republican Jim Banks’ Senate run to focus on security, defense

Editors note: This is part of a series of stories covering the 2024 elections. Read the rest of the stories at

Republican Jim Banks, a U.S. Representative for Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District, is aiming to represent the state in the U.S. Senate.

Banks will be the only Republican running after John Rust who was disqualified from the ballot Feb. 17.

The Indiana Election Commission decided Rust had not voted in two consecutive Republican primaries or received certification to run from a county Republican chair.

Banks announced his campaign in a video Jan. 17, 2023, on X, formerly known as Twitter.

“We NEED conservatives in Washington who aren’t afraid to fight Biden’s radical agenda,” he wrote in the post.

Banks, a Columbia City, Indiana, native, has represented Indiana’s 3rd district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2017. His district is in the northeast corner of the state, including Columbia City, Huntington and Fort Wayne.

Banks graduated from Indiana University with a degree in political science in 2004 and received a Master of Business Administration from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana in 2013.

“Only in America could a small-town kid from a working-class home be able to do what I’ve been blessed to do,” he said in the announcement.

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Senate, vying for a seat which has been held by now-Indiana Gubernatorial candidate Republican Mike Braun since 2019.

His political career started in the Whitley County Council from 2008-10 as an atlarge member.

He served in the Indiana State Senate from 2010-16, taking a leave of absence from 2014-15 to serve in Afghanistan. His wife, Amanda, served in his place during his deployment.

“I love my family, and I love America,” Banks said in the announcement. “That’s why I decided to serve my country in the military. One of the greatest joys in my life was coming home from Afghanistan to my wife and our three little girls.”

Banks ran for Congress in 2016, winning the primary with 34.3% of the vote against five other Republican candidates.

He received 70.1% of the vote in the general election, defeating Democrat Thomas Schrader and Libertarian Pepper Snyder to win the open seat.

Banks ran unopposed in the 2018 primary and defeated Democrat Courtney Tritch in the general election. He received 64.7% of the vote.

After receiving 85.2% of the vote in the 2020 primary against Republican Chris Magiera, Banks defeated Democrat Chip Coldiron in the general election with 67.8% of the vote.

In the 2022 primary election, Banks ran unopposed and defeated Democrat Gary Snyder and Independent Nathan Gotsch with 65.3% of the vote in the general election.

According to his campaign website, Banks’ policies involve securing the southern U.S. border, defending life, supporting veterans and police, prioritizing national defense, opposing

“wokeness” in schools and sports, unleashing the American economy, reducing the national debt, securing elections and standing with Israel.

“The United States has seen record-high illegal border crossings under Joe Biden, leading to increased crime and illegal drugs flooding our communities,” Banks said on his website.

Banks and former President Donald Trump visited the southern U.S. border in 2021. He also intends to support the reinstatement of Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as the “Remain in Mexico” program.

The policy started in 2019 and required immigrants seeking asylum to stay in Mexico until their court date. President Joe Biden ended the policy in February 2021.

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According to his campaign website, Banks’ second policy, defending life, is informed from his Christian faith. He said he celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in 2022.

“There is more that federal and state lawmakers must do to protect life,” he wrote on his website.

As for supporting veterans and police, Banks referenced his military background and his January 2023 Qualified Immunity Act.

The act would protect police officers from “frivolous, unending lawsuits,” according to Banks’ press release. It is currently in the House of Representatives.

“The radical Left treats

criminals like heroes, while villainizing our law enforcement officers,” he said on his website. National defense is another priority for Banks. He said America’s world standing has fallen under Biden.

“Our foreign policy should come from a place of strength, and there must be no question that America will always defend its standing,” he said on his website.

Banks voted against the Continuing Appropriations and Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, which passed Sept. 2022. Banks also stands with Israel. He said Israel is the U.S.’ strongest ally in the Middle East and supporting the country is a moral obligation.

He wrote a letter to IU President Pamela Whitten in November about alleged antisemitism at the university since Oct. 7. He requested a response to several questions.

“As an IU graduate, allegations of antisemitism at my alma mater are personal and extremely concerning to me,” he said in the letter. “As a lawmaker, I would note that Title VI of the Civil Rights Act prohibits anti-Jewish and antisemitic discrimination.”

Banks also said in the letter IU could lose access to federal funding if the university condoned or tolerated antisemitism.

Whitten responded to the letter in December, explaining IU’s safety procedures and antisemitism prevention measures.

Over 200 IU faculty criticized Banks’ letter, and IU professor Jeffrey Isaac published an op-ed to the Indianapolis Star. Banks responded to Isaac on X.

“Radical Marxist professor Jeffrey C. Isaac is attacking me for standing with Jewish student victims of antisemitism at IU,” Banks said in the post. “I’m not sorry!”

According to his website, Banks said subjects like math and reading are being replaced by Critical Race Theory and the 1619 Project, which he is opposed to.

The 1619 Project was developed by Nikole HannahJones and The New York Times in 2019. It reframes United States’ history, placing slavery at the center of it.

Banks said he supports protection for women’s and girls’ sports, citing his involvement with the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2021. The bill would have not allowed transgender women and girls to participate in a women’s or girls athletic activity that receives federal funding.

“I’ve led the fight on the House floor to keep girls’ sports for girls,” he said in the video.

Banks said unleashing the American economy, another priority for him, will start by supporting pro-growth policies. He cited the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and said it led to the healthiest economy in a generation.

Banks said his family balances its budget and believes the United States should do the same.

“Reckless, runaway spending by Joe Biden and Democrats in Washington has directly led to recordhigh inflation,” he said on his website.

Banks is an executive committee member of the Republican Study Committee, a conservative caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.

“It exists to bring likeminded House members together to promote a strong, principled legislative agenda that will limit government, strengthen our national defense, boost America’s economy, preserve traditional values and balance our budget,” its website said. The committee was

founded in 1973 and announced a budget proposal in June 2023 that would cut $16.3 trillion in federal spending and reduce taxes by $5.1 trillion over 10 years. The budget is comprised of 220 individual bills and initiatives.

Securing elections is another one of Banks’ priorities. He introduced the Save Democracy Act, which would implement reforms to the United States’ election system. “The American people need to know without a shadow of a doubt that their voices are heard, and their votes are counted,” Banks said on his website. Banks was one of 126 Republicans in the House of Representatives to sign an amicus brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow a Texas lawsuit seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in four states. The Supreme Court declined to hear the case. Banks will face the Democratic nominee between Marc Carmichael and Valerie McCray as well as Libertarian Andy Horning in November.

Democrat Marc Carmichael offers progressive approach in Senate run

Democratic candidate Marc Carmichael hopes to offer Hoosiers a progressive option in the race to represent Indiana in the U.S. Senate, vying for a seat which has been held by now-Indiana Gubernatorial candidate Republican Mike Braun since 2019.

Carmichael said he decided to run for office after the U.S. Supreme Court issued their ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health in June 2022, which ended federal protections for abortion and allowed individual states to make their own decisions about abortion access. Twenty-one states have banned abortion or restricted access to the procedures since June 2022, according to The New York Times.

If elected, Carmichael said his first priority would be restoring the federal abortion protections safeguarded by Roe V. Wade.

“I have four granddaughters and when the Dobbs decision was handed down, I knew that I had to do something,” Carmichael said. “They now have fewer rights than their mothers or their grandmothers had when it came to managing their own bodies.”

After Republican Senatorial Candidate Jim Banks announced he was going to run for the seat in January 2023, Carmichael decided to run as

A near-total abortion ban took effect in Indiana in August 2023, only allowing hospital centers and surgical centers owned by hospitals to perform the medical procedure. The law provides narrow exceptions to provide the abortion if the pregnant person’s health or life is at risk, if there is a lethal fetal anomaly up to 20 weeks postfertilization and in cases of rape or incest up to 10 weeks post-fertilization.

a Democrat. He kicked off his campaign in June 2023.

Carmichael served in the Indiana House of Representatives from 1986-91, where he unseated former House Speaker Republican J. Roberts Dailey. While serving in the role, he was appointed to the House Ways and Means Committee, where he worked with other legislators to develop biannual budgets.

Carmichael believes his experience working with legislators from other political parties sets him apart from Banks, who describes himself as a “conservative champion and fierce opponent of Joe Biden’s radical agenda.”

“I had to learn to work with Republicans to get things done for my community,” Carmichael said. “What I bring that Jim Banks doesn’t have is the ability to work across the aisle and be a legislator, not a bomb-thrower.”

“I would like to see Medicare for all, including the LGBTQ+ community, so that they get proper care from physicians rather than being used as political pawns by mean-spirited, narrowminded legislators,” Carmichael said.

He also said Congress should do more to support teachers across the coun-

Carmichael ran as the Democratic nominee for Indiana’s 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996 but lost to Republican David McIntosh. In 1999, Carmichael became the president of the Indiana Beverage Alliance, a trade and lobbyist association for beer distributors in the state. He retired from this position in 2020. In addition to re-establishing federal abortion protections, Carmichael said he would support legislation that provides access to gender affirming care for LGBTQ+ youth. He said he would want to establish universal access to Medicare, a federal health insurance program only offered to people 65-years-old or older and younger people with disabilities.

try. According to an NBC News analysis, Republican lawmakers in 30 states have introduced or passed legislation restricting or regulating instruction on diversity, equity and inclusion topics.

“We need to let them do their job without political interference and we need to quit using them as a political football like the Republican party has been doing,” Carmichael said.

Carmichael’s other priorities include working to ban the sale of military style assault weapons, addressing global warming, combating white nationalism and antisemitism and confirming impartial federal judges. He also said he would work for immediate immigration reform, help create jobs, support organized labor and push to reclassify marijuana as a Schedule 3 drug at the federal level.

Carmichael said, if elected, he would support other democracies around the world. He specifically mentioned supporting more

aid for Ukraine, which Republicans in Congress have pushed back against. His support for democracy across the world, he said, shows his commitment to being “an American first and a politician second.”

“I fully intend to conduct myself in that manner,” Carmichael said. “I think that people need to look at politicians asking for their vote [and ask] ‘what kind of person are you?’”

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Hauswald’s contract was originally approved Feb. 3, 2021. The search process to replace previous superintendent Judy DeMuth started February 2020, and stopped and started several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

DeMuth originally planned to retire in summer 2020, and she announced her retirement at the end of February, meaning the board would have had four months to find a replacement. However, DeMuth also stated in her letter of resignation that she would


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In the general election, Trump holds a large lead over Biden. But deeper inside the data, important coalitional shifts are apparent in race and age. White respondents were solid in their support for Trump, with 58.8% of voters saying they would vote for him. Just 30.9% said they would vote for Biden.

Black voters appeared to drift away from Democrats compared to recent elections, with 22.2% of Black respondents saying they would vote for Trump. Only 8% of Black voters in the 2020 general election backed Trump, while 92% voted for Biden. In this poll, 53.8% said they would vote for Biden, while 24% were undecided.

Asian voters and those who marked “other or multiple races” drifted heavily to Trump, much more so than in the 2020 election. However, this could have resulted from a low number of respondents — only 18 Asian voters and 14 who marked “other or multiple races” were polled. Age shows a skewed bimodal distribution for Biden’s support. Younger voters tend to support the current president more,



The bill garnered support from Jewish activists and advocacy groups, who said having a concrete definition of antisemitism to point toward would help identify and handle it. But the bill proved contentious, with some Muslim advocacy groups and advocacy groups supporting Palestinians expressing concerns that the examples of antisemitism included in the IHRA definition would restrict free speech by deeming any criticism of Israel as antisemitic.

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stay on until the board approved a new superintendent, giving the board some leeway on timing. This time, that leeway isn’t available. The timeline for hiring and search process for past superintendents isn’t clear, as DeMuth was hired one year before the board started posting meeting agendas online. Details about what a search process might look like are no longer available, as they appear to have been taken down after Hauswald was selected.

Hauswald’s search process was largely conducted in executive sessions of the board, meaning prospective candidate profiles and other candidates considered are not publicly available. Some documents, such as a contract with Hauswald’s name redacted, were publicly available on the MCCSC website during the search but are no longer available.

with Biden narrowly winning voters aged 18-29. Voters aged 18-39 also were more likely to be undecided.

Trump’s support accelerates above 30, with him winning all age groups above. However, voters over 60 were more likely to support Biden than those aged 30-59, showing a divergence from prior years.

The presidential vote was heavily correlated with age in 2016, with Trump’s support increasing with older voters. This trend showed some signs of breaking in 2020, with voters over 65 supporting Biden slightly more than voters aged 5064.

Notes on Emerson College Polling

Emerson College Polling is the ninth-best rated pollster in polling aggregate FiveThirtyEight’s rankings. The poll’s sampling by age, 2020 vote, race and education levels were in-line with Indiana’s overall data.

In 2020, its last poll showed Biden receiving 50% and Trump 45% of voters. In reality, Biden received 51.3% and Trump 46.8%. Though both gained support from undecided voters, the margin of victory was similar to the poll, 5% to 4.5% in reality.

Monday issue a signed proclamation condemning all forms of antisemitism and supporting the IHRA definition and examples.

The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council praised Holcomb’s decision to veto, releasing a statement thanking the General Assembly for their work to address antisemitism.

Lawmakers removed the IHRA definition while the bill was in the Senate — instead defining antisemitism as “a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews” — but ultimately reinstated it after Jewish organizations reversed their support for the bill.

The final version of the bill, which Holcomb vetoed, included the IHRA definition but left out the specific examples of antisemitism such as not holding Jewish people collectively responsible for actions of the state of Israel. In a statement to media and lawmakers, Holcomb said he ultimately opposed the bill because of the exclusion of those examples and what he said was vague language.

“While I applaud the General Assembly’s effort to address and define antisemitism, I cannot agree with the outcome therefore I vetoed HEA 1002,” he said in the statement. “The language that emerged in the final days of the legislative session fails to incorporate the entire International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition and its important contemporary examples. Additionally, the confusing language included in the bill could be read to exclude those examples therefore I must veto HEA 1002.”

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“JCRC will work diligently with members of the Indiana General Assembly, executive agencies, statewide educational institutions, and statewide educational organizations to ensure the guidance of Governor Holcomb’s proclamation is correctly applied to identify and confront antisemitism and meet the needs of Jewish students in K-12 and higher educational settings,” the statement reads.

The Indiana Muslim Advocacy Network expressed disappointment regarding the decision to veto the bill, saying the action set back efforts to achieve a balanced agreement about the bill.

“From the beginning, we have made it clear that the examples referenced by the IHRA definition could be used to stifle freedom of speech in schools and on college campuses by labeling the criticism of Israel as antisemitic,” the statement read. “Governor Holcomb’s proclamation disregards our meritorious concerns. While a proclamation is not legally binding, we will continue to monitor free speech concerns across the state to prevent any misinterpretation or encroachment on constitutional rights. As religious minorities, we understand the impact of hate and stand in unwavering solidarity with the Jewish community in combating antisemitism. We will persist in our endeavors to safeguard free expression in educational institutions across Indiana and ensure the protection of our Muslim students.”

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The Indiana State Code requires that Board of Trustee meetings are open to the public under the Open Door Law. Indiana's Public Access Laws Handbook explains that “[p]ublic meetings should be held in a location that can accommodate all members of the public who wish to attend.” Essentially, this law grants anyone the right to attend these meetings and indicates that they should be organized as such.

Our experience did not meet our expectations of “public.” Upon our arrival, all 16 public seats were filled. After being denied entry, we sat outside of the closed meeting doors, silently facing three security guards. These guards said that they select small rooms to manage security threats. They offered us an optional room which live streamed the meeting, but opting for it meant losing our spot in the queue and our chance to speak with any Trustees. This is not an uncommon occurrence for students trying to attend a Trustees meeting; another student lamented that this was the second time they’d been denied entry.

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Vincent Winkler (he/him) is a freshman studying sociology.

I was rummaging through my pile of books the other day as I readied them to be placed on my bookshelf, with outward-facing spines and stacked in neat rows. An idea came to mind — I would put the excess books without a space on the shelf on full display in front of some of the rows, with the full cover facing me, so I could look at my collection of novels in all its glory. But then, something dawned upon me — many of the covers were ugly. They were simply words on a static background — the author’s name, John Irving, in huge 32-point font, or Garth Stein with their name laid atop a still image of a dog, something from the likes of Shutterstock.

I’ve tried to avoid purchasing so many of these books because many publishers tend to treat bookstores as their customers, rather than the reader. Many of these titles I did not purchase but rather inherited, yet their bare covers still bothered me. Book covers should be full of color, art and life; they are meant to convey a message to the reader. Sadly, we don’t live in a world where this is reality.

erately limit student engagement. Most seats are reserved for administrators, live streaming takes place only on-site, and standing room is prohibited. Worse, they fail to warn the public of the limited available capacity and fail to adapt security that supports more attendees. Even if someone does get a seat, the Board’s scripted presentations offer no engagement — nor any forum or required breaks to create casual dialogue. The design of the already infrequent Trustees meetings fit a pattern of choices from IU leadership that have effectively silenced the voices of students. After Union Board’s 60+ collaborations across student organizations, academic departments and Bloomington businesses in the past year, we’ve heard groups’ experiences of being dismissed by administrators. Whether it is simply a student group asking for transparency on decisions that directly impact them, or students asking for action to make our campus safer for diverse groups, it is clear that administrators only want to hear the student voices that fit neatly into their agenda. Their preoccupation with promoting a perfect, shiny image of IU leaves them unwilling to address the reality of the student experience and actually work towards improvement. We naively assumed that at the very least the public Trustee meetings could be an avenue for us to share our concerns. We realize now that they too promote the pervasive, structural silencing of student voices.

IU’s 2030 Strategic Plan, the guiding force for administrative decisions, emphasizes the commendable principles of an “insatiable quest for knowledge” and a “culture of respect and integrity.” But when that quest for knowledge leads a student to merely attending meetings or questioning university decision-making, or when that respect and integrity is to be granted to students, these principles are disregarded. We hope that the administration of this university can begin to live up to the values proclaimed by the 2030 Strategic Plan and make an authentic effort to reverse the disenfranchisement of students. Students, we must continue advocating for change and demanding our rightful place in shaping this university. Our voices will not be silenced.

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Isabella Vesperini (she/her) is a sophomore majoring in journalism and minoring in Italian.

The first ever IU women’s basketball game I attended was in 2012. It was also the first time I’d ever watched the sport of basketball. I vaguely remember the names of all the players now at the age of 19; I can only recall that the players with the numbers five and 10 were talented and that some of the players were tall.

Even though the team didn’t play particularly well, and I hated it whenever I made an appearance on the jumbotron, I began to enjoy going to the games and becoming acclimated to the sport.

I, along with many other fans, became a lot more invested in basketball when Tyra Buss joined the team in 2014. She was the first of a line of players that revived the program, along with the introduction of head coach Teri Moren. There was Brenna Wise and Ali Patberg, and most recently Mackenzie Holmes and Sydney Parrish, just to name a few.

Fast forward to 2023 and attendance records are now broken game after game for the Hoosiers.

And IU isn’t the only place where more people are giving long overdue attention and praise to the women’s basketball team.

Iowa has had a recent streak of legendary players that commentators can’t stop talking about. It started with Megan Gustafson, then Monika Czinano.

And now, it’s all about Caitlin Clark.

Everyone is talking about Clark and thus women’s basketball at large. She has a talent that’s extremely hard to come by. By now, I think we all know that Clark is one of the best players in the nation. We know she’s special, we know she can shoot the ball from insanely far distances and we know she’s accrued over 15 triple-doubles. Not to mention, she now holds the college scoring record of 3,771 points. Pete Maravich previously held with record with 3,667 points.

She has drawn thousands of fans to see her play at games around the country. When the Indiana women’s basketball team went to play in Iowa, there was a sold-out crowd. When Iowa went to Ohio State, there was a sold-out crowd. Wherever she goes, loads of people are understandably eager to watch her play.

As Clark excels, she is drawing more attention to women’s basketball and is helping more people realize how much the sport has to offer. It’s not all about men’s college basketball games or the NBA anymore. More fans are becoming invested in women’s basketball, largely because of her. Hopefully the sport will continue to receive this type of national attention it has always deserved.

While I believe Clark deserves praise and admiration, I also have been frustrated by the simultaneous lack of attention other stars in the league have received.

There have been plenty of other phenomenal female college basketball athletes who have shined, but it appears they don’t always get the credit they are due, especially in the national media.

For example, Ohio State University’s Jacy Sheldon helped her team reach their first Elite Eight appearance in the NCAA for the first time in 30 years in 2023, and she was a regional finalist for the WBCA Coaches’ All-America Team in 2022. Purdue University’s Abbey Ellis has put on a show in college by scoring 1,511 career points and making 156 total 3-pointers.

Here at IU, we are lucky enough to have been graced by the presence of now WNBA Grace Berger and the new IU scoring recordholder Mackenzie Holmes. Berger was the seventh pick in the 2023 draft, and averages 4.2 points per game playing for the Indiana Fever. In her career at IU, Berger ranked seventh alltime in points scored, with 1,841 points. She also had 583 assists, second all-time.

Some may not realize how awe-inspiring these players are because they only hear Clark’s name. If you turn on the television to watch women’s college basketball, you’re likely to hear Clark’s name even if she is not playing on the court or even see a nonstop Clark cam in the middle of one of Iowa’s basketball games.

Again, we get it; Clark can consistently score 30 points a game while also

playing killer defense and getting steals. But, there are others who are shining on the court as well and deserve recognition.

Long story short, commentators center the sport too much around Clark. The media should aim to center their attention around all female athletes. It’s not fair to some other amazing players out there who are also deserving of national attention. Seeing all the attention on Caitlin Clark makes me wonder whether people are focused on her rather than the sport as a whole.

When Clark graduates, will women’s games draw a similar numbers of fans, or will attendance go back to how it used to be before Clark? Are people showing up only for Clark, or are they truly committed to giving the entirety of women’s basketball and its arsenal of top players a fighting chance?

This column is not meant in any way to diminish Clark’s successes but simply to ensure that her contributions continue to help women’s college basketball flourish even after she leaves and enters the WNBA. If the media focuses on all athletes, not just Cailtin Clark 90% of the time, the sport has a greater chance of maintaining its popularity, even after Clark graduates.

Women’s basketball will still be just as interesting and important; it’s not going away anytime soon.

the Colleen Hoovers of the writing industry, but your books are lacking something many people clearly yearn for. Smaller booksellers tend to allow more leniency when it comes to the products they sell and curate a selection they know their customers will enjoy. Direct distribution — where an author sells directly to their readers — is a method that allows local authors to not only get their work out to the public but also produce a piece of art that will sit proudly on bookshelves across the country.

form of distribution can help small authors have more autonomy over their products than the traditional method of selling through a

This leaves a question for the book cover industry — what’s next? Will publishers and booksellers continue to travel down this route of careless art and simplistic aesthetics to turn a profit, or will authors get a say in what gets slapped on the cover of their works? Most of the time in traditional publishing, au-

Instead, bookstores are stocked to the brim with books stained with massproduced images, the work of Photoshop and now, AIgenerated images.

thors only get so much of a say in what gets put on the cover of their work. Often times it’s the publisher that inevitably has the final word on what gets printed. To combat the market favoring building quick profit over sustainable creativity, I have been solely buying my books from one of two places: ThriftBooks — a site that allows you to purchase used books, which is great way to help the environment — and

local bookstores. Local and smaller booksellers tend to have a fantastic selection of novels, and, most importantly, selections from local and lesser-known writers. You can support your community by buying from local or independent sellers instead of your corporate big shots like Amazon, Walmart and Target. But what does this have to do with book covers? From personal experience, going

from bookstore to bookstore on the hunt for the perfect novel, I found that local stores had a quality that your average Barnes & Noble did not — unique and artistic covers. It’s almost like local sell-

So, I encourage you to start including a bit of scrutiny in your judgment when it comes to buying your next book. Local bookstores will have a larger selection of great covers, and you can also find gems at used booksellers, my personal choice for book consumption. When you begin to judge a book by its cover, you start to consider the book industry as a whole and how that book you’re purchasing is less a medium of text, but rather a work of art.

ers and smaller authors take pride in their work and want their books to have attractive, sometimes minimalistic covers that convey a message and catch the reader’s eye at first glance. No offense to
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Laurie Frederickson (she/her) is a junior double majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology. She is also the current president of the 115th Indiana Memorial Union Board (2024). Gabriella Couloubaritsis (she/her) is a senior majoring in Entrepreneurship & Corporate Innovation. She was the president of the 114th Indiana Mem orial Union Board (2023). After standing outside of the closed doors of the IU Board of Trustees meeting March 1, we fear that there are no channels remaining for students to be heard by the administration of Indiana University. We’re students who drove four hours round trip from IU Bloomington to IU Southeast, dressed in professional attire, to attend
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COLUMN: Indiana’s season ends with regrets, memories and a blowout loss


Cupps sat in front of his locker at the entrance of Indiana men’s basketball’s oasis, teary-eyed and inconsolable.

The Hoosiers’ freshman guard was minutes removed from the end of his first season in the cream and crimson, which officially came crashing down with a 93-66 blowout loss to Nebraska on March 15 at the Target Center.

Cupps appeared filled with pain and remorse, revealing a cracked voice that reflected the sadness of a season coming to a close and the realization he’ll never suit up with some of the teammates he battled alongside this season.

“I think I could’ve been a lot better for these guys, and especially the seniors who won’t get to play here again,” Cupps said. “I’m not as emotional as the season being over — for me, it’s back to work — but it’s the relationships I’ve built with the guys who may not be here next year.”

Diagonally across from Cupps sat senior forward Anthony Walker. They’re four years apart in age, and Cupps has a majority of his college career still ahead of him — but at this moment, they’re emotionally identical.

Tears swelling in Walker’s eyes, emotions poured out. But Walker, one of the seniors who Cupps may never play with again, was sorrowful for different reasons in his reflection.

“Everything I’ve experienced during college, during my years of playing the sport at this level,” Walker said. “I can’t do nothing but be grateful. I played on some beautiful teams. This is a beautiful team, a beautiful atmosphere, the coaching staff was nothing but supportive all year. I’ve gained lifelong friends.”

Reneau watched the season’s final nine minutes from the bench after fouling out. He avoided teammates’ highfive attempts and flung a towel over his shoulder thereafter, and he skipped the postgame handshake line, trudging off the court with a towel draped on his head.

For the oft-expressive Reneau who wears his heart on his jersey, words were followed with sniffles while accepting the Hoosiers’ sudden end to a frustrating season.

“It hurts,” Reneau said. “It really hurts because you know you won’t be able to play basketball until next season. It’s just so tough. Not making the dance — everybody wants to make the dance — that’s the toughest part about it.”

Indiana ends the year with a disappointing 19-14 record, and an IU Athletics spokesperson confirmed to the Indiana Daily Student on March 15 that the Hoosiers won’t accept an NIT bid if offered.

Thus, the barrage of triples — 14, to be exact — Nebraska buried on the Hoosiers is the lasting image from a season that, at one point, couldn’t end soon enough, but now feels almost unrepresentative.

But really, for Indiana, this outcome was warned in November.

Narrow escapes against inferior foes were almost shrugged off. After all, the Hoosiers welcomed 10 new faces, and growing pains were expected. They didn’t stop until Feb. 27, when Indiana beat Wisconsin, sparking a five-game winning streak.

Momentum rose and the odds of a fairytale March ending grew — but it all ended as Nebraska made one bucket after another while Indiana shot only 35.3% from the field and 25% from beyond the arc.

In the corner of the locker room, forward Malik Reneau, who earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors after a breakout sophomore season, fought back tears.

Senior guard Trey Galloway, who announced March 10 he’ll be returning for a fifth season but didn’t play against Nebraska due to a knee injury, could do nothing but try to lead as Indiana’s season slipped away.

But for Galloway, the work is just beginning. Recruiting for next year starts now, he said. Cupps added he’ll get back in the gym preparing for next season as soon as Indiana’s plane touches down in Bloomington.

Now, heads turn toward next year. Walker and guard Xavier Johnson are the Hoosiers’ lone confirmed departures. Others like Reneau, freshman forward Mackenzie Mgbako and sophomore center Kel’el Ware have decisions to make on the NBA Draft. The transfer portal is a viable option for several others.

Work similarly begins now for Woodson and his staff, who are now tasked with retooling a roster that routinely lacked shooting and guard play. Woodson’s offensive philosophy centers around playing inside-out, with the front court carrying a considerable burden.

Galloway said he felt Ware and Reneau were dominant this season. Still, it wasn’t enough. Reneau thinks more help is needed on the outside.

“Confidence, shot making, just to relieve some of the pressure on the bigs,” Reneau said. “It’s hard to capitalize when you’ve got two to three or four people on you trying to go. So, just the ability to make shots, having confidence in taking

Indiana struggles to win a match, losing three over two-week stretch

doubles victory. With all to play for in the final match, the freshmen tandem of Sarah L’allier and Li Hsin Lin mustered a nail-biting victory, 7-6 (10-8), capturing the doubles point for the Hoosiers. With the doubles point secured, Indiana jumped out to a quick lead in the singles matches, but a 6-3, 6-1 domination from freshman Magdalena Swierczynska was offset by a 6-3, 6-3 defeat for freshman Elisabeth Dunac. Graduate student Lene Mari Hovda put Indiana back on track with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 win, bringing the Hoosiers within touching distance of their first Big Ten victory.

However, Hovda’s victory would be the last of the day for Indiana, as it suffered three consecutive defeats. Sophomore Nicole Teodosescu forced a third set, but two close set losses

led to her 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 defeat. L’allier followed suit with a split across the first two sets, but sophomore Sofia Pizzoni handled the Hoosier with relative ease, snatching a 5-7, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 victory. The decisive match fell to court No. 3 – a battle between Lin and sophomore Aiva Schmitz. A 7-5 first set victory for Schmitz preceded a 7-6 (7-4) win for Lin. The third set followed the trends of the match as both players traded blows until the very end. Ultimately, Schmitz grabbed the set 7-5 while also clinching the 4-3 comeback victory for Minnesota.

Still searching for its first Big Ten victory of the season, Indiana hosted No. 24 Wisconsin in the second matchup of the weekend. The Badgers entered the day with a six-game winning streak and only two losses on the season, both against top 20 opponents. Wisconsin made quick work of Indiana in the doubles matches, claiming the point after 6-4 and 6-2 victories on the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles courts, respectively.

The singles matches were much the same for Wisconsin – three quick wins catapulted the Badgers to the matchup win. Swierczynska was the only Hoosier able to provide a victory, defeating Wisconsin freshman Kája Jacobson 3-6, 6-1, 10-7, but the scoreline ultimately ended 6-1 in favor of the Badgers.

Coming off back-to-back Big Ten defeats, Indiana traveled to Los Angeles for a matchup against Loyola Marymount, the first meeting between the programs.

The No. 1 doubles pairing

of Teodosescu and redshirt junior Lara Schneider achieved another painless doubles match victory — the 6-2 win brought the pair’s record to 2-0 over the three games and 6-1 on the season. That proved to be the only success story for Indiana in the doubles matches as Loyola Marymount won a pair of 6-4 matches and gained a 1-0 advantage.

those shots and making them.” Galloway wants players who are part of a winning culture. For Indiana, there wasn’t enough winning this year — and pressure is on to do it much more often next year. Woodson battled questions about his job security, often dismissing them. He said March 10 this offseason will be critical for the program, and he acknowledged after the Nebraska loss just how much work lays ahead.

But for now, the focus is on a heartbroken Hoosiers locker room that, as assistant coach Yasir Rosemond told the team in a postgame huddle, fought hard all season but ultimately came up short.

It’s the end of the line for Johnson, Walker and likely several others. Be it for the final farewells or realization of underachievement, many tears were shed in the Target Center.

But as the dust settles, one thing remains clear: the Hoosiers can’t afford to be in the same position next year, flying home in the middle of March with no postseason appearance to show for four months of work.

“It hurts, but you just got to take it as a lesson and learn from it,” Galloway said. “Because the guys that are coming back next year, we’ve got to find ways and remember this feeling to know that it hurts to lose like this, and we don’t want to do that.”

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Still on the quest for its first Big Ten triumph, Indiana has two conference opponents over the weekend.

The Hoosiers host No. 11 Ohio State (8-6)

Indiana’s woes continued as Dunac and graduate student Saby Nihalani both suffered straight set defeats, losing 6-0, 6-3 and 6-4, 6-3, respectively. The Hoosiers’ fate was sealed when Schneider was forced to retire in the second set, and Loyola Marymount claimed a 4-0 victory.

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CLAYCAMP | IDS Sophomore guard CJ Gunn sheds tears into his jersey during the final moments of the game March 15, 2024, at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Cornhuskers beat the Hoosiers 93-66. MEN’S BASKETBALL
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on Saturday, March 23, and Penn State (29) on Sunday, March 24. JAMES RUSH | IDS Freshman Li Hsin Lin reaches back to return a ball against Cornell University on Feb. 25, 2024, in the IU Tennis Center in Bloomington. Lin won her singles match against Jenny Wong in three sets.
Daniel Flick | @bydanielflick Indiana football starts spring practice March 18 — and will do so without Philip Blidi. The graduate student defensive lineman announced March 18 via X, formally known as Twitter, that he’s entering the transfer portal. “It has been a great journey this past year,” Blidi said in his post. “Indiana is a place full of welcoming and friendly people. My family and I are blessed to have been a part of the Indiana football family.
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Indiana implodes in midweek loss at Indiana State

Indiana baseball missed out on an RPI-boosting win Tuesday, squandering a 6-0 lead and losing 15-7 to Indiana State University after numerous pitching miscues and defensive lapses. With its fourth loss in its last five midweek games, Indiana drops to 11-10 with conference play beginning Friday.

The Hoosiers entered Tuesday 65th in the NCAA RPI, while the Sycamores were ranked 15th before the midweek festivities began. Up 6-0 after the top of the third inning, Indiana looked poised to grab a resume-boosting win in hostile territory, out to an early advantage on a windy afternoon at Bob Warn Field.

Junior infielder Brock Tibbitts got things started with a sacrifice fly, picking up his team-leading 24th RBI. The Hoosiers added five more runs between the second and third innings, capped off by a two-run knock from redshirt junior catcher Jake Stadler.

Right-handed graduate student Ty Rybarczyk turned in a pair of scoreless innings to set the tone on the mound for Indiana, but the wheels fell off when head coach Jeff Mercer went to the bullpen.

Indiana scored just one

run after the third inning while the Sycamores shelled every pitcher Mercer brought out — they scored all 15 of their runs between the third and eighth innings.

Sophomore Aydan Decker-Petty replaced Rybarczyk in the third inning and allowed backto-back home runs with two outs. Freshman Ryan Rushing kept Indiana State quiet in the fourth inning but ran into trouble in the fifth after a hit-by-pitch and a base knock.

Sophomore Brayden Risedorph replaced Rushing and faced redshirt Indiana State senior designated hitter Mike Sears, a .233 hitter, who greeted Risedorph with a three-run homer to rightcenter field, tying the game at six runs apiece. Sears was one of many Indiana State hitters to feast on Hoosier pitchers, going 3-5 with a career-high six RBIs and two extra-base hits.

Indiana briefly regained the lead when sophomore outfielder Devin Taylor plated freshman second baseman Jasen Oliver on an RBI groundout in the top of the sixth, but Tibbitts popped out harmlessly on the infield to strand two Hoosier baserunners.

As is so often the case in baseball, one team’s missed opportunity is another team’s cue to

blow the doors off their opposition. Indiana State stranded a pair of Hoosier baserunners and turned them into seven runs of its own, sending 10 batters to the plate in what was slated to be Risedorph’s first full inning.

Once again, poor pitching and defense put Indiana out of contention. With two outs in the inning and a man aboard at first, Risedorph hit back-to-back batters (the first of whom was plunked with a 1-2 count) to load the bases for Sears.

While also behind 1-2, Sears lifted a pop fly into the wind just beyond the infield. Indiana’s defense fought to locate the ball, with Oliver and the Hoosier defense scrambling to track down the popup and end the inning. Junior outfielder Nick Mitchell frantically raced forward and leapt in a last-ditch effort to save things from going from bad to worse, but it was in vain — the ball dropped onto the outfield grass and the bases emptied. Indiana went back to its bullpen, and senior Jack Moffitt contributed to the Indiana State hit parade, allowing a single and a two-run homer to the first two batters he faced. By the time the dust settled, the Sycamores had jumped out to a 13-7 lead after two hit-by-pitches, a bases-

clearing little league double and a no-doubt bomb, all with two outs. Pitching with a cushion the size of an infield tarp, Indiana State lefty Zach Davidson carved up Indiana in the final stanzas, retiring nine consecutive batters to punctuate a decisive Sycamore comeback. Indiana State added insurance runs in the seventh and eighth innings, the first of which was sent over the outfield wall for the home squad’s fifth home run of the day. The other scored on Indiana’s third fielding error of the day. Indiana has given up 10 or more runs in three


rebounds in 6.1 minutes per game. Despite entering this year with the expectation of receiving an increased role, Banks’ minutes and productions hardly improved. He averaged 2.6 points and 1.8 rebounds in 10.6 minutes per contest. Sparks, a native of Winchester, Indiana, joined the Hoosiers last spring after two seasons at Ball State University. In his lone campaign at IU, Sparks averaged 2.1 points and 1.8 rebounds in 7.5 minutes per game while shooting 51.4% from the field. His best outing of the year was against Kennesaw State University, when Sparks notched a season high of 10 points and eight rebounds. Gunn’s announcement comes on the heels of his most productive outing in the cream and crimson, scoring 17 points on 7-of15 shooting in a 93-66 loss to Nebraska in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals March 15. The Indianapolis, Indiana, native averaged 3.9 points 12.8 minutes per game this past season, an increase from 1.9 points and 8.3 minutes per game as a freshman. With the trio of transfers joining senior graduates Xavier Johnson and Anthony Walker and the presence of an already-open roster spot from last offseason, Indiana now has six scholarships available for the 2024-25 season.

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consecutive midweek games. Its pitching staff has labored in large part because of poor defense. The Hoosiers currently hold a .957 fielding percentage, the worst in the Big Ten and among the bottom 20%of all teams in Division I. Time is running out for Indiana to shore up its pitching and defense. Conference play begins Friday when Illinois visits Bloomington for a threegame series. Friday’s game begins at 6 p.m. with matinees scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. All three games will be streamed on Big Ten Plus. MICHAEL CLAYCAMP | IDS Indiana baseball gathers during a timeout against Northern Kentucky University on March 6. 2024, at Bart Kaufman Field in Bloomington. Indiana fell to Indiana State on March 19. The Indiana Daily Student is hiring delivery drivers. This is a year-round position with immediate openings available. NOW HIRING DELIVERY DRIVERS PAY: $15/hr plus mileage reimbursement RESPONSIBILITIES: REQUIREMENTS: HOURS: CONTACT: Deliver the print edition of the Indiana Daily Student each Thursday to newsstands on an assigned route in Bloomington and the IU campus. Driver should be available between 4-9 a.m. each Thursday to complete these deliveries.
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Indiana drops two straight to No. 10 Florida

Indiana softball returned to Florida for a midweek game March 13 at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Then, the Hoosiers headed to Gainesville, for the Florida Tournament over the weekend. In the Sunshine State, Team 51 went 3-2, with two losses during challenging games against No. 10 University of Florida.

Wednesday, March 13

To begin the trip, the Hoosiers took on FAU in a slow midweek matchup.

Through four innings, the game was scoreless. It stayed that way until Indiana scored in the top of the fifth inning when senior shortstop Brooke Benson placed a bunt in front of home plate to set up the Hoosiers for a basesloaded situation.

Junior pitcher and utility player Brianna Copeland followed up on the basesloaded setup and hit a single up the middle to score two runs for the Hoosiers and give them a 2-0 lead going into the bottom of the fifth inning.

The Owls responded in the bottom of the fifth frame with one run, cutting their deficit in half. Once again, it was an uneventful sixth inning followed by redshirt senior utility player Cora Bassett and junior outfielder Taylor Minnick hitting an RBI single and double to give Indiana a comfortable 4-1 lead in the top of the seventh inning.

Sophomore pitcher Sophie Kleiman closed the


door on the Owls when she captured the Hoosiers’ 10th win in a row.

Bassett’s RBI single marked the 200th hit of her career, occurring on the same field where she recorded her first hit in 2020 when she began her college career at Purdue.

Friday, March 15

The Hoosiers began the Florida Tournament playing against Mercer University, where the Bears took the early lead, scoring three runs in the top of the second inning to go up 3-0.

But freshman infielder

Alex Cooper smashed the ball over the right field fence for a solo home run, giving the Hoosiers their first response and making it a 3-1 game in the bottom of the second inning. That was Cooper’s third home run of her career as a Hoosier, showcasing her star potential Indiana head coach Shonda Stanton raved about ahead of the season.

In the bottom of the third, sophomore catcher Avery Parker hit a three-run home run to center field, putting the Hoosiers up 4-3. Parker’s home run marked her fifth of the season.

The sticks continued to make contact for Indiana as Minnick added another run to the lead in the bottom of the fourth with a single through the right side, scoring Bassett and advancing to a 5-3 lead. Mercer got back on the scoreboard with a run from a bases-loaded walk in the top of the sixth inning, making it a 5-4 game.

The Hoosiers responded

in the inning after adding three more runs and extended the lead to 8-4 with Copeland and Minnick each recording RBI singles. With Indiana’s 8-4 win, Kleiman’s record in the circle improved to 7-0.

Saturday, March 16

On the second day of the Florida Tournament, Team 51 started the day against Mercer for a rematch, then took on the tournament host, the Florida Gators.

Indiana’s offense started early with junior infielder Sarah Stone’s grand slam in the top of the first inning, putting the Hoosiers up 4-0. The Bears didn’t respond until the bottom of the second inning, when they scored one run off a wild pitch to make it 4-1.

In the third inning, three separate Hoosiers hit home runs. Minnick hit a tworun home run, marking her seventh home run of the season. Right after Minnick’s at-bat, Parker ripped one to left center for a solo home run. The third Hoosier to extend the lead was Stone for the second time in the game with a two-run shot. By the end of the third inning, Indiana was up 9-1. Indiana’s defense held Mercer from making any comeback, taking a 9-2 win in its first game of the day.

Next up was a testing game for the Hoosiers against No. 10 Florida.

Florida got an early lead, going up 7-0 through the first five innings, leaving Indiana scoreless. It was only in the top of the sixth inning that the Hoosiers finally got

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on the board when Bassett launched a two-run home run over the left field wall to make it a 7-2 score. They kept it going as Copeland doubled to left center, followed by Minnick hitting another home run to right field to cut the lead to 7-4. That was until the Gators hit a home run of their own in the bottom of the sixth inning to close the door on the Hoosiers, snapping their 12-game win streak with a 10-4 win.

Sunday, March 17

In Sunday’s rematch against Florida, the Hoosiers couldn’t get it going on offense and were in a situation they had not seen themselves in so far this season. Florida led 2-0 after two innings with an RBI single and home run. In the third and fourth innings, the Gators put together two fourrun innings to extend their lead to 10-0. Indiana had three different pitchers in the circle on Sunday: Copeland, Kleiman, and junior pitcher Heather Johnson. They all failed to control the dominant Gator offense. While Indiana had the bases loaded in the top of the fourth with two outs, it could not score, ultimately leading Florida to win 10-0 after five innings due to the run rule. Coming off this weekend, the Hoosiers look to start a new winning streak as they begin Big Ten play next week. Indiana will next play at Penn State in State College, Pennsylvania, from March 22-24.


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The Bloomington Based pop and R&B band Honey Iced Tea began their opening set at 8:30 p.m. March 6 at the IU auditorium for Peach Pit, an indie-pop quartet of high school friends from Vancouver, Canada. Honey Iced Tea, an 11-member ensemble, includes three vocalists, saxophonists, a trombonist and bassist. They played a small set, with covers of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive,” and ABBA’s “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight).”

The Bloomington band’s opening set wrapped at around 9 p.m. After a short intermission for set up and sound checks, Peach Pit made their way onto the stage to perform their

The IU Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance performed “Pipeline,” a play by Dominique Morisseau at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 29-March 8 in the WellsMetz Theatre. Morisseau has written numerous plays focusing on marginalized communities and the challenges they face. I was truly amazed by the performance, and how IU put up the play. The setting, acting and music were outstanding, and it echoed perfection.

“Pipeline” follows Nya, a Black mother as she struggles through life. The play begins after an incident where her son, Omari, faces expulsion after he pushes a teacher against a smartboard.

Through this, the play aims to portray racial inequality and lack of equity of the Black community within the educational system.

IU’s production truly pushes the main ideas through the immaculate performances of all the actors. Every scene took the audience on an emotional rollercoaster with the actors hitting the emotions on point and showcasing the frustrations of the characters to perfection.

opening number “Being So Normal” from their debut album. Made up of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Neil Smith, lead guitarist Chris Vanderkooy, bassist Peter Wilton and drummer Mikey Pascuzzi, the group began self-releasing music in 2016, with their debut EP “Sweet FA.” Peach Pit has since amassed over 2.4 million monthly listeners on Spotify and has performed at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and All Things Go music festivals, among many others.

The Union Board announced they would host Peach Pit in concert with an Instagram post Dec. 4, 2023, and ticket sales began the next day, starting at $44 for IU students and $54 for the general public.

Carly Mosby is the current director for “Live

from Bloomington,” a Union Board committee dedicated to student artists performance opportunities. Mosby was the previous board’s concert director and played a part in arranging the Peach Pit concert from the get-go. Mosby said she did anything from surveying the student body for who they’d be interested in seeing, to reaching out to the talent agency and making sure the Union Board had the amount of funds needed to bring Peach Pit to campus. She was excited to see the show come together. “It’s been months in the making,” Mosby said. “It was just really cool to see throughout the process how happy people were, that was really my favorite thing. Since the beginning of being the concerts director last year, my favorite part

is seeing people come together and be happy and get away from stressful things.”

Khushi Sahi is the concerts director who took over from Mosby in December 2023. The two worked hand-in-hand ever since to make the show a success.

“It was probably one of the most rewarding things I have ever done,” Sahi said. “You look back and see everyone has their hands up, they’re singing, just hearing it is amazing. The experience really, really pays off.”

Sahi said some audience members told her they drove all the way from Kansas for the show.

After a few songs, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Smith introduced the band. Bantering with the crowd in between songs,

Smith shared he was always nervous to perform at college campuses. It made him feel like it was the first day of school and he should fear the “jocks”, even though he was 31 years old. Peach Pit performed 18 songs such as “Brian’s Movie” to “Drop the Guillotine” and “Give Up Baby Go.” Smith said to the crowd that it didn’t feel so long ago the band was practicing songs he wrote in lead guitarist Chris Vanderkooy’s bedroom at his dad’s house, wanting so badly to play at a DIY venue in Vancouver, Canada. He thanked the crowd for making concerts like the one at IU Auditorium possible.

Smith, Vanderkooy, Wilton and Pascuzzi gave the IU Auditorium crowd a high energy performance, full of dancing, classic rock

COLUMN: ‘Pipeline’ is about inner frustrations

headbanging and jumping around stage. Their songs each tell a different story, some about recovery, heartbreak and nostalgia.

The group performed “Tommy’s Party,” also from their debut album, as their last song. After minutes of cheers from the crowd not wanting the concert to end, Peach Pit came back on stage to play “Hot Knifer,” “Chagu’s Sideturn” and “Shampoo Bottles” as their closing encore.

The group gave away each of their paper set lists, handing them to members of the audience, throwing them as paper airplanes and even stepping off stage to give to an audience member in the front. The auditorium crowd quickly filed out, some making their way to the stage for photos to document the night’s event.

As the play unfolds, Omari desperately tries to explain his side of the story and begs for a listening ear from his mother. He explains how his teacher continually picked on him in class. He did this by making comparisons between Omari and a Black character from the novel “Native Son,” in which the protagonist is referred to as an animal. This angered Omari, leading to his aggressive response to the teacher.

IU masters student Brian Alexander Davis played the role of Omari excellently. His performance oozed with emotion and honesty. Omari’s frustration and desperate attempt to convince his mother he was not in the wrong was portrayed perfectly throughout the play. His performance ensured every individual in the audience felt for Omari and furthermore, agreed with Omari’s reasons and saw a little bit of themselves in his character.

IU graduate student Olivia Johnson embodied the role of Nya. From her stage positioning to vocal inflections and perfect emotive expressions, she was the star of the show. I particularly liked her body language throughout the play, including small but important details such as her leg shaking every time she was frustrated or anxious, clearly communicating her emotions.

The closing scenes of the play where Nya finally understands her son led to the resolution of these feelings of frustration and loss of identity felt throughout the play. The final scene of the play is

From the feelings of frustration Nya faces to the loneliness and loss of identity her son expresses, the play appeals to pathos and shares the realities of the racial inequality prevailing in the educational system. My favorite element in IU’s production of “Pipeline” was the use of music by Black artists to transition from one scene to another. It is common in theater for the stage to be blacked out and accompanied by total silence as the scenes transition. However, in this production, complex graphics and music with strong lyrics were used during the transition. This helped keep the audience in their emotional state and ensured they remained captivated.

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between Omari and Nya, where he explains to his mother that he is doing good, and that he has finally broken free from the reigns of society and society’s expectations and limitations. He creates his own set of rules, referring to it as his “scriptures”. Omari takes freedom into his own hands, setting expectations and boundaries for himself to break free of society’s oppression and discrimination. The ending of the play did a spectacular job connecting these points by recognizing the subtle ways in which one’s freedom is bound to society and its boundaries. “Pipeline” urges the audience to look within and ponder upon the complexities of racial inequality within the education system and outside, making the audience question their internal frustrations and encouraging them to “make their own rules.” Peach Pit lights up IU Auditorium stage PHOTO COURTESY OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY Peach Pit performs to a sold-out crowd March 6, 2024, in the Indiana University Auditorium in Bloomington. The band originated in Vancouver, Canada. PHOTO COURTESY OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY A poster for Dominique Morriseau’s “Pipeline” is pictured. The play was shown in IU’s Wells-Metz Theatre from Feb. 29 through March 8.

COLUMN: Discovering my new favorite rice dish at Uncle Wang’s Alley

There is no better feeling than discovering a town’s best-kept culinary secret. Whether you walk into a local restaurant on a whim or follow a friend’s recommendation, it’s gratifying to stumble upon an underrated restaurant.

This week, after driving by the restaurant front on East Third Street, I decided to try Uncle Wang’s Alley, and it took the underground dining experience to the next level. After walking into the shop’s front doors, I was immediately met with five steps of stairs and railings decorated with small pandas hanging onto rows of bright green ivy. The steps led me down to one large dining room area with about 20 rectangular tables in the space.

The restaurant is literally underground.

With two televisions and a few food posters on the wall, Uncle Wang’s Alley created a casual and relaxing dining environment.

I submitted my order online and easily picked up my dinner at its allotted time. As soon as I left the building with my items, I rushed home so I could try it.

One of my favorite meals is chicken fried rice, so I had to try it with my first order from Uncle Wang’s Alley. The food was still hot when I arrived at my house, so I transferred my rice into a bowl and dove in.

At a first glance, I was shocked my fried rice looked like white rice. While fried rice usually has a distinct brown color from the frying and soy sauce, Uncle Wang’s fried rice was white.

However, after I took a bite, my preconceived notions dwindled away. The rice was instantly one of my favorite dishes in Bloomington.

I enjoyed crispy fried rice with thin slices of chicken breast and a distinctive soy sauce flavor. I think the staff executed this perfectly in all three aspects. I received a heaping portion of fried

rice and am already looking forward to eating my leftovers tomorrow. I also ordered General Tso’s chicken because I wanted to try an item I do not typically order. The General Tso’s had fried chicken bites covered in a sweet and spicy sauce mixed with cooked peppers and onions. I enjoyed the sweet but mildly spicy sauce on the meal and thought General Tso’s chicken meshed nicely with the fried rice.

While I chose two American Chinese dishes, I noticed the menu also offers traditional Chinese meals.

If you are looking for an authentic Szechuan meal, Uncle Wang’s Alley offers plenty of options.

For a high quality and large portion of food, I thought both meals were fairly priced and extremely tasty. If you haven’t tried Uncle Wang’s Alley yet, I urge you to stop by one of the most underground restaurants in Bloomington.

7, 2024, at 300 E. Third St.

Connect with members of many diverse faiths at

Bloomington Friends Meeting

Canterbury Mission

719 E. Seventh St. 812-822-1335 Instagram & Twitter: @ECMatIU

Sunday: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Mon., Wed., Thu.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


a.m. - 10 p.m.

We are the home of the LCMS

Modern Buddhism

KMC Bloomington 234 N. Morton St. 812-318-1236 Instagram, Facebook, MeetUp@kadampameditationcenterbloomington

Weekly Meditation Classes:

Mon., Wed., Fri.: 12:15 - 12:45 p.m.

Tuesday: 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

All classes In-person, Sunday and Tuesday also offer live-stream.

Retreats two Saturdays per month: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

See website for specifics.

Amidst school pressures, financial struggles and tense relationship dynamics, we need to focus our attention in a beneficial way through meditation.

KMC Bloomington’s meditation classes give practical, ancient advice so you can learn to connect daily life experiences with wisdom perspectives and maintain mental peace.

Tuesday: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Fri., Sat.: By Appointment

Canterbury: Assertively open & affirming; unapologetically Christian, we proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ by promoting justice, equality, peace, love and striving to be the change God wants to see in our world.

Ed Bird - Chaplain/Priest


Gaden KhachoeShing


2150 E. Dolan Rd. 812-334-3456

Dedicated to preserving the Buddha’s teachings as transmitted through the Gelukpa lineage of Tibet, for the benefit of all beings. The lineage was founded by the great Master Je Tsonghkapa in the 15th century in Tibet.

Christian Science

First Church of Christ, Scientist

2425 E. Third St. 812-332-0536

Sunday: 10 a.m.

Wednesday: 7 p.m.

A free public reading room in the east wing of our church is open weekdays from noon until 2 p.m.

We practice traditional Quaker worship, gathering in silence with occasional Spirit-led vocal ministry by fellow worshipers. We are an inclusive community with a rich variety of beliefs and no prescribed creed. We are actively involved in peace action, social justice causes, and environmental concerns.

Sunday (in person and by Zoom) :

9:45 a.m., Hymn singing

10:30 a.m., Meeting for Worship

10:45 a.m., Sunday School (Children join in worship from 10:30-10:45)

11:30 a.m., Light Refreshments and Fellowship

12:45 p.m., Often there is a second hour activity (see website)

Wednesday (Via Zoom) :

9 a.m., Midweek Meeting for worship

9:30 a.m., Fellowship

3820 E. Moores Pike 812-336-4581

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Bloomington Friends Meeting 3820 E. Moores Pike 812-336-4581

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Sunday (in person and by Zoom) : 9:45 a.m., Hymn singing 10:30 a.m., Meeting for Worship

10:45 a.m., Sunday School (Children join in worship from 10:30-10:45)

11:30 a.m., Light Refreshments and Fellowship

12:45 p.m., Often there is a second hour activity (see website)

Wednesday (Via Zoom) : 9 a.m., Midweek Meeting for worship 9:30 a.m., Fellowship

We practice traditional Quaker worship, gathering in silence with occasional Spirit-led vocal ministry by fellow worshipers. We are an inclusive community with a rich variety of beliefs and no prescribed creed. We are actively involved in peace action, social justice causes, and environmental concerns.

Peter Burkholder - Clerk

United Methodist


219 E. Fourth St. 812-332-6396 Instagram: @jubileebloomington

Sunday: 9:30 a.m., Classic Worship 11:45 a.m., Contemporary Worship

Wednesday: 7:30 p.m., College & Young Adult Dinner

Jubilee is a Christ-centered community open and affirming to all. We gather on Wednesdays at First United Methodist (219 E. 4th St.) for free food, honest discussion, worship, and hanging out. Small groups, service projects, events (bonfires, game nights, book clubs, etc.), outreach retreats, and leadership opportunities all play a significant role in our rhythm of doing life together.

Markus Dickinson -

Bahá'í Association of IU 424 S. College Mall Rd. 812-331-1863áí-Community-ofBloomington-Indiana-146343332130574

Instagram: @bloomingtonbahai

Sunday: 10:40 a.m., Regular Services, Devotional Meetings. Please call or contact through our website for other meetings/activities

The Bahá'í Association of IU works to share the Teachings and Principles of the Founder, Bahá'u'lláh, that promote the "Oneness of Mankind" and the Peace and Harmony of the Planet through advancing the "security, prosperity, wealth and tranquility of all peoples."

Karen Pollock Dan Enslow

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Rose House LuMin & St. Thomas Lutheran Church

3800 E. Third St. 812-332-5252

Instagram: @hoosierlumin

Sunday: 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. @ St. Thomas Lutheran Church 3800 E. Third St.

Tuesday: 6:30 p.m. Dinner & Devotions @ Rose House LuMin 314 S. Rose Ave.

Rose House LuMin and St. Thomas Lutheran Church invite you to experience life together with us. We are an inclusive Christian community who values the faith, gifts, and ministry of all God’s people. We seek justice, serve our neighbors, and love boldly.

Rev. Adrianne Meier

Rev. Lecia Beck

Rev. Amanda Ghaffarian - Campus Pastor

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Here you may read the award-winning Christian Science Monitor and other church literature. An attendant is glad to answer questions. University Lutheran Chuch and LCMS U Student Center 607 E. Seventh St 812-336-5387
9:15 a.m.: Sunday Bible Class 10:30 a.m.: Sunday Worship
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serve all college students with the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ. Located on Campus, we offer Christ-centered worship, Bible study and a community of friends gathered around God’s gifts of life, salvation and the forgiveness of sins through our Savior Jesus Christ.
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Peter Burkholder - Clerk

Bloomington’s most awaited arts events after Spring Break

Despite the semester being halfway over, there are still a lot of exciting events in Bloomington waiting for students once they come back from spring break. The arts scene has always been an integral part of Bloomington’s community and a full list of events can be found on VisitBloomington’s

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

205 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-332-4459

Sunday: 10 a.m.

We are an inclusive community of people who are diverse in thought and unified in spirit. We are an LGBTQIA+ welcoming and affirming congregation known for our excellent music and commitment to justice. Our worship services will not only lift your spirit, but also engage your mind. You are welcome!

Pastor Kyrmen Rea - Senior Pastor Pastor Sarah Lynne GershonStudent Associate Pastor Jan Harrington - Director of Music

Emmanuel Church 1503 W. That Rd. 812-824-2768

Instagram & Facebook: @EmmanuelBloomington

Sunday: 9:15 a.m., Fellowship

Sunday: 10 a.m., Worship

Groups: Various times

Emmanuel is a multigenerational church of all types of people. Whether you are questioning faith or have followed Jesus for years, we exist to help fuel a passion for following Jesus as we gather together, grow in community, and go make disciples.

John Winders - Lead Pastor




Lifeway Baptist Church

7821 W. State Road 46 812-876-6072

Sunday: 9 a.m., Bible Study Classes 10 a.m., Morning Service 5 p.m., Evening Service *Free transportation provided. Please call if you need a ride to church.

Barnabas College Ministry:

Meeting for Bible study throughout the month. Contact Rosh Dhanawade at for more information.

Steven VonBokern - Senior Pastor Rosh Dhanawade - IU Coordinator 302-561-0108

United Presbyterian Church 1701 E. Second St. 812-332-1850

Sunday worship service: 10 a.m.

Tuesday Bible Study: 6 p.m., in-person and via Zoom

A diverse and inclusive people of God determined and committed to reflect an authentic presentation of the church universal. We cherish the authority of Scripture and the elemental Presbyterian confession that that God alone is Lord of the conscience.”

Cheryl Montgomery - Reverend Benjamin Watkins, PhD - Music Director Allen Pease - Event Coordinator & Secretary

Redeemer Community Church

111 S. Kimble Dr. 812-269-8975

Instagram & Twitter: @RedeemerBtown

Sunday: 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

Redeemer is a gospel-centered community on mission. Our vision is to see the gospel of Jesus Christ transform everything: our lives, our church, our city, and our world. We want to be instruments of gospel change in Bloomington and beyond.

Chris Jones - Lead Pastor


The Reef The Reef has been a showcase for live music for the past 2 years. However, they announced that they would no longer be based in Bloomington after their four final shows this year. The first of these four final shows was held Feb. 24 in the First United Church by Indie rock band Okey Dokey and local bands The Stratospheres and The Matriarch. The remaining shows are also predicted to be in untraditional spaces with popular artists. The artists and the venues for the upcoming shows have yet to be announced on The Reef’s Instagram.

Singing Hoosiers Spring Concert

The Grammynominated show choir, The Singing Hoosiers, will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 23 at the Musical Arts Center. With their long history

of accomplishments, the group has come to be known as IU’s “ambassadors of song.” The ensemble has gone on to perform for audiences in over 25 countries. From timeless classics of the Great American Songbook to contemporary hits, the Singing Hoosiers’ performance will be open to all ages. The tickets can be found on IU Jacobs School of Music website.

Mania: The ABBA Tribute MANIA, the ABBA tribute band, will be performing at 7:30 p.m. April 5 at the BuskirkChumley Theater. MANIA will present a two-hour show recreating one of ABBA’s iconic concerts with dazzling costumes and staging. The tribute band recently completed their 10th US tour, visiting 18 states in the process. MANIA will showcase some of ABBA’s most famous songs like “Mamma Mia,” “Dancing Queen,” “Super

Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington 2120 N. Fee Ln. 812-332-3695

Sunday: 10:15 a.m.

With open hearts and minds, we celebrate diverse beliefs and engage in a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. We are passionate about social justice and lifelong learning. We are an LGBTQA+ Welcoming Congregation. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we welcome you!

Rev. Constance Grant - Lead Minister

Anabel Watson - Connections Coordinator

Unity of Bloomington 4001 S. Rogers St. 812-333-2484


Sunday: 10:30 a.m.

Unity is a positive, practical, progressive approach to Christianity based on the teachings of Jesus and the power of prayer. Unity honors the universal truths in all religions and respects each individual’s right to choose a spiritual path. Our God is Love, Our Race is Human, Our Faith is Oneness.

Doris Brinegar - Administrator

Phyllis Wickliff - Music Director

Mennonite Fellowship of Bloomington

2420 E. Third St. 812-646-2441

Sunday: 5 p.m.

A welcoming, inclusive congregation providing a place of healing and hope as we journey together in the Spirit of Christ. Gathering for worship Sundays 5 p.m. in the Roger Williams room, First United Church. As people of God's peace, we seek to embody the Kingdom of God.

John Sauder -

- Secretary

Trinity Reformed Church

2401 S. Endwright Rd. 812-825-2684


Sunday: 9 a.m. & 11 a.m., Services Bible Study: 7 p.m. at the IMU

We are a Protestant Reformed church on the west side of Bloomington with lively worship on Sunday mornings and regular lunches for students after church. We love the Bible, and we aim to love like Jesus. Please get in touch if you’d like a ride!

Jody Killingsworth - Senior Pastor Lucas Weeks - College Pastor

Bloomington Young Single Adult Branch 2411 E. Second St.

To Contact: Send message from website wards/237973

Sunday: 12:30 p.m.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints has four congregations in Bloomington—Three family wards and our young single adult branch for college students. This info is for the YSA Branch. Weekday religious classes at 333 S Highland Ave, Bloomington IN 47401, next to campus.

More info at

First United Church 2420 E. Third St. 812-332-4439

Sunday: 10:30 a.m., Worship Monday: 10 a.m. via Zoom, Bible Study

We are an Open, Welcoming, and Affirming community of love and acceptance dedicated to welcoming the diversity of God’s beloved. We exist to empower, challenge, and encourage one another to live out Jesus’ ways (compassion, truth, and justice) authentically as human beings in community to create a better world.

Rev. Jessica Petersen-MutaiSenior Minister

Trouper” and more. The tickets can be purchased on the Buskirk Chumley website.

The Hoosier Cosmic Celebration At 1 p.m. April 8 at the Memorial Stadium, the Hoosier Cosmic Celebration is set to take place before the total solar eclipse at around 3 p.m. Headlining the event is the Grammy-nominated singer Janelle Monáe and William Shatner, known for his portrayal of Captain Kirk in Star Trek Dr. Mae Jemison, the first woman of color to venture into space, will also be speaking at the event. The celebration will start with a performance by IU’s Marching Hundred. There will then be a range of performances featuring students from the Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance. Tickets can be bought from the IU Auditorium website for $15 onward.

Christ Community Church 503 S. High St. 812-332-0502

Instagram: @christcommunitybtown

Sunday: 9:15 a.m., Educational Hour 10:30 a.m., Worship Service

We are a diverse community of Christ-followers, including many IU students, faculty and staff. Together we are committed to sharing the redeeming grace and transforming truth of Jesus Christ in this college town.

Bob Whitaker - Senior Pastor Adam deWeber - Worship Pastor Dan Waugh - Adult Ministry Pastor

Christian Student Fellowship

1968 N. David Baker 812-332-8972

Instagram & Facebook: @csfindiana

Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Office

Thursday: 8 p.m., Worship Service

Christian Student Fellowship (CSF) is a ministry built on Jesus Christ. We exist to help students pursue authentic faith and build intentional communities while in college. Come check out our campus house and/or any of our other various ministry opportunities.

Ben Geiger - Lead campus minister

Joe Durnil - Associate campus minister Stephanie Michael - Associate campus minister Hailee Fox - Office manager

Church of Christ 825 W. Second St. 812-332-0501

Sunday: 9:30 a.m., Bible Study 10:30 a.m. & 5 p.m., Worship

Wednesday: 7 p.m., Bible Study

We use no book, but the Bible. We have no creed but His Word within its sacred pages. God is love and as such we wish to share this joy with you. The comprehensive teaching of God's Word can change you forever.

John Myers - Preacher

City Church For All Nations

1200 N. Russell Rd. 812-336-5958

Instagram: @citychurchbtown

Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. Always check website for possible changes to service times.

City Church is a non-denominational multicultural, multigenerational church on Bloomington's east side. The Loft, our college ministry meets on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

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Service: 10 a.m., In house and on Facebook/YouTube
School: 8:45 - 9:45 a.m.
Study: Available In House and on Zoom Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Thursdays, Noon
come and worship with us. We are in training for reigning with Christ! Need a ride? Call our Church bus at 812-3271467 before 8 a.m. on Sunday
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