Special Collections Blog Posts

November 19, 1976. On this day, IUPUI and University Library leaders dedicated a study room on the second floor of University Library (then known by most as the "Blake Street Library," now Taylor Hall) for use by visually impaired students. Equipment in the room included Braille typewriters, self-correcting large face typewriters,  dictionaries... Read More
November 18, 1977. On this day, a recommendation to change IUPUI's name to the University of Indianapolis received a first reading in an IUPUI Student Association meeting. The recommendation was based on a survey of students, which reported that 36 percent preferred "University of Indianapolis." 28 percent were fine with IUPUI, and 27 percent wanted "... Read More
November 17, 1994. On this day, Georgetown University professor of philosophy Thomas L. Beauchamp spoke before members of the faculties of the Indiana University School of Medicine and the IU School of Law-Indianapolis as the first recipient of the McDonald-Merrill-Ketcham Memorial Award. The lectureship and award "brings leading scholars and policy... Read More
November 16, 1983. On this day, Virginia Dill McCarty, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis graduate of 1950, announced her candidacy for the Democratic Party nomination for governor of Indiana. At her announcement, she told assembled reporters that her platform could be summarized in four words: "equal justice under law."McCarty was a... Read More
November 15, 1973. On this day, IUPUI chancellor Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., announced a Program for Energy Conservation and Economic Awareness for the IUPUI campus. The program would encourage IUPUI employees and students to be less profligate in their energy consumption. The program involved reducing building temperatures to 68 degrees during winter months... Read More
IUPUI Photo of the Week for November 11-17. Morning radio team Bob and Tom on the local Q95 radio station (WFBQ) were wildly popular on the IUPUI campus. Sometimes, the crew broadcast live remotely from exotic locations. In November 1987, Bob and Tom broadcast from the IUPUI food court located in the University Place Hotel, where the cafeteria is in... Read More
November 14, 2014. On this day, former United States senator Richard G. Lugar was the main speaker at the L. Keith Bulen Symposium on American Politics. Sen. Lugar spoke on the then just-completed midterm congressional elections and their impact on United States politics and government. In January 2013, Lugar had stepped down from serving in the U.S.... Read More
November 13, 1982. On this day, the IUPUI Student Activities Board and Universitarios Hispanos co-sponsored the second annual Noche Latina event, celebrating all things Latino/Latina. The festivities took place in the Union Building cafeteria, which for years was the scene of music, dancing, and merriment on the IUPUI campus. the event was open to the... Read More
November 12, 1972. On this day, The IUPUI Green Sheet, the weekly campus newsletter, announced IUPUI chancellor Maynard K. Hine would establish an affirmative action office for the campus. The office was necessary "to implement at IUPUI the provisions and requirements of national and state legislation and administrative orders, as well as all-Indiana... Read More
November 11, 1983.On this day, the IUPUI University Theater opened its run of performances of The Runner Stumbles, a play by Milan Stitt focused on the murder of a Catholic nun in northern Michigan in 1911. The production was housed in the Mary Cable Building on Blackford Street, a former public school building that IUPUI bought for classroom space and... Read More

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