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Indiana University suspends face-to-face classroom teaching over COVID-19 concerns

Indiana University suspends face-to-face classroom teaching over COVID-19 concerns

John Clere, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2020

IU President Michael McRobbie announced today in a statement all IU campuses will suspend face-to-face classroom teaching after spring break until Apr. 6. “However,” McRobbie wrote, “that could change with the evolving situation.” McRobbie recommended students travel to their permanent homes...

Beer expert Roger Baylor speaks about the history of beer in New Albany during IUS visit

Roger Baylor reads an excerpt from a poem during his “The History of Beer in New Albany” presentation at IU Southeast.

Logan Stephens, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2020

Roger Baylor and his knowledge of beer were on full display during his visit to IU Southeast on Thursday, Feb. 27. Baylor discussed the history of beer in New Albany and the surrounding Kentuckiana area during the event. Baylor has been in the beer business for decades. He recently departed from New...

IUS hosts annual Indiana Latinx Leadership Conference

The Spanish language band A-Corde performs during the Latinx Leadership Conference lunch break in the Hoosier room.

Alex Baker, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2020

IU Southeast held the 21st annual Indiana Latinx Leadership Conference on Saturday, Feb. 29, marking the first time the event has ever been held at IUS. The theme of this year’s event was “Dreaming Out Loud: Unifying the Future.” The event aimed to bring together Latinx high school and college students f...

TRONsystem laser tag returns to IU Southeast with a bang

Laura Rodriguez, senior psychology and Spanish major and event planner for CAB, plays laser tag in the Hoosier room on Monday, Feb. 24.

Anna Smith, Photo Editor

February 26, 2020

More than 40 IUS students came to the Hoosier Room to play rounds of laser tag in a new and improved TRONsystem arena. The TRONsystem CUBE laser tag event was held in the Hoosier Room in University Center North on Monday, Feb. 24. from 3 to 7 p.m. Kappa Sigma helped TjohnE Productions set up the TRONsystem lase...

University records show IUS took no action against fraternities for hazing allegations spanning a decade

University records show IUS took no action against fraternities for hazing allegations spanning a decade

John Clere, Editor-in-Chief

February 24, 2020

The Horizon requested records relating to hazing investigations from IUS on Nov. 4. After more than two months and two Horizon editorials publicly calling on the university to release the records, an Indiana University spokesperson sent The Horizon eight pages of heavily-redacted records. The records,...

Students find new opportunities at annual IUS Majors & Minors Fair

Veronica Medina (left), associate professor of sociology, takes questions from Blake Masters, who is currently undecided on a major.

Logan Stephens, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2020

IUS students surveyed and sampled the various academic programs and degree paths available to them at the Majors & Minors Fair on Feb. 19 in the Hoosier Room. Hosted by the Advising Center for Exploratory Students (ACES), the event allowed students to speak directly with other students and faculty...

IUS hosts Mock Iowa Caucus, voting drama ensues

Joe Wert, IUS professor of political science, tries to rally support for Amy Klobuchar. Klobuchar would go on to finish with the third most voters in the IUS Mock Caucus, which awarded her one delegate.

Logan Stephens, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2020

IUS students and faculty took over the Hoosier Room on Tuesday, Feb. 18 to participate in IU Southeast’s first ever Mock Iowa Caucus. The goal was to educate those involved and also have a decisive winner, unlike 2020’s controversial Iowa caucus, which featured a questionable vote-counting app. The...

IUS, Faculty Senate to vote on test-optional admissions policy

Braden Schroeder, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2020

On Dec. 6, 2019, the IU Board of Trustees approved a policy change allowing IU campuses the option to approve a test-optional admissions policy that would go into effect for incoming students during the fall 2021 semester. With the test-optional policy passed by IU-Bloomington going into effect on Aug. 1,...

Chris Singleton talks faith, family and forgiveness during IUS visit

Chris Singleton explains how he was able to forgive his mother’s killer through his relationship with God.

Logan Stephens, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2020

Chris Singleton spoke about his mother’s death and how religion changed his life in the Ogle Center on Thursday, Feb. 6. The event, presented by the IU Southeast Office of Campus Life and Campus Activities Board, was held in the Stem Concert Hall.  Singleton is a former professional baseball player who played in...

Host of HGTV show “Rehab Addict” visits IU Southeast, shares her story

Host of HGTV show “Rehab Addict” visits IU Southeast, shares her story

Alex Baker, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2020

Nicole Curtis, host of HGTV’s Rehab Addict, gave a speech on campus Tuesday describing her ascent into the home restoration business. The event was part of the 2020 First Savings Bank Business Speaker Series, which aims to encourage students and improve education in Indiana. The presentation began w...

IUS hosts portrait dedication, speech contest

IU Southeast Chancellor Wallace speaks behind a lecturn during the Neal-Marshall Portrait Dedication.

Alex Baker, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2020

The IUS Office of Alumni Engagement held a dedication ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 23 for portraits of Marcellus Neal and Frances Marshall, the first male and female African-Americans to graduate from Indiana University. Following this, the eighth annual Voices of Change Speech Contest was held, where...