Special Collections Blog Posts

November 23, 1987. On this day, distinguished guests joined IUPUI leaders to dedicate the (then) new Indiana University Center on Philanthropy on the IUPUI campus. The festivities included a colloquium and speeches in the University Conference Center (now Hine Hall). The Center on Philanthropy began in April of that year with a $4 million grant from... Read More
November 22, 1976. On this day, the Sagamore, the IUPUI student newspaper, published a two-page spread titled, "IUPUI Financial Aid still in a quagmire." The newspaper reported that hundreds of students expecting financial aid at the start of the fall semester had been disappointed when they learned that IUPUI Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid... Read More
IUPUI Photo of the Week November 18-24. We wanted to give you a Thanksgiving photo this week. In years past it was the custom for kitchen staff at the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children to admit children patients to see and smell the Thanksgiving turkeys being roasted. This photo from 1951 shows children revelling in the delicious aroma.You can... Read More
November 21, 2013. On this day, the first "Jam the Jaguars Pantry" celebration occurred. That year, canned goods gathered by students, staff, and faculty went to stock the Paws Pantry, a service in the IUPUI Campus Center for IUPUI folks who might find themselves in need of food. The drive occurred in proximity to Thanksgiving. Extra canned goods went... Read More
November 20, 1992. On this day, a contingent of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) officials visited IUPUI laboratories that were doing research relative to the space agency's interests. The visit was part of the agency's "Mission Indianapolis" event, at which astronauts and others met with students at the nearby Crispus Attucks... Read More
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

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