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Archive for January 2011

January 3, 2011


The Subway restaurant on Woodlawn Avenue in Bloomington, Indiana.

An Unlikely Chapter in the Story of Fast Food

Ranked third in the nation in terms of childhood obesity in 2001, Indiana has launched its own national spokesperson for healthy living.

January 10, 2011


This bronze sculpture of IU Chancellor Herman B Wells sits in the Old Crescent section of the Indiana University campus

Envisioning A Faculty, Against All Odds

In recruiting faculty, President Herman B Wells demonstrated his conviction that the university “be a free agent … and be willing to fight when necessary…”

January 17, 2011


US President Benjamin Harrison seated at desk, 1888

Indiana’s Man In The White House

When Benjamin Harrison was elected the nation’s 23rd president, he became the first and, so far, only candidate from Indiana to reach the White House.

January 24, 2011


Violinist Joshua Bell

Name Rings A Bell

In January 2007, when Joshua Bell performed in a Washington D.C. metro station for 45 minutes, only six people stopped to listen to the unidentified violinist.

January 31, 2011


Joe Palooka

Carved from the Comics

It's a bit ironic that Oolitic's “champion of democracy” resembles those statues of Lenin that used to mark town squares across the old Soviet Union.

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