Indiana University will launch a new center aimed at supporting rural communities across 11 counties. Officials announced the initiative Monday.
About a dozen protesters interrupted a speech by a top IU official with calls for establishing a sanctuary campus in Bloomington.
But IU-Bloomington Provost Lauren Robel says the move is a step forward for the university.
Lauren Robel has been chosen as provost of IU Bloomington.
The representative and IU alumnus will teach constitutional law at IU this fall.