On Monday, IUPUI student Nick Roberts announced his candidacy for Indianapolis City-County Council, representing District 4.
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On Monday, IUPUI student Nick Roberts announced his candidacy for Indianapolis City-County Council, representing District 4.
On Wednesday the fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) hosted their second annual Car Smash for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Students had the opportunity to wield a sledgehammer or baseball bat to smash an old black Pontiac Sunfire and partake in burgers, chips, or a drink from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Taylor Courtyard.
An emergency rally was held on Wednesday at Monument Circle by the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) of Indianapolis in response to the leaked Supreme Court opinion about the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that currently guarantees the right to abortions nationally.
University Library is open as a polling location for the primary election on Tuesday, May 3.
In a statement Wednesday via IU Today, it was announced that the chancellor position remains unfilled. Even though two more finalists were presented to campus earlier this month, no one has been hired to fill the role.
Nerea Lancho, a freshman, came to IUPUI from Madrid, Spain to continue playing golf and further her education at the same time. She has been playing golf seriously since she was 13 years old.
The next round of the chancellor search concluded this week after presenting the two new finalists to campus during town halls open to students, faculty and staff to attend or watch via livestream.
It was announced on Wednesday morning that two new candidates for the position of Executive Vice President and Chancellor of IUPUI would be presented to campus.
After the Chancellor Search Town Halls concluded on Feb. 8 and the executive search committee accepted campus-wide feedback until Feb. 10, students, staff and faculty felt one step closer to finding Chancellor Nasser Paydar’s successor, or so they thought.
With Chancellor Nasser Paydar’s retirement approaching, the search for his replacement is well underway. Here are the four candidates who are being considered for the role.Candidate A: Ashwani MongaAshwani Monga earned his Ph.D. in marketing at the University of Minnesota. Monga is currently provost and executive vice chancellor of Rutgers University – Newark and has held the position since 2019.At the Town Hall on Feb. 1, Monga emphasized the importance of uplifiting marginalized students and helping all students realize their full potential. He also spoke on strengthening community outreach and engagement in IUPUI’s urban setting.Candidate B: Kathy JohnsonKathy Johnson earned her Ph.D. in psychology at Emory University. Johnson is currently Interim executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer of IUPUI and has held the position since 2015. Her current role was one Chancellor Paydar assumed from 2012 to 2015 until he became Chancellor of IUPUI. At the Town Hall on Feb. 3, Johnson spoke on her time at IUPUI. She has been a faculty member at IUPUI for almost 29 years. She talked about the importance of the chancellor being present in the community and building stronger relationships within Indianapolis and growing diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Candidate C: Sacha KoppSacha Kopp earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Chicago. Kopp is currently the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and has held the role since 2019.Candidate D: Michael TidwellMichael Tidwell earned his Ph.D. in organizational studies at Washington State University. Tidwell was the President of the University of Texas at Tyler until the school merged with the University of Texas Health Science Center in early 2021. Before the merger he had held the position since 2017. He has been on sabbatical this year contemplating what his next position will be. At the Town Hall on Feb. 8, Tidwell emphasized chasing student success. He also spoke on expanding IUPUI’s admissions and continued growth to maintain IUPUI’s status as Indiana’s premier urban research university.Students, faculty and staff were given the opportunity to submit feedback on the candidates for the search committee’s reference on the Chancellor Search Website under the dropdown for each candidate until 3 p.m. on Feb. 10. It has not been announced when a decision will be made, but with Chancellor Paydar’s retirement celebration taking place Feb. 16 and his departure planned for the beginning of March, it can be expected later this month. Katie Wiseman (she/her) is a junior majoring in journalism with a minor in Spanish. She is the editor of the Campus section for The Campus Citizen.
The thirteenth annual Regatta took place on September 25. Explore some of the highlights of the event through the Campus Citizen photo gallery with photos by Rachael Cunningham and Katie Wiseman.
Jagathon, IUPUI’s annual tradition of a fundraising event for Riley Children’s Hospital, will be hosted completely online this year amid the pandemic.To compensate for the lack of in-person engagement, the event has been extended from it’s typical 15-hour format to take place over three consecutive days. The event will start on April 23 at 7 p.m. EST to April 25 at 2 p.m. EST. “It’s not 72 hours of straight live content,” Senior and Vice President of Membership Raven Brzeszkiewicz said. “It looks very different in that aspect, you know we’re not all in a room together, obviously, but we’ll still have a lot of our same things we would do in a normal year.”The event will consist of several pre-recorded activities and also some livestreamed content via Twitch. Each person who registers for the event will receive a participant engagement guide so they can see all the activities, when they will take place and how to access them.Many of Jagathon’s staple activities will still be part of the event in the virtual format. Participants will still learn the morale dance with part of the learning done live and while other parts are pre-recorded. Color wars, where participants are assigned a color team to fundraise with and compete against the other teams to see who can fundraise the most, will still be taking place as well.There will also be a fitness activity like there has been each year previously, this year with Naptown Fitness they will be doing Yoga from home, The Riley Talent Show will still take place giving Riley Kids and opportunity to be on center stage and for their families to tell their stories, and both Chancellor Paydar and Mayor Hogsett will speak at the event.Participants are still encouraged to continue to fundraise from home. There will continue to be incentives for participants to reach fundraising goals during the event. “We have participant incentives, which is something really big that we always have,” Brzeszkiewicz said. “Based on how much a participant fundraises we’ll send them different incentives in the mail. So we’ll ship them to them after the event so they can receive the incentives they earned.”Those who fundraise $50 will receive Jagathon stickers, those who fundraise $100 and/or complete all Journey to Jagathon Steps receive an event shirt for free and Jagathon bracelets, those who fundraise $250 receive a color-changing cup, those who fundraise $500 receive a car decal and those who fundraise $750 receive a Children’s Miracle Network Pin. In addition, anyone who fundraises $500 between April 10th through the end of the event will receive a new wireless JBL speaker.The Donor Drive is the main fundraising page for Jagathon and all the links to the activities and streams will be accessible from that page. Opposed to previous years, there is no registration fee for the event. Register for the event at the link below and be sure to check back in to the Donor Drive for updates about the event. https://events.dancemarathon.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=register.start&eventID=4001
According to The Gun Violence Archive (GVA), there have been 147 mass shootings in the United States so far in 2021. Six of those shootings took place in Indiana. That is 4% of the mass shootings in the United States this year and it is only April. The ones included in this count are only the ones that fit the criteria set by the GVA as said on their website. “Mass Shootings are, for the most part, an American phenomenon. While they are generally grouped together as one type of incident they are several with the foundation definition being that they have a minimum of four victims shot, either injured or killed, not including any shooter who may also have been killed or injured in the incident.”Gun Stats for Indiana 2021
The latest episode of the new series, The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney, takes us into Britney Spears’ personal relationships, her career, and life and a deeper dive into her conservatorship, why she had one in the first place, and why people believe she does not need one anymore. As defined by Merriam Webster a conservator is “one that preserves from injury or violation; protector or a person, official, or institution designated to take over and protect the interests of an incompetent.” Spears was put under a temporary conservatorship in 2008 after her second trip to the hospital in a span of a month. Upon release from the hospital, a Los Angeles court made the conservatorship permanent, meaning her father, Jamie Spears, was now in control of her finances and medical decisions. The documentary also analyzes Spears’ emotional downfall in regard to how it was decided that she was unable to care for herself anymore and how the media contributed to it. “It’s so easy, it’s so much fun to take a celebrity who is a young talented beautiful girl and rip her to shreds,” said Kim Kaiman, the senior director of marketing for Jive Records from 1998-2004, the label that first signed Spears, in the documentary. The constant harassment by the paparazzi and the beration of her character by the tabloids and TV personalities greatly contributed to the decline of her mental health, something that was not openly discussed or typically believed at the time. Her body, her music, her relationships, her sexuality, her mental health, and her role as a mother, were all things the world thought they had a right to know about and comment on. Spears’ privacy was gone, and it can be easily understood why she fell apart. In recent years, there has been conversation online, started by her fans, wondering if Spears, who is now 39 years old, needs to be under control by a higher power. Speculation occurred after fans realized that she continued to work, release music, go on tours, do interviews, and have a enormously successful residency in Las Vegas, all things, it would be assumed, someone deemed at risk would be unable to do. This has since turned into the #FreeBritney movement. Spears’ conservator is her father, Jamie Spears, whom it is known by those closest to her that she had a strained relationship with prior to her conservatorship. He has been in charge of her finances and her life for the last 12 years. When the movement started to pick up momentum, Jamie Spears said in an interview with the New York Post, “All these conspiracy theorists don’t know anything. The world doesn'tdon’t have a clue. It’s up to the court of California to decide what’s best for my daughter. It’s no one else’s business.” Spears, who is profiting greatly from his daughter’s conservatorship continues to insist that all is well, even though Britney’s one request for when it was decided she needed a conservator was that it not be her father. There have been attempts to have her father removed from her conservatorship and replaced with her mother. If she is unable to get out of her conservatorship completely it has been expressed that she would rather her mother be in charge of her life and finances. The court hearings remain ongoing and the movement continues to grow national support. The documentary provides perspective into who Spears is as a person and how she started out in the industry as a young woman who could command her own space. She knew what she wanted out of life and her career and she was very involved in every decision being made even in the beginning when she was signed to Jive Records at 15-years-old. This is why her fans want her to have her freedom restored, so that way their idol, who liberated them and told them they could do whatever they want to do and be whoever they want to be, can feel liberated too. The episode is available to stream to paid subscribers of FX, Hulu, and Youtube.
Americans are allowed to and should be critical of their government regardless of which party is in power. While a majority of Americans would agree things were far worse under President Trump’s administration and things should be monumentally better under Biden’s administration, there is still a lot of work to do to get there. President Biden is not our savior. He is unable to fix the damage done by the inaction of President Trump during this pandemic. People who do not believe in wearing masks never will. People who believe COVID-19 is a hoax never will get vaccinated. Biden simply cannot make COVID-19 go away by being a stronger leader. We needed strong leadership a year ago when the pandemic started if we hoped for a Covid-free future anytime before 2022. The United States has just surpassed half a million COVID-19 deaths. While that number was already at 400,000 when Trump left office, people are continuing to die of the virus. While Biden has made great strides in making sure Americans have access to COVID-19 testing and the vaccine, now 1 in 10 Americans have received their first dose of the vaccine, there are still many issues that need to be addressed. Another Covid-related issue is who is able to receive the vaccine. While most people agree that those most at risk deserve to be vaccinated first, such as the elderly, those with pre-existing health conditions, and those most likely to be exposed, such as healthcare workers, educators who have been forced to return to their classrooms have not had the privilege of being added to that list. Although they are exposed to large numbers of students and faculty throughout the school day and have been categorized as essential workers, they are not currently eligible to receive the vaccine on a federal or state level unless they meet the age requirement. Another pressing issue is that stimulus checks are still excluding college students. While the Senate is discussing the third stimulus bill, it is important to acknowledge the only group of people that have been left out of the last two stimulus bills. College students make monumentally less than $75,000 a year because they’re in school, but they are still not eligible to receive a check. Most are not able to manage the course load of a full-time student and work a full-time job simultaneously, but because they are over age 17, they are not included on their parent’s stimulus check either. There continues to be talk of canceling student loan debt, but it is not likely that will be passed anytime soon. Biden has been hesitant to pursue his party’s more drastic demands. While canceling student loan debt would benefit students in the long-run, it does not provide any immediate relief for students struggling during the pandemic right now. Another critical issue is how there is so much work still to be done in regards to dismantling the oppressive systems in this country, work that must start from the top down. Simply voting a notoriously bigoted man out of office does not mean things are just in this country. Bigotry may have lost its biggest platform, but it is still alive and well. Racism is a pandemic that has plagued the world, and especially the United States, for centuries now and it is about time we firmly discouraged it on a national level. Biden has already made several statements solidifying his stance on issues of equity and inclusion, but his actions will speak louder than his words during his time in office.
February is Black History Month, but we should read and celebrate Black stories every day of the year. Written by activists, artists, writers, scholars and leaders, here are 10 of the best-selling books by Black authors to add to your reading list. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou The memoir of legendary writer and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou. Angelou retells stories of her childhood and coming to terms with her freedoms as an adult while overcoming trauma from her past. 2. How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi Written by racism scholar Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist dives deep into racial injustice in America by offering insight into ethics, history, law, and science, while also pushing readers to go beyond simply being aware of racism and to instead take action to create a more just and equitable society. 3. The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander Written by former litigator, Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow puts the United States criminal justice system on blast for not eliminating the racial caste system but instead redesigning it by using mass incarceration as a means of racial control. 4. Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde Written by the famed activist Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider is a collection of 15 essays exploring the beginning of her intellectual development and her experiences with ageism, racism, homophobia and class. 5. Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin Written by one of America’s most well-known Black writers, James Baldwin, Go Tell It on the Mountain is the semi-autobiographical story of a teen growing up in Harlem during the 1930s. 6. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison Invisible Man is told from the perspective of an unnamed main character who reveals truths about the racial divide in America by showcasing the effects of bigotry on both the victims and perpetrators. 7. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry A Raisin in the Sun is a play written by the young Lorraine Hansberry that tells the story of a family from the south side of Chicago with big dreams for their lives after receiving a considerable insurance check. 8. The Color Purple by Alice Walker The Color Purple tells the story of two sisters, Celie and Nettie, who were separated when they were young, and their individual journeys while remaining in contact through letters written back-and-forth over the span of 20 years. 9. Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama The memoir of former President Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father shares the strained relationship he had with his absent father and discusses the challenges that come with being a biracial American. 10. Becoming by Michelle Obama The memoir of former first lady Michelle Obama, Becoming is an intimate look into her life as she reflects on growing up on the south side of Chicago, her life while in the White House and what her life looks like now.
The Sum of Unity, organized by artist and Herron alumnus Samuel Levi Jones, is a composite exhibition and response to the request to consider the, "divisive climate we all find ourselves in." [envira-gallery id="4472"]