The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) at IUPUI cites their mission as being, “committed to improving the student experience by representing the student body, supporting student-led organizations on campus, addressing student concerns." According to their site, USG provides a platform for student involvement, while providing education surrounding social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion. While USG does provide support to students, their $85,000 budget for the 2022-2023 school year has been underutilized, diluting the impact the organization could be making at IUPUI. There is a fundamental disconnect between USG and the needs of organizations at IUPUI, one that USG acknowledges themselves.
The spring semester geography class partners with Indy Urban Acres to give students hands-on experience at the greenhouse.
GradFair was hosted in the Campus Center in room 450A on Wednesday and Thursday during the last week of March. GradFair was oriented towards helping all of the 2023 graduating students prepare for graduation day as they walked through the tables set up throughout the room.
The abundance of issues encountered while parking downtown plagues most of the university population, student and faculty alike. However, IUPUI’s Parking and Transportation Services is introducing license plate recognition technology, which may help.
The Herron Markets are an opportunity for students at the Herron School of Art and Design to sell their artwork to classmates, peers, faculty and local art enthusiasts on campus in Eskenazi Hall. Herron has been hosting a Winter Market annually for several years now, but in March of 2022, they hosted their first Spring Market, but students were worried it would be the last.
A'Lelia Bundles, successful journalist, NBC producer and great-great granddaughter of Madam C.J. Walker was born in Chicago, but Bundles grew up in Indianapolis and its culture. She wants Indianapolis residents to know how the once vibrant Black neighborhood on Indiana Avenue was destroyed in pursuit of so-called progress.
At some point in our lives, we’ve all been to the hospital. Maybe the reason you were there was as simple as the day you were born, a common cold, the flu, a broken bone, a check-up, chickenpox, or even receiving a shot. If you’ve been to a hospital for any of the reasons listed above, then maybe you’ve been to Riley Children’s Hospital in downtown Indianapolis. Even if you haven’t been to Riley, you’ve most likely heard about Jagathon, IUPUI’s dance marathon.
When most people think of spring break, they probably think of spending time with family or going on a much-needed vacation. However, IUPUI offers study abroad opportunities for students who are looking to get more out of their spring break experience.
IU Schools are taking initiative on the mental health crisis by adding a program that allows for 24-hour access to assistance in mental health.
This letter addresses concerns about the chancellor of Purdue Northwest. While IUPUI's campus is run by IU administration and Purdue will soon be departing from our campus, the editors of The Campus Citizen decided to move forward with the publication of this letter as this issue affects the Purdue students on our campus. The following is the second of two letters addressing the Purdue Board of Trustees sent in by the Purdue Northwest Faculty Senate Chair Thomas Roach. The first was sent on Dec. 23, 2022, and the second was sent on Mar. 23, 2023
Noah Thomas, a junior at IUPUI, is taking a stand. Thomas has observed politics his whole life and the 2018 mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, inspired Thomas to go to his first protest and realized the importance of being a voice for change.
IUPUI’s Informatics and Computing School has changed to the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering on Jan. 11 following the split between IU and Purdue. The name change is due to IU wanting to make the change more apparent and create a single identity for the two schools. This has come with reactions from students at IUPUI. “I think there could be small problems with it when there’s already buildings of the same name in Bloomington,” said one student.
During its inaugural year, the Applied Theatre, Film and Television program in the School of Liberal Arts has seen unexpected enrollment success. The new program makes IUPUI one of the only undergraduate programs in applied theater in the country, according to Kristine Karnick, chair of Communication Studies and founding director of the program.
The Domestic Abuse Prevention Student Organization (DAPSO) is hosting an event called Dance the Night Away at Coburn Place on March 21 from 6-7 p.m. DAPSO was founded at IUPUI by Andrea Jacobson in September 2019.
Located in Eskenazi Hall in the Herron School of Art and Design building, the Museum of Broken Relationships is open to all visitors for free, not just students or faculty. The gallery shares images into heartbreak from the local area of Indiana as well as from across the world.
Enter into the world of Geocaching and participate in treasure hunts across campus and downtown Indy. Track down prizes, leave clues, and have fun in the heart of downtown.
As part of a larger, statewide, movement to make Naloxone and training to use it more accessible, IUPUI hosted a free Narcan training in the Campus Center on Feb. 1. Naloxone is a medication used to reverse opioid overdose to be used in emergency situations and not as a long-term solution to opioid addiction or abuse. Narcan is the nasal spray device used to administer naloxone. With the rise of lethal drugs, such as fentanyl and xylazine, being laced into other substances, accessibility to proper overdose treatment has been an increasing concern for state officials.