IU launches seven year plan, what this means for IUPUI

Last Fall, Indiana University and Purdue University announced that the IUPUI campus would be splitting in two by Fall of 2024. In early April, the Indiana University Board of Trustees approved a seven-year plan for all their campuses, including the soon to be Indiana University-Indianapolis campus, which will be officially known as IUI, to give students an idea of what the future holds.

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Islam in Indianapolis

Over the past month, Muslims around the world were unified through fasting from sunrise to sunset. Fasting is one the five pillars, or tenets, of Islam, alongside having faith in one God, praying five times a day, giving charity, and making the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia (if one is physically, mentally and financially able to). There are many Hoosiers who participate in Ramadan. According to Indiana Historical Society Press, Muslim sects have established themselves in Indianapolis as early as 1926. Today, a culturally diverse Muslim population calls Indianapolis home. At IUPUI, the Muslim Student Association (MSA), Pakistani Student Association (PSA), Middle Eastern Student Association (MESA) and IUPUI International Club have all hosted iftars— meals consumed when breaking the fast, traditionally starting with a date or water and in a group setting— over the past month.

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Student Government

Undergraduate Student Government Addresses Underutilized Funding and Disconnect from Campus Organizations

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.


GradFair: A Guide to Graduation

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. 

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Discussing Issues of the Past and Present with A'Lelia Bundles

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. 

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Jagathon: Through the Eyes of a Family

  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. 

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LETTER: Purdue University Northwest Chancellor Should be Removed

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


A Student for Change

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 School Undergoes Name 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. 


A Museum for Broken Hearts and Broken Relationships

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.


Treasure Hunt on Campus

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. 

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IUPUI Hosts Naloxone Training as Part of Larger State Initiative

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.

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