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IU South Bend faculty and students were recently honored with awards from Indiana University for exemplifying Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy.  Darryl Heller, director of the IU South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center and women's and gender studies professor Darryl Heller, director of the IU South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center and women's and gender studies professor,  and student I'Vory Woods were named as 2022 Building Bridges award winners.…

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A distinctive time in South Bend, when the national media spotlight was on the city during former Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign, inspired Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology Zachary Schrank to create the film documentary Big Enough, Small Enough – South Bend in Transition.  Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology Zachary Schrank “As the national media was profiling Mayor Pete’s role in South Bend,” explained Schrank, “I felt like…

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Indiana University South Bend recently received $6.8 million from the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) to assist qualifying students who are experiencing hardships due to the COVID pandemic. The funds will be awarded automatically to students who have a FAFSA on file.  More than 3,000 IU South Bend undergraduate and graduate students will automatically receive ARP grants. The grants for spring 2022 will range from $85 to…

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The COVID-19 pandemic created significant uncertainty for many people, but for sophomore Caribia Coleman it brought forth clarity on what she wanted out of her college experience and helped her decide to return to her hometown and transfer to IU South Bend. “Coming to a smaller campus was more ‘me’,” says Caribia. “It has a community feel. There are so many different types of people to meet, and it’s a…

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Indiana University South Bend honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As members of our campus community, please plan to join inclusive activities throughout the week. Let us not only “Keep the Dream alive,” but “Let us live the Dream!” Sunday, January 16, 2022, 7 P.M. Benjamin Crump, Civil Rights Leader and Attorney, through a partnership with Earlham College and IU East "A Journey toward True…

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