Indiana University Bloomington
Template:Infobox University Indiana University Bloomington is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. It is popularly known as "Indiana University," IUB, or simply IU. It is located in Bloomington in Monroe County, Indiana.
- 1 Student body
- 2 Faculty
- 3 Campus
- 4 Degree-granting schools
- 5 Notable alumni
- 6 Media
- 7 Notable faculty
- 8 History of IUB
- 9 External links
IUB's enrollment in the spring semester of 2005 was 35,694 students, of whom 30,334 (85%) were full time. Undergraduates accounted for 27,787 (78%) students, while graduate and professional students accounted for 7,907.
Most IUB students are white Indiana residents. Of students enrolled in spring 2005, 1,433 (4%) were African-Americans, 1,174 (3.2%) were Asian-Americans, 785 (2.2%) were Hispanic, 83 (0.2%) were American Indian, and 28,699 (80%) were white, 3,096 (8.7%) were foreign, and 422 (1.1%) were unknown. More women, 18,428 attended IU than men, 17,266. Despite IUB's status as the principal campus of the Indiana University system, only 21,296 (60%) of its students in spring 2005 were native Hoosiers.
IUB reported in fall 2004 that it employed 1,823 full-time faculty, lecturers, and academic administrators and 334 part-time faculty, totalling 1,877 full-time equivalents. Of the full-time faculty, 76% were tenured.
Like the student body, IUB's faculty is predominantly white. Of full-time administrators, faculty, and lecturers, 118 (6%) were Asian, 74 (4%) were African-American, 62 (4%) were Hispanic, 5 (.3%) were Native American, and 1,535 (85%) were "other." More men (62%) than women held academic appointments at the university.
Professors at IUB were better-paid than their counterparts in the IU system. A full-time professor earned an average of $126,500, an associate professor $89,000, and an assistant professor $74,400.
IUB's 1,931 acres (7.8 km²) includes copious green space and historic buildings dating to the university's reconstruction in the late nineteenth century. The Bryan House is the traditional on-campus home of the university president. The Works Progress Administration built much of the campus's core during the Great Depression. Many of the campus's buildings were built and most of its land acquired during the 1950s and 1960s, when first soldiers attending under the GI Bill and then the Baby Boom swelled the university's enrollment from 5,403 in 1940 to 30,368 in 1970.
The campus rests on a bed of Indiana limestone, specifically Salem limestone and Harrodsburg limestone, with outcroppings of St. Louis limestone. Many of the campus's buildings, especially the older central buildings, are made from Indiana limestone quarried locally.
In the 17,000-seat Assembly Hall and stadium (home to the IU NCAA basketball team), there are five NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship banners on display.
The schools listed here are degree-granting units made up of smaller departments or programs. Many of IUB's schools are among the best in their areas of expertise, with renowned faculty and modern facilities.
- College of Arts and Sciences
- Kelley School of Business
- School of Education
- School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
- School of Informatics
- School of Journalism
- School of Law
- School of Library and Information Science
- School of Music
- School of Nursing
- School of Optometry
- School of Public and Environmental Affairs
- University Graduate School
Arts and Humanities
- Ismail al-Faruqi, philosopher and epistemologist
- Joe Buck, sportscaster, multiple Emmy Award winner
- David Chalmers, leading philosopher in the area of philosophy of mind
- Robert Coover, author
- Stephen Cornell, writer
- John Crowley, science-fiction author, author of The Deep and Little, Big
- Michel duCille, photographer, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize
- Dick Enberg, sportscaster, 13-time Emmy Award winner
- Kevin Kline, actor
- Michael Uslan, film producer
- Ross Lockridge, Jr., author of Raintree County
- Don Mellett, jounalist, newspaper editor, Pulitzer Prize winner
- Jane Pauley, broadcaster
- Ernie Pyle, journalist
- Will Shortz, puzzle maker (enigmatologist)
- Tavis Smiley, National Public Radio host
- Clark Wissler, anthropology pioneer
- Joe Barnette, retired chairman and CEO of Bank One
- John Chambers, president and CEO of Cisco Systems
- Mark Cuban, technology entrepreneur, Dallas Mavericks owner
- Jeff Fettig, CEO of Whirlpool Corporation
- Katherine Hudson, president & CEO of Brady Corporation
- E. W. Kelley, former chairman of Steak n Shake
- Frank Popoff, retired chairman and CEO of Dow Chemical Company
- Maggy Siegel, president & CEO, Judith Leiber LLC
- Fred Steingraber, retired chairman and CEO of consulting company A.T. Kearney
- Corey Torrence, president and CEO of marketing company Epsilon
- Todd Wagner, CEO of 2929 Entertainment; Founder of Todd Wagner Foundation; Co-Founder of Broadcast.com
- Jimbo Wales, former CEO of Bomis, founder of Wikipedia, president of the Wikimedia Foundation
- Jamey Aebersold, jazz educator
- David Baker, jazz composer
- Joshua Bell, violinist
- Angela Brown, soprano opera singer at the Metropolitan Opera
- Hoagy Carmichael, songwriter and actor, author of the famous songs Stardust and Georgia on My Mind
- Booker T. Jones, songwriter, producer and frontman of the band Booker T. and the MGs
- Edgar Meyer, bassist, MacArthur Fellow
- Menahem Pressler pianist, founder of Beaux Arts Trio
- Larry Ridley, jazz bassist and music educator
- Leonard Slatkin, composer and conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra until 2004
- Janos Starker, cellist
- Michael Badnarik, 2004 US Presidential candidate
- Evan Bayh, US Senator, former governor of Indiana
- LeRoy Edgar Burney, former Surgeon General of the United States
- Dan Coats, former US Senator, former US ambassador to Germany
- Robert Gates, former CIA director and National Security Council member
- William E. Jenner, former US Senator
- Charles Peter Kennedy, British politician and Member of Parliament, leader of the British Liberal Democrat party
- Richard Monroe Miles, US ambassador to Georgia
- the late Frank O'Bannon, former governor of Indiana
- Newell Sanders, former US Senator
- Edgar Whitcomb, former governor of Indiana
- Wendell Willkie, 1940 Republican presidential candidate
- Selim al-Hoss, former Lebanese prime minister
Science and Technology
- Carl Otto Lampland, astronomer
- Wardell Pomeroy, sexologist
- Vesto Slipher, astronomer
- John T. Thompson, military officer, developer of the Springfield 1903 rifle, the M1911 pistol and inventor of the Thompson submachine gun
- Mansukh C. Wani, cancer researcher, discoverer of Taxol
- David Wolf, astronaut, space shuttle, Mir and ISS veteran
- James D. Watson, co-discoverer of DNA structure, author of The Double Helix, winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
- Ted Kluszewski, Major League Baseball player and coach
- Mark Spitz, Olympic gold medalist swimmer
- Isiah Thomas, Basketball Hall of Famer, NBA Head Coach
- Sam Wyche, NFL player and coach
WTIU televsion - PBS station including national and local programming.
Indiana University Student Television - an entirely student run television station broadcasting to over 12,000 on campus residents and over 40,000 Bloomington residents via Community Access Television. Founded in 2002, IUSTV has quickly grown to be a leading media entity and student organization on campus.
Indiana Daily Student newspaper - a free daily newspaper fully supported financially through ad sales. Founded in 1867, it has a circulation of over 15,000 and is produced by IU students.
Former notable faculty
Notable faculty of Indiana University have included:
- the late B.F. Skinner, psychologist, pioneer of operant conditioning model,
- the late Hermann Joseph Muller, geneticist, zoologist and winner of the 1946 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine
- the late Salvador Luria, pioneer of molecular biology, winner of the 1969 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine,
- the late Alfred Kinsey, founder of the academic discipline of sexology, founder of the Kinsey Institute and author of the Kinsey Reports,
- the late Max August Zorn, mathematician and originatior of Zorns lemma
- the late David Starr Jordan, ichthyologist, educator and peace activist
- the late Eileen Farrell, famous opera and concert singer, later professor of music at IU
- the late Robert Daniel Carmichael, mathematician and discoverer of Carmichael numbers
- the late Daniel Kirkwood, astronomer famous for his work on asteroids, discoverer of Kirkwood gaps
- retired chemistry professor Harry G. Day, who is responsible for the incorporation of fluoride in toothpaste and public drinking water,
- Bobby Knight, coach of the IU men's basketball team from 1971 to 2000,
- Jerry Yeagley, coach of the IU men's soccer team from 1974 to 2003 with an NCAA record 544 wins.
- Ray E. Cramer, world famous professor of bands; former director of bands at Indiana University.
Current notable faculty
Notable current faculty of Indiana University include:
- George M. von Furstenberg, economist
- Douglas Hofstadter, author of Gödel, Escher, Bach, an IU professor of Cognitive Science, among other things
- the pianist Menahem Pressler (of Beaux Arts Trio fame)
- Olaf Sporns, worked at the Neurosciences Institute  with Gerald Edelman, professor of Cognitive Science, Psychology, and Neuroscience
- the composer David Ward-Steinman
- Gustavo Sainz, Post-modernist Mexican novelist
- David Baker, notable jazz cellist and educator
- Martina Arroyo, operatic soprano
- Giorgio Tozzi, operatic bass and actor
- Timothy Noble, operatic baritone
- George Pinney, notable musical theatre actor and choreographer
- Frank K. Edmondson, astronomer
- Henry Glassie, folklorist
History of IUB
Indiana's state government founded Indiana University in 1820 as the "State Seminary." The 1816 Indiana state constitution required that the General Assembly (Indiana's state legislature) create a "general system of education, ascending in a regular gradation, from township schools to a state university, wherein tuition shall be gratis, and equally open to all." It took some time for the legislature to fulfill its promise. While the original legislative charter was granted in 1820, construction began in 1822, the first professor was hired in 1823, and classes were offered in 1824. The first class graduated in 1830.
The school developed rapidly in its first years. The hiring of Andrew Wylie, its first president, in 1828 signified the school's growing professionalism. The General Assembly changed the school's name to "Indiana College" in the same year. In 1838 the legislature changed the school's name for a final time to Indiana University.
Wylie's death in 1851 marks the end of the university's first period of development. IU now had nearly a hundred students and seven professors. Despite the university's more obviously secular purpose, presidents and professors were still expected to set a moral example for their charges. It was only in 1885 that a non-clergyman, biologist David Starr Jordan, became president.
Between Wylie and Jordan's administrations, the University grew slowly. Few changes rocked the university's repose. One development is interesting to modern scholars: The college admitted its first woman student, Sarah Parke Morrison in 1867, making IU the first state university to admit women on an equal basis with men.
In 1883, IU awarded its first Ph. D. and played its first intercollegiate sport, baseball, prefiguring the school's future status as a major research institution and a power in collegiate athletics. But two other incidents that year were far more important to the university. First, the university's original campus in Seminary Square near the center of Bloomington burned to the ground. Second, instead of rebuilding in Seminary Square, as had been the practice following previous blazes, the college was rebuilt at the far eastern edge of Bloomington. (Today, Bloomington has expanded eastward, and the "new" campus is once again at the center of the city.)
The first extension office of IU was opened in Indianapolis in 1916. In 1920/1921 the School of Music and the School of Commerce and Finance (what later became the Kelley School of Business) were opened. In the 1940s Indiana University opened extension campuses in Kokomo and Fort Wayne. The controversial Kinsey Institute for sexual research was also established in 1940.
IUB's intercollegiate athletics program has a long tradition of excellence in several key sports. As of 2005, the school has won five championships in men's basketball (1940, 1953, 1976, 1981 and 1987), the first two under coach Branch McCracken and three under Bobby Knight; seven championships in men's soccer (1982, '83, '88, '98, '99, 2003 and 2004 - the first six teams led by coach Jerry Yeagley); and six consecutive men's swimming and diving titles between 1968 and 1973 under the tutelage of Doc Counsilman.
Men's basketball at IUB grew phenomenally popular under Coach Knight, especially in 1975-6 - when he led the team which remains the last men's Division I squad to go undefeated for an entire season. Knight's volatile temper, though, often brought as much controversy to the school as success, and eventually led to his dismissal in 2000 by then-University President Myles Brand. (See Knight's wikipedia entry for more details).
Students and alumni protested the Knight firing, and several players threatened to transfer unless Knight assistant Mike Davis was chosen to replace Knight; Davis ultimately got the job and took the team to the 2002 NCAA Title Game. After initial success, Davis has struggled and has been given an ultimatum to improve his team in the 2005-06 season or be fired.
As of Summer 2005, IUB athletes have won 133 individual national championships, including 79 in men's swimming and diving and 31 in men's track and field. In addition, IU teams have won or shared 157 Big Ten conference championships.
Women's sports at IUB have not traditionally enjoyed the same level of success, with the notable exception of the women's tennis and golf programs, which have won thirteen and seven conference titles, respectively.
In recent years, IU's athletics department has been unable to support itself financially due to revenue shortages. Because of this the university administration has attempted, thus far unsuccessfully, to double the athletics fee which students pay with their tuition each semester. A number of students argue that the athletics department's financial woes are its own problems, and that support of athletics should be voluntary. Others, especially in the athletics department, argue that athletic programs are an integral part of the university experience, and therefore everyone should pay into it. But the low turnouts for athletic events that caused these financial problems is itself evidence that athletics is not in fact important to all students' university experience. Moreover, the athletics department has yet to present any evidence that the university, specifically scholastic experience would be diminished without a large athletics department.
- Chronology of Indiana University History
- "Indiana University in the Light of History" by Indiana University Professor James Capshew
- Indiana University Factbook
- Indiana University Fight Song
- Official IUB Website
- Official IU athletics site