In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, The Preface spoke to Alpha Sigma Tau, IU South Bend’s only sorority. A few members of the group answered a few different questions on their ideas of being a woman, and what it means to them.
If you are a computer science major at IU South Bend, your leaders are women from the ground up. All-IU President Pamela Whitten leads your system, Chancellor Susan Elrod leads your campus, Dean Brenda Philipps leads your college, and your program – computer and information sciences – is chaired by Dr. Dana Vrajitoru.
Last week, the Indiana House passed House Bill 1608, their version of Florida’s “Don’t say Gay”’ bill that censors LGBTQ+ students from conversations about being queer and also forcibly “outs” transgender students. The bill has not yet passed the Indiana Senate or been signed into law.
Dr. Grace Muna is an associate professor of chemistry here at IU South Bend. Her research focus is in analytical chemistry.
March was designated as Women’s History Month by the National Women’s History Project in 1987. According to a Pew Research Center analysis of government data, it was found that women now account for more than half of the college-educated labor force in the United States.
Did you know that 87 percent of the artwork in museums across the United States has been created by men? This may come as a shock to some. Surely, we have made more progress in equality between men and women in the arts. However, any progress that has been made has been fairly recent.
There is a new Starbucks location on the IU South Bend campus. Previously located in the Education and Arts building, it now resides in the Student Activities Center (SAC), where the SubConnection used to be. We asked a few IU South Bend students what we should do with the now-empty location.
Women’s History Month exists to recognize women and the contributions they’ve made in the world, and LGBTQ women are no exception to this. The LGBTQ community has a strong history that’s being built upon each day. Lesbian, bisexual, transgender, asexual and so much more are under the umbrella of LGBTQ history, and women have had prominent roles in pushing for the future.