Category: News

Alpha Sigma Tau reflect on sisterhood

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. 

Comp-Sci chair Dr. Dana Vrajitoru empowers women in STEM

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.

“Don’t say Gay”: Legislation on trans students passes Indiana House

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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.

Women’s History Month musings from the women in the Admin Building

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. 

We Asked You: What should we do with the old Starbucks location?

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. 

Celebrating three LGBTQ women who made history

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.