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. 

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. 

IUSB makes a splash for the Special Olympics

IU South Bend students and community members took a bone-chilling leap on Feb. 25 during the annual Polar Plunge, a fundraiser promoted each year by the Student Government Association and other campus groups. The event, held at Four Winds Field, included participants ranging in age, ability and occupation.

Food Not Bombs welcomes volunteers

Not your traditional food pantry, Food Not Bombs is a nonprofit organization run by volunteers who recover vegan and vegetarian items and create meals for free. Volunteer in their weekly
services on Saturday nights from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the new Winter Amnesty building in
downtown South Bend.