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Front Page News at Indiana University

March 1, 2007

Front Page News at IU delivers top headlines of the day from the campuses of Indiana University. It comes to you courtesy of IU University Communications in the Office of University Relations.

IU Trustees to announce next president
Children maintain healthier weight in school compared to summer breaks
Wilmont's 31 Leads Hoosiers to Victory
Is health care color blind?

IU Trustees to announce next president -- At 4 p.m. this afternoon the Trustees of Indiana University will select the 18th president of Indiana University. The vote will be taken during a meeting in the Auditorium at University Place Conference Center, 850 W. Michigan St. at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Read the full story.

Children maintain healthier weight in school compared to summer breaks -- The nation's schools often are blamed for the growing numbers of overweight youth, but a national study by sociologists at Indiana University and Ohio State University found that young children actually got fatter during their summer breaks than while in school. "Schools have been getting a bad rap," said IU Bloomington Professor Brian Powell. "This isn't to say that schools can't improve -- but we found that kids' weight gain is more under control during the school year than during summer break." Read the full story.

Wilmont's 31 Leads Hoosiers to Victory -- Roderick Wilmont set career highs with 31 points and 12 rebounds to carry the Indiana basketball team to a 69-65 victory over Northwestern on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Wilmont set a new school record by hitting nine 3-pointers in the contest as the Hoosiers improved to 19-9 on the season and 9-6 in the Big Ten. Read the full story.

Is health care color blind? -- Health care policy experts from Indiana University, Methodist and Indiana University Hospitals, and the Marion County Health Department will give a panel presentation addressing access to and quality of health care for minorities in the state, March 6 (Tuesday), at 2:30 p.m., in the Indiana Memorial Union Frangipani Room. The event is free and open to the public. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Read the full story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for Wednesday, February 28:

Men's basketball -- The Hoosiers scored a victory over Northwestern, 69-65.

Men's tennis -- The No. 68 Indiana men's tennis team dropped a closely contested contest, 4-3, to No. 75 DePaul on Wednesday afternoon.

Schedule for Thursday, March 1:

Women's basketball -- The ninth-seeded Indiana women's basketball team will face No. 8 Iowa in the first round of the 2007 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament presented by Xbox 360 at approximately 8 p.m. ET in Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.


IU in the News

McRobbie will be 18th president, sources say
Indiana Daily Student, March 1 -- When an unidentified source said that University trustees will announce Interim Provost Michael McRobbie as IU's next president today, Betsy Henke, president of the IU Student Association, described her reaction in one word: disappointed. Read the full story.

Survey: Many U.S. high school students bored in class
CNN, Feb. 28 -- A majority of U.S. high school students say they get bored in class every day, and more than one out of five has considered dropping out, according to an Indiana University survey released Wednesday. "They're not having those interactions, which we know are critical for student engagement with learning," said Ethan Yazzie-Mintz, who led the annual survey by Indiana University researchers. Read the full story.

Research: School days limit weight gain
Indianapolis Star, March 1 -- The nation's schools -- under fire for unhealthy school lunches, well-stocked vending machines and phys ed cuts -- may actually do a better job than parents in keeping children fit and trim. A study found that 5- and 6-year-olds gained more weight over the summer than during the school year, casting doubt on the assumption that kids are more active during summer vacation. For the study, Indiana University and Ohio State researchers studied the growth rates of the body-mass indexes of 5,380 kindergartners and first-graders. Read the full story.

Unprecedented cooperation for NWI
The Times of Northwest Indiana, March 1 -- Calling the collaboration unprecedented, the heads of nine region hospitals signed an agreement Tuesday with Indiana University School of Medicine Northwest that they hope will provide local access to major clinical research trials. The agreement forms a not-for-profit organization called the Northwest Indiana Research Consortium. Read the full story.


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