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FIVE FIERCE FACTS on FRIDAY

IU - Meg Cabot who received her BA in 1991 from Indiana University has authored over 50 novels. Including The Princess Diaries. It spent 48 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers List. In 2021 it was name, “100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time,” by Time Magazine.

IU - Of all degree-seeking domestic students, 27% are multiracial, African American, American Indian, Asian American, Hispanic, or Pacific Islander. Furthermore, 19%

of instructional faculty members are multiracial, African American, American Indian, Asian American, Hispanic, or Pacific Islander

IU - There are more than 380 study abroad programs [overseas.iu.edu] in more than 70 countries. https://abroad.iu.edu/programs/index.html There are 130 programs offered to every student at Indiana University and more than 250 specific to schools and programs.

IU - Indiana University is home to the oldest continuing psychology laboratory in America, opened by William Lowe Bryan in 1888. Researchers in the departmenthave included many break-through thinkers, including B.F. Skinner, J.R. Kantor, Esther Thelen, and William K. Estes(documented by alumnus James Capshew as part of our 125th anniversary celebration, and can be accessed here). Today Indiana University continues to develop advanced research in the field of psychological and brain sciences..

IU - Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo (born May 4, 1992) is an American professional basketball player currently playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Oladipo is ranked as the #6 best basketball player to play for the Hoosiers, 2010 – 2013. In the 2012-2013 season he was named the Sporting News Men's College Basketball Player of the Year, the Co-NABC Defensive Player of the Year, and a first-team All-American by the USBWA and Sporting News. Oladipo was drafted with the second overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft by the Orlando Magic and went on to be named to the NBA All-Rookie first team. He was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2016, and then traded to the Indiana Pacers in 2017. He became a first-time NBA All-Star, led the league in steals, was named to the All-Defensive First Team and the All-NBA Third Team, and won the NBA Most Improved Player Award in his first season with Indiana.


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