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Bloomington, Indiana | May 4, 2019

In his remarks at the commencement ceremony for Indiana University's undergraduate Class of 2019, IU President Michael A. McRobbie reflect on the immense achievements shared the immense achievements of five Hoosier legends.

Bloomington, Indiana | May 3, 2019

IU President McRobbie reflected on the achievements of IU legends George Taliaferro, David Hamburg, Senator Birch Bayh, Senator Richard Lugar and Distinguished Professor Elinor Ostrom in his remarks at the IU Bloomington Graduate Commencement ceremony where IU celebrated the last graduates of IU's second century.

Indianapolis, Indiana | April 28, 2019

At a celebration in honor of Alvin Rosenfeld, a distinguished scholar of Jewish literature and Holocaust studies at IU who founded the IU's Borns Jewish Studies Program and Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism, IU President McRobbie presented Rosenfeld with the President's Medal for Excellence.

Ruth N. Halls Theatre | April 27, 2019

IU President McRobbie celebrated the life and legacy of football legend George Taliaferro, an IU alumnus who was the first African American to be drafted by the NFL and announced that the plaza outside the north end of Indiana Memorial Stadium will be named the George Taliaferro Plaza.

Hine Hall Auditorium, IUPUI | April 23, 2019

IU President McRobbie presided over the groundbreaking ceremony for IUPUI's new classroom facility that will meet the evolving teaching and research needs for programs in the Purdue School of Science, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, and IU School of Informatics and Computing.

Washington D.C. | April 16, 2019

IU President McRobbie shared the findings and recommendations of a report commissioned by the American Australian Business Council at their Annual CEO Summit in Washington D.C. The report titled "Australia and the United States: State of the Economic Union" analyzes the economic relationship between the two nations.

Indiana Memorial Union | March 24, 2019

In his remarks at “Contending with Antisemitism in a Rapidly Changing Political Climate,” the fourth conference of its kind hosted by IU’s Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism, IU President McRobbie discussed the need for all to condemn acts motivated by hatred and the importance of tolerance and inclusive diversity. He also introduced the conference's keynote speaker Katharina von Schnurbein.