Due to the winter storm expected to move across Indiana on Thursday night and Friday, Dec. 5 and 6, the IU Board of Trustees has canceled its committee meetings scheduled for Friday morning.
Now something of an endurance sport, Black Friday shopping -- and in some cases, Thanksgiving Day shopping -- can drain more than just the wallet. Nancy Barton, lecturer at IUPUI, suggests steps shoppers can take to reduce the physical and psychological stress that can accompany what John Talbott, associate director of the Center for Education and Research in Retailing at IU, describes as a "retail arms race."
After junior Brian Levitas was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, his friends at IU Bloomington rallied around him, growing their beards for "No-Shave November" to raise awareness and funds -- nearly $60,000 for cancer research so far. The "Today" show visited Bloomington on Thursday to the scruffy students' story.