Thursday, April 25, 2013

UIndy to Shut Down Campus in Greece

The University of Indianapolis is closing its undergraduate program in Athens, Greece, as a result of continued economic turmoil there, reports

As of Wednesday, the university said it’s no longer accepting new students to Indianapolis Athens College. All undergraduate courses and most graduate courses will end 31 August.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Your Indianapolis Observer, a home-grown internationalist by nature, is perplexed by Mayor Greg Ballard's global initiatives.

Newly-designated Sister Cities for which there is no local groundswell of interest? Understandable, if insupportable.

Building a Chinatown? Fanciful thinking that'll go nowhere.

But, a cricket stadium for a city that can't maintain the city parks and swimming pools it has now?

That's just plain looney!

Full disclosure: your Indy Observer has never been able to sit through an entire cricket match as a spectator; the game is an acquired taste.

(Photo by Thad Zajdowicz)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Show House on Meridian Street Again

The 52nd annual St. Margaret's Guild Decorators' Show House and Gardens takes place 27 April through 12 May.

This year's house is the Schnull-Rauch House, 3050 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis. The Romanesque Revival structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places was build in 1902.

Home to the Junior League of Indianapolis from 1979 to 2009, it was sold to the neighboring Children's Museum of Indianapolis in 2009.

Tickets are $20 at the door. for tours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (except Mondays). There are a series of special events planned, including a "Tablescape Breakfast", historic trolley tours and a fashion show.

St. Margaret's Hospital Guild is a volunteer group of about 70 women that has supported Wishard Hospital (soon to be renamed Eskenazi Health) since 1907. Each year the Guild organizes the refurbishment of a classic home, opens the home for a two-week public tour, and donates the tour proceeds to Wishard Health Services.

(Photo courtesy of St. Margaret's Guild)

Friday, April 5, 2013

Better Late than Never!

Thank you, Joe Donnelly, for your elegantly worded statement of support of gay marriage.

Indiana residents salute you!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Hey, Joe Donnelly...

We didn't vote for you over Richard Mourdock for you to go all wonky on us.

The parade is in favor of legalizing marriage between two individuals, whether of same or opposite sex.

Please don't make this Indianapolis Observer (and her fellow travelers) regret voting you into office last November.