NewsEducation / January 13, 2020

Indiana University Set To Commemorate 200th Anniversary

Indiana University Set To Commemorate 200th Anniversary

Indiana University

Indiana University officials plan to toast the school’s bicentennial later this month with the dedication of a new supercomputer, the inaugural chiming of a rare collection of bells and a speech by Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis.

The Herald Times reports the Day of Commemoration events are scheduled for Jan. 20. It represents the 200th anniversary of Indiana Gov. Jonathan Jennings’ signing of a bill that led to the school's 1820 founding.

All three events are part of a day-long slate of activities to mark the date, including the unveiling of a giant ground sloth’s skeleton replica once housed on the Bloomington campus.

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