Every semester students from Indiana University live, work and take classes in Washington, DC. These are a few of their stories.
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'Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season

Despite Washington being obsessed with the fiscal cliff, it is nevertheless still the best time of the year. I have always been a Christmas fanatic, but being in Washington D.C. adds even more sparkle to the season. Being a city of many office buildings, the first thing I noticed were the lobbies pulling out all...
4 More Years

4 More Years

This was the reason I came to Washington D.C. during the fall of 2012. A few years ago, when I had already wanted to do the Washington Leadership Program, I realized I would be here for the presidential election. I couldn’t believe I would be so lucky to witness history. During the campaign, I recognized...
Michelle's Garden

Michelle’s Garden

So obviously one of the big perks in living in D.C. is the abundance of “famous people.” I’m not talking about Justin Bieber famous, it’s a different type of celebrity status. These are the celebrities who actually change the way things are done in this country and make history. The biggest celebrities of them all...
Brush with Health Policy Fame

Brush with Health Policy Fame

As I’ve started working in health policy in D.C., I’ve quickly become a bit of a nerd when it comes to the experts in the field. I clamor for the opportunity to see the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, and I was overly excited to see Jonathan Gruber at a conference last...
The Big Apple

The Big Apple

A recent revelation I have had as a Midwesterner is how much closer things are on the East coast. I am used to spending hours upon hours in the car just to cross states such as Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa, while on the East Coast, you can traverse from big cities in only a few...