The College Around the College Summer 2002

Set in Stone

Set in Stone

A campus landmark - the limestone frieze above the entrance to Myers Hall - got a facelift recently when Myers was renovated to house the Indiana Molecular Biology Institute. The institute, which was dedicated in a ceremony on April 12, houses laboratory space for up to 15 research groups, as well as facilities for DNA sequencing, advanced microscopy, crystallography, and plant genetics. Myers Hall was built in the 1930s for the medical sciences program and was named for Dean Burton D. Myers in 1958. The limestone frieze is the work of Bedford, Ind., stone carver Harry Thomas Easton. It depicts an anatomist, a pharmacologist, and a physiologist. The medical sciences program has moved to Jordan Hall.

Alumnus carries Olympic Flame in Florida

Howard 'Skip' Elliot, Jr.

Howard "Skip" Elliott Jr., BA'77, assistant general manager of hazardous materials for CSX Transportation in Jacksonville, Fla., was one of more than 11,500 torchbearers who carried the Olympic Flame through 46 states to the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Elliott, who graduated from IU with a degree in forensic studies and English, carried the torch in Deland, Fla., on Dec. 7, 2001. He was chosen as a torchbearer in honor of his "extraordinary and exemplary" efforts in handling a hazardous materials crisis in Baltimore's Howard Street Tunnel last July. Elliott and his wife, Jacqueline, have two college-age children. Skip's father, Howard Elliott Sr., played football for two years at IU. Father and son were members of the Delta Upsilon fraternity.

IU President Myles Brand helped serve food to hungry students studying for final exams at the Main Library.

Myles Brand