Video Blog of Road Trip of USA by Andy Lee Graham visited Bloomington, Indiana where I attended University from 75-80.
McNutt Quad Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana
I slept at my nieces house in Indianapolis, Indiana, then drove to Bloomington where I attended Indiana University. Bloomington is roughly 50 miles south of Indianapolis, which is a nice drive as I entered the rolling hills of southern Indiana.
I attended Indiana University and lived in McNutt Quad starting in 1975 for a couple of years, this was truly heaven for a blond haired, blue-eyed farm boy. I was sad to see the volleyball court was replaced by some bench's in the north McNutt Quad, it now seems too tame.
I live on the first floor of Crone Hall in McNutt Quad, I had a double as a single. I truly believe that the best education I received in life was while living in the McNutt Quad Dorm. There was nothing more educational than to live with the brightest that Indiana had in the year of 1975. McNutt Quad was full of cheerleaders, football stars, and valedictorians from High School. It is where the stars of High School became boringly normal.
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Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 80,405 at the 2010 census.
Bloomington is the home to Indiana University Bloomington. Established in 1820, IU Bloomington has approximately 40,000 students and is the original and largest campus of Indiana University. In the 1991 book entitled The Campus as a Work of Art, author Thomas Gaines named the Bloomington campus one of the five most beautiful in America. Most of the campus buildings are built of Indiana limestone.
Bloomington is also the home of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, the Jacobs School of Music, the Kelley School of Business, the Kinsey Institute, the Indiana University School of Optometry, and the Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute. Bloomington has been named a Tree City for more than 20 years. The city was the site of the Academy Award-winning movie Breaking Away, featuring a reenactment of Indiana University's annual Little 500 bicycle race; Bloomington's rock quarries also figure in the movie.
Bloomington is an area of irregular limestone terrain characterized by sinks, ravines, fissures, underground streams, sinking streams, springs and caves. It is situated in the rolling hills of southern Indiana, resting on the intersection of the Norman Uplands and the Mitchell Plain. The relatively varied topography of the city provides a sharp contrast to the flatter terrain more typical of other portions of Indiana.
Bloomington is the sixth largest city in Indiana