June 10, 1996.
On this day, Campuscape, the internal campus newsletter of IUPUI, reported that the Sagamore, IUPUI's student newspaper, won nine national awards at the Gold Circle Awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association at Columbia University. IUPUI students won four first-place awards for feature-page design, single-subject presentation, information graphics, and black-and-white art/illustration, a second-place award, and four certificates of merit (IUPUI recipients are listed here).
In November, the Sagamore also won the Pacemaker Award from the Associated Collegiate Press, deemed the top award a college newspaper can receive.
The IUPUI student newspaper, begun in 1971 as a merger of the IU-Downtown Campus newspaper and the Purdue U-Indianapolis Extension campus at 38th Street, was an important part of the university. Everyone read it, and students, faculty, staff, and administrators alike used it to disseminate information to all persons associated with the campus.
IUPUI Special Collections and Archives has complete runs of the Sagamore, as well as other student newspapers and newsletters. Contact staff at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.