How do you learn the story of a university?

You talk to its people. Then you listen.

Each week, Through the Gates shines a light on the faculty, staff, students, administrators, alums and campus visitors who make Indiana University one of the most vibrant communities in the country.

We talk about research and projects. We celebrate achievements and milestones. We explore the ins, outs and roundabouts of everything from the chemistry of craft brewing to politics to “Breaking Bad.”

And we have fun doing it.

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Latest Episode

The Sample Ep. 12: Season

In this episode, Emily visits the closet of Paige Venturi, editor in chief of IU's only fashion magazine. She and Arjun Madhavan have been a part of Season Magazine since Sharon Hsu founded it in 2018. Season opens a door for students passionate about fusing art and utility into content that fellow students can connect with.


Ep. 87: Anthony DeCurtis, author, journalist, music critic & IU alum

More Arts & Humanities

Guests include actor Jonathan Banks and Oscar winner Bruce Joel Rubin and topics such as David Baker and Leonard Bernstein.

Ep. 86: A life of adventure: A profile of Barbara Restle

More Chronicles of IU

Guests include Olympic gold medalist Lily King, Rhodes Scholar Morgan Mohr, and journalist and IU professor Tom French.

Ep. 93: Ian Samuel and Steve Sanders on the modern Supreme Court

More Politics & the World

Guests include former Congressman Lee Hamilton and political analyst William Kristol and topics such as DACA, the international refugee crisis, and Confederate monuments.

Meet the Team


James Shanahan

The Media School

Jennifer Piurek

Director, Communications and Special Projects
Office of the Provost & Executive Vice President

Abigail Gipson

Multimedia intern
Office of the Provost & Executive Vice President

Emily Miles

Multimedia intern
Office of the Provost & Executive Vice President