On screen text. Indiana University. Bicentennial Minute.
>> Welcome to this IU Bicentennial Minutes.
>> Each Spring flowering cherry trees welcome students, faculty, and staff to IU East, a sign that warmer days are ahead.
A view looks over the campus. In a photo portrait, a woman poses with a man and two small children.
While pursuing a degree in sociology, Noriko Kuwahara planted the trees for a class project.
The Tokyo native wanted to do something related to the environment and her homeland.
Blooming cherry trees line a body of water.
Remembering cherry trees originally from Japan that are planted in Washington, D.C., she decided to ask for donations to purchase a single cherry tree for the campus.
A series of photos show people outside holding shovels and digging holes into the grass.
After her story appeared in the local newspaper, she soon had enough to purchase one hundred cherry trees.
On April 9th, 1997, IU East held a flowering cherry tree dedication ceremony.
A row of small cherry trees extends across a lawn.
Kuwahara was nominated as the first recipient for the Martin Luther King Jr. multicultural and diversity enhancement award.
A V shaped grouping of cherry trees stands between Whitewater and Tom Rapher [assumed spelling] Halls showing how one student made IU East feel more like home.
A bench sits under a blooming cherry tree.
>> Indiana University Bicentennial.
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