When is a river not a river? When the mighty Jordan trickles through Indiana University's Bloomington campus. It's known as Clear Creek in the rest of Monroe County. You'd think with all those high-powered geologists and geographers on campus they could get this right.
The “river” leaves campus and flows beneath downtown Bloomington in subterranean pipes and emerges on the south side as a “creek.”
It's those underground conduits that are featured so memorably in “Searching for Ratboy.”