IU expert: Harsh discipline doesn’t work, disproportionately affects students of color

Research shows that “zero-tolerance” school discipline policies don’t make schools safer and are likely to have negative effects on the students they’re supposed to help, Indiana University education professor Russell Skiba told a national radio audience Friday. The get-tough approach to discipline was widely adopted in the 1990s because officials thought suspension and expulsion would […] Read more »

Reflections from the IUPUI White House

Soon IUPUI will be under new leadership. Chancellor Charles R. Bantz will pass the baton to Chancellor Nasser Paydar in mid-August.
With the approaching changing of the guard, has come the organized chaos that is called moving as Chancellor Bantz and First Lady Sandra G. Petronio prepare to return to “civilian” academic life. Despite those demands, Dr. Petronio graciously agreed to set aside time — and energy — to address my questions about her time as First Lady.

Display of handmade books by Herron students has been extended at the Fine Arts Library

When you go to a library, you expect to see books. And when you go to the Fine Arts Library at Indiana University Bloomington, you expect to see books about art. But if you visit soon, some of the books are works of art. Handmade books by Karen Baldner’s students at the Herron School of […] Read more »

The legacy of Paul Gebhard

Post courtesy of IU Communications colleague, Milana Katic: When I was asked to film Paul Gebhard in August 2014, I wasn’t fully aware of the unique opportunity I had been given. Like me, most people wouldn’t recognize his name right off the bat. However, everyone seems to know the name of his former employer and […] Read more »

Bike patrols at IU: A new dimension to police-community relationship

When you think of a well-equipped police officer, do you image a gun belt, shiny badge, handcuffs … and a bike?

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, Shark Week tells us otherwise, says IU Media School professor

Over the last month or so, seven shark attacks have been reported in the Carolinas. The Steven Spielberg classic “Jaws” is back in movie theaters to celebrate its 40th anniversary. And the ever-popular “Shark Week” will be back on the Discovery Channel, beginning Sunday. Last fall, Indiana University Media School researcher Jessica Gall Myrick – […] Read more »

The stories behind Commencement

In the days leading up to commencement ceremonies, several outstanding graduating seniors agreed to share a little about their time at IU Bloomington, including their top memories, favorite spots on campus, the people and events that inspired them, the opportunities they were afforded to grow intellectually, culturally and socially, and their plans post graduation.

A ‘win-win-win’ for IU and Bloomington

It’s beautiful when the planets align and a plan comes together just like you had dared to hope it would – or maybe even a little bit better than you dreamed. And when it happens, it’s worth sharing the moment with as many people as you can. Indiana University, our heath care partner Indiana University […] Read more »

A gut feeling that honey bee microbiome work at IU will be worth watching

Although it has yet to become added fodder in the debate over if, how or when President Barack Obama has been over-stepping his authority, the White House did recently issue a Presidential Memorandum ordering relevant agencies and departments to create a federal strategy to promote the health of Apis mellifera – the western honey bee […] Read more »