Economist: Property rights an underappreciated response to resource issues

Indiana University political scientist Elinor Ostrom and her colleagues and students famously showed that people and organizations can work together to prevent overuse of natural resources through the creation of informal institutions and mutually agreed-upon rules. But what happens when forces compete for “open-access resources” in larger settings that don’t respond to such informal governance? […] Read more »

The secret to scoring a second date? Sushi and politics

Getting up the nerve to ask someone out on a first date can be tough. But how do you create an experience that leads to a second date and potentially a lifelong romance? According to this year’s Singles in America study from Match.com, sushi, political discourse and an after-dinner drink can help singles score that […] Read more »

Valentines at Ballantine: Students share their love for IU

Post by IU newsroom intern Alex Kimbrell: Let’s face it – Indiana University holds a special place in every Hoosier’s heart. In the spirit of all that is love, we went in search of students whose hearts bleed cream and crimson. During our travels, we discovered that one of the best places to find valentines is in […] Read more »

Hollywood veteran and IU professor Robby Benson to speak at IU Cinema

In 2010, Robby Benson was teaching at New York University. With one class left in the semester, the veteran of film, television and Broadway learned he needed heart surgery, again, and immediately. Repairs to his valve defect were failing. Benson missed his class. Instead, he was off to The Cleveland Clinic for a fourth open-heart […] Read more »

‘Run Hide Fight’ good to know whether you use it or not

Butler University in Indianapolis released a video this week describing the Run Hide Fight model for surviving an active shooter situation – it’s the same strategy IU Emergency Management and Continuity and IUPD promote to students and staff.

‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ turns 21

The television series “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” premiered this week. It was a reminder that it’s been 21 years since the day I sat in on O.J. Simpson’s trial for the murders of his second wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and a restaurant employee named Ronald Goldman.

New Kelley School study finds psychological toll of Madoff fraud case went far beyond the victims

Millions of people are expected to tune in to tonight’s ABC broadcast of a miniseries about Bernie Madoff, who is serving a 150-year sentence for running one of the largest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history. Among them will be Noah Stoffman, an associate professor of finance in Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, who suspects […] Read more »

IU paleobotanist plays role in discovery of ‘Jurassic butterflies’

What looks like a butterfly, acts like a butterfly, but isn’t a butterfly? A study out today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society: B that features IU paleobotanist David Dilcher as a co-author identifies a Jurassic-age insect whose behavior and appearance closely mimic a butterfly — but whose emergence on Earth predates the butterfly […] Read more »

Freezing debt in its tracks

Since 2012, IU’s MoneySmarts team has been carrying the banner on campus for educating students in their money matters and helping them reduce their debt. And while no one would declare victory on overall student debt just yet, the MoneySmarts team can take considerable credit for dramatically helping reduce undergraduate student borrowing across the university.

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 »