Immigrant rights activist: People ‘have a voice, and it’s powerful’

Politicians and organizations may claim credit, but real social change results from the determined work of ordinary people, immigrant rights activist Gaby Pacheco told a student audience at Indiana University Bloomington today. “We need to put the communities who are being affected by the issues at the forefront,” she said. “They have a voice, and […] Read more »

Monsters, masquerades, Muniz and more: Campus events mark Halloween week

Post by IU Newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino: Whether you’re looking for tricks or treats this Halloween, there’s plenty to do at Indiana University Bloomington. Here is just a sampling of the events and exhibitions out there. The full list is so long that it’s scary! IU Auditorium Dennis James Hosts Halloween, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 […] Read more »

Top executives speak with students, public at Indiana University on state of the retail industry

Post courtesy of IU newsroom intern Bailey Briscoe: Each year, the Retail Studies Organization at Indiana University Bloomington brings top retail experts to campus for a forum centered around current retail challenges and hot topics. This year’s Retail and Design Forum features executives from Burberry, Finish Line and Charlotte Russe. While the speakers are particularly […] Read more »

What attracts non-wealthy voters to Donald Trump?

By Rich Schneider, IU Communications Specialist: Count Amanda Friesen, an assistant professor of political science in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, among those who wondered why working-class voters of modest means support billionaire Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump. After all, these supporters generally fared the worst in the aftermath of the 2008 […] Read more »

‘Every time I go in and vote I feel proud and happy and I want all students to have that feeling’

Indiana University senior Sidney Harris has voted in previous elections. But she felt particularly proud casting her vote on the first day of early voting this year — her first presidential election. “It felt good to vote,” said the sociology major. “I voted twice before this and I think this is the most exciting time.” […] Read more »

A letter to the IU Bloomington community from your police division

Andy Stephenson, captain of operations for IUPD-Bloomington, writes a letter to the campus community to discuss concerns shared with him. He writes: “We have all witnessed controversial and, in some cases, unlawful police conduct in media reports. Likewise, some of you have, undoubtedly, had a personal experience that may have contributed to the forming of a negative viewpoint of, not only a particular police officer, but of all police officers. The men and women of the Indiana University Police Department (IUPD) share your concern. We acknowledge and recognize your fear.”

‘Sing With Pride’ honors and celebrates LGBTQ people

Post courtesy of IU newsroom intern Sheila Raghavendran: Jacobs School of Music graduate student Synthia Steiman and second-year master’s student Chris Seefeldt organized Sing With Pride, a recital of graduate voice students celebrating the experiences of LGBTQ people and honoring the victims of the June 2016 shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Steiman, Seefeldt […] Read more »

IU physicist played early role in history of Nobel Prize-winning theory

A physicist at Indiana University played an important role in the history of the work of two scientists honored by today’s Nobel Prize in Physics. The winners of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics are David J. Thouless, Michael Kosterlitz and F. Duncan M. Haldane, who were recognized Oct. 4 for theoretical discoveries of topological […] Read more »

Indiana Prevention Resource Center efforts helped screen 78,000 Hoosiers for risks associated with alcohol and substance use

Five years ago, the Indiana Prevention Resource Center and the Indiana State Division of Mental Health and Addiction received an $8.3 million grant to integrate screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment — an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce and prevent problematic alcohol and drug use — into primary health care centers across the […] Read more »

Sharing thanks – and the IU spirit – with our troops

Editor’s Note: This piece also was published in the latest issue of Inside IU, which was distributed March 30. The 60 members of the 38th Infantry Division of the Indiana National Guard arrived at their current deployment destination on New Year’s Eve, trading Midwestern winter chill for the balmy breezes and blinding sun of the Caribbean. […] Read more »