Supreme Court immigration decision: No precedent but a setback for immigrants

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre On June 23, a 4-4 split Supreme Court reaffirmed the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling in United States v. Texas No. 15-674. The ruling upheld an injunction against President Barack Obama’s 2014 executive action Deferred Action for Parents of Americans. DAPA would allow unauthorized immigrants who are the […]

Research continues as Indiana’s Mount Baldy reveals secrets of dune dynamics

Post by IU Northwest media communications specialist Erika C. Rose Erin Argyilan has no doubt covered miles while traversing the sand dunes of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore over the past several years. After logging all those miles, there was perhaps no happier day for the Indiana University Northwest geologist than the day she stumbled […]

IU professor: House sit-in moves the conversation on gun control

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre The Democrat-led sit-in on the floor of the House chamber ended Thursday, hours after Republicans brought a major appropriations bill to a vote and adjourned the session. But the standoff over legislation that would expand background checks and prevent anyone on a terrorist watch list from buying a […]

‘Brexit’ vote pits independence and identity against economic concerns

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Today’s “Brexit” vote will decide the future of the United Kingdom’s relationship with Europe. Public opinion polls have swayed and show a divided U.K. Results are expected early Friday. The vote is a manifestation of an underlying problem for European integration: The European Union fosters multilateral institutions but […]

IU anthropologist urges collaboration with local peoples in creating climate mitigation policies

Post by Kevin Fryling, who normally writes at the Science at Work blog: Large-scale, international conservation and climate change mitigation efforts must engage with the voices and needs of local and indigenous people, IU anthropologist Eduardo S. Brondizio writes in an essay published June 10 in the journal Science. The essay was written in collaboration […]

Lecture explores importance of trauma-sensitive schools

Post courtesy of newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino: What teachers don’t know could be hurting their students’ educational and social development, Michael Gregory said. Gregory, Harvard Law School professor, was the keynote speaker Thursday for the annual Martha McCarthy Education Law and Policy Institute: The Future of Professional Ethics Conference. He addressed the issue of knowing where […]

Study ties ‘achievement gap’ to racial disparities in school discipline

Disparities in school discipline are estimated to account for about one-fifth of the “achievement gap” between white students and black students in U.S. schools, according to a recent study co-authored by an Indiana University Bloomington sociologist. The study, “The Punishment Gap: School Suspension and Racial Disparities in Achievement,” was published in the journal Social Problems. […]