Symposium at IU Bloomington to mark 25th anniversary of Nunn-Lugar program

“Historians should look back at what might have happened — but didn’t — thanks to Nunn-Lugar. The disintegration and discrediting of the power and ideology that commanded half the world for half a century passed peacefully, like evening into night, despite the fact that the Soviet empire’s writ ran over enough destructive power to end […]

Election series to feature party officials, IU politics experts

A series of election-related programs aimed at helping IU Bloomington students and others learn about the November 2016 election gets underway next week with a discussion featuring Indiana Democratic and Republican party representatives. John Zody, chair of the Indiana Democratic Party, and Tim Berry, former chair of the Indiana Republican Party, will share a stage […]

Archives exhibit features student movements throughout IU history

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Coming to a university often provides students their first opportunity for free self-expression. Indiana University has a long history of self-expression and public reactions to local, national and global events like the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in Indiana, the refugee crisis of World War II, McCarthyism, […]

Historian and political economist Alperovitz to give three talks on IU visit

Historian and political economist Gar Alperovitz is coming to town, and Indiana University and Bloomington will make the most of his visit. An author and activist who writes frequently for national news media and has been the subject of documentary films, Alperovitz will give three public talks Thursday and Friday: A public forum on “Transforming […]

Labor Activist, Ai Jen Poo: “We have the opportunity to choose life and love.”

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre: Fifty years after passage of the 1965 Immigration Act, the debate surrounding immigration, domestic workers and elder care remains contentious and colored by issues of race and class. Labor activist and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, Ai-Jen Poo recently spoke at Indiana University Bloomington about the complexity of the immigration […]

Labor and civil rights leaders coming to IU Bloomington for Themester

Labor Day is a good time to take note of a blockbuster lineup of speakers from the organized labor and civil rights movements coming to IU Bloomington for the College of Arts and Sciences’ 2015 Themester, titled “@Work: The Nature of Labor on a Changing Planet.” They include Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, and […]

IU economist at Jackson Hole: Analysis should make room for ‘confounding dynamics’

Central bankers and academic economists often see the job of monetary policy as keeping the economy on a steady path guided by a target rate of inflation and an ideal rate of growth in economic output. But Indiana University economist Eric Leeper and a co-author argue that they should be paying more attention to so-called […]

IU awarded consultation grant for Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

The National Park Service has awarded Indiana University a $46,348 grant to support consultation with representatives of Native American tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations about matters related to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, known as NAGPRA. The grant will enable IU to bring representatives of at least 10 tribes to the Bloomington […]

Nepal aftershocks highlight need for assistance

It has been another disastrous week for Nepal – and for people who hail from or care about Nepal, here in Bloomington and around the world. Just as relief efforts were gearing up in response to the massive earthquake that devastated the Himalayan country on April 25, a second large quake struck Tuesday morning. The […]

Research on early Bloomington burial records among MLK Day volunteer opportunities

Indiana University and the City of Bloomington have for several years celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day as “A Day On, Not a Day Off” – an opportunity for focused community service and volunteerism rather than simply a break from work or school. You can find a lengthy list of projects at Bloomington’s Martin Luther […]