IU professor to discuss measures of teacher effectiveness

One of the hottest issues in national education policy is the use of “value-added” models to measure the effectiveness of teachers. One of the scholars doing serious studies of the practice is on the IU School of Education faculty, and she will give a talk about her research Thursday. Cassandra Guarino is an associate professor […]

Reports profile nonprofit employment trends for Indiana counties

Curious about how nonprofit employment compares with business-sector jobs in your corner of Indiana? Wondering which part of the nonprofit sector employs the most people locally? You’ll find answers to those questions and more in a series of county reports prepared by Indiana Nonprofits: Scope and Community Dimensions, a research project based at Indiana University. […]

School of Journalism speaker: Afghan history should have given us pause

Americans usually focus on the shortcomings of our Afghan partners when we talk about what’s gone wrong in Afghanistan, Rajiv Chandrasekaran told an Indiana University audience this week. “We should have focused more on our own,” he said. Chandrasekaran, a senior correspondent and associate editor of the Washington Post, spoke Wednesday in Ernie Pyle Hall […]

Celebrating the memory and legacy of Elinor and Vincent Ostrom

Much of the focus was on the personal when friends and colleagues remembered Elinor and Vincent Ostrom during a memorial celebration this week at the IU Auditorium. Marjorie Hershey brought along a gift that Elinor Ostrom had given her years ago: a wooden toy duck that could be “walked” at the end of a stick. […]

Lugar still serving as his time in Senate winds down

Richard Lugar’s name won’t be on the Indiana election ballot this fall, but he’s still serving his state, wrapping up a distinguished, 36-year tenure in the U.S. Senate. A long-time friend of Indiana University, he will deliver a keynote address Tuesday at the Capitol Hill Colloquium sponsored by the IU School of Public and Environmental […]

Rock the Vote tour visiting IU Bloomington today

Rock the Vote’s Road Trip 2012 is coming to Bloomington. The initiative aimed at getting young people to exercise their right to vote will have its 40-foot-long bus parked near IU’s Showalter Fountain from noon to 4 p.m. today. Just in time, too. Today is the deadline for registering to vote in Indiana. The Indiana […]

Emancipation Proclamation: Indiana majority didn’t celebrate in 1862

As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, it’s instructive to recall that President Lincoln’s order freeing the slaves wasn’t greeted with universal applause – even in the North. Stephen E. Towne, an associate archivist at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, makes that much clear in a recent post to the New York Times […]

IU campuses hosting “watch parties” for presidential debates

Want some company when you watch the first presidential debate of 2012 this Wednesday night? At Indiana University Bloomington, IU Libraries will be broadcasting all three presidential debates on its IQ Wall, located on the first floor in the East Tower of the Herman B Wells Library. The IQ Wall is a large-scale visualization screen […]