‘Bro Bono’ team from Maurer School of Law takes second in competition

When the Supreme Court handed down its decisions on two same-sex marriage cases this week, the results were official: A team from the IU Maurer School of Law placed a close second in the 2013 Supreme Court Challenge, sponsored by Bloomberg Law and SCOTUSblog. The IU team, which called itself Bro Bono, scored 63.5 points, […]

NSA snooping: The more things change …

A news organization, relying on leaked information, reveals that the National Security Agency has been monitoring phone calls and email messages of Americans on a massive scale in an effort to identify international communications linked to terrorism. Civil-liberties advocates are outraged. Some members of Congress express concern while others say the program is necessary to […]

Center on Congress provides teacher institutes, e-learning activities

Two summer institutes for teachers and a new website featuring innovative e-learning activities are the most recent efforts by the Center on Congress at Indiana University to accomplish its mission of raising awareness of Congress and its role in sustaining American democracy. This center’s inaugural teacher institutes will take place this week at IU Bloomington and […]

Colleagues continue Elinor Ostrom’s work

Elinor “Lin” Ostrom died a year ago this month, but her colleagues are carrying on her life’s work of gaining a better understanding of how people create institutions and make them work effectively. They’re also spreading her ideas and insights to new audiences, including university undergraduates. Scholars affiliated with Indiana University’s Vincent and Elinor Ostrom […]

Court decision casts doubt on future of unpaid internships

Indiana University students likely took notice last week when a federal judge in New York ruled that Fox Searchlight Pictures broke the law by failing to pay interns who worked on the movie “Black Swan.” Judge William H. Pauley III ruled that two former interns who sued the company did the work of “employees” and […]

Car-sharing still an option at IU Bloomington

Indianapolis was buzzing this week over news that a French company plans to open a “Paris-style” car-sharing service in the city, with up to 500 plug-in electric vehicles and 1,200 charging stations. Indiana University Bloomington, meanwhile, has had car-sharing for a little over three years now. Its Zipcar program has been quietly doing what it […]

IU-Liberia connections keep growing

Indiana University’s longstanding involvement with the West African nation of Liberia has stepped up in recent weeks, with projects under way involving history, constitutionalism and governance. Scholars from IU Bloomington are part of the Liberian National History Project, contributing to the production of a comprehensive history intended to create a sense of unity and reconciliation […]