IU professor advocates arts strategy for Liberia

A comprehensive program to develop and support the arts could play an important role in helping the nation of Liberia move forward and develop its economy after years of struggle, Indiana University professor and administrator Ruth Stone told the Liberian Studies Association. Stone was a keynote speaker for the association’s 46th annual conference last week […]

1960s Chicago activists to visit IU Bloomington for panel discussion Friday

They were the original Rainbow Coalition — community activists who joined together to fight racism, start social-service programs and take on the entrenched Democratic Party machine in 1960s Chicago. And the coalition made for surprising allies during those racially polarized times. It included the Illinois Black Panther Party, the Puerto Rican Young Lords and even […]

IU’s Equity Project, research collaborative seek to influence policy on school discipline

A national research consortium directed by Indiana University education professor Russell Skiba made a splash this week with the release of comprehensive research showing that black and Hispanic students, students with disabilities and LGBT students face harsher school discipline practices than their peers. Skiba, director of the Equity Project at IU Bloomington, helped bring together […]

IU panel to discuss Ukraine crisis

Indiana University students, faculty and staff and other members of the Bloomington community can learn about the Ukraine crisis Tuesday night, March 11, from experts on Ukraine, Russia and Eastern Europe. Sean Kay, the Robson Professor of Politics and Government at Ohio Wesleyan University, will join IU Bloomington faculty members for a panel discussion on […]

Islamic Awareness Week features author-historian and pop-culture critic

Two rising stars from the worlds of publishing and media will be at IU Bloomington Thursday and Friday as part of the Muslim Student Association’s Islamic Awareness Week, a student-organized initiative to inform the campus and the public about the diversity of Islam. Religious scholar and well-known author Reza Aslan will speak on “Unity in […]