Chinese students, friends to celebrate New Year this week

Thanks to my J200 journalism students – especially to Hui, Ziqian, Chunxi, Lingyu, Qianwen and Shiqi – for pointing out that Chinese New Year falls this week. The Year of the Sheep begins Thursday, and many of the more than 3,000 Chinese students who attend IU Bloomington will be celebrating. On Friday evening, the Chinese […]

IU physician to speak Thursday on treatment policy for undocumented patients

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Few topics have been so politically divisive in recent years as health care and immigration reform. Dr. Brian Decker is working to reframe the debate around treating undocumented patients as a discussion of ethical principles. This Thursday, as a part of the IU Poynter Center’s Healthcare […]

IU Bloomington panel to discuss the politics of teaching history

Colorado high school students walk out of class and carry petitions objecting to what they say are attempts to censor the curriculum for Advanced Placement U.S. history courses. Arizona education officials try to shut down Tucson ethnic studies classes for promoting “ethnic solidarity.” And just a few years ago in Indiana, Gov. Mitch Daniels asked […]

Liberia turns corner in Ebola recovery

Finally, some good news from Liberia. “Life is edging back to normal after the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history,” The New York Times reports in a story from Liberia’s capital, Monrovia. Indiana University has longstanding relationships with Liberia, including a partnership that revolves around public health. The ties were disrupted by the Ebola outbreak that […]

IU Ethics Bowl continues winning tradition and heads to nationals

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre “Ethics in public policy” is more often a punch line than an exercise in civil discourse. However, the IU Ethics Bowl team is seeking to change this precedent after beating 24 teams from 14 other universities at the Central States Regional Ethics Bowl hosted by Marian […]