Symposium to focus on ‘livable communities’

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Conversations about upcoming massive demographic changes, such as the doubling of the older population in the next 25 years, traditionally center on aging as an individual phenomenon and the difficulties associated with an aging body. But Phil Stafford, director of Indiana University’s Center on Aging and […]

Maurer School team in top four at LawMeets competition

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre A team of three Indiana University Maurer School of Law students claimed one of the top four places this month at the sixth annual LawMeets nationwide case competition. LawMeets reflects the fact that, as the legal field becomes increasingly saturated, many law students are exploring nontraditional […]

Report details anthropologists’ role in addressing climate change

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Indiana University faculty are key contributors to a recent report from the American Anthropological Association detailing the ways that anthropologists are tackling climate change. The report, “Changing the Atmosphere: Anthropology and Climate Change,” is the final one in a series released by the association’s Global Climate […]

Campaign finance: Obvious problems, no easy answers

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre An IU Bloomington panel of liberal, moderate and conservative political figures agreed that the money does matter when it comes to election campaigns. They pointed to the $7 billion spent on campaigns in 2012, a number that is not only an indication of a large increase […]

Lilly Library exhibit captures sadness of Lincoln’s death, links president and poet

Abraham Lincoln died 150 years ago today. It’s hard to imagine what a shock the president’s assassination must have been to a young nation exhausted from a Civil War that killed more than 600,000 soldiers, a conflict that had ended less than a week earlier. An exhibit at Indiana University’s Lilly Library offers a sense […]

Law and policy competition helps students learn through real-world case

Congratulations to IU Bloomington students Dhruti Patel, Rachel Laurel, Mady Clary and Haley Erickson, winners of the inaugural SPEA Law and Public Policy Program case competition. Actually, congratulations are due to all six teams – and all 30 students – who took part in the competition. It’s impressive that they found time to complete a […]

SPEA Law and Public Policy Program hosts first case competition

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre The new Law and Public Policy Program will solidify its prominence as a SPEA program this week, hosting the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs’ first internal case competition. The case competition kicked off last week with the release of the prompt: whether and how […]

Khalil Muhammad: Bloomington to Harlem

Khalil Muhammad moved four years ago from living the quiet life of a Bloomington academic to being director of New York’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, one of the world’s leading centers for studying and celebrating the African-American and African diaspora experience. How big a transition was that? “Huge,” Muhammad said. “Gigantic. Life-altering. […]