Scholar: Islamic State ‘twists and manipulates’ jihad, Muslim history

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre The promises of the Islamic State continue to attract young Muslims from around the world to fight under a declared combative jihad. By appropriating a new and broader reference to jihad, which traditionally refers to self-defense in the face of an imminent outside threat or an internal struggle, […]

Students awarded grants for sustainability research

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre The IU Bloomington Office of Sustainability has awarded 12 Student Research Development Grants ranging from $2,000 to $10,000. This year’s awards totaled just over $50,000 and will aid student sustainability research focused on stewardship, mitigation of human activity’s environmental impacts and societal responses to environmental problems. The grants […]

Panelists pessimistic about addressing college costs

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Addressing the cost of college tuition is a challenge of politics, educational equality and policy. The risks are high. Rising tuition leads to overwhelming student debt and puts college out of reach for some. But despite the urgency, policy experts do not have the data to propose a […]

Archives exhibit features student movements throughout IU history

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Coming to a university often provides students their first opportunity for free self-expression. Indiana University has a long history of self-expression and public reactions to local, national and global events like the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in Indiana, the refugee crisis of World War II, McCarthyism, […]

IU panel: Divided Supreme Court complicates predictions

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Many law and political science professors who follow the Supreme Court will playfully, but often seriously, gamble on decision outcomes. They bet on who will vote which way, what the dissent will argue and any other part of an anticipated decision. But with a split court, both the […]

Sustainability Scholar takes on tough transportation challenge

Eric Gu has faced one of Indiana University’s thorniest policy challenges in his role as an IU Bloomington Sustainability Scholar: how to move hordes of pedestrians, motorists and cyclists along and across the traffic bottleneck that is the East 10th Street corridor. “It is challenging,” said Gu, a freshman studying policy analysis in the School […]

IUPUI scholar: ‘Divisive, sexist’ rhetoric still part of U.S. political culture

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Kristina Horn Sheeler, professor in the Department of Communication Studies and interim associate dean of academic programs in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, has done extensive research on women in politics and the role of feminist and post-feminist culture in American elections. She is the co-author of […]

Panel to address rising cost of college

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Both college tuition and the necessity of a college degree in the job market are on the rise. Grants and scholarships often ease the sticker shock, but navigating federal, state, university and external aid channels is difficult. In turn, students take out loans and graduate with significant debt. […]

ACLU official: Religious refusals deny rights, not just services

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Religious refusals to provide reproductive care such as abortions, contraception and sterilization directly discriminate against women, said Louise Melling, the American Civil Liberties Union deputy legal director and director of the organization’s Center for Liberty. Melling delivered the lecture “Religious Refusals and Reproductive Rights: Conscience as Discrimination and […]

Workshop to address ethical issues in national security work

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Surveillance technology, big data analysis, national security threats and global demographics continue to evolve alongside intelligence and security work. As technologies and protocols change, so do the ethical frameworks that guide them. “Ethics in the National Security Professions,” a half-day workshop April 15 at IU Bloomington, will grapple […]