IU expert: Attempts to dictate restroom use by transgender people likely to become a non-issue

Post by IU Newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino Earlier this month, the Obama administration announced that public schools must allow students to use the restrooms and locker rooms that coincide with their gender identity as opposed to the sex they were assigned at birth. Failing to do so, the administration said, would amount to a […]

IU expert: Obama’s Vietnam visit seen as ‘historic opportunity’ to strengthen relations

Anh Tran is an associate professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU Bloomington. His research focuses on governance issues in developing countries. He directs Vietnam Initiatives at IU, a global policy think tank, and he co-founded and directs the Vietnam Young Leaders Award, which brings Vietnamese officials to the U.S. for […]

‘Yo Sí Puedo’: How Cuba eradicated illiteracy

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Some 99.8 percent of Cuban adults are literate, one of the highest literacy rates in the world and better than the rate in the United States. Luisa Yara Campos, director of the Literacy Museum in Havana, was one of the 230,000 Cuban teenagers who left home in 1961 […]

Foreign journalists tour Indiana for primary, get elections primer at IU

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Foreign journalists struggle just as much as domestic pundits trying to make sense of the lead-up to and results from this week’s unusually decisive Indiana primary. Twenty-four foreign journalists observing and reporting on the primary process concluded their 10-day trip studying electoral politics with a visit to the […]