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 […]

Why there’s no centrist third party in the US

With the national political parties and their loyalists growing more polarized, you’d think there would be an opening for a moderate third party to split the difference and become a force in American politics. But it hasn’t happened, and it isn’t likely to happen. Indiana University political scientist Edward Carmines and two co-authors explain why […]

Human Trafficking Awareness Week includes lectures, discussions, film

The organizers of Human Trafficking Awareness Week at IU Bloomington have put together a full schedule of lectures, discussions and other activities. The Oct. 21-25 schedule is so packed that audiences will have to choose between events taking place at the same time. Here’s a partial list: Afghan-American journalist Fariba Nawa will speak on “Digging […]

Free-speech champion Tinker to speak at IU Southeast

Look up any list of landmark Supreme Court cases and you’re likely to see a reference to Mary Beth Tinker, who as an Iowa junior-high student protested the Vietnam War and helped set the legal precedent that students don’t “shed their rights at the schoolhouse gate.” Now Tinker is on a multi-state civic education tour […]

Tweeting #SOTU – IU South Bend lecturer chosen for White House online chat

Twitter users posted more than 1.3 million messages Tuesday night about the president’s State of the Union address. Alec Hosterman tweeted his share. Hosterman, a senior lecturer in communication studies at IU South Bend, was one of 100 people who took part in a White House Social, for which they traveled to Washington, D.C., and […]

So many lectures and seminars, so little time

If you want to keep up on world events, there are probably few better places to be than Bloomington, Ind., for the next week or so. The IU Bloomington events schedule is packed with lectures and seminars that are sure to be informative and thought-provoking. Let’s start with tonight, when IU scholars will examine the […]

School of Journalism speaker: Afghan history should have given us pause

Americans usually focus on the shortcomings of our Afghan partners when we talk about what’s gone wrong in Afghanistan, Rajiv Chandrasekaran told an Indiana University audience this week. “We should have focused more on our own,” he said. Chandrasekaran, a senior correspondent and associate editor of the Washington Post, spoke Wednesday in Ernie Pyle Hall […]