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Big 10 To Resume Football Season In October

Sep 16, 2020
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Big Ten football will resume next month after the season was called off in August over concerns about COVID-19.

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Indiana's two largest public universities are throwing their support behind a lawsuit challenging a new federal student visa policy from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

Tyler Trent's Cells Lead To Groundbreaking Therapy

Jan 16, 2020

Researchers at Indiana University have found a new therapy that significantly slows tumor growth in some cells. It was developed from cells donated by Tyler Trent, a Purdue University student with bone cancer who died last year.

Indiana environmentalists held a rally and met with lawmakers on Tuesday to demand better renewable energy policies in the state. 

Enrollment in teacher preparation programs has dropped significantly over the past decade. According to a new national report, Indiana has fewer than half of the candidates as it did in 2008.

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University officials say enrollment in online courses has soared during the past decade across the school's campuses even as overall student enrollment has dropped.

School research shows total enrollment of degree-seeking students at IU campuses fell by nearly 5% from the fall of 2011 to the fall of 2019. But The Herald-Times reports that the number of students taking at least one online course has more than doubled during the same time.

Every city in Indiana can now see how climate change will affect them in the future — and what they can do to prepare. Indiana University researchers unveiled a tool Tuesday called the Hoosier Resilience Index

Indiana University economists predict slow growth across Indiana’s economy in 2020, while the global economy grows at the slowest rate since the 2009 financial crisis. The annual outlook released by the Kelley School of Business shows ongoing trade and political issues will lead to economic volatility in 2020.

The first accurate picture of the part of the eye where glaucoma starts has been captured. Researchers out of Indiana University recently accomplished this task.

All IN: Ethics in Tech

Oct 21, 2019

Today on All IN we talk about the intersection between ethics and technology. As artificial intelligence and big data take more powerful roles in our daily lives, ethical questions about privacy, responsibility and equity remain. 

 

For the past few months, Indiana University students have been helping 14 cities in the state to do greenhouse gas inventories. The idea is for cities to look at which sectors emit the most gases that contribute to climate change and try to make them greener. 

IU Program To Monitor PFAS In The Great Lakes Basin

Sep 30, 2019

Indiana University will use part of a nearly $6 million federal grant to monitor a chemical that polluted groundwater at military bases, including Grissom Air Reserve Base near Kokomo. The Environmental Protection Agency is making research on PFAS a priority. 

State Officials Speak On Panel About Brain Drain

Aug 29, 2019

State officials and leaders from several Indiana tech companies held a panel discussion Thursday on Indiana’s efforts to retain highly educated workers. Nearly 200 people attended the event in downtown Indianapolis. 

Student-Led Program Study Shows Stigma Reduction

Aug 22, 2019

A study that examined the attitudes and behaviors of college students toward mental health issues was conducted in Indiana.  

A new initiative, led by the Indiana Language Roadmap at Indiana University, is underway to create a more culturally aware workforce in Indiana.

South Bend Residents React to Buttigieg's Debate Performance

Jun 28, 2019

Thursday night, residents of South Bend gathered to watch their mayor on a national stage in the first Democratic presidential debate. The question on everyone’s mind: if and how Pete Buttigieg would address the police shooting of Eric Logan.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana University is increasing tuition by 2.5% for in-state undergraduate students at all of its campuses each of the next two school years.

IU's Board of Trustees approved the tuition plan Wednesday, while also increasing out-of-state undergraduate tuition by 3% on the Bloomington campus the coming two years.

The Herald-Times reports this year's IU in-state tuition and fees cost of $10,680 was less than seven of the 14 Big Ten schools. The IU increases come as Purdue University's current tuition of $9,992 has been largely frozen since 2013.

Sophie Paczesny, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics and of microbiology and immunology at IU School of Medicine and a researcher at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. (Courtesy of IU Simon Cancer Center)
Jill Sheridan

Work to advance immunotherapy for cancer treatment is getting a boost in Indiana through “cancer moonshot” funding. 

Free naloxone was distributed at the event at IUPUI as part of the Grand Challenge. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Lauren Chapman

Indiana University joins a group of more than 100 organizations dedicated addressing opioid misuse to share research and data with the National Academy of Medicine. 

New High Tech Microscope Coming To Indiana

Apr 16, 2019
The Thermo Scientific Krios G3i Cryo Transmission Electron Microscope. The microscope will be housed on Purdue’s campus in the CryoEM facility at the Wayne T. and Mary T. Hockmeyer Hall of Structural Biology. (Photo courtesy of Thermo Fisher Scientific)
Jill Sheridan

Six Indiana organizations have pitched in to buy a new high-tech microscope. The nearly $9 million machine is a cryo-electron microscope that allows scientists to examine molecules at the atomic level.

Purdue University Professor of Biological Sciences Richard Kuhn says a sample is taken and immersed in liquid nitrogen. 

Health researchers in Indiana are knocking on doors to collect surveys – and DNA samples. A growing number of studies factor in zip code when considering health outcomes.

Chemical Probes Could Point To New Antibiotics

Mar 5, 2019

New research out of Indiana University is helping scientists understand how bacteria fights back against antibiotics. 

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  Indiana University has opened a Title IX investigation involving an associate professor of law.

In a statement, University Spokesperson Chuck Carney says the university cannot comment on details of the personnel matter.

“We take these processes very seriously and will determine the facts in the case,” Carney says.

Study: Crowdsourced Hospital Ratings May Not Be Fair

Sep 12, 2018
Hospital results at the federal government's Hospital Compare rating site. (Screenshot medicare.gov/hospitalcompare)
Lauren Chapman

Though many websites offer non-scientific ratings on a number of services, two Indiana University scientists say judging hospitals that way likely isn’t fair.

Report: Income Inequality In Indiana Continues To Grow

Sep 6, 2018

A recent report from the Indiana Institute of Working Families says income inequality continues to grow in the Hoosier State. The publication indicates a person in the top 1 percent of wage earners makes 17.3 times the average income of the bottom 99 percent.

A major argument in favor of charter schools is improved student achievement, but a recent study out of Indiana University, says transfer students have smaller academic gains in the first two years at a new charter school, compared to unmoved, public school peers.

IU education professor Hardy Murphy co-authored the study.

Breastfeeding Boost Attributed To Affordable Care Act

Mar 29, 2018
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Lauren Chapman

An Indiana University researcher says there was a significant increase in the number of children breastfed and the recent study links the increase to the Affordable Care Act, or ACA.

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The Indiana Women’s basketball team is moving on to play Virginia Tech in the WNIT Championship Saturday. The Hoosiers (22-14) defeated TCU (23-13) Wednesday night at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall 71 to 58.

Head Coach Teri Moren says the Hoosiers won the game by their defensive effort.

“Whatever we give up in size, we have ten times that in our heart… in just our determination and we try to make plays in other ways, winnable plays and I thought that’s what we got to see tonight,” Moren says.

Researcher Pushes Back on Cursive Writing Op-Ed From Senator

Feb 8, 2018

An Indiana University researcher says the lawmaker behind a cursive writing bill approved by the Senate misused her work to support the cause.

The first round of projects to tackle Indiana’s opioid epidemic through Indiana University’s Grand Challenge were announced this week. One effort seeks to create a more comprehensive data picture.

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