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July 24, 2020
IU in the News is a daily review of the important news stories relating to Indiana University. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive gathering of news, and no editorial revisions are made to the content, which is presented as it was initially published or broadcast.

Big News

IU, ISDH release preliminary findings about impact of COVID-19 in Indiana

This story has been covered by: Indianapolis Business Journal, The Conversation, The Republic, WKVI, Perry County News, Reason, WDRB, The New York Times, The Indianapolis Star, San Francisco Chronicle, ABC57, KPC News, WTHR, WIBC, Inside Indiana Business.

Kelley offers no-cost assistance to help small Hoosier businesses shift their operations online

This story has been covered by: Inside Indiana Business, CBS4, Indiana Daily Student.

IU Voices in the News

Education Week

Three teacher-tested ways to encourage a growth mindset

Today's guest bloggers are Mary C. Murphy, a professor at Indiana University; Christine Logel, an associate professor at Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo; and Jamie M. Carroll, an associate project director for the National Mindset Innovation Network. Murphy and Logel are also co-founders and principal investigators with the College Transition Collaborative, based at Stanford University. ... We know that students with a growth mindset -- they believe they can improve their academic abilities with time and effort -- persist longer and ultimately can earn better grades than those who believe that intelligence is fixed and they can't do much to change it. But even students with growth mindsets won't succeed if their classroom isn't set up so they can learn and grow. Recent research shows that the mindset cultures teachers create in their classrooms directly affect students' motivation, learning, and performance.

The Indianapolis Star

Federal executions resumed in Terre Haute after 17 years. Here's what you should know.

After a 17-year hiatus, three men have been executed: Daniel Lewis Lee on July 14, Wesley Ira Purkey on July 16 and Dustin Lee Honken on July 17. "Last week, I think, was one of the most dramatic weeks we’ve seen for almost 20 years on the death penalty front," said Jody Madeira, professor of law at Indiana University's Maurer School of Law. It's been a long road for the U.S. Department of Justice to resume these federal executions. It's been a messy process along the way, Madeira said. "People often assume the procedure before executing is really calm and orderly, and that everything has been signed off on and all i's are dotted and t's are crossed, but I think this last week really proves that that’s not the case," Madeira said.


What stands in the way of all those climate plans? The election -- and the filibuster.

David Konisky, a professor of political science at Indiana University, said that Democrats could also choose to break their plans up into lots of smaller pieces, and shoehorn them through Congress that way -- but that option is also risky, as the most crucial policies for reducing emissions could be left on the cutting-room floor. "It's hard to know how we go from these plans to legislation," he said. "There's a lot of time and a lot of politics that will happen in the interim." Given all this potential for Congressional wrangling, how should we think about the sudden deluge of Democratic climate plans? According to Konisky, these sweeping policy proposals aren't necessarily intended to become legislation, or even be voted on by Congress. "These plans are trying to appeal to voters, to activists, to people who are going to be potentially mobilized to help win elections," he said. "They're designed to appeal to the most important constituency that all potential candidates for office have."


End of $600 federal unemployment payments will have major impact, economist says

Economists explain the impact of ending the unemployment compensation payments. "I think you're going to see a lot of businesses really get hurt because of that spending not being there," said Kyle Anderson, an economist with the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. "If those businesses are hurt, they're going to continue laying people off, and it just becomes a cycle of poor economic performance. That's what a recession is. That's what a downturn is."

The Indianapolis Star

Indiana last week saw the most new coronavirus cases reported ever, analysis shows

Indiana last week set a new record for new coronavirus cases, according to a USA Today analysis of Johns Hopkins University data. The analysis found that the 5,169 reported cases seen over the past week was nearly 8% higher than the worst week in the spring, when coronavirus peaked in late April with 4,796 cases. ... A study conducted by the Indiana State Department of Health and Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health researchers during the last week of April found almost 10 times more people had had coronavirus than had tested positive. But increased testing cannot explain away the rise in coronavirus cases, experts say. While more people are getting tested now -- something state health officials have long advocated -- other signs do not look as promising. "I'm nervous at this point. We have seen increases for more than 10 days," said Brian Dixon, (associate professor in the Fairbanks School at IUPUI and) director of public health informatics at the Regenstrief Institute, an Indianapolis-based scientific research organization. "This does not seem to be a bump. This seems to be a trend, and that makes me nervous."

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