IU in the News

A daily digest of media coverage about Indiana University

August 31, 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 takes action to stop COVID-19 spread at Greek houses

This story has been covered by: The Bloomington Herald-Times, Indiana Daily Student, WISH-TV, CBS4, WNDU, U.S. News and World Report.

EPA awards $1.6M for IU research on synthetic chemical exposure in rural drinking water

This story has been covered by: Bloomberg Law, Bladen Journal, WaterWorld, Feedstuffs.

IU Voices in the News


AUDIO: Voting in the 2020 election

Today we dive into all the details around voting, and counting votes, in the November election. There's a lot of conversation going on about how it's going to be done, how it should be done, and whether there's reason to worry about fraud. We talk to vote-by-mail advocates and a live panel of political science experts about what's behind some of the concerns, and some of the conspiracies, surrounding what's bound to be a contentious election. Guests: Barbara Tully, President, Indiana Vote By Mail; Shelly Brown, Vice President, Indiana Vote By Mail; Sheila Kennedy, Professor, Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, IUPUI; Elizabeth Bennion, Professor of Political Science, Indiana University South Bend; Matthew Baggetta, Associate Professor, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University; Marjorie Hershey, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Indiana University.


AUDIO: HearAbouts: Asian American Midwest Radio, Cup of Tea with Meredith Oda

Welcome to our interview with Meredith Oda conducted by Professor Wu on Hearabouts: Asian American Midwest Radio! Hearabouts is produced by WFHB and Indiana University's Asian Culture Center. We ask critical questions about identity, culture, community and shared assumptions. Professor Ellen Wu, is an associate professor of history and director of the Asian Studies program at Indiana University. Her interview is with Dr. Meredith Oda, an associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Nevada, Reno. Professor Wu talks with Meredith Oda about her life growing up as a Japanese American in both Philadelphia and California, in addition to projects she is working on as a historian at the University of Nevada.

Fox 59

NBA and WNBA postpone Thursday night's games after players protest Jacob Blake shooting

In a tweet, the Indianapolis Colts said they canceled practice to "discuss and work toward making a lasting social impact and inspiring change in our communities." Antonio Williams, an associate professor at the Indiana University School of Public Health(-Bloomington), said he was not surprised by this move from the Colts. He has worked with several players on their branding. "We have to do something that is about substance. And what the Colts have decided to do today is substantive," Williams said. "They have their own media companies. They have their own social media platform in which they can have their voices heard and that is powerful."

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