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September 2, 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

Mealworm shows promise as a good, sustainable food source, study finds

This story has been covered by: Fox News, New Food, Food Ingredients.

Left and right agree U.S. needs to reduce fossil-fuel dependence but disagree about how to do it

This story has been covered by: The Indianapolis Star.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

This scholar wants to make grad school's 'hidden curriculum' visible

As a grad student at the University of Pennsylvania, Jessica McCrory Calarco knew that after she got her degree, she wanted an academic job. But she didn't know how to get there. She and her fellow grad students were expected to know, or figure out, puzzles like how to choose an adviser, how to acquire funding, and what getting an "R&R" on a paper meant. The ins and outs of grad school and a career in academe just weren't covered in class. Calarco made it: She's now an associate professor of sociology at Indiana University at Bloomington, where one of her specialties is inequality in education. Her new book, "A Field Guide to Grad School: Uncovering the Hidden Curriculum" (Princeton University Press), serves as a road map, taking the reader from the beginning -- choosing a program -- through navigating the job market to eventually balancing teaching, research, service, and life obligations. She spoke with The Chronicle about impostor syndrome, mentorship, and why the hidden curriculum stays hidden.

The Architect's Newspaper

Eskenazi School at Indiana University kicks off work on a Mies-inspired building

As reported in the Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University Bloomington’s Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design has started construction on a new building based on a design by Mies van der Rohe. The dead modernist designed the building in 1952 and it was initially supposed to be a fraternity house. Sidney Eskenazi ... remembered the design, and the school decided to use it as the basis for its new building. Sidney and Lois Eskenazi donated $20 million for the new facility, which was approved by the school’s board of trustees last August.

The Indiana Lawyer

McKinney experts offer 'roadmap' to control COVID-19

To put it mildly, the year of COVID-19 has been a time of uncertainty. That's why a group of law professors, including two from Indianapolis, has been working since March to shine a light on the role the law plays in a national emergency.Initially, that light came in the form of Twitter videos known as "COVID-Law Briefings," as well as a podcast, "This Week in Health Law," hosted by Professor Nicolas Terry of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (at IUPUI). But as the pandemic grew, so did the number of related legal questions. It was then that this group began preparing a more formal assessment of how the law could be used to slow the spread of COVID-19. The result is a nearly 300-page report, "Assessing Legal Responses to COVID-19," released last month. Authored by 50 national experts, the report includes 35 chapters covering six core themes.

IU Voices in the News


Nearly half of millennials in U.S. plan to give more in response to Covid-19

Giving indirectly includes a variety of activities to help others during the crisis, for example, by ordering takeout to support local restaurants and their employees, or continuing to pay individuals and businesses for services they could not render, or posting or sharing content on social media about Covid-19. "This report signals a new kind of generosity, as people give back to their communities in more imaginative ways, despite facing tremendous challenges," says Jeannie Sager, director of the Women's Philanthropy Institute, part of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

The Statehouse File

How the nation's 'racial awakening' in 2020 is reshaping Indiana politics

Darryl Heller, director of the Civil Rights Heritage Center through Indiana University in South Bend, said (Gov. Eric) Holcomb needs to denounce both (Vice President Mike) Pence and President Donald Trump for using language that ignores the full conversation around racial justice if he wants Hoosiers to believe him. "He's dog whistling to his white base, and I think Gov. Holcomb needs to call him on that," Heller said of Pence's speech. "If Gov. Holcomb wants to be sincere and honest with himself, and with the rest of us Hoosiers, then he needs to take leadership in his party."

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