IU in the News

A daily digest of media coverage about Indiana University

November 12, 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

Amid an uncertain future, IU Kelley forecast expects U.S. economy restart will continue into 2021

This story has been covered by: WIBC, The Bloomington Herald-Times, Indiana Public Media, Inside Indiana Business.

Students of color who choose their roommate perceive a more positive campus environment

This story has been covered by: Los Angeles Times, The Conversation.

Brad Kimmel named executive director of IU Radio and TV Services, which includes WFIU and WTIU

This story has been covered by: Inside Indiana Business, The Bloomington Herald-Times, Current.

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The Indianapolis Star

ESPN's Sage Steele feeling 'obnoxious' about her alma mater IU football team

Sage Steele is just fine with her Twitter followers giving Indiana University football the nickname "The Fighting Sage Steelers." She's quick to tweet out red and white dots with bright red exclamation points after any IU win and, especially, after the Hoosiers trounced Michigan 38-21 Saturday. Steele, who graduated from the Bloomington college, kind of feels like she deserves to gloat. Or, as she put it Tuesday night: "I'm OK being obnoxious here. I'm a little obnoxious but that's OK because this hasn’t happened in, oh I don’t know, 33, 35 years." IU winning against Michigan hasn't happened in 33 years. The last time was 1987 when a 5-1 Hoosiers team upped their record to 6-1 against the Wolverines.

The Times of Northwest Indiana

Ex-Marine to graduate after founding military, veteran service groups at IUN

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Daniel Riordan can stand tall today on Veterans Day. Riordan, 37, who was discharged from the Marine Corps 11 years ago, will graduate from Indiana University Northwest this spring after founding the student-led Military Service Association and establishing the Veterans Resource Center on campus. "It's all about taking ownership," Riordan said of his accomplishments. The transition from military to academia wasn't an easy one for Riordan, who started back to college after his military discharge, quit school and then worked at several jobs.
It was in fall 2018 that he decided to enroll at IUN with his goal to receive a degree in business administration and a minor in economics. His words of advice to others going from serving their country to going back to college are simple: "You have to have goals. You have to have a purpose. I didn't have that goal. You have to find out what motivates you," Riordan said. "I was fortunate enough to find it."

The Indiana Lawyer

Parrish: IU Maurer research focusing on most topical issues of 2020

Written by Austen L. Parrish, dean and James H. Rudy Professor at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. The three major stories of 2020 -- the COVID-19 pandemic, the heightened awareness of racial injustice and the election -- have made this year one that we will remember. While we couldn't have envisioned all that would happen at the beginning of the year, our faculty are producing useful and thought-provoking scholarship on all these topics. I often use my Dean's Desk columns to celebrate student and alumni achievement, to describe new and innovative programs in our curriculum, or to share how the law school supports and collaborates with community organizations and the courts to provide pro bono legal services throughout Indiana. The law school, however, is also part of one of the nation's leading research universities at Indiana University Bloomington. Our faculty's scholarship informs public debate, provides powerful insights into important legal issues and offers solutions to some of today's toughest problems. In this column, I thought I would highlight just a few recent examples.

The Bloomington Herald-Times

Commentary: IU's Brian Forist deserving of distinction

Brian Forist, lecturer, Indiana University School of Public Health Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, is the recipient of the 2020 NAI Award of Distinction from the National Association for Interpretation (NAI). The award will be presented during the 2020 NAI virtual national conference streaming now through Nov. 13. The annual conferences provide participants with professional skills and ideas and networking opportunities with others in the fields of environmental, cultural, historical and recreational resources interpretation. ... The NAI Award of Distinction is presented to members who have distinctly or significantly furthered the mission and vision of NAI as well as the profession of interpretation and positively impacted the overall NAI organization.

IU Voices in the News


AUDIO: Survival and global war: USA 2020

Last week was a tense time for many, as Joe Biden has claimed victory in the presidential election, and for the first time in one hundred and fifty years, the sitting president has refused to concede. This has raised the prospect, however distant and indistinct, of civil war and called survival into question. It's in this context that Interchange producer Bella Bravo spoke with Indiana University professor Edgar Illas, whose most recent book, "The Survival Regime: Global War and the Political," was published by Routledge in 2019. Drawing on the work of Frederic Jameson, Illas re-approaches the supposed "postmodern condition" with a practical mindset, finding that on a global level, the cultural logics of the late 20th century have given way to the emerging predominance of the logic of war and survival.

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