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February 26, 2021
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.

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IUPUI, Ivy Tech to expand global education under federal grant

This story has been covered by: Inside Indiana Business.

IU-connected startup enabling precision medicine for mental health, pain

This story has been covered by: Indianapolis Monthly, The Indianapolis Star, Practical Pain Management, ABC News, Scientific American, Inside Indiana Business, Verdict Medical Devices.

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Meet some Hoosier families torn apart by the QAnon conspiracy movement

Followers believe "Q" is a government insider with high security clearance, who drops coded clues anonymously online to fight the "deep state." Donald Trump is seen as savior, who will rescue America. The premise sounds strange, yet over the past few years, QAnon has spiraled into a major movement of misinformation and at times, violence, including the Capitol insurrection. ... "There's a long history to this sort-of thing. It plays on some well-founded concerns and anxieties and suspicions that people have about our political system," said Carl Weinberg, adjunct associate professor of history at Indiana University. "I think that there are people out there who are ripe for this kind of conspiracy theory because there are real problems in their lives that they're trying to find explanation for."

The Indianapolis Star

Office employers are keeping workers home. How the decision is impacting downtown Indy

Doug McCoy, director of the Center for Real Estate Studies at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, said office workers drive the demand for everything from haircuts to dining options. "It reduces the demand for all of the goods and services for the people who would normally be there to consume," McCoy said. "The downtown ecosystem in the short run would feel a huge negative impact. We've seen that through this COVID crisis. Downtown has really been vacated."


Biden still hasn't reversed Trump's most ridiculous assault on international law

During the Obama administration, the U.S. was somewhat more cooperative with the ICC. For instance, in 2013, the U.S. turned Congolese Gen. Bosco Ntaganda over to the court, where he was later convicted of war crimes. The U.S. also voted in 2011 to authorize an ICC investigation of crimes against humanity in Libya, albeit only after insisting on immunity for its own citizens. However, that was before the Afghanistan and Palestine investigations. "The U.S. relationship with the ICC is in a much more complicated place than it was when the Obama administration took over," says David Bosco, an expert on international institutions and professor at Indiana University. "The sanctions are something that the Biden administration never would have imposed, but the politics of pulling them off right now given Afghanistan and Palestine are complicated."

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