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March 12, 2021
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Indiana University, Purdue University prepare for NCAA games

Purdue University and Indiana University are making sure they're ready to welcome basketball fans for the NCAA tournament. "This is a state that's known for its passion for basketball," said Indiana University Senior Associate Athletic Director for Strategic Communications Jeremy Gray. On any given day Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall can fit about 17,200 people. "One of the great cathedrals to the sport of basketball not only in the state of Indiana is Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall," said Gray. But because of the coronavirus, Indiana University is welcoming up to 500 people for the NCAA games. Only teams and families will attend games. 

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AUDIO: Vaccination plans and local progress fighting COVID spread

It's been a year since the first known COVID-19 cases cropped up in Indiana, and a vaccine that didn't exist a year ago is now available to Hoosiers older than 50. COVID cases have been dropping in recent weeks, which is attributed in part to the fact that many Hoosiers have had COVID, and now have some level of immunity.  ... Institutions like Indiana University have announced plans to return to mostly in-person schedules for fall 2021, after having to make a move to virtual classrooms this time last year. Join us this week as we talk about where the state and Monroe County are in fighting the spread of COVID-19 and how plans for COVID vaccinations are progressing. Guests include Kirk White, assistant vice president for strategic partnerships, Indiana University.


Plainfield mothers upset after they said their photographer kept canceling photoshoots

Professional photographers warn that anyone can become a photographer. Indiana University Professor Steve Raymer spent 25 years capturing images for National Geographic Magazine. He said photographers do not need licenses to work with the public. "There are a lot of good photographers who make outstanding images but they're pretty lousy businesspeople," he said. He had a few suggestions if you are shopping for a photographer.

Indianapolis Business Journal

Racism can be found in code-speak

Written by Shariq Siddiqui, assistant professor and director of the Muslim Philanthropy Initiative at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. Since childhood, I have loved books, stories and movies about spies, especially stories that included intricate codes and cyphers. It always amazed me how people could communicate with each other in a way that only people who understood the code would understand. But as I grew older, I realized that speaking in code was not just about fun or about spy novels. Speaking in code is an important feature of bigotry and racism.

Indianapolis Business Journal

Pandemic has walloped Black female labor participation

Written by Una Osili, professor of economics and associate dean for research and international programs at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Last month, we celebrated Black History Month -- the annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time set aside to recognize their central role in U.S. and world history. But history does not just refer to the past; history is also being made in the present. ... During this time, we recognize the breakthrough work and contributions of Black women and women of color. We celebrate these achievements, but at the same time, there are troubling signs ahead. In the past year, COVID-19 and its economic fallout now threaten women's progress -- especially women of color -- over the decades.


Billions in COVID stimulus payments, tax credits, local relief coming to Indiana

One of the biggest impacts from the stimulus package signed into law Thursday by President Joe Biden is a third round of stimulus checks, but not everyone who got the full amount the last two rounds will see the full $1,400 this time. Kyle Anderson, an economist at Indiana University Kelley School of Business, said, "The bill was definitely trying to target it at families that need it the most so the income threshold has come down a little bit." ... "You know the goal of this is just to try to get us back to a normal economic environment and hopefully we are just a few months away from being there."

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Opinion: What the United States' foreign policy can look like

Written by Lee Hamilton, a senior adviser for the Indiana University Center on Representative Government; a Distinguished Scholar at the IU Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies; and a Professor of Practice at the IU O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. We often think of foreign and domestic policy as two separate and distinct fields. But for an American president, they are inextricably tied together. And as the Biden administration moves forward on its priorities, this is likely to become clear. The reason is that what we do in one area has an impact on what we can do in the other. If we are not strong economically and politically at home -- stable, prosperous, free -- we are weaker in the world. And for those of us at home, our ability to lead globally is not only of great interest, but also affects our perception of our own country.

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