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President of Indiana University Michael McRobbie, from left, Michael D. McGinnis, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Jaime Carini, Ostrom Fellow, and Lauren Robel, Provost of Indiana University Bloomington, lift the sheet off of the Elinor Ostrom statue in the Ostrom Commons outside Woodburn Hall at Indiana University Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Bloomington, Ind. The statue of Ostrom was unveiled on the campus where she taught for many years as an IU professor. Ostrom, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in economics, died in 2012 at age 78. (Rich Janzaruk/The Herald-Times via AP)

Nobel Prize winner honored with Indiana University statue

Nov. 14, 2020 3:25 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The first woman to win the Nobel Prize in economics is being recognized with a new statue at Indiana University. The statue of Elinor Ostrom was unveiled this week near Woodburn Hall on the Bloomington campus where she taught for many years as an IU professor. The statue depicts...

Possible job cuts announced at Pennsylvania universities

Oct. 31, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — More than 80 tenured and tenure-track faculty members at a western Pennsylvania university have been told they may lose their jobs at the end of the 2020-21 academic year, part of more than 100 possible job cuts at five universities in the commonwealth, union officials said. Faculty...

IU professor leaves after sexual harassment allegation

Oct. 30, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana University professor accused of sexual harassment has left the school, IU announced Friday. Murray McGibbon, who had been an associate professor in the Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance, no longer is with the university, the announcement said. Josh...

Indiana University removes Jordan name over eugenics support

Oct. 3, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The name of a former Indiana University president is being stripped from locations around the Bloomington campus over his support for eugenics. The university’s Board of Trustees voted 8-1 Friday to remove David Starr Jordan’s name from a classroom building, a parking...