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Supreme Court declines case of IU student's convicted killer

Apr. 13, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case of a man convicted in the 2000 killing of a Indiana University student, rejecting it months after a federal appeals court reversed a judge's order that called for his release from prison. The high...

Survey: Nearly 1 in 3 contribute to a crowdfunding drive

Apr. 13, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

Nearly one in three Americans say they donate to a crowdfunding effort each year, according to a first-of its-kind study by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. And all indications are that the pandemic has made people even more likely to give to informal campaigns...

Chorale shows how colleges keep song alive during COVID

Mar. 20, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — They arrived in street clothes, ready to perform in a century-and-a-half-old hall at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, their faces covered by masks. There was brief silence as IUP Chorale members standing 6 feet apart in an otherwise empty room...

Tuition fund honors slain Indiana University football player

Mar. 04, 2021 07:53 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis high school is naming a new scholarship fund in honor of alum Chris Beaty, a former Indiana University football player and businessman who was slain in downtown Indianapolis last May during unrest following the death of George Floyd. ...

IU plans in-person spring commencements, for graduates only

Feb. 23, 2021 16:11 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University plans to hold in-person spring commencements at all of its campuses, but only graduates will be permitted at those ceremonies under IU's coronavirus policies, officials said. The university canceled 2020's spring commencements...

IU law professor joins President Biden's Justice Department

Jan. 24, 2021 12:17 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Dawn Johnsen, an Indiana University law professor, has joined the U.S. Department of Justice under President Joe Biden's new administration. Johnsen was sworn in Wednesday as a senior counselor in the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal...

Biden taps IU law professor Janet McCabe for No.2 EPA post

Jan. 18, 2021 08:58 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is nominating an Indiana University law professor to be the second-in-command at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Janet McCabe, a professor of practice at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, has...