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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University officials say enrollment in online courses has soared during the past decade across the school's campuses even as overall student enrollment has dropped.

School research shows total enrollment of degree-seeking students at IU campuses fell by nearly 5% from the fall of 2011 to the fall of 2019. But The Herald-Times reports that the number of students taking at least one online course has more than doubled during the same time.

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A global group of scientists, researchers, leaders, and activists say they’ve come up with the most viable solutions for combating climate change. An Indiana branch of the group Project Drawdown wants to figure out how the state can help. 

Daniel Poynter who founded Indiana Drawdown says farmers have a role to play in the state. Conservation practices like no-till and growing cover crops help to trap carbon in the soil.

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The first accurate picture of the part of the eye where glaucoma starts has been captured. Researchers out of Indiana University recently accomplished this task.

Even with a microscope, it’s difficult to clearly see the structure of the eye related to glaucoma because of its location, moving fluid and a reflection. 

To correct this, the team of IU researchers adapted mirrors that astronomers use to view stars to see through the eye.

Dr. Thomas Gast is a senior scientist at the IU School of Optometry.

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana University alumnus who founded a technology company has donated $60 million to IU for the creation of an artificial intelligence center.

ServiceNow founder Fred Luddy made the donation, which is the second-largest private gift IU has ever received. ServiceNow is a cloud computing company based in Santa Clara, California.

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Scientists from around the country were in Indianapolis this week to learn more about technological innovations in the state.  The first Indiana National Lab Day hosted federal science and technology leaders and Indiana researchers to highlight quantum science and engineering work being done in the state. 

Much of that work comes out of the University of Notre Dame, Purdue University, Indiana Innovation Institute and Indiana University. 

IU Interim Vice Provost of Research Jeff Zaleski says the state is well positioned to become a leader in certain research areas.

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The search for pharmaceutical treatments for Alzheimer’s and dementia has so far been unsuccessful, but a new drug discovery center aims to change that.

The National Institutes of Health is gifting $36 million to fund the new center, one of two to be established nationwide.  The Indiana University School of Medicine will partner with Purdue University to develop research tools and technologies to identify new treatment options.

Alan Palkowitz will lead the center.  He was previously the vice president of discovery chemistry research at Eli Lilly.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man convicted in the 2000 killing of an Indiana University student has been ordered released from prison by a federal judge.

U.S. District Court Judge James Sweeney in Indianapolis ruled Monday that John Myers II's legal representation during trial was so ineffective his Sixth Amendment rights were violated. He ordered Myers' release within 120 days, unless prosecutors opt to retry him.

The now 43-year-old Myers was convicted in 2006 in the killing of 19-year-old Jill Behrman and sentenced to 65 years.

IU Honoring Former President Myles Brand

Sep 30, 2019
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University is honoring former school President Myles Brand by putting his name on a Bloomington campus building.

Current IU President Michael McRobbie says the naming of Myles Brand Hall recognizes Brand's role in creating what is now the School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering.

Brand was IU's president for eight years before becoming the NCAA's president in 2003.

He held that position until his death in 2009.

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Young people in Indiana and across the globe will rally for action against climate change on Friday. But how effective are things like marches and protests?

Research from Indiana University shows they may change people’s attitudes about the climate movement. 

IU environmental communications scientist Nathan Geiger was part of a team that surveyed people who watched the March for Science and the People’s Climate March.

He says before the marches, bystanders were skeptical that people could come together to work on big problems like climate change.

Debate Watch Party Tonight In South Bend

Sep 12, 2019
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The Director of IU South Bend's America Democracy Project says the organization is hosting a debate watch party tonight as ten Democratic candidates for president debate each other for three hours in Houston on live TV.

Here are the debate watch party details: 

AMERICAN DEMOCRACY PROJECT TO HOST DEBATE WATCH PARTY

Public Invited to Watch 3rd Democratic Presidential Primary Debate

When: Thursday, September 12, 2019

Indiana University Sees Slight Drop In System Enrollment

Sep 10, 2019
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University says its overall enrollment has dropped slightly at its seven campuses around the state.

The university's figures show it started the fall semester with 90,754 degree-seeking students, a decline of about 0.8% from a year ago.

IU's main campus in Bloomington saw its enrollment drop about 0.4% to 42,760 degree-seeking students. But the Bloomington campus has about 8,300 first-year undergraduate students this fall, which is an increase of about 2% from last fall semester.

IU Kicks Off Bicentennial Celebrations

Jul 1, 2019
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Indiana University is kicking off its bicentennial celebrations July 1.

The university doesn’t officially turn 200 until next year, but has celebrations planned throughout the 2020 fiscal year.

"IU officially turns 200 on January 20, 2020," says Bicentennial Project manager Jeremy Hackerd. "That is the anniversary of when Governor Jonathan Jennings signed the bill that created the State Seminary of Indiana, which is the predecessor of Indiana University."

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg wants to repeal the authorization for use of force in Iraq and Afghanistan, calling it a "blank check" that has led to an "endless war."

 The South Bend, Indiana, mayor laid out his foreign policy priorities during a speech Tuesday at Indiana University.

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Pete Buttigieg is delivering remarks on foreign policy and national security at the Indiana University Auditorium in Bloomington. Former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton, Distinguished Scholar with the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, will introduce him.

Watch live here:

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Bob Knight returned to Indiana University on Saturday, the former basketball coach's first public appearance on campus since he was fired almost 19 years ago.

Knight returned to watch the Hoosiers' baseball game against Penn State from the press box. The Big Ten Network was broadcasting the game when Knight made the impromptu golf cart ride to the field.

Athletic director Fred Glass has repeatedly made overtures to bring back Knight. Each time Knight declined.

IU Fraternity Suspended

Apr 1, 2019
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A fraternity at Indiana University has been suspended.

University spokesman Chuck Carney says the Delta Chi chapter's suspension "stems from violations" of the school's student code of conduct and an agreement with Greek organizations regarding hazing.

The suspension became effective Friday and means the fraternity must cease all activities and disband. The chapter may appeal.

New Target Identified In Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Mar 20, 2019

Indiana University researchers have identified a new potential target for triple negative breast cancer, one of the hardest breast cancers to treat. 

Third IU Student Diagnosed With Mumps

Mar 13, 2019

(BLOOMINGTON) - The Indiana State Department of Health says a third student has been diagnosed with mumps at the campus in Bloomington.

A student was diagnosed with the virus this week after two confirmed cases last month.  IU Spokesman Chuck Carney says in the most recent case the student lived off-campus and left campus for this week's spring break. Carney says the student's infectious period ended Tuesday.  He says the student was vaccinated for mumps.

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A new partnership between two Indiana schools aims to advance health care technology by pairing medical researchers with engineers. 

Chemical Probes Could Point To New Antibiotics

Mar 5, 2019

New research out of Indiana University is helping scientists understand how bacteria fights back against antibiotics. 

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Indiana’s public universities made their funding requests to Senate legislators Tuesday as that chamber’s budget hearings are underway.

A team of IU chemists and biologists has received a $3.3 million award for research into the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.

The drill took place on campus and involved both Bloomington and IU police departments, the fire department and volunteers made up to look like victims.

Indiana University hopes to reduce sexual assault on its campuses through a new Student Welfare Initiative.

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