In Peace Corps, IU alums say they gain more than they give

John Kennedy John Kennedy-Twyford may not have known what to expect when he joined the Peace Corps after leaving Indiana University, but the experience has been anything but disappointing. Kennedy-Twyford, who graduated from IU with a double major in French and Germanic studies, is serving his Peace Corps tenure in Bulgaria, working in an orphanage in Shiroka Laka, a picturesque village of about 800 people in the Rhodope Mountains.  Full Story

IU study: Credit scores a factor in home-buying disparities

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Credit scores, developed to make loan processing faster and fairer, account for some of the racial disparities in the types of houses that Americans buy and the neighborhoods in which they live, according to a new study by an Indiana University researcher.

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IU Kelley School M.B.A. students returning to Peru with social entrepreneurship initiative

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About 30 Kelley School of Business M.B.A. students are traveling to Peru this month as part of the school's Global Business and Social Enterprise (GLOBASE) initiative, a social entrepreneurship consulting program that also combines international experience with leadership development.

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IU policy brief: Laws are only part of the solution for cell phone use and driving

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Laws that ban cell phone use and text-messaging while driving won't have much impact unless they are accompanied by well-designed enforcement and public awareness campaigns, according to a recent policy brief from an Indiana University research center.

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Sustainability study shows gap between what students say and do

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When it comes to their carbon footprint, Indiana University Bloomington students wear one of two sizes: large and extra large. That's the case even though students place a high importance on environmental issues, according to research by an IU sociology class.

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More alcohol sales sites mean more neighborhood violence, new Indiana University research finds

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More alcohol sales sites in a neighborhood equate to more violence and the highest assault rates are associated with carry-out sites selling alcohol for off-premise consumption, according to new research by two Indiana University professors.

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The Milosevic trial: Conference at IU seeks answers

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When Slobodan Milosevic died in his prison cell four years ago, his trial before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia died with him, denying the world a clear resolution to the longest and most prominent war-crimes prosecution of the modern era. Last month, key figures from the trial, legal scholars, historians, anthropologists, journalists and other experts convened at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law to conduct a post-mortem of the trial.

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Previous issue

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The Feb. 9, 2010, issue of Perspectives on Policy featured a report on the 19th annual Hoosiers for Higher Education Statehouse Visit. It also included an interview with an IU graduate student who was a delegate to the Copenhagen climate talks and stories on IU campus responses to the Haiti earthquake, the "excellence gap" for high-ability students, an upcoming lecture by Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom, a documentary on white adoption of hip-hop culture, a new IU research institute on antisemitism and a new car-sharing program at IU Bloomington.

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