IUPUI establishes Office of Sustainability, to hire full-time director

IUPUI Sustainability As an urban campus with many commuter students, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis faces significant challenges when it comes to environmental sustainability. But those challenges are also opportunities, say the leaders of a campus sustainability initiative that's moving into high gear.  Full Story

Study provides a 'reality check' of Midwest auto industry; notes how region's economy has changed

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A new report co-authored by researchers at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, provides a revealing look at the transformation of the auto industry in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio as it emerges from the Great Recession.

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Indiana University to host free e-waste recycling events

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Indiana University will host its third annual Electronic Waste Collection Days, providing free e-waste recycling for schools, businesses, nonprofit organizations and the general public. The events will take place at various times and locations, and will provide free recycling collection services for items such as computer systems and accessories, phones and handheld devices, audio and video equipment, and office electronics

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Project to identify crucial policy choices for Indiana's future leaders


The Indiana University Public Policy Institute (PPI) is leading a nonpartisan initiative to analyze the issues that will face the state's next legislature and governor beginning in 2013. Called Policy Choices for Indiana's Future, the project enlists leaders from throughout the state to analyze, prioritize, and develop policy options for candidates and officeholders, their staffs and opinion leaders statewide.

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Education historian Ravitch: ‘Corporate reforms’ hurt public schools


American public education is in crisis, education historian and policy analyst Diane Ravitch told an Indiana University audience in April 2011. But it's not a crisis of failing schools or underperforming students. Rather, it's a crisis that results from misguided "corporate reforms" that are undermining public schools.

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Conference to focus on keeping youth with disabilities out of the juvenile justice system


What happens when a young person with intellectual disabilities responds in an unexpected way in school? Too often, advocates say, the student ends up in the juvenile justice system. A June 17 conference organized by IUPUI faculty members will address the over-representation of youth with disabilities in the justice system and explore what can be done about it.

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Habeas corpus must be preserved for crises, says IU legal expert in new book

Habeas for the Twenty-First Century

In a groundbreaking new book, Indiana University Maurer School of Law Professor Joseph L. Hoffmann and co-author Nancy J. King of Vanderbilt University Law School argue that habeas corpus in the United States is being seriously misused and needs to be reformed.

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Previous issue


The April 12, 2011, issue of Perspectives on Policy includes an interview with Randy Steidl, an exonerated former death-row inmate who spoke last month at IU Bloomington and IUPUI. It also features articles on a study of the effects of trading air-pollution allowances, a conference on global antisemitism, an IU student's work on updating state environmental law, a conference on same-sex marriage and the law, a book by IU Northwest and IU Kokomo professors on Brazilian labor issues, and the Indiana Geological Survey's participation in a U.S.-China collaboration on clean energy.

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