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PBS news anchor Jim Lehrer will discuss 2012 elections, debates at IU on April 13

Jim Lehrer

Jim Lehrer, distinguished journalist and executive editor and anchor of the "PBS NewsHour," will speak at Indiana University Bloomington at 4 p.m. Friday, April 13, in Ballantine Hall 013. While Lehrer is on campus, the Center on Congress and the Institute for Advanced Study will present him with the Lee H. Hamilton Public Service Fellowship, named in honor of the former, long-term representative from Indiana.   Full Story >>

Center on Congress ventures into teaching via tablet computers with Civic Quotes application

Lee Hamilton

Civic Quotes, a new resource from the Center on Congress at Indiana University that uses notable quotations and images to teach about American government and citizenship in an engaging, interactive way, is now available as a free app for the iPad tablet computer and on the Web.   Full Story >>

Experts surveyed on Congress’ performance give institution a C-minus for 2011

Edward Carmines

A year of pitched partisan battles in Congress earned the institution a C-minus for its performance in 2011, according to political scientists asked by the Center on Congress to grade the national legislature.   Full Story >>

Indiana Civic Health Index debuts, calling attention to efforts to spur engagement, education

On Wednesday (Sept. 14) at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis, Lee Hamilton, director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University, joins with Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard to unveil the Indiana Civic Health Index, which they hope will focus energy and investment on increasing citizen engagement and strengthening civic learning in the schools.   Full Story >>

9/11 Commission

A decade after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, members of the 9/11 Commission will gather at Indiana University Bloomington for a public discussion on Sept. 15, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at IU Auditorium. Read about how IU campuses throughout the state are commemorating 9/11.   Full Story >>

9/11 Commission members to reconvene for discussion at Indiana University

A decade after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, members of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission, will gather at Indiana University for a public discussion of subsequent history and lessons learned. The event, "Ten Years Later: The 9/11 Commissioners Reflect," will take place on Sept. 15, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at IU Auditorium.   Full Story >>