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Want to throw a chair at IU’s Assembly Hall? Try this game

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— No Indiana University basketball coach has ever recreated coach Bobby Knight’s infamous act of throwing a chair across Assembly Hall. But thanks to one Indiana University senior, lawmakers got that opportunity Tuesday at the Statehouse. Katherine Onofrey created a virtual reality (VR) program that puts players at center court in […]

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Letter: Setting goals in the fight against cancer will lead to success

To the editor:   Cancer is a complex set of diseases with many different causes. Some cancers are caused by viruses such as hepatitis and human papillomavirus (HPV). One of the most common cancers in women throughout the world is cervical cancer, in which HPV plays an essential causal role. The development of a vaccine […]

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IU joins coalition to oppose marriage amendment

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana University officials announced Monday that the school is joining a coalition to fight a proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. IU President Michael McRobbie said the proposed amendment – which bans same-sex marriage – would “codify an intolerance that is […]


IUPUI gets federal clean energy grant

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – President Barack Obama’s administration today granted Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis a $294,000 grant to help students develop cheaper, more efficient, and less harmful ways to create energy. The U.S. Department of Energy invested $2.7 million in nine universities, each with a separate project to create or improve […]

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Shepard takes post at IU Public Policy Institute

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Former Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall Shepard has been named the first executive in residence at the Indiana University Public Policy Institute. His main duties will include interpreting nonpartisan research and data that will help legislators and other community leaders make important decisions regarding Indiana. Shepard’s two […]

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IU’s earthquake simlutor offers glimpse at major tremor

By Lauren Casey The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Geological Survey is partnering with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security to provide a “ground shaking” experience not like any other on this side of the country. A new earthquake simulator nicknamed the “Quake Cottage” has the capabilities of producing a quake-like motion that mimics a tremor […]