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As you drive down a main strip in Terre Haute, American flags line the street as far as the eye can see. But several weeks ago dozens of other national flags took flight along side them. Around 30 flags blow in the wind as they line the front of an apartment complex.

"Saudi Arabia is there," says Michael Ellis. "We have a lot of students from Saudi Arabia living here in the building."

Terre Haute resident sends a welcoming message 

Valerie O’Loughlin (right) and Polly Husmann (left) co-authored a study about learning styles that says the categorization of learners may not be as important to student success as previously thought. (Jeanie Lindsay/IPB News)
Jeanie Lindsay

Learning style categories have been ingrained into teaching methods and study strategies for years, but an increasing body of research on the topic suggests those categories may not have as big of an impact on student outcomes as previously thought.

There are a lot of benefits that come with renewable energy — cleaner air, better water, and fewer health problems — but for some people, there are also drawbacks. A new study looks into who is affected by the switch to renewables. 

Steve Burns / WFIU/WTIU News

 

Young voters could be the deciding factor in close political races across the country this year – if only they would show up to the polls.

Historically, voter turnout among those under 30 is low. That’s especially true for primary races.

Indiana has several congressional seats and a U.S. Senate seat on the ballot May 8, but it’s unlikely a large amount of young adults will cast a vote.

Most Young Voters Don’t Plan To Participate In Primary 

IU Tuition Benefits At Risk From Federal Tax Proposal

Dec 8, 2017

Major changes to U.S. tax policy being debated in Washington have Indiana University officials concerned, because pieces of the proposed plans would negatively impact thousands of IU workers and their families.

IU To Turn GHG Emissions Into Plant Fertilizer

Nov 13, 2017

Indiana University wants to improve its sustainability – and it’s turning to a novel way of recycling to do so. The school’s main campus will turn its greenhouse gas emissions into plant fertilizer with the help of a photobioreactor.

The machine is made out of PVC pipe and will sit on top of the university’s central heating plant. There, it will capture plant emissions, which will be used to feed algae, which project co-leader Chip Glaholt says will be turned into plant fertilizer.

Bacteria's 'Sense Of Touch' Discovery Made In Indiana

Oct 30, 2017

A new discovery by Indiana University researchers reveals how bacteria sense touch. The information provides new clues into how bacteria form biofilms, which can be harmful to humans and critical infrastructure.

Indiana University biology professor Yves Brun says most bacteria don’t just float around but attach to surfaces and form colonies called biofilms.

“These biofilms have a huge impact on the environment, on human health, on industry and so on,” says Brun.

Gov. Holcomb Defers To Congress On DACA Action

Sep 6, 2017

Gov. Eric Holcomb isn’t saying if Indiana will take any action around Hoosiers with DACA status, given to undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.

About 10,000 people in Indiana have that status, out of 800,000 nationwide. But President Donald Trump said this week the program will end and that status will be revoked in six months without Congressional intervention.

 

Reagan Roush likes things spicy.

“When I make Mexican ground beef, I add an onion and a green pepper and three habanero peppers,”  Roush says, with a smile. “And yes, it is hot.”

For Roush, who is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, cooking is more than just the steps to a tasty meal. To him, it’s a sign he’s moving toward his ultimate goal: independence.

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An Indiana University study indicates hearing aids fitted by a patient are just as effective as those fitted by a professional audiologist.

Currently, hearing aids aren’t able to be purchased over-the-counter. Instead, people must have a professional evaluate their hearing loss, set the hearing aid’s sensitivity and teach proper use.

But the study shows even when patients fit and adjust the hearing aids themselves, they report hearing improvements and satisfaction similar to patients who work with an audiologist.

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