The Horizon

Professors participate in 2016 election panel

Ron Allman, professor of journalism, speaks to the crowd about the media and if they need to change the way they cover politics.

Connor Edrington, Staff Reporter

April 29, 2016

The third floor of the IUS Library was recently home to a discussion about politics and whether or not Americans have created politicians’ characteristics. On Wednesday, April 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., students gathered in the library to listen to a panel of IUS professors speak about how the country...

Examining voter turnout patterns

Indiana eligible voter turnout in 2014. 
Graphic by Daniel Vance. Modified by Kristin Kennedy.

Kristin Kennedy, Social Media Coordinator

November 2, 2015

During this year’s election, many citizens will stand in line to vote candidates into office. According to statistics, though, the lines may be short. Over the last couple of years, the statistics show fewer citizens 18 and older have been voting in recent general elections. Just over a third...

Cold war thaw: As Cuba and the US restart diplomatic relations, a former visitor to the island weighs in on the change

Cold war thaw: As Cuba and the US restart diplomatic relations, a former visitor to the island weighs in on the change

Ethan Smith, Features Editor

January 15, 2015

During the Cuban missile crisis Cliff Staten, professor of political science and international studies at IU Southeast, was in the 2nd grade. He remembers practicing safety drills at his school, where students would place a pillow over their head and crawl under their desks to protect themselves fro...

Know the issues: 2014 midterm elections

Know the issues: 2014 midterm elections

Paige Thompson and Jims Porter

November 3, 2014

By the time Election Day comes and goes, many Americans have had enough politics to last them until the next campaign season. Though some decisions are made directly at the polls by the voters, most changes in the political process come after the ballots have been counted. Recent years have shown a rise i...

IUS promotes political activism

IUS Horizon

September 23, 2012

Students discovered how to become more involved and better informed in politics during “Constitution Day: Powering the Individual Citizen,” hosted by the IUS Civil Liberties Union. The event featured a panel of IUS political science professors and a representative from the American CLU of India...