Colleges and Universities

Indiana universities slow to embrace competency-based learningRestricted Content

November 17, 2012
J.K. Wall
Western Governors University allows students to complete courses as fast as they want and take as many courses as they want a semester, all for the same per-semester fee. But universities in Indiana believe the style isn't for everyone.
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Bureaucratic growth draws ire at Purdue, other universities

November 14, 2012
Bloomberg News
Administrative costs on college campuses are soaring, crowding out instruction at a time of skyrocketing tuition and $1 trillion in outstanding student loans. At Purdue, bureaucratic growth is pitting professors against administrators.
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U.S. colleges look to foreign students to help bottom line

November 12, 2012
Associated Press
New figures show international enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities grew nearly 6 percent last year, driven by a 23-percent increase from China. Growth is even higher at Midwest schools like Indiana University and Purdue.
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Butler University raises $12 million in campaign to refurbish historic Hinkle Fieldhouse

November 9, 2012
Scott Olson
Built in 1928, the aging facility is about to undergo its most extensive renovation since the building began hosting basketball games shortly before the Great Depression.
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Billionaire Cuban to visit Indiana alma mater

November 8, 2012
Associated Press
Dallas Mavericks owner and billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban will be visiting his alma mater Indiana University for a public talk next week.
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Ball State considering building sorority village

November 5, 2012
Associated Press
Ball State University is weighing plans for a sorority village that would house the growing number of women who want to be part of the school's Greek community.
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NCAA approves tougher sanctions for rule-breakers

October 30, 2012
Associated Press
The NCAA passed a package of sweeping changes Tuesday intended to crack down hard on rule-breaking schools and coaches.
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Profit tumbles 36 percent at ITT as enrollment craters

October 25, 2012
J.K. Wall
ITT Educational Services Inc. will not close any of its campuses in response to plummeting student enrollment, but it likely will spend more of its own money to give scholarships to students, company officials said Thursday.
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Local campus escapes University of Phoenix closure list

October 22, 2012
 IBJ Staff
The University of Phoenix will maintain its campus in Indianapolis, a company spokesman confirmed, even as the operator of for-profit colleges closes more than half its campuses nationwide.
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UPS Foundation providing $50,000 for technology programRestricted Content

October 20, 2012
 IBJ Staff
The Hire Technology manufacturing-logistics curriculum was developed by Conexus in partnership with Ivy Tech Community College.
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University endowments are digging out of deep holeRestricted Content

October 20, 2012
Dan Human
Indiana college endowments have surged back since the recession, but three-quarters closed the 2011 fiscal year below where they were when the market crashed.
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Ethics ruling keeps Daniels clear for Purdue job

October 18, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana's top ethics official says Gov. Mitch Daniels won't face any restrictions on his new job as Purdue University's president.
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University of Phoenix closing half its campuses

October 18, 2012
 IBJ Staff and Bloomberg News
School officials did not say whether the University of Phoenix campus in Indianapolis off Interstate 465 near the Castleton Square Mall would be among those closed.
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Teach for America to help Marian University recruit principalsRestricted Content

October 13, 2012
J.K. Wall
Both Marian and Teach for America say not enough people are prepared to lead schools in Indianapolis and around the state in areas of low income, high crime and broken homes.
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Notre Dame revival brings revenue bonanza to football foes

October 12, 2012
Bloomberg News
Notre Dame’s football squad is undefeated after five games for the first time in a decade. That’s good news for their opponents: The team is even more of a draw on the road for fans and sponsors.
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Daniels to promote online college WGU until taking over Purdue

October 7, 2012
Associated Press
Gov. Mitch Daniels is still promoting the online college known as Western Governors University just months before he becomes Purdue University's new president.
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Keystone Group picked for Butler mixed-use projectRestricted Content

October 6, 2012
The university chose Keystone over Kite Realty Group and Lauth Property Group to build housing, retail and parking worth up to $45 million.
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DePauw gets $25M for dining hall, scholarships

October 4, 2012
Associated Press
A Colorado couple who both graduated from DePauw University have donated $25 million to the private liberal arts college to build a new dining hall and to endow need-based scholarships.
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HARVEY: Dearth of faculty leading to nurse shortageRestricted Content

September 29, 2012
Margaret Harvey / Special to IBJ
The looming shortage of nurses and the faculty to educate nurses threatens Americans’ access to quality health care. As our population ages and health care becomes more extensive and complex, an increasing demand for highly educated nurses persists. This need directly influences the necessity for nursing faculty.
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Daniels tackles skeptics, prepares for Purdue job

September 22, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is meeting skeptics head-on as he educates himself about the challenges he'll face as the next president of Purdue University.
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Big-time college sports leadership still a man's world

September 18, 2012
Bloomberg News
Forty years after the U.S. government's Title IX law required equal athletic opportunities for men and women, just four women are in charge at the 120 sports departments in NCAA football's top tier.
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Higher ed commission OKs IU philanthropy school

September 14, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
The university believes its School of Philanthropy will be the first in the world. The school will offer bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.
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Rose-Hulman takes pride in top college ranking

September 13, 2012
Associated Press
For the 14th year in a row, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has been ranked the nation's top undergraduate engineering college. The ranking is a source of pride for the students and a marketing tool for the university.
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Daniels aide calls Dem ethics complaint 'nonsense'

September 12, 2012
Associated Press
A Democratic legislator is seeking an ethics investigation into Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' new job as president of Purdue University.
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Notre Dame bolting Big East for Atlantic Coast Conference

September 12, 2012
Associated Press
The University of Notre Dame is leaving the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference in all sports but football.
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  1. If what you stated is true, then this article is entirely inaccurate. "State sells bonds" is same as "State borrows money". Supposedly the company will "pay for them". But since we are paying the company, we are still paying for this road with borrowed money, even though the state has $2 billion in the bank.

  2. Andrew hit the nail on the head. AMTRAK provides terrible service and that is why the state has found a contractor to improve the service. More trips, on-time performance, better times, cleanliness and adequate or better restrooms. WI-FI and food service will also be provided. Transit from outlying areas will also be provided. I wouldn't take it the way it is but with the above services and marketing of the service,ridership will improve and more folks will explore Indy and may even want to move here.

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  4. Fox has comments from several people that seem to have some inside information. I would refer to their website. Changed my whole opionion of this story.

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