Colleges and Universities

Indiana Senate budget panel looks at college funding

March 14, 2013
Associated Press
The Senate Appropriations Committee is examining the state of higher education funding as it continues Indiana's budget deliberations.
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Bill would add rules for Indiana financial aid

March 11, 2013
Associated Press
A bill making its way through Indiana's General Assembly would change the laws governing need-based state financial aid to add more requirements for students.
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Botched Miami probe latest controversy to tarnish NCAARestricted Content

March 9, 2013
Anthony Schoettle
The mountain of ill will piling up against the NCAA and its CEO, Mark Emmert, threatens to derail some of Emmert’s bold initiatives and could topple Emmert himself.
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Engineering executive named Rose-Hulman leader

March 4, 2013
Associated Press
An engineering executive with experience in the classroom has been named president of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. The school's Board of Trustees appointed James C. Conwell its 15th president Monday.
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IU journalism school fights for independence

March 2, 2013
Associated Press
Indiana University's century-old School of Journalism is fighting for its independence after the university's provost proposed merging the school with other communications departments.
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Purdue to put nix on tuition hikes for 2 years

March 1, 2013
Associated Press
The freeze means the cost of basic in-state tuition at Purdue University will remain about $10,000 until the end of the 2014-15 school year.
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Reports: Butler to join new Big East as early as next season

February 28, 2013
 IBJ Staff
Although it has not yet withdrawn from the Atlantic 10, Butler University will join the so-called "Catholic 7" in the new conference, according to reports in national media outlets. The school declined to comment on Friday.
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NCAA sues Pennsylvania over $60M Sandusky abuse fine

February 21, 2013
Bloomberg News
The governing body for college sports says that the state is violating the U.S. Constitution by passing a law that confiscates the $60 million sanction imposed against Penn State in the Jerry Sandusky child-abuse case.
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Purdue hopes huge donation first of many under Daniels

February 19, 2013
Dan Human
Purdue University has high hopes that former Gov. Mitch Daniels’ new role as president and donation pitchman eventually will help double charitable contributions to the school.
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Purdue: Student inventors own intellectual rights

February 8, 2013
Associated Press
Purdue University is opening up intellectual property rights to student-inventors who make technological breakthroughs using university resources.
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Purdue lands $14.5M to expand nanotechnology portal

February 5, 2013
J.K. Wall
Purdue University announced Tuesday that some of its researchers won a five-year, $14.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to expand the school’s online gateway for instruction, research and simulations in nanotechnology.
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DePauw University gets $31M in donations

February 4, 2013
Associated Press
The founder of Lincoln Capital Management and his wife have donated $20 million to DePauw University to provide financial aid to students, part of $31 million in donations announced by the school in central Indiana.
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Ivy Tech to go after student debtors' tax refunds

February 3, 2013
Associated Press
Students who owe Ivy Tech Community College money will have their tax refunds diverted to cover the debt under a new policy the statewide college system is implementing.
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Marian med school oversubscribed

January 28, 2013
J.K. Wall
Marian University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine—only the second medical school in Indiana—will enroll 162 students this fall, about 8 percent more than it planned.
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Wabash College names Hess its 16th president

January 26, 2013
Associated Press
An economist from a California college will take over in July as president of Wabash College in western Indiana.
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Daniels says he won't lobby for Purdue this session

January 25, 2013
Associated Press
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels says he won't be lobbying state lawmakers on Purdue's behalf this session because it's too soon after his departure from the governor's office.
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Lugar to join IU faculty, donate papers to school

January 24, 2013
Associated Press
Former Sen. Richard Lugar will join former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton as a professor in Indiana University's new School of Global and International Studies.
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ITT suffers tough quarter on enrollment drop, loan losses

January 24, 2013
J.K. Wall
ITT Educational Services Inc. shares swooned Thursday morning after the private educator reported sinking revenue and a $9.5 million loss in the fourth quarter. But the stock rebounded strongly later Thursday.
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Ball State pulls sponsorship of 7 charter schools

January 22, 2013
Associated Press
Ball State University has pulled its sponsorship of seven Indiana charter schools plagued by long-running academic woes, including one in Indianapolis.
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Daniels starts at Purdue with fact-finding tour

January 21, 2013
Associated Press
Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has started his tenure as president of Purdue University with a fact-finding tour that students said impressed them with his willingness to engage them on changes he's considering for the university.
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Pence wants $1.5M a year for life sciences institute

January 21, 2013
J.K. Wall
The Indiana Applied Research Enterprise already has received support from John Lechleiter, CEO of Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co., as a place for collaboration between academic and industrial scientists.
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New tool could drive down employers' health care costsRestricted Content

January 19, 2013
J.K. Wall
Ten of Indiana’s largest employers—including the state of Indiana; Cummins Inc.; CNO Financial Group Inc.; Indiana, Purdue and Butler universities; and Indiana University Health—think they have hit upon a solution.
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NCAA says Penn State fine money in special account

January 17, 2013
Associated Press
The NCAA said Thursday it has no immediate plans to spend the $12 million already paid to it as part of the sanctions against Penn State University over its handling of child sex abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
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Daniels faces host of issues on Purdue campus

January 14, 2013
Associated Press
Mitch Daniels stepped into his new role as Purdue University president Monday as soon as Mike Pence was sworn in to succeed him as Indiana's governor.
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Indiana liberal arts colleges strategize to survive perfect stormRestricted Content

January 12, 2013
J.K. Wall
Colleges are experimenting with business models at a time when the ability of students and their families to pay are dropping dramatically, and endowments and scholarship funds remain depressed.
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