Colleges and Universities

ITT agrees to pay Sallie Mae $46M to settle suit

January 7, 2013
Scott Olson
Wall Street reacted unfavorably to the settlement Monday, as ITT shares fell as much as 22 percent, to $15 a share. Shares traded for more than $66 about 10 months ago.
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Pennsylvania to sue NCAA over Sandusky-related penalty

January 2, 2013
Bloomberg News
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said he will sue the Indianapolis-based National Collegiate Athletic Association, challenging a $60 million fine levied against Penn State University for its role in the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal.
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Crossroads Classic pleases fans, but long-term future uncertain

December 18, 2012
Anthony Schoettle
The two-year trial of the Crossroads Classic doubleheader basketball event has drawn capacity crowds to Indianapolis. But there are still scheduling concerns to be worked out if the fledgling event is to become a long-term college basketball tradition.
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Speculation grows about Butler leaving Atlantic 10

December 18, 2012
Associated Press
Butler University President James Danko has said little to counter reports that Butler is considering leaving the Atlantic 10 Conference for a newly formed league.
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Daniels' Purdue pay 10th among Big 10 presidents

December 16, 2012
Associated Press
Outgoing Gov. Mitch Daniels would be paid $420,000 a year in his new job as president of Purdue University under an incentive-based contract approved by the school's board of trustees' compensation committee.
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Marian University wins national football title

December 13, 2012
Associated Press
Marian University of Indianapolis captured its first national title Thursday night in only its sixth season of football.
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Retirement could change for some IU officials

December 7, 2012
Associated Press
Many high-ranking administrators at Indiana University would be allowed to work past the school's current mandated retirement age of 65 under a proposed new policy that one official said would better reflects current careers.
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Lugar starting Washington program for UIndy

December 7, 2012
Associated Press
Lugar is starting an internship program with the University of Indianapolis that will operate out of Washington, D.C. He has also agreed to deliver a handful of lectures each year as a distinguished professor at the private university.
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Purdue hires football coach Hazell from Kent State

December 5, 2012
Associated Press
Purdue University has hired Darrell Hazell as its new football coach. Hazell won this season's Mid-American Conference coach of the year award after leading Kent State to its first winning season since 2001.
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Purdue to shut down construction inspection office

December 4, 2012
Associated Press
Purdue University plans to eliminate 22 jobs by shutting down its in-house construction inspection department.
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IU researchers help address software security issues

November 26, 2012
Associated Press
Researchers from Indiana University's Pervasive Technology Institute will serve as collaborating partners on a major grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to address vulnerabilities arising during the process of software development.
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Purdue makes quick decision to fire football coach Hope

November 26, 2012
Associated Press
Purdue wants a football team that can get to the Rose Bowl, and decided Danny Hope was not the coach to take it there. Replacement names already percolating include Northern Illinois' Dave Doeren, Illinois State's Brock Spack and Ball State's Pete Lembo.
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Rutgers follows Maryland to Big Ten, leaving Big East

November 20, 2012
Bloomberg News
Rutgers University is moving to the Big Ten Conference, ending a more than two-decade affiliation with the Big East as it looks to strengthen its athletic, financial and academic standing.
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Maryland leaving ACC to join Big Ten in 2014

November 19, 2012
Associated Press
Maryland will become the southernmost member of the Big Ten member starting in July 2014. Rutgers is expected to follow suit by Tuesday, splitting from the Big East and making it an even 14 schools in the Big Ten.
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IU online program getting big overhaulRestricted Content

November 17, 2012
Scott Olson
University is opting to open more courses to the masses.
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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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