Colleges and Universities

USA Funds CEO announces retirement

August 7, 2012
Carl C. Dalstrom says he will leave the student-loan guarantor on June 30, 2013. He has led the locally based not-for-profit since July 2000.
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Persian Gulf country wants Purdue aviation program

August 6, 2012
Associated Press
Purdue University is considering offering its aviation management classes through a school in Qatar that has partnered with several other U.S. universities.
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Daniels still waiting on lobbying decision

August 4, 2012
Associated Press
Questions remain whether Indiana's governor will be covered by the state's "revolving door" law when he becomes president of Purdue University. State ethics rules require a one year cool-down period for public officials after leaving office, preventing them from working as lobbyists.
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IU's CFO poised to take top job at Temple University

August 3, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana University senior vice president Neil Theobald is the sole finalist to be the next president of Temple University in Philadelphia. Theobald is chief financial officer at IU, overseeing a budget of about $3.1 billion.
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NCAA committee endorses new penalty structure

August 2, 2012
Associated Press
Nearly a year after promising to impose harsher sanctions on the most egregious rule-breakers, NCAA leaders endorsed a proposal Thursday that would make schools subject to the same crippling penalties just handed to Penn State.
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Democratic report blasts for-profit colleges; ITT stock sinks

July 30, 2012
Bloomberg News, Associated Press
For-profit colleges put revenues above education, and charge students high tuition and loan rates that could leave them in debt for years, a Senate Democratic report said Monday. Stock in for-profit colleges tumbled after the report.
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Ivy Tech revs up for new automotive program

July 29, 2012
Associated Press
An Indiana college is revving up an intense new automotive program designed to increase graduation rates and help students earn technical certificates in less time.
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Firm gives college kids the opportunity to run a painting businessRestricted Content

July 28, 2012
Ellen Kobe
Student Development Co. helps college students run Textbook Painting businesses, to learn the ins and outs of entrepreneurship. Thirty students in seven states are participating this summer, including 10 student entrepreneurs in Indiana.
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ITT stock sinks after profit plunges 42 percent

July 26, 2012
J.K. Wall
ITT Educational Services Inc.'s stock took a licking Thursday after its quarterly earnings report badly missed expectations of Wall Street analysts.
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Penn State sanctions 'watershed moment' for NCAA

July 23, 2012
Cory Schouten
The National Collegiate Athletic Association's swift and severe punishment of Penn State University over a sexual abuse scandal is a bold departure from its normal operating procedure.
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NCAA hammers Penn State with major sanctions

July 23, 2012
Bloomberg News, Associated Press
The NCAA on Monday morning slammed Penn State with an unprecedented series of penalties, including a $60 million fine and the loss of all coach Joe Paterno's victories from 1998-2011, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
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Ball State OKs $4.6M planetarium, largest in state

July 23, 2012
Associated Press
Ball State University's trustees have approved plans for a $4.6 million planetarium that school officials say will become the largest in Indiana.
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Purdue board approves pick of interim president

July 20, 2012
Associated Press
Purdue University's trustees have approved an acting president to lead the school until Gov. Mitch Daniels becomes its president in January.
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Purdue planning $89M classroom, library project

July 20, 2012
Associated Press
Purdue University officials are working on plans for an $89 million project to build a new classroom and library building that would take the place of an old power plant on the West Lafayette campus.
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Former ATA campus set to find new use as classroom

July 16, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Ivy Tech Community College will begin offering accounting, business, criminal justice and information technology classes at the former airline campus on the northern edge of Indianapolis International Airport.
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UIndy receives $2M gift to help archive city’s history

July 16, 2012
Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded the University of Indianapolis a $2 million grant to help it begin cataloging four decades of city history as part of the university’s planned Institute for Civic Leadership & Mayoral Archives.
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Purdue sees 2nd-best year for donations

July 11, 2012
Associated Press
Purdue University says donations to the school rose by 32 percent during the past year for its second-best fundraising year on record.
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Daniels to receive large raise as Purdue president

June 27, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels will receive a big pay raise when he leaves office in January and takes over as president of Purdue University, possibly earning more than five times as much salary.
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Daniels expected to find new cash for Purdue as presidentRestricted Content

June 23, 2012
J.K. Wall
Colleagues of Gov. Mitch Daniels say Hoosiers should expect him to bring a familiar approach to his upcoming role at Purdue University: Do more with less, reward performance, find creative ways to tap new pools of money, and use warm folksy charm.
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Daniels unsure of lobbying role as Purdue president

June 22, 2012
Associated Press
The governor said Friday he was checking whether he could press members of the General Assembly on the university's behalf after he becomes Purdue's president in January, because of state ethics rules that require a one-year "cool down" for public officials after leaving office.
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School of Philanthropy nears reality at IUPUI

June 22, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
A long-discussed School of Philanthropy at IUPUI is one step away from becoming a reality. The Indiana University Board of Trustees was expected to vote Friday on whether to create the school, which would be the first of its kind.
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IU to roll out student financial literacy program

June 22, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana University says its plans to offer a financial literacy program to give students the tools to complete college without excessive debt.
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New Purdue president Daniels to live on campus

June 21, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels says he'll live in the president's house once he takes over at Purdue University but will go back and forth to his Carmel home.
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Purdue officially makes Daniels its next president

June 21, 2012
Associated Press
As expected, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels will become the next president of Purdue University when he leaves office in January. Purdue officials introduced Daniels as the school's new leader Thursday following a vote by the board of trustees.
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All eyes on Daniels ahead of Purdue trustees' vote

June 19, 2012
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
A board of trustees dominated by Daniels' own appointees will select him as the university's 12th president Thursday, sources told IBJ and other news outlets. The appointment will add a dramatic new chapter to his diverse career.
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