Colleges and Universities

Indiana University planning global studies school

August 17, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana University is planning a School of Global and International Studies in an effort to draw more attention to its international programs.
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UIndy's enrollment sets new record

August 15, 2012
J.K. Wall
The private college announced Wednesday that it now has more than 5,500 students, including both graduates and undergraduates. The school welcomes 1,100 new students this fall, including its second-largest freshman class of 830.
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Hoops success helps Butler avoid enrollment decline

August 15, 2012
J.K. Wall
Butler University has seen applications spike 43 percent over the last two years even though its 2009 strategic plan warned against a coming enrollment decline. The big difference? March Madness.
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Ivy Tech planning new central Indiana site

August 14, 2012
Associated Press
Indianapolis-based Ivy Tech Community College is planning to open a new classroom site in the central Indiana city of Frankfort.
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Ethics rulings say Daniels can lobby for Purdue

August 11, 2012
Associated Press
Two state ethics rulings have concluded that Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels can lobby the state Legislature for university funding and other matters once he becomes Purdue University's president next year.
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New student-loan effort adding to ITT backlashRestricted Content

August 11, 2012
Greg Andrews
For-profit school operator ITT Educational Services Inc. told investors late last month that it had worked out a tentative deal with an outside party that would provide $100 million in loans to its students.
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Brater to retire as dean of IU medical school

August 8, 2012
J.K. Wall
Dr. Craig Brater, 66, has worked at the Indianapolis-based school for 26 years, including the past 12 as dean. The school is the second largest medical school in the nation and the only one in Indiana.
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Temple University names IU's CFO as president

August 7, 2012
Associated Press
Neil Theobald, chief financial officer at Indiana University, will officially take the helm of the Philadelphia institution Jan. 1.
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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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  1. You are correct that Obamacare requires health insurance policies to include richer benefits and protects patients who get sick. That's what I was getting at when I wrote above, "That’s because Obamacare required insurers to take all customers, regardless of their health status, and also established a floor on how skimpy the benefits paid for by health plans could be." I think it's vital to know exactly how much the essential health benefits are costing over previous policies. Unless we know the cost of the law, we can't do a cost-benefit analysis. Taxes were raised in order to offset a 31% rise in health insurance premiums, an increase that paid for richer benefits. Are those richer benefits worth that much or not? That's the question we need to answer. This study at least gets us started on doing so.

  2. *5 employees per floor. Either way its ridiculous.

  3. Jim, thanks for always ready my stuff and providing thoughtful comments. I am sure that someone more familiar with research design and methods could take issue with Kowalski's study. I thought it was of considerable value, however, because so far we have been crediting Obamacare for all the gains in coverage and all price increases, neither of which is entirely fair. This is at least a rigorous attempt to sort things out. Maybe a quixotic attempt, but it's one of the first ones I've seen try to do it in a sophisticated way.

  4. In addition to rewriting history, the paper (or at least your summary of it) ignores that Obamacare policies now must provide "essential health benefits". Maybe Mr Wall has always been insured in a group plan but even group plans had holes you could drive a truck through, like the Colts defensive line last night. Individual plans were even worse. So, when you come up with a study that factors that in, let me know, otherwise the numbers are garbage.

  5. You guys are absolutely right: Cummins should build a massive 80-story high rise, and give each employee 5 floors. Or, I suppose they could always rent out the top floors if they wanted, since downtown office space is bursting at the seams (http://www.ibj.com/article?articleId=49481).

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