Colleges and Universities

Wabash College president ready to step down

May 24, 2012
Associated Press
Patrick White, president of the private, all-male liberal arts college in Crawfordsville for the past six years, says he'll leave his post a year from now.
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Indiana prison education cuts cost Ball State jobs

May 21, 2012
Associated Press
A new law denying state grants for college education to prison inmates has cost the jobs of more than 70 Ball State University employees.
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Big Ten Network cuts academics, citing low ratings

May 17, 2012
Associated Press
The Big Ten cable network has been an unchallenged success promoting conference sports to a national audience and making money for its members.
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Judge says lawsuit can proceed against for-profit educator

May 15, 2012
Associated Press
A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit can proceed against a large for-profit education company accused of using improper sales tactics to lure unqualified students and the billions of dollars in financial aid they bring. The company has two colleges in Indianapolis.
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Digital textbook firm Courseload raises millionsRestricted Content

May 12, 2012
J.K. Wall
The Indianapolis-based digital textbook company Courseload completed a new round of fundraising in April that its CEO says gives the company the cash it needs to keep landing new university customers in what has become a fast-growing but hyper-competitive field.
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Purdue looks to new clinic to cut health costs

May 11, 2012
Associated Press
Purdue University's trustees approved plans Friday for a new campus medical clinic that administrators expect eventually will cut the school's health care costs for employees and their families.
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Purdue seeks new revenue with online-education initiative

May 11, 2012
J.K. Wall
Purdue HUB-U, which will be funded with $2 million over its first four years, is similar to an initiative announced May 2 by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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For-profit university eyes College Park office space

May 11, 2012
J.K. Wall
South Dakota-based National American University wants to turn 35,000 square feet on the second floor of a building in the College Park office complex into its latest campus.
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Ball State approves pay raises for professors

May 7, 2012
Associated Press
Ball State University trustees have approved a 3.5-percent increase in salary funding for faculty and professional staff.
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Butler University arts dean aims to link campus, cityRestricted Content

May 5, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
Ronald Caltabiano says the Butler arts festival would feature talent from the university, affiliated organizations like Dance Kaleidoscope and Indianapolis Opera, and “extraordinary” guest artists.
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NCAA making itself a target for criticismRestricted Content

May 5, 2012
Anthony Schoettle
The NCAA—the association governing a large swath of college athletics in the United States—has, over the last year, been called hypocritical, authoritarian and flat-out deceptive. Accusations of cronyism and favoritism have come from all corners.
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IU losing journalism dean to Northwestern

May 3, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Brad Hamm is stepping down as dean of the Indiana University School of Journalism to take the same position at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
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Butler leaving Horizon League for Atlantic 10

May 2, 2012
Scott Olson
Butler University formally announced its departure from the Horizon League Wednesday. It will begin playing in the Atlantic 10 in the 2013-14 season.
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IUPUI to close University Place hotel and event center

April 27, 2012
Chris O'Malley
In a stunning move, IUPUI has decided to close the University Place Conference Center and Hotel on West Michigan Street and will use the space for student housing, dining and classrooms.
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Purdue gets $10 million gift for leadership center

April 27, 2012
Associated Press
Purdue University will use a $10 million anonymous gift to help build a facility dedicated to encouraging student excellence and leadership.
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Purdue ends $100M deal with research foundation

April 27, 2012
Associated Press
Purdue University has ended its dealings with a foundation that pledged a $100 million donation five years ago to help the school find commercial uses for its research.
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Profit plummets at ITT Educational, but tops analyst expectations

April 26, 2012
J.K. Wall
First-quarter profit and revenue plunged at Carmel-based ITT Educational Services Inc. as enrollment of new students declined for the seventh straight quarter.
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Ball State planning 100-room campus hotel

April 25, 2012
Associated Press
Ball State University plans to build a $25 million hotel in a building that will also have student-housing space, conference rooms and two restaurants.
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Indiana's Manchester College changing its name

April 24, 2012
Associated Press
Manchester College in northern Indiana is changing its name to Manchester University this summer. The school is expected to open its new School of Pharmacy in Fort Wayne in August.
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Rose-Hulman names interim president

April 23, 2012
Associated Press
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's trustees have named Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Robert Coons the school's interim president following the death of late President Matt Branam.
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Judge slaps down attorneys behind ITT fraud lawsuitRestricted Content

April 21, 2012
Greg Andrews
Judge Tanya Walton Pratt late last month granted ITT’s motion for attorney’s fees and sanctions against Mississippi attorney Timothy Matusheski, as well as two law firms that worked with him on the case—Motley Rice LLC in Los Angeles and Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP in Indianapolis.
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Rose-Hulman president dies suddenly

April 20, 2012
Matt Branam, 58, died Friday morning after being transported from his office to a hospital. The 1979 graduate of the school returned in 2009 to serve as president.
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Ball State leader: Raising faculty pay a hard sell

April 20, 2012
Associated Press
Ball State University's president is blaming "incredibly unsympathetic" state legislators for the school's low ranking on faculty salaries.
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Indiana Tech law school plan receives go-ahead

April 20, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana Tech officials expect the law school to have 100 students when it opens in the fall of 2013 and grow to about 360 students when it's in full operation. It will be the fifth one in the state.
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Purdue set to start building life sciences park

April 19, 2012
Associated Press
The $38 million Lyles-Porter Hall will house numerous health programs. Purdue also is planning a $25 million Drug Discovery Building that will bring together pharmaceutical researchers from throughout the school.
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