Colleges and Universities

Butler eyes move to Atlantic 10, ESPN says

March 12, 2012
A spokesman for the university said it has not entered into "formal talks" with anyone about switching conferences. Butler has been an inaugural member of the Horizon League since its founding as the Midwestern City Conference in 1979.
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IUPUI faculty vote to keep public affairs school

March 9, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
The School of Public and Environmental Affairs won’t be eliminated from IUPUI any time soon. Faculty members at SPEA have turned down a proposal to merge with the Center on Philanthropy.
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Ball State begins final phase of ambitious geothermal projectRestricted Content

February 25, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Eventually, the system will heat and cool 5.5 million square feet of buildings and save $2 million a year in operating costs.
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Martin University names new president

February 20, 2012
George E. Miller III, a former astrophysicist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, is the Indianapolis school's third president.
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Ivy Tech absorbs avalanche of new studentsRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
J.K. Wall
For the past four years, Ivy Tech Community College has soaked up 60,000 extra students displaced by the recession even though the funding for new staff and facilities has not kept pace. But now Ivy Tech President Tom Snyder says the sponge is waterlogged.
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For-profit colleges lose incentive to target vets under bills

February 16, 2012
Bloomberg News
For-profit college operators such as Carmel-based ITT Educational Services Inc.would lose a financial incentive to enroll soldiers and veterans under U.S. Senate and House bills aimed at curbing what sponsors call aggressive marketing of subpar programs.
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GLADDEN: Build the Indianapolis brand with the very best service

February 11, 2012
James Gladden / Special to IBJ
The innovation that led to the execution of Super Bowl XLVI was truly remarkable. On so many dimensions (crowd sizes in Super Bowl Village, scarves, the Legacy project, volunteers, murals and Super Service to name a few), Indianapolis demonstrated that it is a first-class city. It demonstrated once again, and on a level never before seen, that Indianapolis is a best practice for those studying hallmark event execution.
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Telecommunications companies push bill to defend turf from state networkRestricted Content

February 11, 2012
The new law would prevent the I-Light data network from straying beyond its stated mission of serving the state’s colleges and universities.
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UIndy capitalizing on Super Bowl attention

February 3, 2012
Scott Olson
The New York Giants are practicing at the private university on the south side of the city, giving it the type of attention that money can't buy.
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Senate backs ban on college retirement age

January 30, 2012
Associated Press
The Indiana Senate has approved a bill to prohibit state universities from setting mandatory retirement ages for school administrators.
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Purdue's tech transfer office ranks No. 6 nationallyRestricted Content

January 28, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Purdue tied with Johns Hopkins and ahead of Cal Tech, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Michigan.
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IU study concludes that donating merchandise is good businessRestricted Content

January 28, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Researchers say the study was the first to examine return-on-investment from donating merchandize vs. liquidating or destroying it.
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Franklin College makes upgrading its science labs a priorityRestricted Content

January 28, 2012
 IBJ Staff
The small, private college put a new residence hall on the backburner to emphasize student-driven research.
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ITT Educational's profit plunges, but tops analyst expectations

January 26, 2012
J.K. Wall
The Carmel-based operator of for-profit colleges earned $76 million in the quarter compared with $97.5 million in the same quarter of 2010. Revenue fell 10 percent.
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Professor sues IU medical school for gender discrimination

January 24, 2012
J.K. Wall
A physiology professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine filed a scathing gender-discrimination lawsuit this month, accusing the school of paying her significantly less than male counterparts with less experience.
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For-profit colleges face curbs on aid in new veterans bill

January 23, 2012
For-profit colleges like Carmel-based ITT Educational Services would be forced to rely less on federal money under a bill aimed at curbing the marketing of degrees to soldiers and veterans.
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Lilly Endowment gives $6.6m to public policy institute

January 19, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
Lilly Endowment is giving $6.6 million to support a new fundraising campaign by Indiana University's Public Policy Institute.
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Franklin College receives $4.2 million donation

January 19, 2012
The contribution from a late school trustee will be used to support an endowment for student scholarships and church relations, in addition to the college's capital campaign.
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NCAA delays decision on stipend for scholarship athletes

January 15, 2012
Bloomberg News
The National Collegiate Athletic Association will wait to decide on whether scholarship athletes at college sports’ top division will be eligible for as much as $2,000 a year to pay for food, transportation and other incidental expenses.
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Software executive teaching intercontinental collaborationRestricted Content

January 14, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Weary of having to teach new hires how to work on teams with people halfway around the globe, ocal software development firm CEO Chris Riester has begun teaching a college class that gives students international experience at home.
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Anderson University passes $110M campaign goal

January 12, 2012
The campaign launched in 2006 by the private Christian university raised $113 million. Funds will help support academic programs and scholarships, in addition to operational needs.
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Purdue to move to year-round academic system

January 11, 2012
Associated Press
The move announced Wednesday by Purdue President France Cordova will break the academic year into three 13-week trimesters with a larger lineup of summer courses.
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IU getting $33M from Lilly Endowment for biz school

January 11, 2012
Scott Olson
The donation will enable Indiana University to renovate and expand its Kelley School of Business building in Bloomington, which was built in 1966 and is too small to meet current demands, IU said.
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IU, Lilly Endowment plan 'major' announcement

January 10, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Top officials from Indiana University and its Kelley School of Business are set to make a “major” announcement Wednesday afternoon likely involving a gift from the Lilly Endowment.
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Bill would make eminent domain tougher for state colleges

January 10, 2012
Associated Press
An Indiana lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would make it more expensive for state-supported universities to acquire land by eminent domain.
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