Colleges and Universities

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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Legislation seeks more aid for college athletes

January 9, 2012
Associated Press
The legislation would require large athletic programs to cover all sports-related medical expenses incurred by athletes. In addition, the legislation would require colleges to continue providing financial aid to students whose athletic scholarships are revoked despite being in in good standing.
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Ball State offers higher-ed aid to Iraq, AfghanistanRestricted Content

January 7, 2012
Scott Olson
New program is making progress in volatile countries.
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Pulliam trust plans to boost giving for environment

December 15, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
Starting with a $1 million grant to Marian University's EcoLab, the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust plans to start giving a greater share of its money to environmental groups.
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Ball State poll: Half of Hoosiers undecided on right-to-work

December 15, 2011
J.K. Wall
Twenty-seven percent of Hoosiers support a law allowing employees to join unionized workplaces without being forced to pay union dues. But 24 percent oppose it and 48 percent are still undecided, according to a new survey.
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Lilly Endowment gives $4.9M for teaching fellowships

December 14, 2011
J.K. Wall
Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. is giving another big gift to help fund the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, which prepares career changers and college graduates to teach math, science, engineering and technology in rural and urban schools.
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Ball State rejection threatens two Indy charter schools

December 7, 2011
J.K. Wall
Fall Creek and Fountain Square academies could be forced to close in May after Ball State University declined their applications this week.
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Indiana University buys up triple-X domain names

December 5, 2011
Associated Press
Indiana University is acquiring 11 Internet domains names using a new suffix meant for pornography sites. Numerous colleges across the nation are taking similar measures.
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IU law school in Indianapolis gets $24M from McKinney

December 1, 2011
Scott Olson
The Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis will be renamed Robert H. McKinney School of Law in honor of the retired banker and attorney.
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IU law school in Indianapolis to make ‘major’ announcement

November 30, 2011
The local legal community is speculating that the announcement involves a large donation and a renaming of the school.
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Ball State announces moves to stem tuition costs

November 29, 2011
Associated Press
Ball State University said Tuesday it will offer $500 scholarships to students on track to graduate within four years and take other steps that could save some students as much as $10,000 over the course of their college careers.
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IU Health is national player in multi-organ transplantsRestricted Content

November 26, 2011
Scott Olson
Unusual surgeries bring certain amount of prestige, but not a lot of profit.
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IU unveils $15M donor for biz-school expansion

November 18, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
Bigger and better surroundings for undergrads at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business will be named Hodge Hall, in honor of an alumnus James Hodge, who is giving $15 million for the project.
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Building services staffer endows IUPUI scholarshipRestricted Content

November 5, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Employee's entire estate will go toward university's goal of raising $1.3 billion.
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LEADING QUESTIONS: Marian prez rocks get-it-done mantra

November 2, 2011
Mason King
LQ_Elsener_WatchVideoWhat outrageous promise did Marian University's president make (and then keep) to the school's first football recruits? How does he snare those big donations? How has his urgent mindset paid off? Dan Elsener has answers.
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NCAA approves major scholarship changes at meeting

October 27, 2011
Associated Press
The NCAA Division I Board of Directors OK'd reforms that give conferences the option of adding more money to scholarships, schools the opportunity to award scholarships for multiple years, impose tougher academic standards on recruits, and change basketball recruiting.
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College athletes push for NCAA reforms, money

October 24, 2011
Associated Press
More than 300 major college football and men's basketball players are telling the NCAA and college presidents they want a cut of ever-increasing TV sports revenue to fatten scholarships and cover all the costs of getting a degree.
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IU to offer tuition discount for summer classes

October 24, 2011
Associated Press
Indiana University will cut tuition for undergraduates enrolled in summer classes to make college more affordable and decrease the amount of time needed to earn a degree, President Michael McRobbie said Monday.
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Butler tries to build sports revenue without alienating fansRestricted Content

October 22, 2011
Anthony Schoettle
Capitalizing on the newfound national reputation of Butler's men's basketball means the relatively small program must raise its revenue game—without pricing the Bulldog faithful out of the arena.
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ITT Educational’s enrollment, profit fall again

October 20, 2011
The Carmel-based operator of for-profit colleges posted a 27.8-percent drop in earnings while new-student enrollment fell 14.1 percent.
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Marian University locks up president with 10-year contract

October 17, 2011
Scott Olson
Dan Elsener has been instrumental in raising millions of dollars for the Catholic institution on the city's west side, which will launch its medical school in the fall of 2013.
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Public universities expect state support to keep droppingRestricted Content

October 15, 2011
J.K. Wall
Indiana University President Michael McRobbie last month predicted that IU eventually will get less than 10 percent of its revenue from the state. If public schools get nine out of 10 dollars from somewhere other than public coffers, will they still be public?
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New Christian Theological Seminary president embracing the artsRestricted Content

October 15, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
New Christian Theological Seminary President Matthew Myer Boulton wants to create a more vibrant atmosphere at CTS, by attracting younger students who can live on campus full time and by drawing the general public for lectures, concerts and religious events on a regular basis.
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Olympia Media Partners' newspapers reaching more college campusesRestricted Content

October 8, 2011
Anthony Schoettle
IU grads add employees, revenue as they prepare to expand their company's footprint to 45 schools.
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Groundbreaking study values college football programsRestricted Content

October 8, 2011
Anthony Schoettle
IU prof's 242-page dissertation puts a price tag on teams as if they were for sale on the open market, and it’s filled with nuggets sure to grab the attention of academics, sports business experts and fans alike.
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