Colleges and Universities

NCAA football restructuring seen inevitable by ADs

September 11, 2013
Bloomberg News
The richest college football programs almost certainly will be allowed to spend more money on athletes once the NCAA rewrites rules in the coming months, according to a panel of sports administrators and marketers.
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Purdue uncorks web series on Indiana wine industry

September 11, 2013
Associated Press
Series organizer Natalie van Hoose says "Indiana's wine industry may be small, but it's really quite remarkable."
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Indiana University shifting 50 jobs to temp agency

September 10, 2013
Associated Press
The move is partly being made to avoid having to add those workers to the IU health insurance plan as required by the federal health care overhaul.
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Rose-Hulman starts new year of homework hotline

September 9, 2013
Associated Press
A free tutoring service that has helped thousands of middle and high school students for the past 22 years is coming off a record-setting year.
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Indiana State gives permission for company to drill

September 8, 2013
Associated Press
The university in Terre Haute has given permission for Pioneer Oil of Lawrenceville, Ill., to drill on university-owned land.
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Indiana University sets statewide enrollment mark

September 6, 2013
Associated Press
IU reports record number of students at its regional campuses in Richmond, Kokomo and Gary. The largest campuses are Bloomington with 42,327 students and IUPUI in Indianapolis with 30,488 students.
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Football powers seek leeway with NCAA to flex muscle

September 3, 2013
Bloomberg News
College sports’ governing body probably will consider new rules in the coming months that allow the most powerful football programs to spend more on their athletes, while giving poorer programs the option to adopt them.
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Butler’s $4M parking project coming to close

August 27, 2013
Scott Olson
The private university is slated to finish improvements soon to 90 acres of land it owns west of the Central Canal that should help alleviate parking problems and give the public better access to the waterway.
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Kelley School expands executive degree programs

August 26, 2013
Bloomberg News
Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business is expanding its certificate programs for executives, combining noncredit webinars, for-credit certificates, and graduate degrees into a single educational program, mostly for corporate clients.
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Martin University president making quick exit

August 16, 2013
 IBJ Staff
The school announced that George Miller has accepted another opportunity after just 18 months on the job.
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Indiana University basketball sets attendance record

August 14, 2013
Associated Press
School officials announced Wednesday that the Hoosiers average attendance for 19 home games was 17,412 — breaking the previous mark of 17,148, set in 2001-02.
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IUPUI to show off elaborate game at Gen Con

August 13, 2013
Associated Press
The entire Indiana Convention Center will be the stage for the game, which uses video mapping and projectors that will create a large crystalline display showing the game results. The four-day Gen Con event begins Thursday.
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IU sees room for growth in online education

August 11, 2013
Associated Press
Indiana University wants to reach more students and create a major source of revenue at a time when existing ones are struggling, school officials say.
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Ex-Purdue president picked to head science agency

August 1, 2013
Associated Press
Former Purdue University president France Cordova's next job could be as director of the National Science Foundation.
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Indiana lawmaker seeks Purdue trustees' resignations

July 23, 2013
Associated Press
A Democratic state lawmaker asked Purdue University's trustees to resign Tuesday for giving President Mitch Daniels a bonus amid the recent firestorm over his efforts as governor to keep a liberal historian's textbook out of Indiana classrooms.
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Purdue profs blast Daniels on academic freedom

July 22, 2013
Associated Press
Dozens of Purdue University professors questioned their new school president's commitment to academic freedom Monday following the release of emails showing that as governor Mitch Daniels tried to keep a liberal historian's textbook out of Indiana classrooms.
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Purdue trustees OK performance bonus for Daniels

July 19, 2013
Associated Press
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels is set to receive a $58,000 bonus for his first six months in office after a vote of trustees on Friday.
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Daniels' attack on text part of conservative push

July 18, 2013
Associated Press
Former Gov. Mitch Daniels' directive was part of a broader conservative push to move all of the training of school teachers out of the nation's teaching colleges.
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Newspaper for college Greeks in rush to hire

July 18, 2013
Chris O'Malley
Fast-growing Olympia Media Group plans to hire at least 15 more employees in the next two months—the majority in the next two weeks—as it expands into new markets and rebuilds its strategy for digital content.
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Daniels denies trying to censor Indiana universities

July 17, 2013
Associated Press
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels said Wednesday he never tried to quash academic freedom while serving as Indiana's governor and criticized an Associated Press report citing emails in which he opposed use of a book by anti-war activist Howard Zinn.
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As governor, Daniels targeted liberal 'propaganda,' emails show

July 16, 2013
Associated Press
Emails obtained by The Associated Press through a Freedom of Information Act request show Daniels requested that historian and anti-war activist Howard Zinn's writings be banned from classrooms and asked for a "cleanup" of college courses.
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IU to use Conour funds to help fraud victims

July 15, 2013
Indiana Lawyer Staff, Dave Stafford
Indiana University plans to use $450,000 donated to its Indianapolis law school by former attorney William Conour to aid the clients defrauded of more than $4.5 million. Conour pleaded guilty to fraud charges Monday morning.
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Ball State wins state approval for new planetarium

July 11, 2013
Associated Press
The State Budget Committee on Wednesday approved the new $4.6 million planetarium and the $1.35 million greenhouse upgrade. School fundraising campaigns will pay for the projects.
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Budget panel approves $63M for Ivy Tech projects

July 10, 2013
Associated Press
The panel signed off Wednesday on $20 million each for the college's Anderson and Bloomington campuses and $23 million for an expansion of its Indianapolis location.
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Butler hires assistant coach Miller to replace Stevens

July 7, 2013
Associated Press
The decision to hire Brandon Miller came three days after Stevens surprised everyone by taking the head job with the Boston Celtics.
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