Colleges and Universities

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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Sharper minds coming to TV production truck?Restricted Content

July 6, 2013
Ball State University next month will launch what’s believed to be the nation’s first-ever digital sports production major.
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Universities' patents often lack commercial applicationsRestricted Content

July 6, 2013
Dan Human
The state's universities crank out patents that find their way to pharmaceutical, prosthetics and surgery technology companies. But they also generate reams of patents in areas with few industrial applications.
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Stevens' move comes as surprise to Bulldogs

July 4, 2013
Associated Press
On Wednesday, the 36-year-old Stevens stunned the city of Indianapolis by leaving the tiny school he led to back-to-back national runner-up finishes to take the Celtics job. The news hit hardest inside historic Hinkle Fieldhouse.
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Stevens leaving Butler for job as Celtics coach

July 3, 2013
Associated Press
Brad Stevens has spent six years as head basketball coach of Butler, leading the Bulldogs to back-to-back national championship games. The Celtics gave Stevens a six-year deal worth about $22 million, a source said.
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Group: Ball State professor is 'being railroaded'

July 2, 2013
Associated Press
A national group is questioning the fairness of a Ball State University panel reviewing allegations that an honors course is religion disguised as science.
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Ivy Tech system high in grads, low in graduation rates

June 24, 2013
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
Ivy Tech Community College ranks first among two-year educational institutions nationwide for the number of associate degrees it awards. But just 4 percent of students graduate within two years and only 23 percent earn diplomas in six years.
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Supreme Court rules for Ball State in discrimination decision

June 24, 2013
Associated Press
Maetta Vance, an African-American, alleged that a co-worker at BSU created a hostile work environment. The court's rulings on Monday make it more difficult for Americans to sue businesses for discrimination and retaliation.
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Pence names Lilly alum Tobias, Pacers' Morris as IU trustees

June 20, 2013
Associated Press
Retired Eli Lilly and Co. executive Randall Tobias and Pacers Sports & Entertainment President Jim Morris have been appointed to three-year terms on the Indiana University Board of Trustees.
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Indiana highway commissioner picked for Purdue job

June 11, 2013
Associated Press
The head of the Indiana Department of Transportation is looking to join former Gov. Mitch Daniels at Purdue University.
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Ball State trustees OK 2-percent tuition hike

June 6, 2013
Associated Press
The 20,000-student school says the increase approved Thursday is the lowest at Ball State in 37 years.
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Ivy Tech increases tuition more than 8 percent

June 6, 2013
Associated Press
The trustees of financially strapped Ivy Tech Community College have approved raising tuition by $5 per credit hour each semester for the next two years amid efforts to close a $68 million budget shortfall.
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NCAA wins dismissal of lawsuit over Sandusky fine

June 6, 2013
Bloomberg News
The lawsuit brought by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett failed to show a violation of federal antitrust law, U.S. District Judge Yvette Kane said in her decision throwing out the case.
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Indiana University board approves tuition increase

June 6, 2013
Associated Press
IU President Michael McRobbie told trustees meeting in Indianapolis that the 1.75-percent hike was the lowest tuition increase possible while ensuring world-class educational opportunities for students
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Marian has waiting list for very first medical class

June 4, 2013
Associated Press
Marian University in Indianapolis has announced it has reached its self-imposed limit of 162 students for the incoming class of its new college of osteopathic medicine. It will be the first medical school to open in Indiana in more than 100 years.
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IU summer enrollment flat despite tuition discount

June 3, 2013
Associated Press
The second year of a 25-percent tuition discount still hasn't boosted summer semester enrollment at Indiana University's main campus.
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Deficit threatens one-fourth of Ivy Tech's sites

June 2, 2013
Associated Press
Mounting budget woes and the need to deal with a $68 million deficit could force Ivy Tech Community College to close up to a quarter of its school sites around Indiana, school officials said.
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NCAA overhauls bidding for championshipsRestricted Content

June 1, 2013
Anthony Schoettle
The NCAA is overhauling its event bidding format, and in June will bid out 500 championship events to be played over the next four years.
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Ball State proposing 2-percent tuition increase

May 31, 2013
Associated Press
The proposed increase will make Ball State's in-state tuition nearly $9,200 for 2013-14 and about $9,300 the following year.
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Sallie Mae expects split to have 'limited' effect in Indiana

May 30, 2013
 IBJ Staff and Bloomberg News
The student lender wants to separate its education loan management and consumer bank businesses into two publicly traded entities. The firm is a major employer in Indiana, with more than 2,600 employees at offices in Indianapolis, Fishers and Muncie.
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New institute aims to attract 100 research scientists to Indiana

May 30, 2013
J.K. Wall
The $360 million initiative will be formally launched on Thursday by Gov. Mike Pence, executives of five major life sciences companies and officials of the state’s research universities.
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Beleaguered former IU-Kokomo chancellor lands new job

May 21, 2013
 IBJ Staff
Michael Harris, who resigned from IU-Kokomo on Sept. 19, claimed he was the victim of a smear campaign by school administrators.
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Group claims Ball State prof teaching creationism

May 21, 2013
Associated Press
The Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed a formal objection with university officials over an elective honors class called "Boundaries of Science," which the foundation maintains teaches religion rather than science.
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