Colleges and Universities

Butler announces move to new Big East conference

March 20, 2013
 IBJ Staff, Bloomberg News, Associated Press
Butler University, Creighton and Xavier will join the so-called Catholic 7 schools in the new basketball conference, the schools announced Wednesday. The conference agreed to play its men's basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden for the next three years.
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Purdue moving to trim its federal lobbying costs

March 20, 2013
Associated Press
Purdue University is planning to trim its federal lobbying costs and downsize its Washington, D.C., office by cutting ties with an outside lobbying firm.
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Speedrome gains momentum with sponsorship deals

March 20, 2013
Anthony Schoettle
At a time when sports sponsorships in general and motorsports sponsorships in particular aren't easy to score, the 72-year-old Speedrome has announced five such pacts in the last month.
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Klein named dean of IU McKinney School of Law

March 19, 2013
Indiana Lawyer Staff
Andrew R. Klein will replace retiring dean, Gary Roberts, at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis in July.
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Daniels cuts merit raises of top Purdue staff

March 18, 2013
Associated Press
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels on Monday eliminated merit raises for administrators earning more than $50,000 annually over the next two years in the first in a series of cost-cutting moves to cover the estimated $40 million cost of freezing tuition rates through 2015.
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Five former Daniels officials land Ivy Tech jobs

March 15, 2013
Associated Press
Several people who worked in former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' administration have landed jobs with Ivy Tech Community College, but a school spokesman says there's no mystery about the hires.
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IU president encouraged by state budget plan

March 14, 2013
Associated Press
A proposed boost in the state's higher education funding is an encouraging step after more than $150 million was cut during the recession, Indiana University's president said Thursday.
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Indiana House rejects governor-college chief wait

March 14, 2013
Associated Press
Legislative Republicans have defeated a Democratic proposal aimed at preventing a repeat of Purdue University's hiring of Mitch Daniels as its new president while he was still governor.
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Indiana Senate budget panel looks at college funding

March 14, 2013
Associated Press
The Senate Appropriations Committee is examining the state of higher education funding as it continues Indiana's budget deliberations.
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Bill would add rules for Indiana financial aid

March 11, 2013
Associated Press
A bill making its way through Indiana's General Assembly would change the laws governing need-based state financial aid to add more requirements for students.
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Botched Miami probe latest controversy to tarnish NCAARestricted Content

March 9, 2013
Anthony Schoettle
The mountain of ill will piling up against the NCAA and its CEO, Mark Emmert, threatens to derail some of Emmert’s bold initiatives and could topple Emmert himself.
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Engineering executive named Rose-Hulman leader

March 4, 2013
Associated Press
An engineering executive with experience in the classroom has been named president of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. The school's Board of Trustees appointed James C. Conwell its 15th president Monday.
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IU journalism school fights for independence

March 2, 2013
Associated Press
Indiana University's century-old School of Journalism is fighting for its independence after the university's provost proposed merging the school with other communications departments.
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Purdue to put nix on tuition hikes for 2 years

March 1, 2013
Associated Press
The freeze means the cost of basic in-state tuition at Purdue University will remain about $10,000 until the end of the 2014-15 school year.
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Reports: Butler to join new Big East as early as next season

February 28, 2013
 IBJ Staff
Although it has not yet withdrawn from the Atlantic 10, Butler University will join the so-called "Catholic 7" in the new conference, according to reports in national media outlets. The school declined to comment on Friday.
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NCAA sues Pennsylvania over $60M Sandusky abuse fine

February 21, 2013
Bloomberg News
The governing body for college sports says that the state is violating the U.S. Constitution by passing a law that confiscates the $60 million sanction imposed against Penn State in the Jerry Sandusky child-abuse case.
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Purdue hopes huge donation first of many under Daniels

February 19, 2013
Dan Human
Purdue University has high hopes that former Gov. Mitch Daniels’ new role as president and donation pitchman eventually will help double charitable contributions to the school.
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Purdue: Student inventors own intellectual rights

February 8, 2013
Associated Press
Purdue University is opening up intellectual property rights to student-inventors who make technological breakthroughs using university resources.
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Purdue lands $14.5M to expand nanotechnology portal

February 5, 2013
J.K. Wall
Purdue University announced Tuesday that some of its researchers won a five-year, $14.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to expand the school’s online gateway for instruction, research and simulations in nanotechnology.
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DePauw University gets $31M in donations

February 4, 2013
Associated Press
The founder of Lincoln Capital Management and his wife have donated $20 million to DePauw University to provide financial aid to students, part of $31 million in donations announced by the school in central Indiana.
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Ivy Tech to go after student debtors' tax refunds

February 3, 2013
Associated Press
Students who owe Ivy Tech Community College money will have their tax refunds diverted to cover the debt under a new policy the statewide college system is implementing.
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Marian med school oversubscribed

January 28, 2013
J.K. Wall
Marian University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine—only the second medical school in Indiana—will enroll 162 students this fall, about 8 percent more than it planned.
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Wabash College names Hess its 16th president

January 26, 2013
Associated Press
An economist from a California college will take over in July as president of Wabash College in western Indiana.
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Daniels says he won't lobby for Purdue this session

January 25, 2013
Associated Press
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels says he won't be lobbying state lawmakers on Purdue's behalf this session because it's too soon after his departure from the governor's office.
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Lugar to join IU faculty, donate papers to school

January 24, 2013
Associated Press
Former Sen. Richard Lugar will join former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton as a professor in Indiana University's new School of Global and International Studies.
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