Colleges and Universities

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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Purdue makes fast progress on tuition freeze

May 19, 2013
Associated Press
The school is nearly three-fourths of the way to reaching its goal of $40 million in savings or new revenue.
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Ball State: 5 revoked charter schools lose appeals

May 15, 2013
Associated Press
Ball State University has closed the books on its January decision to pull its sponsorship of seven academically struggling Indiana charter schools.
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National fraternities face more legal risk after court ruling

May 15, 2013
Bloomberg News
An Indiana appeals court ruling regarding the death of a Wabash College freshman may force national fraternities to take more responsibility for misconduct at chapter houses.
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Michigan doctor named dean of IU School of Medicine

May 13, 2013
Associated Press
Dr. Jay Hess was picked to become the 10th dean in the school of medicine's 110-year history and the first dean in the past five to come from outside IU.
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Ball State president among nation's highest paid

May 13, 2013
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
BSU's Jo Ann Gora was the fifth-highest-paid public college president in the United States during the 2011-12 academic year, according to a new survey released Monday.
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Lawsuit threatens NCAA's amateur business model

May 11, 2013
Anthony Schoettle
On June 20, a California federal court will determine if an antitrust lawsuit brought by former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon—who argues he should’ve been paid for the use of his likeness on game broadcasts and in EA Sports video games—can become a class action.
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IU's Kelley School of Business getting new dean

May 9, 2013
Bloomberg News
Idalene Kesner will be the first woman to lead the school, and one of only a small handful of female business school deans in the United States.
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IUPUI to move men's hoops to fairgrounds Coliseum

May 9, 2013
 IBJ Staff
School and fairgrounds officials announced the five-year deal on Thursday. Playing in the 74-year-old landmark will more than quintuple seating capacity for Jaguar games.
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IUPUI students, faculty keep watch on parking issueRestricted Content

May 4, 2013
Kathleen McLaughlin
Opponents of privatization fear trustees will take action on the controversial issue over the summer.
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Indiana 'brain drain' draws concerns at universities

April 28, 2013
Associated Press
Indiana has a higher concentration of production and manufacturing jobs. That means graduates who are seeking employment with their degree might find more opportunities outside the state.
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Sinking enrollment still a drag on ITT Educational

April 25, 2013
 IBJ Staff
Profit and revenue fell dramatically in the first quarter as students continued to steer away from the Carmel company, one of the country's largest for-profit colleges.
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University ends Greece program amid turmoil

April 24, 2013
Associated Press
Economic turmoil in Greece has forced the University of Indianapolis to close its undergraduate program in Athens.
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Former U.S. education leader to take over USA Funds

April 24, 2013
 IBJ Staff
William D. Hansen, 53, served as Deputy U.S. Secretary of Education from 2001 to 2003. He'll replace current CEO Carl C. Dalstrom, who is retiring after more than a decade leading Indianapolis-based USA Funds.
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Bill OK'd that grants Indiana tuition to some immigrants

April 23, 2013
Associated Press
Supporters say the change would help a couple of hundred students who had the rules changed on them after they had already started work on their college degrees.
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Ball State kicks off fundraising drive for sports facilities

April 22, 2013
The Division I university wants to invest $20 million for new and improved complexes for baseball, basketball, football and golf, among other sports.
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Charges flew after IU-Kokomo chancellor's sudden exitRestricted Content

April 20, 2013
J.K. Wall
When Michael Harris resigned abruptly last September as chancellor of Indiana University’s Kokomo campus, he did not go quietly, according to a series of emails he exchanged with IU administrators.
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HETRICK: One-size higher-ed funding formulas do not fit all students

April 20, 2013
Bruce Hetrick
Graduating college in four years isn't always the ideal scenario.
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Daniels revises Purdue wage-freeze plan amid input

April 16, 2013
Associated Press
Purdue University administrators earning more than $50,000 will be eligible for merit raises under a change to a plan President Mitch Daniels proposed last month to compensate for a two-year tuition freeze.
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Lower tuition OK'd for some illegal immigrants

April 15, 2013
Associated Press
Persons who entered the country illegally and were attending Indiana public colleges when a state immigration law passed two years ago would again be eligible for in-state tuition rates under a bill approved by the Indiana House.
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Applications to Indiana law schools witherRestricted Content

April 13, 2013
Scott Olson
Applications to three of the four law schools in the state are in free fall as prospective students think twice about taking on mountains of debt at a time job prospects are dim.
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Pay rises faster at Indiana public universities than national peers

April 11, 2013
J.K. Wall
The campus with the highest-paid faculty was Purdue at West Lafayette, where the average salary was $101,000, followed closely by IU-Bloomington, where salaries averaged $98,400.
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2 agency heads already leaving Pence administration

April 9, 2013
Associated Press
The heads of the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Administration have asked the Indiana Ethics Commission for formal opinions on whether they can accept positions in higher education.
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DeVoe gift helps Indiana Wesleyan create business school

April 8, 2013
The $5 million donation from the family of late Indianapolis businessman James F. DeVoe will help found a new school of business on the university’s Marion campus.
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Kelley School launching MBA for midcareer physicians

April 4, 2013
Bloomberg News
The idea behind the program, which starts in September, is that doctors can no longer leave the business aspect of their jobs to the finance guys while maintaining their integrity as healers.
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