Education & Workforce Development

Central Indiana colleges on alert to slow spendingRestricted Content

November 24, 2008
J.K. Wall
Most colleges and universities in central Indiana are being especially frugal because the value of their university endowments has plunged along with the market,donations may decrease, and enrollment may decline, due to lack of student loan availability.
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Auto industry requires unparalleled effortRestricted Content

November 24, 2008
Morton Marcus
While America's auto industry is being transformed to become efficient and environmentally conscious, put laid off auto employees to work educating students.
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Indiana's new superintendent of public instruction ready to tackle challengesRestricted Content

November 24, 2008
Scott Olson
Tony Bennett, Indiana's new superintendent of public instruction, says his priorities include restoring discipline to the classroom, recruiting topnotch teachers and adequately compensating them, increasing the percentage of education dollars spent directly on instruction, and reducing regulations so schools can focus more on student instruction.
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Butler turns around flagging MBA programRestricted Content

November 24, 2008
Scott Olson
Butler University's MBA program — once at risk of being eliminated — has been revamped to include more real-life professional experiences, and enrollment has increased 63 percent.
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Teens not as eager to go it alone in bizRestricted Content

November 24, 2008
In its seventh annual "Teens and Entrepreneurship" poll, Junior Achievement has found that 13- to 18-year-olds are less interested in starting their own businesses than they were a year ago.
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Greenfield trying to grow post-secondary presence to aid economic developmentRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Chris O'Malley
If certain people in Hancock County have their way, one of the fastest-growing new industries here could be adult education.
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NFP of NOTE: Indiana Council for Economic Education

November 17, 2008
The Indiana Council for Economic Education is a nonprofit, working to increase economic literacy throughout Indiana.
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Purdue's Tiller had success, despite recent season disappointmentsRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Bill Benner
It's been a disappointing season for soon-to-be ex-Purdue football coach Joe Tiller, but he helped make football important at Purdue University.
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IU launches new energy research centerRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
IU has launched another energy research center, this time the Center for Research in Energy, administered by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, in Bloomington.
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Purdue University launches Center for Energy Systems and Policy to meld research, business, public policyRestricted Content

November 10, 2008
Chris O'Malley
Last month, Purdue University launched the Center for Energy Systems and Policy to make sure its researchers are working early in the process with business and public-policy experts at the university.
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MZD Advertising signs deal with National Guard to publicize child care benefitsRestricted Content

November 10, 2008
Indianapolis-based MZD Advertising topped a field of 14 agencies competing to become agency of record for Gap Solutions Inc., which provides contracted services that support the National Guard Child Care Program.
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DePauw, Ball State, Purdue buildings among top AIA design winnersRestricted Content

November 10, 2008
Scott Olson
Three university projects, two of which contain green-building elements, dominated the most recent design awards presented by the American Institute of Architects Indiana chapter. Of the four award winners, three involved college buildings: the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University, the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering at Purdue University, and the Straw Bale Eco Center at Ball State University.
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Ingersoll-Rand donates time, money to IPS 94Restricted Content

November 10, 2008
Kathleen McLaughlin

Ingersoll-Rand donated $35,000 worth of materials, $15,000 for engineering and labor, and future support  to IPS 94.

 

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Pay off debts, invest in education, enrich livesRestricted Content

November 3, 2008
Morton Marcus
In 2008, a Hoosier economist suggests consumers first pay off their debts, then invest in a liberal education and other causes that enrich lives.
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Indiana Economic Development Corporation offers new Web toolsRestricted Content

November 3, 2008
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has launched two free Web tools to assist Hoosier businesses.
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New IU athletic director vows to follow rules closelyRestricted Content

November 3, 2008
Anthony Schoettle
Fred Glass, formerly a partner at Indianapolis law firm Baker & Daniels, wants to make IU known again as a university that strictly follows the rules and helps all of its student athletes to achieve academically and graduate.
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Almost half of Martin U.'s trustees resign

November 3, 2008
Kathleen McLaughlin
Seven Martin University trustees have resigned this year, and at least two say President Algeania Freeman's methods were a factor.
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Commentary: Gray is the new blonde-not!Restricted Content

October 27, 2008
Tawn Parent
Photos of four area university presidents graced the cover of The Indianapolis Star's Sunday arts and entertainment section back in March. They were all female. My first reaction was, "Isn't it cool that women are reaching the highest echelon of higher ed?" My second reaction was, "Why don't any of them have gray hair?" Well, surely some of them do, since at that time their ages ranged from 59-66. It just doesn't show. I was surprised. If there is a...
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RETURN ON TECHNOLOGY: Web conferences have come a long way, babyRestricted Content

October 27, 2008
Tim Altom
I can change my mind. It's painful, like yanking off my right arm for a slightly upgraded replacement. But it happens. For a long time, I resisted holding Web conferences. As the name implies, Web conferences are held over the Web, rather than in person. For years, most of the ones I'd been in were videoconferences with grainy, slowly updated images of talking heads where it was difficult even to know who was speaking. I didn't like the document-centric online...
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SPORTS: Tony Dungy is much more than a football coachRestricted Content

October 27, 2008
Bill Benner
Of this, that and the other: It was my pleasure to co-moderate (with IBJ's Anthony Schoettle) last week's IBJ "Power Breakfast" featuring Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy. This was the third year I'd shared the stage with Dungy, the Super Bowl-winning coach who most of us know by now is also a best-selling author, a man of deep faith, and a committed social activist, the latter best exemplified by his involvement with his mentoring program, All-Pro Dads. A Westin Hotel...
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Martin professor's ouster sparks student protests

October 27, 2008
Scott Olson
Martin University students upset over the firing of a popular professor are staging protests over the direction the school has taken under new President Algeania Freeman. Freeman in January replaced the Rev. Boniface Hardin, a Benedictine monk who founded the inner-city school 30 years ago. She since has roiled many faculty members and students by letting go employees-many times without reason, they contend-as part of a strategy to cut costs. IBJ reported their concerns in July. But the Oct. 20...
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IU seeking funding to help alleviate doctor shortage: Medical school wants extra $5 million from Legislature to tackle projected shortfall of 1,300 physicians by 2025Restricted Content

October 20, 2008
Scott Olson
An acute physician shortage in Indiana is driving a request for an additional $5 million in annual funding to expand enrollment at the state's only medical school. The Indiana University School of Medicine's Physician Workforce Task Force conducted a study in 2006 that found the state already had 3,500 fewer physicians than it should. Indiana had 12,534 doctors in 2005-a number that remains relatively flat because the medical school churns out the same number of graduates each year. Over the...
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VOICES FROM THE INDUSTRY: Worksite wellness encourages steps to healthier firmRestricted Content

October 20, 2008
Patrick J.
Over the past several years, employers have seen a movement from traditional PPO health plans to consumer-driven health plans, by implementing qualified high-deductible plans such as health savings accounts. This shift has been viewed by most to have initially lowered overall employer and employee cost, but more importantly, it has gotten the employee more involved in their health care choices. Fortunately, consumer-driven health care plans are not the only answer in reducing employer costs. According to the Towers Perrin 2008...
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NOTIONS: The perils and pitfalls of pulling the party leverRestricted Content

October 13, 2008
Bruce Hetrick
My sister-in-law is a deputy county prosecutor in Michigan. By all accounts, she's good at her job. But that may not matter. You see, my sisterin-law's boss is up for re-election next month. And because his job is on the line, so is hers. So in addition to her day job, my sister-in-law has been working nights and weekends on the campaign. My sister-in-law is passionate about putting away bad guys. She'd like to keep doing it. But it's not...
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IP law illuminates growing field for women: Increase mirrors rising number of Internet companies and inventionsRestricted Content

October 13, 2008
Della Pacheco
But more than a century later, women are protecting more than their own assets-they're increasingly looking out for the intellectual property of business owners large and small. One of the hottest practice groups within law firms today, intellectual property law falls into four basic areas: copyrights, trademarks, patents and publicity rights. With the exception of patent law, which requires a background in science or engineering, no specialized undergraduate degree is required. Gary Roberts, dean and the Gerald L. Bepko professor...
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  1. So much for Eric Holder's conversation about race. If white people have got something to say, they get sued over it. Bottom line: white people have un-freer speech than others as a consequence of the misnamed "Civil rights laws."

  2. I agree, having seen three shows, that I was less than wowed. Disappointing!!

  3. Start drilling, start fracking, and start using our own energy. Other states have enriched their citizens and nearly elminated unemployment by using these resources that are on private land. If you are against the 'low prices' of discount stores, the best way to allow shoppers more choice is to empower them with better earnings. NOT through manipulated gov mandated min wage hikes, but better jobs and higher competitive pay. This would be direct result of using our own energy resources, yet Obama knows that Americans who arent dependent of gov welfare are much less likely to vote Dem, so he looks for ways to ensure America's decline and keep its citizens dependent of gov.

  4. Say It Loud, I'm Black and Ashamed: It's too bad that with certain "black" entertainment events, it seems violence and thuggery follows and the collateral damage that it leaves behinds continues to be a strain on the city in terms of people getting hurt, killed or becoming victims of crimes and/or stretching city resources. I remember shopping in the Meadows area years ago until violence and crime ended make most of the business pack you and leave as did with Lafayette Square and Washington Square. Over the past 10 to 12 years, I remember going to the Indiana Black Expo Soul Picnic in Washington Park. Violence, gang fights and homicides ended that. My great grandmother still bears the scares on her leg from when she was trampled by a group of thugs running from gun fire from a rival gang. With hundreds of police offices downtown still multiple shootings, people getting shot downtown during Black Expo. A number of people getting shots or murdered at black clubs around the city like Club Six on the west side, The Industry downtown, Jamal Tinsley's shot out in front of the Conrad, multiple fights and shootings at the skating rinks, shootings at Circle Center Mall and shooting and robberies and car jackings at Lafayette Mall. Shootings and gang violence and the State Fair. I can go on and on and on. Now Broad Ripple. (Shaking head side to side) Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Ashamed.

  5. Ballard Administration. Too funny. This is the least fiscally responsive administration I have ever seen. One thing this article failed to mention, is that the Hoosier State line delivers rail cars to the Amtrak Beech Grove maintenance facility for refurbishment. That's an economic development issue. And the jobs there are high-paying. That alone is worth the City's investment.

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