Indianapolis Business Journal

AUG. 24-30, 2018

Despite the yellow warning flags flying all around NASCAR, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has its foot on the gas as it prepares for the Brickyard 400 on Sept. 9. Anthony Schoettle explain the major changes planned for the race and the days leading up to it. Also in this week’s issue, Lindsey Erdody has an in-depth examination of the money flowing into Indiana’s closely watched U.S. Senate race through joint fundraising committees and Super PACS. And Susan Orr details what’s in store for fans of the Golden Arches when McDonald’s spends $6 billion nationwide to update its stores.

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Purdue wins prize for ‘Back a Boiler’ program

The Purdue University “Back a Boiler” program, the controversial income-share agreement plan launched by President Mitch Daniels, is the winner of a Boston-based conservative think tank’s annual better-government competition. Purdue won a $10,000 prize from The Pioneer Institute, which selected the program after reviewing more than 80 entries from across the nation. The school will […]

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In about-face, Ball State parts ways with Schnatter

Ball State University’s board of trustees has changed its mind about maintaining the name of the John H. Schnatter Institute for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise. The board voted 8-1 Aug. 16 to remove Schnatter’s name from the institute, almost two weeks after announcing it planned to maintain ties with the controversial founder of the Papa […]

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Private colleges experience growth surge

Butler will have 1,336 freshmen this fall, its largest first-year class ever. Applications have risen 65 percent since 2015. (IBJ file photo) Three local private colleges—Marian University, Butler University and the University of Indianapolis—all experienced enrollment boosts among their freshman classes this fall. Marian told IBJ it is expecting a record freshman class of more than […]

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