Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers plans to leave her position at the end of the 2022 legislative session, ending a nearly 13-year run in the job, the governor’s office announced Tuesday morning.
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About 300 techies, designers and other young specialists are expected to descend on Butler University next week to participate in the AT&T 5G Sports Hackathon, with $100,000 in prize money up for grabs.
Prather became acting president in January 2020, shortly after the board of trustees terminated the employment of the college’s previous president, Thomas Minar. In March, the board announced that Prather will continue to lead the institution until at least July 2024.
Purdue and the Purdue Research Foundation this week launched the “Lab to Life” digital innovation platform—which it’s calling L2L—in Purdue Discovery Park District, next to the school’s campus in West Lafayette.
Officials, who have not put a price tag on the project, say it will be finished in time for the 2022 fall semester.
Purdue did not release a cost for the center, which will be administered by a new not-for-profit consortium that includes Rolls-Royce North America. The project comes on top of two other new aerospace projects the school announced in recent days.
Called the Indiana State Advantage, ISU said the initiative is intended to attract more students to the university, which has seen enrollment fall in recent years.
Indiana University ranked 53rd among universities for patents for invention last year, a jump in the rankings from previous years.
The center boasts 16 classrooms, nine labs, offices and state of the art facilities. It will give students hands-on and cognitive skills training needed to be an automotive technician.
Republican lawmakers asked the governor to issue an executive order prohibiting any state university from mandating vaccines that don’t have full U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval.
Phillip Terry, who led Monarch Beverage Co. for 30 years, is now lending his business expertise to University of Indianapolis students and alumni through the school’s new Executive in Residence program.
Statewide completion rates for college financial aid applications fell 6% compared with last year, even after the deadline was extended from April 15 to May 15.
The Indiana Digital Crossroads program will create regional data science hubs throughout the state that are meant to bring undergraduate college students, faculty, business leaders and high school students together to help prepare workers for future jobs.
“The more people we see—women, people of color, people of diverse backgrounds in positions of authority—I think the more it advances society for all of us,” said Dr. Don Brown, an IU alumnus and major donor.
Board members said Whitten’s success in fundraising, enrollment growth and improving diversity among students and faculty were key to their decision to choose her after a national search.
Indiana University is employing its extensive health sciences resources to support Indiana’s vaccine rollout, encourage Hoosiers to get vaccinated and address questions about vaccine safety and efficacy.
Rose-Hulman professor Carlotta Berry is among the leaders of Black in Engineering, a network of about 400 Black engineering and computer science faculty that is spearheading an initiative to inspire positive change, share experiences and stand in solidarity with activism efforts for Black people in America.
For international students seeking degrees at Indiana universities and hoping either to gain employment with domestic firms or start their own U.S.-based companies, the next four years promise to be far less angst-ridden and uncertain than the previous.
A bill that would require students at public schools to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid advanced to the Indiana House after lawmakers approved the measure in a Senate vote Tuesday.