Marian University, St. Vincent Health and four amateur sports groups have entered into formal discussions that could result in major developments at the northwest-side campus, the university announced Tuesday.
Marian University, a small Catholic college started by Franciscan nuns, next month will launch just the second medical school in Indiana. Marian President Dan Elsener is credited with pulling off the audacious move with a mix of big dreaming, careful planning, deft networking and “don’t take no for an answer” fundraising.
Marian University in Indianapolis has announced it has reached its self-imposed limit of 162 students for the incoming class of its new college of osteopathic medicine. It will be the first medical school to open in Indiana in more than 100 years.
Colleges are experimenting with business models at a time when the ability of students and their families to pay are dropping dramatically, and endowments and scholarship funds remain depressed.
Both Marian and Teach for America say not enough people are prepared to lead schools in Indianapolis and around the state in areas of low income, high crime and broken homes.
Marian University has sunk $350,000 so far into restoring the Major Taylor Velodrome near its campus, and has plans for much more.
Steve Downing is now on the board of Christamore House, where he and others once honed their hoops skills.
Starting with a $1 million grant to Marian University’s EcoLab, the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust plans to start giving a greater share of its money to environmental groups.
Terre Haute’s Union Hospital is investing $100,000 in Marian University’s new College of Osteopathic Medicine.
What outrageous promise did Marian University's president make (and then keep) to the school's first football recruits? How does he snare those big donations? How has his urgent mindset paid off? Dan Elsener has answers.
Dan Elsener has been instrumental in raising millions of dollars for the Catholic institution on the city’s west side, which will launch its medical school in the fall of 2013.
The Indianapolis university originally hoped to open state’s second medical school in fall 2012, but that time line proved too aggressive.
A Catholic university based in Indiana where football serves as a major rallying point for students, alumni and donors? The University of Notre Dame would be a correct answer. But it’s no longer the only one.
Marian University in Indianapolis is one of six schools or school districts signed up with the George W. Bush Institute to train school principals in business-like management techniques.
Marian University will spend more than $32 million to build a new building for its college of osteopathic medicine and expects the school to add $44 million a year to the Indianapolis-area economy.