Purdue President Mitch Daniels talks about the FY14 proposed general fund budget, which includes a freeze on tuition.
He credits the increase in funding from the General Assembly on Purdue doing well on the performance-based metrics the state uses to partly fund higher education. The state also is giving Purdue $50 million to build the Active Learning Center, which is designed to make classes more collaborative, instead of strictly lectures.
Daniels also talks about the academic profile of the incoming class for fall of 2013.
The Executive Committee of the Purdue Board of Trustees is accepting public comment on the proposed general fund budget. The hearing Wednesday includes comments on the proposed tuition freeze and student fees.
President Mitch Daniels says by holding tuition steady and decreasing the cost of a meal plan, some Boilermakers will pay less.
"I'm very excited about this. I don't know how many universities in the country will be able to say that students are attending in fall of '13 for less money than they attended in the spring '13, but we're one."
Top state lawmakers will meet at the Statehouse this week to establish the General Assembly’s top priorities for this summer’s study committees.
The Indiana Legislative Council, which governs the legislature when it’s not in session, is meeting earlier than usual this year. Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) says it’s partly to encourage study committees to begin their work earlier as they face what he says is “an inordinate number” of topics.
A Lafayette cultural event is celebrating 40 years. The Round the Fountain Art Fair is Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Tippecanoe County Courthouse. Juried event includes more than 90 artists from dozens of states showing and selling their work. Admission is free.
Indiana’s unemployment declined 0.2% in April. The Department of Workforce Development reports that was the largest one month decline in more than a year and happened even though there were fewer manufacturing and construction jobs available. Indiana’s unemployment is 8.5%, which is close to what it was in April, 2012.
The unemployment rate in Tippecanoe and surrounding counties fell in April – in most cases, more than a full point.