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IU President Proposes 2-Year Tuition Freeze

May 21, 2015
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Indiana University President Michael McRobbie is calling for a two-year tuition freeze for in-state students attending the university’s Bloomington campus. 

Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers says McRobbie’s proposal to freeze tuition for in-state students at the Bloomington campus and raise tuition by an average of 1.65% for the other regional campuses is in line with the recommendations the commission made last week.

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Indiana University’s Alumni Hall overflowed with somber students Saturday afternoon for a vigil in memory of IU student Hannah Wilson.

The 22-year-old was reported missing Friday afternoon. Her body was found in neighboring Brown County late Friday night.

In Noblesville, not far from Wilson’s hometown of Fishers, dozens also gathered early Saturday evening. After a song and a prayer, friends and family, including members of Wilson’s former cheerleading squad and Wilson’s sister, Haley, released balloons.

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Almost every day this month, hundreds of prospective students will visit Indiana University’s campus. They either recently committed, or are trying to get one last feel for the university before choosing a school by the May 1 deadline.

Liam Dixon is one of those students taking an April campus tour. He applied to 18 universities and has spent the majority of his senior year at his home in Irvine, Calif. trying to decide which one is the best fit for him. He recently settled on IU.

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More than half a dozen university presidents have penned open letters opposing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA.

“I had been watching the law develop and its repercussions over a couple days and I felt personally very strong about it," says DePauw University President Brian Casey. Like most, Casey's letter is personal – addressed as much from the administrator as from the university.

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Purdue University's Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center is set to open in the next couple of months.

Students have been asking the administration for such a facility for several years.

Interim director Victoria Loong hopes the center will support Asian-American and Asian students and provide opportunities for education and awareness for the entire campus community.

The facility is actually a large room in Stewart Center— only big enough for a few desks and a small seating area.

But interim director Victoria Loong says it’s a start.

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Indiana University senior Kathryn Johnson figured out last year that she wanted to be a nurse. Her dad was hospitalized and she was fascinated by what she learned from the nurses.

"The more I talked to them and how they radiate positivity even when everything seemed so dark and dire and serious I really appreciated how professional they could be and how uplifting they could be," Johnson says.

It’s obvious Johnson has the positivity she admired in other nurses. But get her talking about her student loans and that optimism vanishes.

More Funding Needed For 21st Century Scholars Program

Feb 2, 2015
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A scholarship program that helps thousands of Hoosiers attend college each year needs a big boost in funding to meet growing demand.

By some estimates, the 21st Century Scholars Program needs an influx of about $90 million to help those who are in financial need.

Legislators are supportive of the program, but must decide where they’ll get the extra money to pay for larger classes of scholars over the next two years.

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Indiana 23rd Among States In Volunteerism

Dec 17, 2014
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An Indiana-based expert says volunteers contribute $173-billion dollars of service every year.

Dr. Sara Konrath is an assistant professor at the Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.

She says the Corporation for National and Community Service‘s latest report that ranks Indiana 23rd among states when it comes to volunteerism.

Konrath says volunteers often help keep not-for-profit organizations in business.

She says anyone can volunteer and the best volunteers make those who tap into their personal passion and values.

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Leaders from Indiana’s public universities made their biennial trip to the State Budget Committee on Wednesday in advance of a new state budget that legislators will debate early next year.

A big part of the universities’ presentations is proving to the committee how much work they’ve put into improving their institutions.

Graduating students on time is a major focus of the legislature, so one of Purdue president and former governor Mitch Daniels’ budget requests is more money to help increase the number of students taking summer classes.

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Indiana’s school principals changed the way they evaluate their teachers two years ago – and it’s been no secret that not everyone likes the modified evaluation system.

But a new study shows teachers tend to be a bit more skeptical about the system than the administrators in their buildings.

Teachers are now evaluated annually, and much of the process is left up to each individual school district.

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