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Analysis: IU, Purdue take first steps in what may be huge change

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Analysis: IU, Purdue take first steps in what may be huge change

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – A fascinating change is under way in Indiana’s higher education system. The state’s two largest schools – Indiana University and Purdue University – have announced plans to move toward a more year-round approach to students’ education with the goal of helping students graduate early and for less. […]

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Universities, lawmakers act to control college costs

By Ellie Price and Jacie Shoaf The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana colleges are working to meet lawmakers’ calls to reduce the cost of tuition and shorten the time required to receive a degree. One school has reduced its fees for students, two are encouraging students to take summer classes and others are considering ways […]

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Purdue to move to three-semester schedule

By Jacie Shoaf The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Purdue University plans to create a new trimester schedule that is meant to help students graduate earlier. Purdue officials will detail the new schedule in a press conference Wednesday. They said the change will allow students to graduate with a four-year degree in three years, while also […]


Colleges to celebrate high-speed connections

By Zach Osowski The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana University will host a celebration Thursday commemorating the 63 university and college campuses across Indiana that are being connected through an ultra high-speed network. The $35.8 million undertaking was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce and aims to connect 21 Ivy […]

Goshen College students support controversial national anthem decision

Every day at Goshen College, students walk through the quiet Northern Indiana campus passing banners that read “Healing the World Peace by Peace,” a phrase that encapsulates the values of a place affiliated with the Mennonite Church.