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McRobbie: IU On Pace For Record Enrollment

Without naming specific figures, president Michael McRobbie said Indiana University may be on pace to set records in student enrollment for the school year set to begin next week on some campuses. “We are certainly seeing numbers that indicate, if you talk about education as a product, we have a product people want, and they [...]

In College Dorms And Dining, How Nice Is Too Nice?

Student pours organic dressing on a salad at UC Berkeley dining commons.

Nearly half of U.S. students factor in their on-campus dining options into their choice of where to go to college, which has turned college food services a $4.6 billion dollar industry. It’s also made some Indiana University trustees wonder whether it’s economically feasible for the school to take part in an “amenities race” to build the nicest [...]

IU's Not So 'Cool,' Says Sierra Club

It turns out Indiana University isn’t exactly in the “cool kids club” — if that’s you think the Sierra Club’s cool, anyway. The Sierra Club’s “America’s Coolest Schools” ranking unscientifically scored the environmental and sustainability credentials of 118 colleges and universities. IU came in at Number 81, in the bottom third of the overall rankings, [...]

Indiana Student Debt Burden Grew Sharply In Recent Years

For Indiana students, getting a college degree requires taking on the kind of debt that could pay for a new car. In 2006, that car could’ve been a Toyota. By 2009, that car could’ve been a BMW. Undergrads at Indiana colleges or universities took on an average of $30,000 in debt for each degree they earned [...]

Three Things To Remember About IU President John Ryan (1929-2011)

Former Indiana University president John Ryan had lived all over the world. He was born in Chicago, graduated from high school in Minnesota and college in Utah, did doctoral work in Thailand, and held administrative and teaching posts across the U.S. But it was in Bloomington, Indiana — a place he came to consider home [...]

How IU President's Salary Stacks Up After Pay Increase

There’s a neat infographic in this morning’s Indiana Daily Student showing how IU president Michael McRobbie’s salary stacks up against his peers in the Big 10 after news of his pay increase earlier this week. While I thought it was a tad confusing because it compared old data from other universities while factoring in an [...]

Easy A? The 10 Departments At IU & Purdue Giving The Most A's

Looking to graduate college with lots of A’s on your transcript? Major in Aerospace Studies at Indiana University, or take a lot of band classes at Purdue. Amid the debate over grade inflation across the country — a national study found three out of every four students at public flagship universities earn either an ‘A’ [...]

As Indiana Tuition Increases, So Does Student Debt

In case you missed this tidbit on Friday’s Noon Edition on WFIU: For the first time, student debt due to higher education costs is higher than credit card debt at $829 billion, and this year’s graduating class is the most indebted class ever, according to Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers. “This is not [...]

Two Months Later, Disagreements Among Lawmakers Persist

Indiana House Education Committee Chair Robert Behning defended his party’s education overhaul as “what’s best for kids, not adults” at a panel discussion at IU on Thursday, while Democrats continued their objections to new laws on collective bargaining, private school vouchers, and teacher merit pay. “What we did this year goes against all research,” panelist [...]

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