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How Tuition Played A Part In The Protest At The IU Trustees Meeting

A protestor sits on the floor as Indiana University police officers monitor roughly two dozen people, mostly students. They were occupying a meeting of the IU Trustees on the Bloomington campus.

Concerned about increasing tuition and questioning the legitimacy of Indiana University’s top governing body, roughly two dozen protestors — mostly students — ‘occupied’ a meeting of the school’s Board of Trustees on the Bloomington campus Thursday afternoon. Though the meeting was stopped at one point to allow student trustee Cora Griffin directly address the protestors, [...]

Mailbag: 'Food Fight!' Edition

We’re cleaning up from a food fight over the weekend in our comments section over college dorms and dining halls, and we’re featuring some of the best comments from the weekend in this week’s Mailbag. An Indiana University trustee’s concern that a $22 million dining hall might be part of an “amenities race” that’s ultimately [...]

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 [...]

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