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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’ […]

IU President's Salary To Increase By $57K This Year

The Indiana Daily Student reports: IU President Michael McRobbie will earn $533,120 for the 2011 to 2012 school year, according to the University’s annual salary report. The new amount is a 12 percent increase over the $476,000 that McRobbie earned last year.

More Bad News About Tuition

Leave it to the Wall Street Journal to come up with a story about personal finance and tuition. With freshman orientation right around the corner, many college students and their parents are about to get a surprise that could derail years of careful financial planning: last-minute tuition increases and cuts to financial aid packages promised […]

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 […]

Early Retirement Plan Saves IU $6 Million

An early retirement incentive designed to stave off potential future job cuts will save the university $6 million annually, IU officials announced today. Dan Rives, IU’s associate vice president for human resources, said in a statement results of the plan have “exceeded the university’s expectations.” Of more than 2,500 eligible employees, 572 applied for the […]

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