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Despite Potential Windfall For IU, Faculty Express Concerns Over Parking Deal

Representatives for Indiana University’s Faculty Council expressed deep concerns Friday about a potential plan to privatize parking operations on both the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses that administrators believe could bring a hundred-million-dollar windfall to the school. “We believe that what in the short run appears to be attractive and seductive will haunt the university in the […]

How IU's Merit-Based Salary Increases Will Work

The Indiana University Board of Trustees approved an operating budget Friday that calls for $19.8 million worth of salary increases across the statewide system‘s campuses. The budget includes what amounts to an average 1.5 percent pay bump on all campuses, honoring a union-negotiated salary increase. But some of the IU system’s more-than-18,500 employees statewide could […]

Will Students Take Advantage Of IU's Summer Tuition Cuts?

Sophomore Ricky Rojas (right, with pool cue) lines up a shot during a pool game with friends at IUPUI's Student Center. He says he's not sure if he would take advantage of summer courses where the tuition is cheaper.

Politically, the benefits of cutting summer tuition for Indiana University administrators are clear: the move quiets criticism from state lawmakers over rising costs of attendance. Financially, though, the benefits of a 25 percent cut to summer school tuition for in-state undergraduates are harder to calculate. If university officials’ projection of a 10 percent bump in […]

IU Announces Tuition Cuts For Summer Courses

Ten days ago, it was Indiana State University announcing cutbacks in tuition. Monday, Indiana University followed suit. IU president Michael McRobbie announced the school would cut back summer school tuition 25 percent for undergraduates with Indiana residency. Out-of-state undergraduates would receive an equivalent tuition cut. The potential savings? From the university release: For those students […]

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 Gives Staff Salaries A Bump

IU employee salaries could see a slight bump if trustees meeting in South Bend approve next year’s budget, president Michael McRobbie announced Thursday. The budget includes funds for a 1.5 percent employee salary increase, and a “1 percent pool” to retain faculty at IUPUI and the Bloomington campus. In an e-mail to employees, McRobbie said […]

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