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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 [...]

Public School, Private Sector: How IU's Possible Parking Deal Fits In With A Bigger Trend

A rainy morning in the IU Bloomington parking lot.

It’s hard to start this post without full disclosure: StateImpact Indiana is part of WFIU, the public radio station funded by Indiana University — and we’re all (proud?) IU Bloomington parking pass-holders. From the AP: Indiana University is considering following Ohio State University’s lead by leasing parking spaces to a private operator in exchange for a [...]

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