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Family, friends mourn IU student; Police looking for driver in hit-and-run on campus that killed Carmel High graduate
Indianapolis Star, April 14 -- Wednesday was a day of sadness and remembrance for the friends and family of Ashley Louise Crouse, an IU student who was killed in a hit-and-run crash on the IU campus Monday. But it also was a day of work and investigation for campus and Bloomington police, who are still trying to find the driver who caused the student's death.
IU officials propose 4.9% hike in tuition; Undergrads would pay $7,161; plan also includes the extension of controversial $30 athletic fee
Indianapolis Star and Bloomington Herald-Times, April 14 -- IU undergraduates could pay as much as $335 more for tuition next year under a proposal outlined Wednesday by IU officials. An overall 4.9 percent tuition increase would raise the cost to $7,161 for most undergraduate students this fall. Trustees are expected to make final decisions in May, but Wednesday, IU and Ivy Tech State College were the first universities to hold public hearings on next year's tuition and fees.
New IU coach on the recruiting trail -- for fans; Hoeppner, trying to spread the word about his football program, becomes an enthusiastic fixture on campus
Indianapolis Star, April 14 -- The outward signs of a renewed interest in Indiana University football are everywhere. There are posters on campus and flyers in the mail that show coach Terry Hoeppner in an Uncle Sam-like pose, pointing his finger, with the slogan "Coach Hep Wants You." Hoeppner and his players have been making the rounds on campus, visiting dormitories and participating in various functions in an attempt to get students excited about the team.
College fun 101; From South Bend to Bloomington, collegians take a break from academic toil
Indianapolis Star, April 14 -- Like most college students in Indiana, Angie Bong longs for a carefree day when she can forget about the classes, exams and research papers that always pack the last days of the school year. Some Indiana colleges have just what Angie and her classmates are looking for. The article, about four popular events, profiled the Little 500.
You can teach ability, but not passion'; Most Little 500 riders train for months, but some train year-round
Bloomington Herald-Times, April 14 -- To the average spectator, the Little 500 begins and ends in the span of a passing afternoon, but to the teams that will finish at the top of the standings, the race begins much sooner than that. To win this race requires a combination of talent, skill, determination and luck — and not necessarily in that order.
Take a seat, Hoagy; Native music icon finding a home at Peoples Park
Bloomington Herald-Times, April 14 -- A statue has been proposed at Peoples Park which honors Bloomington composer and IU alumnus Hoagy Carmichael with a life-size bronze replica of him sitting at a Steinway grand piano.
Time-change bill sent to panel for a rewrite
Indianapolis Star, April 14 -- With no fanfare, debate or even the words "daylight-saving time" mentioned, the Senate voted Wednesday to send the time-change bill crafted in the House to a joint legislative committee to be rewritten. The voice vote by the Senate, with no individual votes recorded, is no indication of how lawmakers feel about the controversial issue itself. Instead, the vote was a necessary procedural step to move the bill to the conference committee of two senators and two representatives.
Budget balancing act
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette editorial, April 14 -- The Senate version of the $24.2billion budget represents both good news and bad for Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. While the House version had set aside a 7percent increase for 2006 and 8percent for 2007, Senate budget-makers came up with increases of only 2.5percent and 0.3percent over the biennium. The editorial noted, "Still, it was good news considering that some state universities lost ground. Overall, the state's higher education institutions average an additional 0.2 percent increase over each of the next two years. Its better-than-average increase will allow IPFW to make up some ground in inequitable per-student funding."
Ake's Equipment Express grew quickly, left its mark locally; Local entrepreneur's bottling company won awards, accolades from start
Times of Northwest Indiana, April 14 -- Jeffrey Ake, the CEO of Equipment Express who was taken hostage in Iraq, had been recognized by IU's Kelley School of Business with its Growth 100 awards. The awards were cited in this and other reports as indicators of his business success.
Wright leaving Hoosiers for draft
Louisville Courier-Journal, April 14 -- In what seemed like a foregone conclusion to many, IU junior guard Bracey Wright announced yesterday that he will skip his senior season and make himself eligible for the National Basketball Association draft.
NCAA Eyes 12-Game Season
New York Times, April 13 -- The NCAA Division I Management Council has backed legislation that would allow Division I-A and I-AA programs to add a 12th football game starting with the 2006 season. The plan was given tentative approval by the council at its meeting on Monday and will be sent to the NCAA Board of Directors for final consideration April 28.
Report: Parents key to college education
Sacramento Business Journal, April 13 -- Nothing gets kids to enroll in college more than having parents who value a college education and push their children to get one, according to a study released Monday by the California Student Aid Commission and EdFund, two nonprofits based in Rancho Cordova involved with student loans and grants. The report, "Missing the Boat: Why Some Make It To College and Others Don't," is the analysis of a random sampling of high school students who applied for student aid in 2002. The goal was to determine the differences between those who were enrolled in a postsecondary program six months after graduation and those who were not.
From the Chronicle of Higher Education:
Federal Obligations for Academic Research Rose 10.3% in 2003, NSF Reports
Federal obligations for research at universities rose to $21.81-billion in the 2003 fiscal year, an increase of 10.3 percent over the previous year, according to preliminary estimates released this week in a report by the National Science Foundation. Increases for the life sciences drove much of the rise, reflecting the completion in 2003 of a five-year effort by Congress to double spending at the National Institutes of Health.
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