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Last modified: Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Daily IU news update

March 29, 2006

Sampson likely for IU; Kelvin Sampson expected to leave Oklahoma for IU
Sooner coach to take IU help
The infractions: Former OU coach could bring penalties
Sampson to take over as Indiana hoops coach: His father confirms that he is leaving Oklahoma
Hoosiers blew a chance to hire coach with sizzle
Sampson leaving OU for Indiana
Time for Sampson to go
Indiana finalizing deal to hire Sampson
ROUNDUP: Sampson leaves Oklahoma, will replace Davis at prestigious Indiana
Indiana to hire Sampson
Indiana finalizing deal to hire Oklahoma's Sampson as basketball coach
Indiana finalizing deal to hire Oklahoma's Sampson as basketball coach
Sampson to start new era at IU
Note: more than 200 articles related to the IU coaching position and Oklahoma's Kevin Sampson have appeared since Tuesday afternoon. This is just a sampling.
Louisville Courier-Journal, Newsday, Edmond Sun, ABC News, Detroit Free Press, Chicago Sun-Times, CBS Sportsline,, March 28-29 -- Even Kelvin Sampson's players had no idea their coach was considering leaving Oklahoma for Indiana University. After days of furious speculation among Hoosier fans about who the next IU basketball coach would be, the news that arrived Tuesday afternoon had to be a surprise to many. Sampson issued a statement Tuesday afternoon. "I love my job at Oklahoma and I would not leave Oklahoma for any job unless it was a job like Indiana," Sampson said in the statement, reported on the Web site of Oklahoma City's NewsChannel 4. Full story 1. Full story 2. Full story 3. Full story 4. Full story 5. Full story 6. Full story 7. Full story 8. Full story 9. Full story 10. Full story 11. Full story 12. Full story 13. Full story14

IU fans greet news with excitement, optimism
Bloomington Herald-Times, March 29 -- Reaction to the expected hiring of Oklahoma coach Kelvin Sampson was pretty positive Tuesday, everywhere except Internet message boards. There, the daggers were a little sharper. As the diehard fans debated the sanity of IU Athletic Director Rick Greenspan on, people downtown had little negativity toward IU's new coach. Full story

Greenspan swings for the fences
Bloomington Herald-Times, March 29 -- Columnist Stan Sutton praises the reported selection of Kelvin Sampson as the new Indiana basketball coach, writing, "It would appear Rick Greenspan has hit another home run." Full story

Former Hoosier players impressed with Sampson hiring
Bloomington Herald-Times, March 29 -- Based on the early reactions of former Indiana University players, new head coach Kelvin Sampson won't have trouble enlisting the support of the Hoosier nation. "I really think it's a great hire for the program," said Tom Coverdale, who played against Sampson's Oklahoma team when IU met the Sooners in the 2002 Final Four and came away with a 73-64 victory. ""I like what Rick Greenspan is doing," added Landon Turner. "He's trying to get our tradition back - football, basketball, everything. I think he made a big decision. I think this is going to get us back on the map, get us back to the Big Dance." Full story

Sampson 'solid' coach, man; Oklahoma physican praises new IU coach's character
Bloomington Herald-Times, March 29 -- Don Halverstadt, a physician in Oklahoma City who played college basketball and helped recruit Sampson to coach at Oklahoma, said he was impressed by the coach's personal interest in his players and their families. "I have never known anybody in my life who is as solid as Kelvin is," Halverstadt said in a phone interview. "He is a man of great integrity. He's a man who cares about these kids beyond basketball. Full story

Official says all evidence in the case could be heard by mid-April
Bloomington Herald-Times, March 29 -- A grand jury investigation into the death of Jill Behrman is progressing, officials said Tuesday. They aren't giving out many details about the process, in which people are subpoenaed to testify in secret before six grand jurors. First Sgt. Dave Bursten, a spokesman with the Indiana State Police, said Tuesday the grand jury appears to be on track to hear all evidence in the case by mid-April. Full story

Reward generates no helpful tips on missing IUPUI student
Bloomington Herald-Times, March 29 -- A $100,000 reward offered for information about missing college student Molly Dattilo has generated only dead-end tips, authorities say, and the reward is set to expire Friday. Dattilo, 23, of Madison, an Eastern Kentucky University student who had been attending summer classes at IUPUI, was last seen the evening of July 6, 2004, walking to an Indianapolis fast-food restaurant to apply for a job. Full story

Faking the grade
Indiana Daily Student, March 29 - This editorial discusses a survey that finds a majority of U.S. high school and college students have cheated. While new ways of cheating through technology or prescription drugs are only going to increase in coming years, our criminal ways are going to hurt us in the end. Who wants to live in a world with doctors who cheated their way through the MCAT or with journalists who fabricated news stories? It's like going to the candy store when you're on a diet and being tempted to chow down on that king-sized Hershey's chocolate bar. It might melt in your mouth momentarily, but in the end it will only come back to bite you in the butt. Full story.

Methodist in talks with Clarian Health Partners
Times of Northwest Indiana, March 29 -- Methodist Hospitals has entered into discussions with Indiana-based Clarian Health Partners Inc. to explore how the successful nonprofit can be of help to Methodist as it struggles to keep its Northlake campus viable. Clarian's holdings include the campuses of Methodist Hospital, Indiana University Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children, which are operated as a single hospital in Indianapolis. Full story.

IU United Way campaign exceeds goal
Indiana Daily Student, March 29 -- United Way thermometers across campus, once stuck on empty, are now bursting. Full story.

Projectors reported stolen from 5 buildings
Indiana Daily Student, March 29 - Faculty and staff members in five different buildings across campus reported projectors missing from classrooms Monday and Tuesday, totaling an estimated loss of about $15,000 or more, said IU Police Department Lt. Jerry Minger, reading from a police report. Full story.

Weekend race hits home for cancer survivor
Indiana Daily Student, March 29 - The third annual Relay for Life cancer benefit will run Saturday and Sunday with the goal of remembering and honoring those who have lost their lives to cancer and celebrating those who have survived. For some, a walk around the track means supporting a mother or an uncle, but to others the event means much more. Full story.

Hell and Parking
Indiana Daily Student, March 29 - This column discusses a parking report supported by the Faculty Council. Full story.

IU voices in the news:

Sports & Indy: Is it good teamwork?
Indianapolis Star, March 29 - One billion dollars. That's how much major sports events and organizations might pull into Indianapolis this year. It's The Indianapolis Star's tally, based on figures from eight economic studies and estimates from local tourism officials, of how much out-of-town visitors spend on such things as hotels and hot dogs, cab rides and courtside seats. Opinions are mixed. And at least one economist, Bruce Jaffee of Indiana University, said the sum total of the piecemeal studies seems inflated. Some dispute the findings. "If this is success, I'd hate to see failure," said Robert Sandy, an economist at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Full story.

OSU-Indiana University project will help injured Vietnam vets, improve care for active troops
Columbus Dispatch, March 28 - This editorial states: Ohio State University can be proud of its partnership with Indiana University to research and catalog information about the thousands of surviving Vietnam veterans who lost arms, legs, hands and feet in that bloody conflict. Along with helping those deserving veterans get medical attention they may have been lacking for years, the project will ensure even-better care for the men and women returning maimed from the Iraq war. Full story.

Birth control innovations give women many new choices
WKYC (Cleveland), March 29 -- Nearly half a century after the introduction of The Pill, ways to prevent pregnancy abound. There's the tried and true - birth control pills, diaphragms, condoms, and yes, abstinence. A new type of nonreversible sterilization for women that involves placing coils inside the woman's fallopian tubes. You have to be sure you want to be sterile before having this procedure done. "It's probably even less reversible than a typical tubal ligation because of where these coils are being placed," says Dr. John Stutsman, an assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology with the Indiana University School of Medicine. Full story.

From the Chronicle:

Key Congressman Agrees to Drop 2 Controversial Measures in Bill to Renew Higher Education Act. With the U.S. House of Representatives poised to consider legislation to renew the law that governs most federal student-aid programs, one of the bill's authors decided on Tuesday to drop a couple of the measure's most controversial provisions, which many college leaders and lobbyists had fought vigorously. Full story.

Researchers Who Tested Blood Substitute Raise Concerns About Secrecy Surrounding Company-Sponsored Clinical Trials. Nearly six years after a company pulled the plug on a clinical trial in which 10 patients suffered heart attacks and two of them died, the medical professors who ran the multicenter study are still struggling to obtain all of the data so it can be analyzed and published. The case has heightened concerns about the secrecy in which many clinical trials are run and the restraints placed on medical professors who conduct company-sponsored research. Full story.

50 Boxes of Files in a Former Bowling Alley. This is an opinion piece written by Murray Sperberm, professor emeritus of English and American studies at Indiana University Bloomington. During my 40 years of college teaching, one of the saddest sights I encountered occurred every June. Walking down a corridor of faculty offices, I would spot a mammoth pile of books, files, and miscellaneous papers outside a doorway, awaiting the trash haulers. Soon a department secretary would change the name tag on the door, and the former occupant would fade from institutional memory, consigned to academic oblivion. Full story.

Four Colleges Receive Learning Award. An umbrella group of accrediting organizations has announced the first winners of its new Award for Institutional Progress in Student Learning Outcomes. The four winning programs or institutions, chosen from among 32 applicants, are James Madison University's Center for Assessment and Research Studies, the Community College of Baltimore County's learning and student-development division, the department of psychology at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. Full story.

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