Former state budget director joins IU

Indiana University on Thursday announced the hiring of Jason Dudich as associate vice president for fiscal and economic strategy. Dudich most recently served as VP for finance administration and treasurer at the University of Indianapolis.... Read More

Ball State names first chief sustainability officer

Ball State University has appointed Margaret Lo as the university's first-ever chief sustainability officer. Lo, who's appointment becomes effective March 6, most recently served as director of business engagement at the Institute for Market Transformation.... Read More

Indiana lawmakers back defunding Kinsey sex institute

Indiana Republican lawmakers voted Wednesday to prohibit Indiana University from using any state money to support its sexual research institution after a far-right legislator unleashed disputed allegations of child exploitation by its founder and famed mid-20th century researcher Alfred Kinsey.... Read More

Purdue extending Ukrainian Scholars Initiative

Purdue University on Wednesday announced an extension of its Ukrainian Scholars Initiative through May 2024. The program provides Ukrainian students a chance to continue their education in West Lafayette during the war between Ukraine and Russia.... Read More

IU to expand K-12 computing, STEM opportunities

Indiana University is working to bring computing curriculum, co-curricular activities and additional teacher training into more Indianapolis schools thanks to a $2.6 million grant from the Indiana Department of Education. IU says its Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering at IUPUI will use the Explore, Engage and Experience grant to expand the Informatics Diversity-Enhanced Workforce curriculum, known as iDEW, into middle and elementary schools.... Read More

Indiana House Republicans want to reshape school funding

House Republicans wrote a sweeping overhaul to limit local property taxes for public school corporations and opened a new type of funding for charter schools in their proposed two-year state budget. The change would mandate the amount of funds every public school district and charter school receives for operations.... Read More

IUPUI awarded $2M grant for biomedical training program

An IUPUI program that helps students from minority and disadvantaged groups pursue careers in the biomedical and behavioral sciences has received a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The funding will help six students who are currently enrolled in the IUPUI Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program.... Read More

Ball State offers reduced tuition to federal employees

Ball State University Teachers College has joined an alliance that will allow federal government employees to earn online graduate-level degrees and certificates at a reduced cost. The Federal Academic Alliance is a joint initiative to address critical skills gaps among government employees in mission-critical occupations. ... Read More

UE receives READI grant for new wellness clinic

The University of Evansville has received a $750,000 grant as part of the state’s READI program for the development of a community-based clinic. UE says the clinic will serve area residents and provide clinical experience to healthcare students.... Read More

Ivy Tech to study advanced manufacturing curriculum

Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne and Warsaw was recently awarded a $40,000 grant to improve its curriculum to better train and attract workers for the advanced manufacturing jobs of the future. The grant was awarded by the American Association of Community Colleges, but funded by General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM).... Read More