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Mar 14, 2013 05:36 pm | Lesley Weidenbener

By Tim Grimes INDIANAPOLIS – Presidents of state universities told a Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday they deserve more money to attract nontraditional students and update buildings. Ivy Tech Community College President Tom Snyder said the school is focused on serving students who have already spent a few years in the workforce. Lucinda Moss [...]

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Mar 14, 2013 05:19 pm | Lesley Weidenbener

Staff report INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Commission for Higher Education adopted a goal Thursday that is meant to help close the state’s achievement gap in college completion rates by 2025. The group voted to cut the college completion gap between minority student populations and Indiana’s overall student population in half by the year 2018 [...]

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Mar 14, 2013 04:09 pm | Lesley Weidenbener

Jesselyn Bickley RUSHVILLE, Ind. – A seed manufacturer and processor announced plans Thursday to expand two production facilities in Indiana adding up to 41 jobs by 2016. Formerly Pioneer Hi-Bred International, DuPont Pioneer founded in 1926, produces and supplies hybrid or improved varieties of maize, soybean, sunflower, canola, rice, sorghum, alfalfa, cotton and wheat [...]

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Mar 14, 2013 03:34 pm | Lesley Weidenbener

By Samm Quinn INDIANAPOLIS – Democratic leaders said Thursday that the General Assembly might need a special session to deal with questions about a Medicaid expansion and they blamed the administration of Gov. Mike Pence for the possibility. Pence has asked federal authorities to send Indiana additional Medicaid money in a block grant so [...]

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Mar 14, 2013 07:21 am | jlkrull59

By Cam Savage In 2008, I played a small role in giving birth to the Indiana Debate Commission, so I feel somewhat entitled and compelled to suggest it needs a serious overhaul.  Indiana’s Debate Commission is modeled on the Commission on Presidential Debates that has successfully sponsored and produced each of the presidential debates [...]

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