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IPFW in the News for December 5, 2016

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December 5

EDITORIAL: The meaning of ‘fascism’
Journal Gazette
Some words must only be used sparingly, and precisely, especially in a contentious political year. “Fascism” is one of them – a very powerful word, said Andrew Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IPFW. Last Monday night, in a conversation moderated by Downs, historian Ann Livschiz and political scientist James Toole explored the origins and meaning of fascism and argued over how relevant the term is in today’s world.

Local Man writes dozens of ‘For Dummies’ books
Fort Wayne’s NBC
John Kaufeld, currently the social media manager at IPFW, along with his wife Jennifer, have written more than 44 of the ‘For Dummies’ books throughout the years, helping millions of people understand complicated topics.

December 4

OPINION: IPFW athletics a bright spot for school, and city
Journal Gazette
As IPFW prevailed against IU in one of the biggest upsets in recent college basketball history, I felt such happiness for a school struggling through difficult times. While jubilant students and fans streamed onto the court to celebrate with players and coaches, I could not think of a better salve for the university’s recent wounds.

Colleges working to prevent assaults
Journal Gazette
Eric Norman, associate vice chancellor and dean of students at IPFW, said the university wants students’ experiences to be as positive as possible. Being harassed or assaulted is a life-changing event, he said, and students should know how to spot warning signs so they can remove themselves or others from situations that might escalate.

December 3

Change of tune at IPFW
Journal Gazette
With little fanfare, the stage is set for Purdue University to adopt its first degree-granting music department.

IPFW student reportedly sexually assaulted in campus housing
WISH-TV
An IPFW student was reportedly sexually assaulted in the university’s student housing early Friday.

Petition started to stop IPFW split
WANE
A petition has been started to stop the realignment of IPFW following Thursday’s announcement that IU and Purdue will likely go their separate ways.

December 2

Six Characters in Search of an Author
Journal Gazette
Stories are waiting to be told as IPFW Department of Theatre presents “Six Characters in Search of an Author,” which opens tonight.

IPFW is investigating possible sexual assault case
WOWO
IPFW is investigation an alleged sexual assault that happened Friday morning. On Friday, IPFW posted on Facebook about an alleged sexual assault between a visitor and a student. The Facebook post said they met online.

IU trustees back IPFW split
Journal Gazette
The Indiana University Board of Trustees voted 7-2 on Thursday to approve a realignment, splitting the IPFW campus, pending expected approval by Purdue University’s board Dec. 16.

IPFW student reportedly sexually assaulted in campus housing
WANE
An IPFW student was reportedly sexually assaulted in the university’s student housing early Friday.

December 1

USF joins other Catholic colleges in signing statement of support for undocumented students
News-Sentinel
Preliminary and informal discussions also have been held about making the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne campus a “sanctuary campus” for undocumented students, Steve Carr, president of the IPFW chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), said in an email.

IPFW staging 1931 Pirandello comedy/drama
News-Sentinel
If you’re looking for something different from the standard holiday entertainment, consider IPFW’s play, opening Friday: “Six Characters in Search of an Author.”

Indiana University Trustees Expected To Discuss IPFW Governance
WFYI
Indiana University trustees are expected to discuss the possible restructuring of IPFW during a meeting Thursday, but not much is known about what, if anything, will be decided.

Waitress charged with theft of tips
News-Sentinel
A Fort Wayne woman has been charged for allegedly changing the tip amounts on customers’ bills at a local hotel’s restaurant in May and June.

Realignment at IPFW campus one step closer with trustee OK
Chicago Daily Herald
Indiana University trustees have voted to approve splitting the Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne campus.

Purdue students fight to keep IPFW
WLFI
Students gathered outside Hovde Hall on Purdue’s campus Thursday to voice their opinion on splitting Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne into two schools.

IU Trustees Pass Measure To Split IPFW
WBAA
Indiana University trustees voted in Bloomington Thursday to split Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, which means IU and Purdue would govern the university separately. It still needs to be approved by Purdue’s trustees.

IU Board of Trustees approves IPFW realignment
WANE
The Indiana University Board of Trustees on Thursday approved a proposed realignment of IPFW that will have a drastic impact on the future of the Fort Wayne university. The Purdue Board of Trustees is expected to adopt the plan during its meeting on December 16.

Verbatim: IPFW recognized for dental hygiene program excellence
Journal Gazette
Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne’s (IPFW) program for dental hygiene has been recognized as one of the best in the nation by The Community for Accredited Online Schools

Homicides set new record in Allen County
News-Sentinel
Those initiatives could bring significant change within a year’s time, said Jospeter Mbuba, an associate professor of criminal justice at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Extension Office offers programs
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
All programs are held at the Allen County Extension Office on the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne campus.

IU trustees approve IPFW realignment
Journal Gazette
The Indiana University Board of Trustees voted 7-2 Thursday to approve a realignment splitting the IPFW campus pending expected approval by Purdue University’s board Dec. 16.

Get tested is the message at World AIDS Day observance at IPFW
News-Sentinel
Medicines now allow people with HIV to live a long and normal life, so the key is getting tested and starting treatment, people learned at a World AIDS Day observance Thursday at IPFW’s Walb Student Union.

Realignment at IPFW campus one step closer with trustee OK
WHIO
Indiana University trustees have voted to approve splitting the Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne campus.

November 30

Why We Shouldn’t Be Surprised Kids Can’t Tell Fake News From Real News
GOOD
“It’s a question of how do you decide what’s good enough evidence to support a conclusion,” says Abraham P. Schwab, associate professor of philosophy at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Waitress charged with theft of tips
News-Sentinel
A detective with the IPFW Police Department investigated claims a waitress was allegedly receiving more in tips than the meals were worth at the Mastodon Grill inside the Holiday Inn Fort Wayne-IPFW, after the operations manager received an email from an employee, according to a probable-cause affidavit.

Indiana University Trustees Expected To Discuss IPFW Governance
WFYI
Indiana University trustees are expected to discuss the possible restructuring of IPFW during a meeting Thursday, but not much is known about what, if anything, will be decided.

November 29

Free AIDS testing at IPFW Thursday
Journal Gazette
In observance of World AIDS Day on Thursday, the Positive Resource Connection in conjunction with the IPFW LGBT Resource Center will host an event at the Walb Student Union Room 14 on the IPFW campus.

Gene Stratton-Porter site’s new wetland named for Auburn couple
KPC News
Hemingway enrolled in the Indiana Master Naturalist program at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. The program required serving 30 hours of volunteer time, and he started with a local conservation group, ACRES Land Trust, around 2007.

November 28

Carwein vows to remain at IPFW
Journal Gazette
A vote of no confidence in IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein was approved Monday by the Faculty Senate after nearly half of the school’s tenured faculty signed a petition to oust her.

Long defends Carwein from IPFW critics
Journal Gazette
The political muscle behind the move to shake up the governance model of IPFW is defending Chancellor Vicky Carwein against blame for what he calls unrelated program cuts and changes.

EDITORIAL: IPFW, region’s fates closely tied
Journal Gazette
The discord on the IPFW campus over budget and governance issues should be troubling for any northeast Indiana resident. What seemed to be a promising future for the university has evolved into worrisome deal-making between West Lafayette and Bloomington, spurred on by a Statehouse impatient with IPFW’s growing pains.

College professors groups voice support for delay in restructuring at IPFW
News-Sentinel
Two groups of college professors have issued statements urging the IPFW administration and Purdue University officials to delay planned restructuring at IPFW to give university faculty senates the time to exercise their advisory rights and responsibilities.

[IU drops 10 spots in men’s poll after loss at IPFW
Journal Gazette
Kentucky and Villanova remain the top two teams in the Associated Press’ men’s college basketball poll while Baylor made the week’s biggest jump, from No. 20 to ninth. Indiana fell 10 spots, to 13th, after its loss at IPFW.

Suspense builds as board meetings near
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
A decision that could signal the direction Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne will take - in fact, whether it will even have a future as a university - could come at the IU Board of Trustees meeting Nov. 30-Dec. 1.

Local economy is still expanding
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Some Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne economists believe 1 percent would be a good conservative estimate for the growth rate of the metro area’s gross domestic product next year.

Faculty Senate: ‘No Confidence’ in IPFW’s Carwein
Inside Indiana Business
The faculty Senate at IPFW has issued a statement of “no confidence” in Chancellor Vicky Carwein. Our partners at WPTA21 in Fort Wayne report a Senate resolution was approved by a 27-12 vote. Purdue University President Mitch Daniels and the Purdue Board of Trustees expressed support for Carwein continuing in the position.