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IPFW in the New Janaury 18-25, 2016

IPFW in the News for January 25, 2016

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January 25

City icon's future
Journal Gazette
Next month, backed by Greater Fort Wayne Inc. and the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IPFW, the group will hold more organized discussions on the GE complex’s future.

January 24

IPFW alumni opinions
Journal Gazette
Several alumni commented about the IPFW proposal on The Journal Gazette’s Facebook page. Here’s a selection:

Direction of IPFW changed quickly
Journal Gazette
At Thanksgiving, IPFW’s future looked much like its past to the working group pondering the school’s possibilities. By Christmas the direction had dramatically changed.

Young dreams of future cities
Journal Gazette
Thirteen-year-old Annabelle Fosburgh and her partner, Ryan Minter, 13, stood over the imaginary, mostly cardboard, Brazilian city of De Verde at the 2016 Future City Regional Competition at IPFW on Saturday.

Ultramarathoner coming to city
Journal Gazette
The Fort Wayne Track Club is hosting a group run with Jurek at IPFW the morning of the banquet, a first for the banquet’s special guests.

OPINION: IPFW proposal shows lack of loyalty to city
Journal Gazette
I read last week that a group of folks thinks it’s a good idea to rebrand IPFW. I disagree. It is true Purdue University takes on the managerial role for the Fort Wayne campus. That said, the school as it stands now is a local landmark that has been an anchor to this community for over 50 years. What is wrong in 2016 that people are so quick to want to erase and change history?

OPINION: IU's commitment gone
Journal Gazette
I am one of some 21,000 Indiana University at Fort Wayne alumni, most of whom have remained in the state, predominantly in the northeast region. As I read the IPFW Study Working Group report, I feel nothing short of abandonment.

OPINION: Realignment raises serious questions
Journal Gazette
On Jan. 15, a proposal to eliminate IPFW and replace it with separate Purdue and Indiana University campuses in Fort Wayne was unveiled by Mike Berghoff and Mike Mirro of the Purdue and Indiana boards of trustees. They have called this recommendation “a clear, specific path toward improving the delivery of teaching and research services in northeast Indiana.”

January 23

Study on future governance for IPFW recommends a little more study
Indiana Economic Digest
The Indiana Legislative Services Agency report on the future governance of Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne raised a lot of possibilities, but wrote nothing about the future of the campus in stone.

Meetings set to get views on GE site
Journal Gazette
The two-hour sessions, facilitated by Andy Downs of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IPFW, will take place at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 11, 10 a.m. Feb. 13 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18.

Leadership icons; Schmidt, Helmke set public service example
Journal Gazette
His father, Walter E. Helmke, also served as prosecutor and helped found IPFW. His son Paul served as mayor and as president of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Another son, Mark, was a journalist and press secretary to Sen. Richard Lugar.

January 22

Fort Wayne Faculty Rejects Plan to Split Campus
Inside Higher Education
Faculty members at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne formally opposed a recommendation that the university split into two separate universities, Indy Star reported.

Regional Chamber backs changes for IPFW
Journal Gazette
The Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana’s board of directors has endorsed a state legislative study committee’s recommendation that IPFW become a campus within the Purdue University system, with an enhanced commitment to educational and research opportunities.

January 21

Potential split for IPFW
Fort Wayne Homepage
Local university IPFW may soon be going through an identity crisis by becoming mostly controlled by Purdue. After talking with students and faculty members of IPFW, many are not in favor of this news and want to keep their Mastodon pride instead of surrendering to the Boilermakers. The IPFW Senate rejected a proposal to split IPFW into two separate schools.

Regional Chamber comes out in favor of IPFW realignment
WANE
The Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana has come out in favor of a recommendation to realign IPFW into two separate universities with Purdue controlling a majority of the campus.

IPFW study recommends a little more study
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
The Legislative Services Agency report on the future governance of Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne raised a lot of possibilities, but wrote nothing about the future of the campus in stone.

Regional Chamber endorses IPFW plan
News-Sentinel
The Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana’s board of directors has endorsed a state legislative study committee’s recommendation that IPFW become a campus within the Purdue University system, with an enhanced commitment to educational and research opportunities.

Walter P. Helmke, former prosecutor and state senator, dies at 88
News-Sentinel
Walter E. Helmke is said to have been one of the founders of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, and a memorial library at the college bears his name.

Opinion: IPFW road map looks good
KPC News
Realigning the academic mission responsibilities and splitting the governance at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne makes sense.

January 20

IPFW faculty rejects proposal to split into two schools
WOWO 1190 am
A proposal to split a Fort Wayne university into two separate schools unanimously failed a faculty vote Tuesday.

Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control has new director
News-Sentinel
Sites has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and a master's degree in public affairs from IPFW. During her free time, she volunteers as a co-leader for Girl Scout Troop No. 20623.

Faculty Senate objects to proposed split of IPFW
WANE
Faculty members at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne are voicing opposition to a group’s recommendation to split the school into separate universities.

Faculty members at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne are voicing their opposition to a group's recommendation to split the school into separate universities
*Daily Journal *
Faculty members at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne are voicing opposition to a group's recommendation to split the school into separate universities.

Faculty object to proposed split of Fort Wayne university
WISH-TV
Faculty members at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne are voicing opposition to a group’s recommendation to split the school into separate universities.

Faculty vote rebuffs IPFW split
Journal Gazette
The IPFW Faculty Senate on Tuesday roundly rejected a proposal to split IPFW into two separate schools.

January 19

Split IPFW in two?
News-Sentinel
Over the years, there have been a lot of proposals for change at the IPFW campus. The two most common suggestions have been to align the school with either Purdue or Indiana University and cut the other loose, and to sever ties with both schools and become an independent Fort Wayne University.

Animal Care & Control appoints new director
WANE
Sites has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from IPFW and master’s degree in public affairs from IPFW. During her free time, she volunteers as a co-leader for Girl Scout Troop 20623.

IPFW Faculty Senate rejects school split proposal
Journal Gazette
The Senate voted unanimously to send a resolution to the presidents and boards of trustees at Indiana University and Purdue University urging them to deny the measure, which would allow Purdue to control most of the academic departments. The nonbinding resolution is in reaction to a report released last week proposing IU and Purdue divide IPFW based on each university’s strengths.

IPFW Faculty Senate rejects prodominantly Purdue recomendation
21 Alive
The future of IPFW continues to be in question regarding recent announcements of possible changes coming to the school... and school leaders are fighting back.