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IPFW in the News for January 10, 2017

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January 10

Stafford returns to CRI
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
The former director of the Community Research Institute, John Stafford, is coming back to head the center on an interim basis. The research institute at Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne lost both its director, Ellen Cutter, and its chief researcher, Valerie Richardson, late last year. Stafford, who headed the institute before Cutter, is coming out of retirement to keep it going until a permanent replacement can be found.

IPFW names interim at institute
Journal Gazette
John Stafford has been named interim director of the Community Research Institute at IPFW, the university announced Tuesday.

January 9

Bringing hope, love to all
Journal Gazette
And, through about a dozen songs, they and the other ­Voices of Unity members gave the audience at IPFW a chance to worship through music.

IPFW realignment provides opportunities for region, but what will we make of them?
KPC News
A historic moment occurred on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne when Purdue University President Mitch Daniels and Indiana University President Michael McRobbie stood together with Indiana Senate President Pro Tempore David Long to announce a significant change in the future governance of our metropolitan university.

January 8

Where have IPFW’s sculpted mastodons gone?
More than a decade after their creation, the IPFW mastodons still adorn the area.

OPINION: A vision for the future
Journal Gazette
IPFW’s ‘16 accomplishments offer blueprint for change to come

OPINION: Ethics bungle confirms lawmakers’ break with constituent concerns
Journal Gazette
Abraham “Abe” Schwab is an associate professor of philosophy at IPFW and chair of the Allen County Ethics Commission.

January 6

IPFW seeks research director
Journal Gazzette
IPFW officials are making good on their promise to replace Ellen Cutter with a new director of the Community Research Institute. A job posting is now available online.

IPFW revises budget cuts, pushes forward with realignment process
Indiana Daily Student
After facing backlash from students and faculty, IU-Purdue University Fort Wayne backtracked on plans to slash the women’s studies program while still seeking to make budget cuts in the coming years.

IPFW to Take Over Student Housing
Inside Indiana Business
IPFW has announced plans to assume management of its student housing operation this fall. The university’s student housing has been overseen by American Campus Communities since it opened in 2004.

IPFW to take over management of its student housing
IPFW announced Friday that it is taking over the management of its student housing facilities effective fall of 2017.

January 3

Political expert talks Trump transition and future as president
Later this month Donald Trump will be sworn in as the next president of the United States. Over the past nearly two months the president-elect has been working to take over the oval office. Before that happens IPFW political professor Mike Wolf said Trump has to get up to speed on issues facing the U.S. both nationally and internationally.

This year was not business as usual
KPC News
The post-secondary educational scene was rocked and roiled by a series of developments in 2016. At the top of the list is the planned split of Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne into two distinct regional campuses, a move that has proved to be controversial, to say the least.

January 2

It’s an off year for elections, but don’t expect politics to go away
Herald Times
Voters won’t head to the polls this year in Indiana, but elections may still be the topic of conversation before Memorial Day. That’s because while elections only “loom their head every four years” at the local level, they take place every two years at the state and federal levels, and “rumblings start pretty quickly” for vulnerable seats, said Andy Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

IPFW ties program record with 20 3-pointers in win
USA Today
Bryson Scott scored 21 points, Mo Evans added 18, and the duo combined to make nine of IPFW’s program record 20 3-pointers in a 102-91 victory over Oral Roberts on Saturday.

Year marked by record homicides, downtown development
Divorces can be sad; sometimes you have to take sides. The breakup of IPFW’s program between West Lafayette-based Purdue and Bloomington-based Indiana led to the termination of programs and reshuffling of staff.

Mastodons’ win tops them all
Journal Gazette
With Indiana ranked No. 3 in the nation and 90 percent of Memorial Coliseum’s sellout crowd of 11,076 wearing the cream and crimson, that game was taken as a fait accompli. Yet when the final buzzer sounded Nov. 22 – Mastodons 71, Hoosiers 68, in overtime – the gaze of a nation found Fort Wayne as a program put itself on the map.

New Year, New IPFW
IPFW’s restructuring plan goes into effect January 1, which means after the new year, some degrees won’t exist at the university. And that’s not the only change planned for IPFW. IU and Purdue trustees approved a plan to split the school into two separate universities.

What Happened to IPFW After Upsetting Indiana?
Sports Blog
Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne was on the minds of every college hoops fan on the night of Tuesday, November 22, 2016.