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Student debt increasing at BU

Butler University undergraduates garner $5,000 more debt in student loans on average than they did five years ago. The average student loan debt incurred by a graduate with a bachelor’s degree in May 2011 was $34,300, said Melissa Smurdon, director of financial aid. She said the average student should expect to pay $300 to $400

Students pursue off-campus summer studies

Butler University students who want to crack open their textbooks this summer outside of the Butler Bubble may have to jump through a few extra hoops in order to get credit. Getting transfer credit for courses requires approval from the department head, the dean of the college or the core administrator and the student’s adviser

Campus mourns loss of professor, director

President Jim Danko remembers Bruce Hancock Throughout his ten years at Butler University, Bruce Hancock built a name for himself. Everyone who walked the halls of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences knew his dry, quiet sense of humor and his dedication to help foster the highest quality of Butler students. Hancock was always

Demia teams with local groups to screen movie

Indy’s biggest women’s rights supporters to fight against the media stereotype of the modern woman. Girls Rock! Indianapolis, Planned Parenthood of Indiana, Girls Inc. and the Demia Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance are screening “Miss Representation” this Thursday on campus. The piece is a 2011 Sundance Film Festival movie that fights against the media portrayal of

STAFF EDITORIAL | New CCOM Dean needs to refocus on students

When the College of Communication was formed in 2010, faculty, staff and administration seemed to show a lot of enthusiasm and set lofty goals. Follow-through has been slower in coming. As the search for a new dean of CCOM hopefully draws near a close, we at The Butler Collegian believe that the search committee and

Danko looks to learn about university structure through campus interviews

Butler University President Jim Danko has held 19 informational meetings and tours with university administrators and faculty to “immerse” himself into Butler’s community and academic affairs. These meetings included visiting the six academic colleges and talking with the provost, associate provosts and representatives from the administrative departments. Danko had the head of each department send

Deans, provost collaborate as they await new colleague

Editor’s Note: Stavitsky has since removed his name from consideration because he accepted another offer. Open sessions with Stavitsky are canceled. College of Communication dean candidates begin arriving on campus next week for open sessions. When they do, they will find a university that has a busy community of existing deans. They’re teaching courses, working

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pharmacy comic misrepresents reality and university

I find the cartoon portrayed in last week’s Collegian entitled “White Coat Culture” to be completely biased, inaccurate, and unsubstantiated. No one can deny that the pharmacy job market is beginning to level out.  Older pharmacists have delayed retirement and some chain drugstores have cut back hours.  There are no longer large sign-on bonuses or

COPHS adjusts to changing job market

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is shifting its efforts to make pharmacy and physician assistant students more qualified for their rotations. A new position—associate dean of clinical education and external affiliation—was created this past summer in order to foster relationships with preceptors in and beyond the Indianapolis community. A preceptor is a professional

COPHS illustrates its world

Childhood consists of many blissful elements: Candyland, the zoo and Sesame Street to name a few.  The subject of pharmacy typically gets left off the list.  But one College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences professor at Butler University wants to help kids understand what it means to be a pharmacist by writing a children’s book.

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