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New Social Justice and Diversity core requirement begins implementation phase

New Social Justice and Diversity core requirement begins implementation phase

After two years of debate, students will have to take SJD designated course after implementation and pilot programs are complete.

President James Danko announces Butler University’s opposition to HJR-6

MELISSA IANNUZZI ASST. NEWS EDITOR President James Danko announced that Butler University will publicly oppose Indiana House Joint Resolution 6 in an email to Butler students, faculty and staff. The resolution would amend Indiana’s constitution to define marriage as strictly between one man and one woman, and states that a legal status similar to marriage,

Sizing up the tuition competition

Two documents displayed at the Mar. 28 Faculty Senate meeting are helping shed a different light on Butler University’s tuition increase for the next academic year. The documents provide a list of 25 schools Butler most often competes with for potential students, or the most common cross-applicant schools. One compares tuition and monetary costs of

Morris prepares for university academic review

Kathryn Morris, provost and vice president for academic affairs, discussed Butler University’s academic mission at yesterday’s Faculty Senate meeting. Morris and Bruce Arick, vice president of finance and administration, have been developing a plan that will provide a total review of the university and its financial state. The report, titled “Cost of Education Model,” will

Legal counsel adds to costs

President Jim Danko expressed a need for legal counsel at Butler University at the Faculty Senate meeting Tuesday. The president said in the past six years  the university has spent about $2.5 million on legal fees for various reasons. His presentation showed that from June 2008 to June 2012, the spending increased by 28 percent.

Core requirement suspended for current upperclassmen

The Faculty Senate approved the suspension of the Speaking Across the Curriculum requirement for all upperclassmen. The senate met last Tuesday, and voted to suspend the courses after nearly an hour of discussion. Diane Timmerman, theatre professor, said the workload professors must take on to teach this course is too much. “Some of my colleagues

Motion passed to review administrators

Faculty Senate approved a motion on Oct. 2 to affirm Butler University’s commitment to regular review of its administrators. The Faculty Senate took more than two years to agree on four principles by which a tool for faculty review of administrators could be created. Faculty Senate had to consider the language carefully, said Margaret Brabant,

Officials allocate money to cover $2.28M deficit

Butler University officials used money from two funds to make up for a $2.28 million deficit in this year’s projected budget. $1.145 million from last year’s surplus will be used in part to cover the deficit. The remaining $1.135 million will come from a contingency fund, a sort of cushion for the university budget. Several

FACULTY SENATE | Senate to vote on core curriculum funding

Faculty Senate members read through a motion Tuesday that could urge Butler University administrators to fund and staff the core curriculum, which is $400,000 short of funding for next year. The motion states, “It is imperative that the university fully staff the current core curriculum, which was approved by the faculty in 2005. “We must

OPINION | Advisers should advise, not lead

When student leaders apply, campaign for and put hours into their roles, they should also be able to defend themselves on their own. It’s time to take the training wheels off of Student Government Association. While I believe that faculty advisers for Student Government Association have good intentions, some of the actions in assembly leave

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