Multimedia reporter Eva Hallman reports about the State of the University address that took place last week on campus.
“I think that the last few years away from the game have energized and have given him an opportunity to kind of circle the wagons and to refresh himself mentally and physically.”
In response to the coronavirus, Butler University cancelled classes until March 18, allowing for faculty to plan for a transition to online classes until April 4. The campus will, however, remain open.
The Butler University Board of Trustees voted unanimously to extend the president’s contract, which was set to end on Aug. 31, 2020.
Construction will continue at multiple sites on campus over the summer as part of the Butler 2020 plan. As this comes to close, faculty and staff are discussing plans for beyond 2020.
In the statement, Danko expressed that the recently passed bill in Indiana Senate is “unacceptable” and does not align with Butler’s values. He, along with 24 other community leaders, signed a letter to state legislators pushing for a more comprehensive bill.
Ena Shelley, dean of the College of Education, will retire at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year after 37 years at Butler.
Kristin and Nicki pack the biggest news of the week in two minutes: Sarah Diaz is leaving Butler, the State of the Union address, electric scooter regulations and more.
Butler President James Danko published a statement Friday night in response to the news cycle this week that involved a Butler sexual assault case.