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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.

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,

Courses give back to community

    Volunteering takes on a new meaning at Butler University with classes that have a service learning component. This component integrates both the traditional classroom setting and involvement in the Indianapolis community. Butler has offered service learning since the mid -1990s, but more students will be exposed to the program now because of the

Palmer, Reynolds seek to end SGA female presidency drought

There have been only five female Student Government Association presidents in the past 21 years at Butler University—something candidates Kelsa Reynolds and Katie Palmer hope to change this election. Despite Butler’s female majority and large female participation in SGA, the number of past female presidents is low. There are certain stereotypes female candidates have to

Faculty Senate debates effectiveness of committees

Faculty members debated and discussed how to make committee meetings more effective at the Nov. 1 Faculty Senate meeting. Some senators said the committees are not effectively communicating and meeting due to the lack of common availability and unreserved locations. They said these conflicts are making it difficult to deal with the workload each committee

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