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Gift exposes more students to Butler

Butler University’s Early College Program has received a gift of $8,300 from the Central Indiana Teachers Credit Union, which will help expose select juniors and seniors from Shortridge Magnet High School to a college classroom environment. Presented on Feb. 15, this amount covers the cost of one student going through the program both semesters of

Despite administrative changes, partnership stands

Amid administrative shake-ups and new oversight, administrators at both Butler University and Shortridge Magnet High School say their partnership is growing. The partnership—put into practice between Butler and Indianapolis Public Schools in 2009 when Shortridge reopened as a magnet school for law and public policy—now includes the Early College Program, collaborative workshops for faculty and

Administration working to improve rentention rates

The retention rates at Butler University have been consistent over the years, but the university is looking to bring them closer to 100 percent. Right now, Butler’s average retention from first to second year is 88 percent. “If you don’t retain students there, they won’t be there for their junior year,” Associate Provost Mary Macmanus