Tag Archives: Rich Michal

Reaction to parking changes varies

BY JEFF STANICH | NEWS EDITOR Parking permits for the majority of Butler University’s students will cost nearly three times as much as last year. Students have had various reactions to the change, both in favor and against. Sophomore Serena Caress said the more expensive permit forced her to leave her car at home. “I

IndyConnect discusses routes to benefit Butler students

Indy Connect hosted a public information session on March 18 regarding plans for mass transit in central Indiana. This meeting highlighted the Red Line that will either include a bus or light-rail route running north from Greenwood through downtown Indianapolis and ending in Carmel. This line is the closest route to Butler University and would

Faculty work to bring transportation to campus

Butler University faculty are asking students to help bring public transportation to campus. A public meeting with Indy Connect, central Indiana’s public transportation initiative, was scheduled for last night but was rescheduled due to inclement weather concerns. Butler offered to shuttle 50 students to the meeting so they could offer their own opinions on the

Campus engineer plans green improvements

Butler University is continuing to identify energy improvements on campus with the welcoming of Amanda Doenges, the new campus engineer. Upcoming projects include lighting controls and daylight sensors in the front lobby and the weightlifting and pool areas of the Health and Recreation Complex. The sensors will dim or turn lights off that are not

Neighbors provide input

Traffic concerns are at the top of the list for some Butler-Tarkington residents when it comes to the construction of a possible parking facility. Butler University officials presented a proposal for the facility to the neighborhood association on Monday evening. Ben Hunter, chief of staff, and Rich Michal, executive director of facilities, introduced the preliminary

Feedback positive for parking garage

People in the Butler University and Butler-Tarkington communities who have seen the school’s parking garage plans are providing mostly positive feedback. A plan for a mixed-use parking garage was endorsed by Butler’s Board of Trustees at the end of September. Approximately 1,000 parking spots, an undetermined number of living spaces and, potentially, some retail businesses