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Trustees approve Evansville medical school

The Board of Trustees facilities and auxiliaries committee approved a proposed IU School of Medicine in Evansville with a unanimous vote Friday. The action item was taken to the business meeting later that day, where the trustees once again approved it.

The IU School of Medicine Multi-Institutional Academic Health and Science and Research Center in Evansville was proposed to the trustees Friday morning at the facilities and auxiliaries committee meeting.

There were four potential proposals for the location of the medical school—east Evansville, Warrick County, University of Southern Indiana campus and downtown Evansville.

The board approved the downtown location of the medical school to open for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Trustee Patrick A. Shoulders is from Evansville and said former IU president Herman B Wells regretted not having a strong IU foothold in Evansville.

“Today Dr. Wells, we can say ‘we shall return,’” he said.

Kathrine Schulze

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