The IU Board of Trustees met Thursday and Friday to discuss proposals focusing on renovation and university growth along with the creation of new majors and discussion of greek life. The information below came from IU press releases and Indiana University tweets.
The Board of Trustees authorized upgrades to the Data Center, the house for all IU servers, focusing on electrical and cooling framework. Bill Armstrong Stadium will also be renovated to add more grandstands and a two-story building with locker rooms and more seating.
IU Board of Trustees has authorized a new bachelor of science degree focused on atmospheric science. Class topics will include climate change and meteorology. The degree was created for students who want to study climatology. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education hasn’t yet approved the degree.
Changes to greek life
The Greek Agreement, a set of guidelines and rules, is being reworked to decrease hazing and boost safety protocols. Dean of students Dave O’Guinn said points of debate for greek life changes are possible chapter size reductions and increased adviser engagement.
IU’s economic influence on Indiana
IU has strengthened Indiana’s economy by being the largest employer in the state, according to a press release. In-state residents have finished about 17,000 degrees, and there are more than 325,000 alumni in Indiana.
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