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On Feb. 17th, the College of Arts and Sciences, History, and Honors Program at IPFW organized a panel discussion titled "Is This Any Way To Elect A President? A Discussion Of The Electoral College." 
 

The discussion looks at the history, function, and controversy of the electoral college. The panel was moderated by Andrew Downs of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics.  

Panelists include:

Michael Wolf, IPFW Department of Political Science

James Toole, IPFW Department of Political Science

Jeff Malanson, IPFW Department of History

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The geosciences department at Indiana University--Purdue University Fort Wayne inspired the idea for the school’s mascot, the mastodon. Students in that department helped uncover a mastodon fossil about 40 miles north of the school, which is now on permanent display at IPFW. However, the department itself has just been eliminated.

Trump's Travel Ban Affects Some at IPFW

Jan 31, 2017
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University presidents in Indiana have expressed opposition to President Trump’s executive order that temporarily bars immigrants and refugees of certain countries from entering the United States.

No IPFW students are from any of the banned countries, but two faculty members are, says Director of International Student Services Brian Mylrea. He says he’s planning to talk to all international students and staff, even those who aren’t from countries under the travel ban.

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Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne Chancellor Vicky Carwein issued the following statement Monday afternoon in response to President Trump’s executive order on immigration:

IPFW Opens Newly Renovated Helmke Library

Jan 17, 2017
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IPFW celebrated the grand re-opening of its library Tuesday, after being closed for a full year.

New Year, New IPFW

Jan 2, 2017
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IPFW’s restructuring plan goes into effect January 1, which means after the new year, some degrees won’t exist at the university. And that’s not the only change planned for IPFW. IU and Purdue trustees approved a plan to split the school into two separate universities.

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The Legislative Services Agency released a report in January that proposed splitting Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne into two universities, but it wasn’t until December that school officials held a press conference about the realignment. 

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IPFW is cutting some custodial services, now that five custodians and two maintenance workers have taken early retirement packages. Due to the hiring freeze at the university, the workers won’t be replaced. This means faculty will have to clean their own offices.

Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

The Purdue Board of Trustees will vote later this week on whether to split Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne into two separate institutions. On Monday, representatives from IU, Purdue and IPFW met in Fort Wayne, along with Senator David Long, to answer some questions from the public.

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The women’s studies program at Indiana University--Purdue University Fort Wayne will not be eliminated, as was previously suggested in a plan to cut costs. The new proposal will cut costs by eliminating one job, and cutting the director’s pay.

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