An Indianapolis organization has developed a strategic plan designed to increase home ownership stability in central Indiana. The Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership says it analyzed economic trends in similar-sized areas including Louisville and Milwaukee to establish goals.
Elkhart stadium plan revisited
Plans for a minor league baseball stadium in Elkhart could be getting back on track. The concept is on the agenda for this week's meeting of the Elkhart County Board of Zoning Appeals. The weak economy derailed plans for the project in 2010.
Lilly drug continues positive study results
Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. says a type 2 diabetes drug it is developing continues to yield positive results in studies. The company plans to submit dulaglutide to regulatory authorities this year.
Trine to offer graduation 'guarantee'
Trine University has unveiled a four-year graduation guarantee for this fall's freshman class. If full-time students cannot complete their degree on time, the university will cover tuition costs for a fifth year.
IPS planning staff reductions
The interim superintendent of one of the state's largest school districts has revealed a proposal to let nearly 60 employees go at the end of the school year. The move is part of an ongoing effort by Peggy Hinckley and the Indianapolis Public School Board to close a $30 million budget deficit.
Indy plans to revive decining retail area
The city of Indianapolis and a neighborhood organization are moving forward with a $700,000 plan to revitalize a declining retail area. The proposal calls for re-branding Lafayette Square Mall and surrounding properties as "Indy's International Marketplace" as well as upgrading visibility, design elements and pedestrian access.
Notre Dame announces honorary degrees
The University of Notre Dame will award six honorary degrees at its commencement ceremony next month. The recipients include an archbishop and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
Indy schools receive project funding
The Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation says it has teamed with multiple donors to provide more than $100,000 in funding for classroom projects. The organization partnered with DonorsChoose.org to match contributors with efforts they wanted to support.
Butler to celebrate new arts center
Butler University is planning to mark the opening of a $15 million building this week. A reception at The Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts is set for Thursday. Schrott is a former CFO of Indianapolis-based Emmis Communications Corp.
Notre Dame to make 'major' announcement
University of Notre Dame researchers are planning a "major announcement" Thursday in Washington, D.C. Scientists and corporate partners will discuss an advance in the Global Adaptation Index, which measures countries' preparedness for natural disasters related to the environmental issue.
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