VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Valparaiso University officials say the northwestern Indiana college will shutter its financially struggling law school after nearly 140 years.
School officials say students, faculty and staff were informed Monday of Friday's decision by the school's board of directors to teach out the law school's remaining students and cease operations.
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Tennessee regulators rejected a plan to move Valparaiso University's struggling law school to Middle Tennessee State University, casting uncertainty on the future of the northwestern Indiana law school.
The Tennessee Higher Education Commission voted 8-5 Monday to deny the school's transfer to Middle Tennessee's Murfreesboro campus.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A state panel has nixed a proposal that would have transferred Valparaiso University's law school to Middle Tennessee State University.
The Tennessee Higher Education Commission voted 8-5 on Monday to deny the proposal to move the law school to MTSU's Murfreesboro campus.
Last week, the governing boards of Valparaiso and MTSU endorsed the idea, saying it would create the only accredited public law school in the greater Nashville region.
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana college professor has received a prestigious award from the French government.
Randa Duvick is a professor of foreign languages and literature at Valparaiso University. She was recently named an Officer in the Order of French Academic Palms.
A French official presented her with a metallic badge suspended from a purple ribbon during a September ceremony in Chicago.
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — A private university's law school in northeast Indiana is suspending admissions because of financial challenges it's been facing for several years.
Valparaiso University President Mark Heckler said he's working to quickly resolve the situation. He said maintaining the law school's American Bar Association accreditation is critical and that he hopes the faculty will remain at the school.
"There's been no decision to close the law school," Heckler said.
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — The contract of Valparaiso University's president has been extended through June 2021.
The university's board of directors announced Monday that it had entered into a new five-year contract with President Mark Heckler. He first became the university's president in 2008.
Board members cited Heckler's leadership overseeing the university's enrollment growth, campus expansion and implementation of a strategic plan.