IPFW should be Purdue-only campus, group says


By: Associated Press

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A group studying the future of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has recommended splitting it into separate universities.

A 53-page document released Friday shows the working group tasked by the General Assembly with reviewing IPFW has recommended ending the shared governance of the 13,000-student campus.

Indiana University would keep control of the School of Medical and enhance its health science and medical education offerings. That would mean transferring the undergraduate nursing program to IU. It is now a Purdue program with 800 students and almost $5 million in tuition revenue.

Purdue University would provide and control all other programs and course offerings.

IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein expressed concern about the report, particularly about transferring control of the undergraduate nursing program to IU, which she called “unacceptable.”