Vote on proposed architecture program in Columbus delayed

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Indiana University’s proposal to launch a master’s program for architecture in Columbus will have to wait a bit longer for possible state approval.

The proposal is on the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s agenda for its working session Thursday instead of being up for a vote during the business session. Officials from Indiana University and Ball State University want to share with commission members an agreement struck between the two schools about the degree program.

John Burnett, president and CEO of the Columbus-based Community Education Coalition, the organization that contacted IU about two years ago about starting the Master of Architecture program, said that Ball State has expressed concerns for months about IU’s proposal and how it would impact its longstanding architecture program.

Please read Thursday’s edition of The Republic for more details.

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Kirk Johannesen is assistant managing editor of The Republic. He can be reached at johannesen@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5639.