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    New goals for ISU: 14,000 students by 2017, higher graduation rates


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    While fall enrollment at ISU has reached a 19-year high, university officials have plans to grow the size of the student-body to an all-time record while at the same ensure that more students complete a four-year degree.

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    This concerns me...I am all for change...but this might be a bit much

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    I love how it's only us 3 thus far on this thread but Sack why are you concerned with this?? I see it as a positive, but only if they continue to raise the entrance standards and not take in a bunch of "Joe Smooh's" who can barely graduate high school. From the time I transferred to ISU to when I graduated in that 2 and a half year period they had raised the entrance GPA from 2.5 to 3.0 not sure if they'll continue to raise that. I think it all depends on what students they go after and which students will want to come to ISU to get a great education or just party their asses off and flunk out. You may have a point though this will either make or break for ISU in the long run.

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    I feel the same way. I am all for growing the university, but if the result of that is to begin to just let warm bodies in so that the numbers go up, then we should pass on that. As long as we continue to let in quality young people who have the goal and the ability to graduate, then I am all for the idea of growing the student body.

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    Since the administration has proven that they can "handle" difficult situations to this point, and don't have a habit of biting off more than can chew, I am all for it. The goal is ambitious for sure, but as long as they don't have kids sleeping in the hallways of residence halls or overflow for months on end, go for it.

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    The bigger the better for ISU and Terre Haute. Just has to be done right.
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    At 500 more a year roughly, my guess is that some announcements are forthcoming on housing. That is the ONLY way this goal is obtainable.

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    The enrollment increase sounds reasonable to me. I have now, and always have had, a problem with entrance requirements in general. Any state supported school should grant admission to any graduate of a state accredited high school if the student has successfully competed the core 40 requirement. Make the first semester as tough as you want, but they deserve the opportunity. I know many will not agree with me, and that is fine. It's just the way I feel.
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    I feel like I read somewhere that our admission standards had been significantly raised in the last five years. Obviously this isn't Stanford or Harvard, but improvement is a good thing. I would assume the current standards would be upheld. Also 14K is our "capacity level" if we go to 15k we have to invest in significantly more infastructure. 14k we just need a few more dorms. The new dorm will go in north of the rec center in the parking lot. Another dorm /or multi use facility may go in between 5th and 6th and wabash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndianaState45 View Post
    The new dorm will go in north of the rec center in the parking lot. Another dorm /or multi use facility may go in between 5th and 6th and wabash.
    ISU already has a big parking lot problem, they seriously can't be thinking about new dorm in that parking lot by the rec center. Hell I heard that where the rec center stands now used to be a huge parking lot.

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