EDITOR’S NOTE—Today, the Daily Journal presents a
sampling of editorials from around the state and nation.
Ivy Tech’s greatest value: campus accessibility
(Fort Wayne) The Journal Gazette
Budget woes at Ivy Tech Community College threaten to close as many as a quarter of its sites, with about eight sites in northeast Indiana under scrutiny. As Ivy Tech trustees consider options, they should remember campus accessibility is the key for many students.
In Ivy Tech’s 2011-12 financial report, President Tom Snyder described the statewide college system’s financial position as strong and noted an 11 percent increase in state appropriations. In fact, state support for Ivy Tech has increased by 50 percent since 2005, but the college is facing a $68 million deficit, according to The Indianapolis Star.