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Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Questions Surround IU - Indianapolis Expansion
Posted 12:58 PM by Luke
Since ILN's article yesterday on the proposed expansion to the Indianapolis law school, some confusion has arisen regarding the status of that proposal-- calling into question the credibility of certain Indiana University Officials.

In an e-mail to ILN, J. Terry Clapacs, Vice President and Chief Adminstrator for IU, first claimed ignorance of the proposal, "Where in Bloomington was the original proposal sent? What was the response and who provided that response?"

But subsequently Mr. Clapacs acknowledged the existence of the proposal but stated that it had never been terminated, "I don't believe anyone killed this proposal."

When contacted via phone, IU's University Architect Robert Meadows stated that his office fills only an advisory role and had no power to decline the expansion proposal.
He added that his office reviewed the planned expansion to ascertain the best location as well as its cost. "If they want to expand, they can expand," said Meadows stressing that Dean Tarr would have had to get the permission of the IUPUI Chancellor to proceed with the expansion.

But in an e-mail obtained by ILN, William M. Plater, the acting Chancellor of IUPUI at the time of this proposal's consideration, wrote a handful of IU Law - Indianapolis officials and alumni, saying:
We had an opportunity to talk with Terry Clapacs and Bob Meadows today about the proposed extension of Inlow Hall along New York. While there is much support for you and your plans, the conclusion is that we cannot agree to an extension.
Mr. Clapacs and Mr. Meadows had indicated to ILN that they were unaware of a decision by Mr. Plater, but according to Mr. Plater's e-mail, they were instrumental in the decision to terminate the proposal.

Finally, no rationale or basis for the decision to terminate the proposal were ever ever provided.

Current IUPUI Chancellor Bantz, and IU President Adam Herbert have not responded to requests for comment.

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