IU trustees announce record-breaking funding


Indiana University broke a record, reaching $1 billion in research and donation funding this year.

The IU Board of Trustees met Friday in downtown Evansville.

IU President Michael McRobbie announced the milestone figures.

McRobbie said non-government grants increased 21% over last year.

Private donations passed $347 million.

McRobbie said the money proves IU is a powerhouse in research.

IU leadership helped cut the ribbon on the new Stone Family Center for Health Sciences on Thursday.

The multi-million-dollar medical school has students from IU, the University of Evansville, and the University of Southern Indiana.

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(This story was originally published August 10, 2018)

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