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HOUSE

RESOLUTION No. ___




Introduced by: Summers


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    A HOUSE RESOLUTION to honor IUPUI on the occasion of its 40th Anniversary.
    
    Whereas, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) reaches an important milestone of the 40th year since the trustees of Indiana University and Purdue University agreed the public higher education needs of Indiana would be best served by merging the Indianapolis campuses of the two universities, and

    Whereas, in the ensuing 40 years, IUPUI has become Indiana's urban research and academic sciences campus, rapidly grown in size and stature, offering a tremendous range of degree programs for more than 30,000 students, and become the third strong pillar supporting public higher education in Indiana, and

    Whereas, a commitment to civic engagement and service has been a fundamental component of IUPUI's mission from the beginning and a distinctive aspect of the campus, and the

campus has impact statewide, nationally, and internationally, and

    Whereas, two-thirds of its graduates remain in Indiana, bringing cutting-edge knowledge and skills to the state's workforce, and half of Indiana's physicians, 85 percent of its dentists, and similar percentages of other health professionals were educated at IUPUI, and

    Whereas, externally funded research topped $300 million in 2007-08, with these funds and research efforts contributing to the vitality of the state's economy, contributing new jobs and businesses that, in turn, attract more highly educated professionals and innovators; therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives observe and recognize 2009 as the 40th year of IUPUI, which has matured into a campus that is integral to the life of our city, region, and state.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the Indiana House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to IUPUI.





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