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Opening Arguments

Best and brightest

Howard Chapman has written guest columns for us for nearly 20 years. Judging only by his writing and several talks on the phone with him over the years, I'd judge him as a nice man with a wide-ranging curiosity. Now, he's gone and done something spectacular:

When we say the best and brightest we mean that quite literally,” said William McKinney, IPFW vice chancellor for academic affairs, at the announcement about the new Chapman Scholars Program, which will begin in fall 2009.

Incoming freshmen who meet rigorous academic standards and show exceptional leadership and problem-solving skills will be eligible for a four-year, full-ride scholarship that includes tuition, fees, room, board and textbooks.

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The program is named for donors Howard and Betsy Chapman, who set up the endowment.

“Hopefully, it's going to go on forever

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