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9:18 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Universities Talk Funding Formula At State Budget Committee

Some university presidents weren’t shy about voicing their concerns to the State Budget Committee.
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Leaders from Indiana’s public universities made their biennial trip to the State Budget Committee on Wednesday in advance of a new state budget that legislators will debate early next year.

A big part of the universities’ presentations is proving to the committee how much work they’ve put into improving their institutions.

Graduating students on time is a major focus of the legislature, so one of Purdue president and former governor Mitch Daniels’ budget requests is more money to help increase the number of students taking summer classes.

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Education
9:07 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Purdue Officials Ask State Budget Committee For $161 Million

Purdue would use some of the money to augment its push for more "active learning" classrooms.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

Purdue officials have presented their capital projects request to the State Budget Committee for the next two-year budget cycle. University Chief Financial Officer Bill Sullivan laid out the numbers for lawmakers Wednesday.

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Environment
8:45 am
Thu December 11, 2014

CityBus Gambles On Gas, Both Compressed And Liquid

A worker tightens a fitting inside one of CityBus's two compressed natural gas filling stations.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

High overhead CityBus’s Lafayette headquarters tower three wind turbines, which whir almost melodically on this blustery winter day.

They’re the most visible sign of the corporation’s push to be more environmentally friendly.

But on the ground, there’s a different whirring sound that foretells of the newest such effort -- a generator helps run power tools and a radio playing country music as half a dozen workmen install a natural gas pumping station.

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Sports
10:46 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Purdue Men Pick Up 87-46 Win Over Arkansas State

Purdue moves to 8-2 on the year with the win over the Arkansas State Red Wolves.
Credit Charlotte Tuggle / WBAA

Following a big victory Wednesday over Arkansas State, the buzz phrase for the Purdue men's basketball team was "team ball."

The Boilermakers dished out 21 assists and held the Red Wolves to 30-percent shooting from the field.

Purdue is one of seven teams in the nation to hold at least three opponents to 43 points or fewer. The team also handled the ball better than in a loss to North Florida, committing just ten turnovers for the game.

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General News
10:40 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Purdue Professor To Run 3,080 Miles For Research And Charity

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A lot of people have “running a marathon” on their bucket list.

But how about running a marathon a day for five months straight?

That’s just what a group of runners, including a Purdue professor, is planning to do starting January 16th.

Biological anthropologist Bryce Carlson says the Race Across USA is designed to raise awareness about childhood obesity as well as gather research on the biological and behavioral responses to extreme physical activity.

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