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11:59 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Two Purdue campuses to unify administrations

Purdue is moving forward with the preparation of a plan that would unify the administration of the university's two northwest Indiana campuses.

The effort stems from a joint proposal by Purdue University Calumet chancellor Thomas Keon and Purdue University North Central James Dworkin to collaborate on a detailed implementation plan for presentation later this year.

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General News
11:40 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Purdue Crew team donates more than $13K to local non-profit

The Lafayette Urban Ministry is getting some help providing emergency financial assistance to low-income individuals and families.

The Purdue crew team has raised $13,016 for the nonprofit’s Good Samaritan Fund.

LUM executive director Joe Micon says the money helps people in need pay for things such as utility bills, rent, and prescription medications.

The funds were raised through the annual row-a-thon which was held last month at the Tippecanoe Mall.

A check was presented to LUM during a ceremony at the Purdue Boathouse yesterday.

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General News
8:27 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Tipmont REMC awards grants to area nonprofits

Grants from a local electric cooperative will help two Tippecanoe County non-profits improve their programs.

Tipmont REMC is providing the funds through its Operation Roundup program, which asks customers to round up their bills to the next highest dollar with the money designated to support community projects.

Wabash Center will use a roughly $4,000 grant to purchase laptop computers to be used in the field by residential services staff.

General News
8:21 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Indiana Senate chooses not to restore preschool pilot program to bill

Indiana Senate Republicans have rejected an attempt to revive a preschool pilot program that was eliminated in a Senate committee last week. 

The House overwhelmingly approved legislation creating a pilot program that would provide vouchers for one thousand low-income Hoosier children to attend preschool.  But the Senate Education Committee gutted the bill, replacing the pilot program with a study committee that will examine specific issues with pre-Kindergarten education.  South Bend Democratic Senator John Broden wants to add the pilot program back into the bill

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General News
8:16 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Opposition group confident it can kill HJR-3

When opponents of a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage announced the formation of a group to fight the amendment, few observers gave them much of a chance.

But now the amendment is on hold for at least another year, and the leaders of Freedom Indiana are confident of killing it altogether.

Campaign manager Megan Robertson says having a single group directing strategy made it easier to keep everyone on message.

She maintains passing the amendment would have damaged the GOP politically.

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General News
5:14 am
Fri February 21, 2014

School delays for Friday, February 21

The Tippecanoe School Corporation is on a two-hour delay today due to road flooding.

General News
12:08 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Lafayette police still looking for help to ID car in fatal hit-and-run

Lafayette police have more information about the car involved in a fatal hit-and-run Tuesday night.

Forty-six-year-old Mark Lee Brummitt died after being struck by a car while walking in the 2200 block of Union Street.

Police say the vehicle involved is likely a 1985 model or older with round headlights. 

The car will have front right headlight damage and possibly right front grill damage.    

Anyone with information about this accident should call Lafayette Police or the anonymous WeTip hotline at 800-78-CRIME.

General News
12:07 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Purdue College of Pharmacy receives $1-million gift

A $1-million gift for Purdue’s College of Pharmacy will help provide financial support to students and create a world-class facility for the program.

The money comes from alumna JeanAnne Chaney and her husband James, through the Chaney Family Foundation.

It will establish the Pacesetter Endowment for Pharmacy to provide scholarships for undergraduate or professional students enrolled in the College of Pharmacy.

The endowment also will support construction of a new building for the college or the renovation and expansion of existing structures.

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General News
12:02 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Pre-K voucher program stripped from bill

A pilot program aimed at providing pre-kindergarten educational opportunities for low-income Hoosier kids has been stripped out of a bill in a Senate committee. 

The program – a major initiative of Governor Mike Pence – was replaced with a mandated study of the issue.

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General News
11:59 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Study shows growing impact of life sciences industry

Indiana‘s life sciences industry continues to generate money and jobs.

A report shows the total economic impact to the state tops $55-billion.  

The data is from 2012 and was generated by the Indiana Business Research Center at the IU Kelley School of Business and BioCrossroads.

It indicates Indiana has jumped to number-two in exports just behind California.

The study also shows the number of workers stayed steady in 2012 with 55,000 people at nearly 1,900 companies.

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