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The failed summer camp/research study Camp DASH was flawed on several levels, according to a report by Purdue University’s office of ethics.

After violence and sexual misconduct was reported, the study was shut down and campers sent home.

An investigation, whose results were released Tuesday, determines the design of Camp DASH was “inadequate” and “suffered from a culture of non-compliance” with study protocols and University policies.

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Another round of flyers posted by a racist group at Purdue University has called free speech rights on campus into question.

Supporters of the white supremacist group placed posters at several universities as part of a higher education-targeted campaign, and Purdue officials are once again condemning the speech they say doesn’t uphold university values.

President Mitch Daniels says Purdue’s notoriety may have made the West Lafayette campus a target.

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Agribusiness executives and researchers are describing Indiana as an area poised to become a global heavyweight in food-science research.

Elanco president Jeff Simmons says Indiana is building a roster of companies working on ways to boost food production to meet the needs of a world population projected to hit 10-billion in 35 years.

For instance, Simmons says, it’ll take a 60-percent increase in milk production to serve that many people.

Purdue Receives $10 Million Grant For Crop-Saving Effort

Jun 4, 2014
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A $10 million grant will allow Purdue University to help farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa improve their food security and income.

The money from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be used to develop a supply chain to manufacture and distribute crop-saving PICS bags.

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A new building on the Purdue campus is ready for students in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE).

The ADM Agricultural Innovation Center offers more lab and classroom space, as the department outgrows its current building. Archer Daniels Midland Company donated $1.5 million for the facility, which cost $4.2 million.

Agriculture Dean Jay Akridge says the gift from ADM for the Center shows the firm’s continued support of the college.

Thousands of donations have added up to a successful campaign for the United Way of Greater Lafayette.

The organization surpassed it $4.6 million goal by more than $10,000.

Purdue Dean of Agriculture Jay Akridge chaired the campaign committee. He says it was a critical year to meet the goal, because the need for help is so great. Akridge says so many people in the community know first hand the help offered by such nonprofits as Food Finders Food Bank, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Riggs Community Health Center.