Julie Griffith

'Die-in' Protests Inaction On Racism At Purdue

Dec 9, 2014
Kristin Malavenda / WBAA News

Just as the campus community was leaving its offices and classrooms to go out into the midday rain, a group of community members calling itself the Purdue Social Justice Coalition was preparing to interrupt those midday activities.

Emerging from the Purdue Union, several group members walked to nearby State Street and splayed themselves across the busy thoroughfare, forcing campus police to divert traffic.

IN laws, legislation affecting higher education

Apr 4, 2012

Purdue’s vice president for public affairs thinks the university fared well during this year’s session of the General Assembly.

Julie Griffith says her office tracked a lot of legislation that affected the university. Those range from a public access bill dealing with open meetings and inspection of public records to the so-called “credit creep” measure capping most bachelor’s degrees at 120 credit hours.

Griffith says Purdue and other universities will continue to work on those bills signed into law and those likely to come back next year.