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A new collaboration involving Purdue aims to make the pathway from drug discovery to the marketplace more efficient.

The university is partnering with Houston Methodist Research Institute for research and educational initiatives, including clinical trials of drugs developed at Purdue.

Philip Low is a Chemistry professor and the inaugural director of the Purdue Center for Drug Discovery.

He says the goal is to find cures for diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and cancer, and to get those drugs to the patients who need them as soon as possible.

Two Purdue campuses to unify administrations

Feb 26, 2014

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.

Purdue’s president says an initial review of how law enforcement and the university handled the fatal shooting and stabbing on campus last month are positive.

Mitch Daniels says a more thorough review is underway.

He says there is always room for improvement to emergency preparedness plans.

But he says as far as the events of January 21st, any changes to law enforcement or university response would not have changed the outcome.

Conversation with Purdue's president for January

Feb 3, 2014

Purdue’s president says university officials are conducting a thorough review of emergency response procedures in light of the fatal shooting and stabbing that took place on campus last month.

Mitch Daniels says the initial examination of the events surrounding the death of Andrew Boldt indicate an excellent response from law enforcement.

He says for the most part the university’s text alert system worked as planned and the majority of students, faculty, and staff responded to the “shelter in place” order appropriately.

Purdue president back on campus, classes resume today

Jan 23, 2014

Purdue’s president is back on campus.

Mitch Daniels returned from a trip to Colombia, which he cut short following Tuesday’s fatal shooting.

He says a thorough review of the emergency response to the incident is already underway.

But Daniels says based on initial briefings he is pleased with how the situation was handled.

Classes resume today on the West Lafayette campus.

Daniels says he will spend the next few days talking to students to see how they're doing.

Purdue announces research collaboration with Gallup

Dec 17, 2013

Purdue is announcing a research collaboration with Gallup to measure the overall success at work and in life of America's college graduates and Purdue graduates specifically.

The Gallup-Purdue Index will constitute the largest representative study of college graduates in U.S. history.

University president Mitch Daniels says over the next few months, the first annual national benchmark survey will be conducted of approximately 30,000 college graduates.

Conversation with Purdue's president for November

Nov 27, 2013
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The Purdue Research Foundation is taking over fundraising and investment operations for the University.

Administrators say it will provide more flexibility and allow both the University Development Office and P.R.F. to better serve donors. Foundation President Dan Hasler says both have similar functions, so combining the two makes sense.

Purdue cautiously moving ahead with MOOCs

Nov 4, 2013

The development of Massive Open Online Courses – or MOOCs – continues at Purdue.

The university requested proposals from professors earlier this year to begin teaching this fall. However, administrators are still assessing the effort it takes to implement and manage such a course, which could have thousands of students enrolled from around the world.

President Mitch Daniels says it’s a costly undertaking to do it correctly.

Conversation with Purdue's president for October

Nov 1, 2013

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Purdue’s president says a consensus must be reached before the university takes a stance on such a divisive issue as same sex marriage. Even then, Mitch Daniels says he’s not sure the university should get involved.

“It’s just a subject to be approached, I think, with some reflection and some caution,” he says. “You also have to say, you know, once you’ve done one of these, there might well be others and not sure what those (issues) might be or whether we’d be glad.”