3:36 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Local Booksellers Unhappy About Purdue-Amazon Partnership

A pair of philosophy textbooks inside University Bookstore, which sits across the street from the Purdue Union -- future site of an Amazon storefront.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

At least one West Lafayette textbook retailer says he’s not happy with Wednesday’s announcement of an agreement between Purdue University and Amazon.com.

Tom Frey runs University Bookstore, which sits across the street from the Purdue Memorial Union, but isn’t the school’s official textbook retailer. In the spring, Amazon will open a physical storefront in the Union.

Frey says it’s the latest salvo in an ongoing battle between the internet company and the National Association of College Stores, of which he’s a member.

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General News
10:58 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Purdue Team Competing In Annual Air Race Classic

Pilot Rachel Borsa, from left, and copilot Haley Myers will fly almost 2,700 miles in a small plane as competitors in the 2014 Air Race Classic, running from California to Pennsylvania June 16-19.
Credit Air Race Classic / http://www.airraceclassic.org/

A pair of Purdue aviation students is racing across the country, just like a famous Purdue instructor used to more than seven decades ago.

Pilot Rachel Borsa and co-pilot Haley Myers are competing in the annual Air Race Classic, a race limited to female pilots. The four-day race began Monday in California and ends in Pennsylvania on Thursday, though the first plane to arrive will not necessarily be the winner.

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3:28 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

DePauw, IU Leaders Say Purdue Tuition Freeze Won't Change Their Plans

DePauw's sticker price is more than twice what Purdue's is, but university officials say they're competing on more than just price.
Credit Karen Demerly / https://www.flickr.com/photos/kdemerly/5137982135

Leaders at some of Indiana’s other universities say they’re keeping an eye on Purdue’s plan to freeze tuition for a third year, but it’s not impacting them.

The plan will be formally presented to Purdue Trustees Friday morning by President Mitch Daniels, who says he’s not sure how long the school will continue the practice. It keeps Purdue’s overall cost lower than most, if not all, of the state’s private colleges.

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General News
8:59 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Purdue to add child care capacity

Purdue will be adding child care capacity for more than 100 children at the West Lafayette campus.

President Mitch Daniels made the announcement this morning.

An exact location, timetable and pricing policy will be determined soon.

Daniels says the decision was based on the recommendation of a task force charged with recommending changes that would be cost-effective, significant and achievable in the near term to strengthen Purdue's efforts in recruiting and retaining high-quality employees and students.

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Arts & Culture
7:13 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

WBAA to air recording of Astronaut Alumni Public Forum

Join WBAA, AM920, public radio from Purdue, for a one-hour special public affairs presentation "A Conversation with Our Astronauts," at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday (April 22) on AM 920 and www.wbaa.org. The highly anticipated forum was recorded April 12th at Elliott Hall of music and hosted by Purdue President Mitch Daniels.

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General News
11:41 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Speaker links social justice with environmental sustainability

Julian Agyeman

An environmental social scientist and originator of the “just sustainability” movement will speak at Purdue next week.

Julian Agyeman is a professor at Tufts University and editor-in-chief of “Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability.”

He promotes social justice and equity as an integral element of sustainable living.

Agyeman contends how we treat each other affects and how we treat the environment.

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General News
1:42 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Purdue seeking public input on bicycle and pedestrian safety

The public has a few more days to provide feedback on pedestrian and bicycle safety for the next phase of Purdue’s campus development.

An online survey on the Purdue Bikes website will close this Friday.

A steering committee of Purdue University faculty, staff and students is working with a consulting team to develop a strategy for the future of pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure on the West Lafayette campus.

The information gained from the survey will help guide the process.

General News
6:38 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Purdue planning astronaut reunion

Purdue will host a group of its NASA astronaut alumni for a reunion next month that will culminate with a public forum.

The unviersity has had 23 graduates become astronauts, including the late Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, and Eugene Cernan, the most recent man to walk on the moon.

Eight of the astronauts, including Cernan, are expected to attend the forum, "A Conversation with Our Astronauts," on April 12th at 7 p.m. in Elliott Hall of Music.

The forum is free, but those attending will need tickets.

General News
9:15 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Anonymous gift to help make Purdue more affordable

An anonymous $5 million gift will help make Purdue more affordable for in-state students.

Matching components of the donation could nearly double the amount of scholarship endowments available.

Three-point-seven-five million dollars will create the Purdue Affordability Scholarship Challenge, with a match being offered for donations between $25,000 and $250,000.

Additional funds will be put toward the President’s Student Affordability and Accessibility Fund, which was set up to help Purdue meet its needs during the current tuition freeze.

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General News
10:45 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Purdue establishes partnership with Chrysler Group

Purdue and automaker Chrysler Group are partnering in a program that will share research and development efforts and provide learning opportunities for Purdue students and Chrysler Group employees.

The agreement establishes seven initial research projects designed to enhance Chrysler’s manufacturing processes.

The company is providing $1.2-million to fund the work.

Also being developed are internship and co-op programs for Purdue students at Chrysler Group facilities in Kokomo and worldwide, and distance-education programs for the company's employees.