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.

General News
10:43 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Purdue master plan promotes compact growth

Purdue’s director of Physical and Capital Planning says the university’s master plan is a balance between preserving the university’s history and looking toward the future.

Ken Sandel made the comments during a President's Forum on the West Lafayette campus.

He says there has been an explosion of growth in the past decade, including 52 new buildings with nine more under construction.

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General News
12:21 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Shooting reported on the Purdue campus

A shooting is being reported on the Purdue campus in the Electrical Engineering Building. Officials are asking the public to avoid the area. If you are on campus you should shelter in place until further notice. Shelter in place means to stay inside, preferably in an interior location with a door that can be locked. Check Purdue's homepage for more information.

General News
6:56 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Purdue announces research collaboration with Gallup

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.

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General News
2:36 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Purdue executive vice president and treasurer leaving

Purdue will be looking for a new executive vice president and treasurer.

Al Diaz has held that post since July 2009.

He has accepted the job of treasurer and chief financial officer at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.

The independent Catholic university enrolls nearly 3,700 students.

Diaz will take over at Marymount June 1st.

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General News
1:25 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Purdue's Sands to become new Va Tech president

Purdue’s provost is leaving the university to become the next president of Virginia Tech.

The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors selected Tim Sands as the university’s next president at a meeting this afternoon.

His start date on the Blacksburg, Virginia, campus is June 1st.

Virginia Tech is a land-grant institution with a student enrollment of more than 31,000.

Sands will replace current president Charles Steger, who will be stepping down after 14 years in the position.

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