The Purdue Board of Trustees has approved performance metrics for determining a portion of the president's salary.
Under the plan, board members will evaluate Mitch Daniels on student affordability, graduation rates, fundraising, student success and university excellence. Those categories are weighted, with fundraising be the biggest determinant at 30%, affordability and graduation rates are 25% each, while the remaining two are 10% each.
After roughly two-and-a-half years of construction work, the new stretch of U.S. 231 in Tippecanoe County is complete. The Indiana Department of Transportation expects it to open for traffic at 6 p.m. Friday. Officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday morning.
Purdue President Mitch Daniels, who helped initiated the project when he was governor, says besides better a better traffic pattern, it will save lives.
One-hundred miles-per-hour – that’s the record-breaking speed a group from Purdue hopes to achieve for an electric motorcycle.
Dr. John Sullivan, professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering, enlisted the help of students to create an electric motorcycle. He says they used an existing frame, but modified it with an electric motor and batteries.
They will get an official measure of their top speed at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.