Purdue changes IPP rules for student inventors

Feb 8, 2013

A change in rules at Purdue is designed to encourage students at Purdue to develop new technologies and inventions.

Previously, any ideas pursued while enrolled at the university were subject to ownership by Purdue.

Now, students will have the opportunity to own the rights to their inventions.

Officials say the revised Intellectual Property Policy will give students who come up with ideas in the classroom setting to get the proper recognition.

Purdue's Krannert creating new MBA program

Feb 8, 2013

A new MBA offering at the Krannert School of Management will focus on Purdue’s strengths. The STEMBA program is designed for professional engineers and scientists who want a business degree.

Krannert Dean Chris Earley says it will be based in Chicago, because there is no other MBA program like it in the city. He thinks with Purdue's reputation, the effort can take a really strong foothold there.

Purdue hiring in-house legal counsel

Jan 28, 2013

Purdue is changing the way it handles its legal needs. The university is hiring an in-house legal counsel, instead of using Lafayette law firm Stuart and Branigin.

The board of trustees is expected to approve the hiring of Steven Schultz as legal counsel when it meets February 8.

President Mitch Daniels says the issue has been discussed the past few months and he recommended Schultz for the job.

Hoosiers at the presidential inauguration

Jan 21, 2013

Hoosiers are in the Nation’s Capital for Monday's Presidential Inauguration.

Crown Pointe-native and Purdue student Tuba Mirza made the trip. She says it’s an honor to be a part of the historic day.

"I'm so excited, I can't explain to you," she says with a laugh. "It's MLK Day too. I just want to be at the steps where he gave his speech. I just want to be there. I feel like it's going to be a great feeling."

Purdue University

As promised, Purdue President Mitch Daniels is letting the campus community know the direction he’d like to lead the university. Daniels released an open letter to students, faculty and staff Friday.

In it, he recaps the research he’s done on higher education since his appointment by the board of trustees. He wants an open discussion on some themes he’d like to address. Those are: excellence, affordability, shared governance, engagement, open inquiry, and common purpose. One specific area is boosting graduation rates.

Purdue begins Mitch Daniels presidency

Jan 15, 2013
Mike Loizzo / WBAA Radio

Purdue’s new president is adjusting to the job.

Mitch Daniels says even after months of studying higher education issues and learning about the university, he plans to ease into his new position.

One thing he won’t do is represent Purdue at the Statehouse during the budget process.

“I won’t. I’ll be interested in it, of course, but I think for this session at least, my anticipation is I’ll have others represent the school.”

Purdue plans MLK Commemorative events

Jan 15, 2013

Purdue is planning a series of events and service projects to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

WBAA's Mike Loizzo talks about those with College of Liberal Arts Dean Irwin Weiser and Dr. Philathia Bolton, who serve on the planning committee.

You can find the full list of events HERE.

Biofuels in aviation discussed at Purdue

Jan 8, 2013

Purdue is hosting an annual event, with the focus this year on how to enhance the aviation industry.

The Indiana Biomass Energy Working Group is meeting to discuss the future of biofuels in planes.

Chad Martin is the Renewable Energy Specialist at Purdue.

He says it’s the first time in the event’s five year history looking at biofuels in aviation.

Purdue University

Purdue’s acting-president is entering his final week leading the university. Dr. Tim Sands returns to the provost’s office January 15, when Mitch Daniels officially begins his term as president.

Sands says he’s learned many things about Purdue through meetings with lawmakers, the state’s business leaders and alumni. He expects that to serve him well as he returns to the job of chief academic officer.

He says he’s prepared for job offers from other universities, but made a commitment to serve Purdue for the immediate future. Sands has served as provost since April, 2010.

Purdue's football season came to an end, Tuesday, with a 58-14 loss to Oklahoma State in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.  The Boilers ended the year 6-7 and have not had consecutive winning seasons since 2006 and 2007.  WBAA's Sam Klemet reports from Dallas on what the game means for the team now and moving forward.