Former Purdue Northwest professor leaves $8M to school
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A building at Purdue University Northwest is being named in honor of a former professor who left about $8 million from his estate for student scholarships and...
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — NASA has chosen Purdue University as the site of a new research institute that will design deep space habitats for humans.
FRANKFORT, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane carrying a flight student and instructor from Purdue University landed safely in a central Indiana field after the plane's engine...
Gate at Purdue’s stadium to honor superfan Tyler Trent
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A memorial gate leading to the student section entrance of Purdue University's football stadium will be built to honor Tyler Trent, the school's superfan and cancer...
Agriculture Secretary Perdue heading to Purdue next week
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is traveling to Purdue University next week to meet with students, faculty and statewide agricultural industry...
Purdue Fort Wayne to lead new suicide prevention efforts
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University Fort Wayne has won a $130,000 state contract to boost Indiana's suicide prevention and intervention initiatives.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University hopes to reduce unnecessary waste by replacing plastic straws with paper alternatives at its West Lafayette campus, which comes shortly after city...
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — An exhibit of astronaut Neil Armstrong's personal papers is opening at Purdue University ahead of the 50th anniversary of his famed walk on the moon.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A new ice cream flavor concocted by a group of Purdue University students is helping the school mark its 150th anniversary.
Purdue University to block streaming sites in classrooms
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University is moving to block Netflix and other popular streaming services in classrooms, an attempt to focus on academics while reducing the university's...
U of Vermont trustees choose Purdue prof as next president
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A scholar from Purdue University in Indiana is going to become the next president of the University of Vermont.
The selection of Suresh Garimella was announced Friday...
Pilot who landed airliner on Hudson River to speak at Purdue
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — The pilot famed for landing a crippled airliner on the Hudson River in New York City a decade ago will speak at Purdue University later this month.
Purdue alumnus Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger will speak Feb. 24 at the West Lafayette campus' Elliott Hall of Music.
The retired captain's speech, titled "208 Seconds: A Lifetime of Lessons," will be free and open to the public.
Former Starbucks CEO Schultz blasts Trump in Purdue speech
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is blasting President Donald Trump as he considers an independent bid to replace him, telling students Thursday at Purdue University that Trump "must not serve a second term."
Ex-Starbucks CEO mulling presidential run to speak at Purdue
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is making a stop at Purdue University to deliver a speech as he weighs a presidential bid in 2020.
The 65-year-old Seattle billionaire is scheduled to speak Thursday afternoon at Fowler Hall in Purdue's Stewart Center.
Purdue scientist lone finalist for U of Vermont presidency
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A scholar from Purdue University in Indiana could become the next president of the University of Vermont.
A memo sent to the UVM community on Monday, said that Suresh Garimella, a Purdue vice president, is the sole finalist for the job that will become vacant when current UVM President Thomas Sullivan leaves the post later this year to finish a book.
Purdue, Indiana, other universities drop classes over cold
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Universities across Indiana have canceled classes Wednesday ahead of a deep freeze that's forecast to last through Thursday afternoon .
Among the universities cancelling classes because of the cold weather are Indiana-Bloomington, Purdue, Notre Dame, Ball State, Indiana State, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, Butler, DePauw, Manchester, Anderson, and Taylor.
FBI takes on case of threats hurled at activist’s family
DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — The FBI is now investigating the case of a Florida man accused of making death threats against the family of a Purdue University superfan and cancer activist who died last week.
Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood tells The Daytona Beach News-Journal that 39-year-old John Pinkham will be extradited to Indiana to face federal charges of intent to injure. He was arrested Monday.
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Man charged with threatening dead cancer activist’s mother
DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man has been charged with making death threats against the mother of a Purdue University superfan and cancer activist who died last week.
A Volusia County Sheriff's Office news release says 39-year-old John Matthew Pinkham was arrested Monday at a Deltona, Florida, home and charged with making written threats to kill or injure.
Purdue super fan who inspired with fight against cancer dies
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tyler Trent, a former Purdue University student and college football super fan who inspired many with his battle against cancer, died Tuesday. He was 20 years old.
His family confirmed the death to The Indianapolis Star .
Purdue creating scholarship to honor courage of Tyler Trent
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University is creating a scholarship in the name of a former student whose fight against cancer has inspired people across the country.
The Tyler Trent Courage and Resilience Award is a scholarship for any undergraduate who has encountered adversity while pursuing a college degree. Trent has an associate degree from Purdue in computer information technology and now is in hospice care. He was diagnosed with bone cancer at age 15.
Purdue board boosts possible bonus pay for Daniels
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University President Mitch Daniels will be eligible for nearly $280,000 in bonus pay and a $250,000 retention payment for this school year.
Purdue's Board of Trustees has set new performance goals for Daniels to meet for the bonus that's been part of his pay since he became school president after his second term as Indiana governor ended in early 2013.
Purdue offering high schoolers 1-week, 1-credit courses
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University says it will offer high school students a taste of college before they graduate with a series of one-week courses.
Indianapolis, Fort Wayne residents can take aging surveys
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Residents of Indianapolis and Fort Wayne ages 45 and older have until Dec. 15 to complete an online survey designed to provide information to improve the quality of life for older citizens.
Girl’s family sues Purdue over research that included camp
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — An Indianapolis girl's family is suing Purdue University, contending she suffered "substantial emotional trauma" during federally-funded research that was halted last year.
The research was designed to examine the effects of sodium intake on adolescents' blood pressure and cholesterol.
Purdue ended the project that included a camp at its West Lafayette campus in July 2017 amid reports of sexual harassment and inadequate camp supervision.
Purdue report: Climate change will impact Indiana tourism
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A new report says Indiana's tourism and recreation industry will have to adjust as climate change makes the state warmer and wetter in the coming decades.
Monday's report by Purdue University's Climate Change Resource Center is the center's latest analysis of how climate change will impact Indiana.
Purdue student’s cancer fight boosts research endowment
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A fundraising campaign honoring Purdue University student Tyler Trent's battle with cancer has picked up enough support to top the $100,000 mark.
The Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment was set up to support cancer research at Purdue.
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Purdue delays health care changes for employees’ spouses
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University has delayed a policy limiting health care coverage for working spouses of faculty and staff.
The university's newly approved health care plan had included an exemption for spouses of Purdue employees who are employed by a business that covers 50 percent or more of medical premiums. Such spouses would not be eligible to receive primary health insurance through the university starting Jan. 1 unless the spouses also worked at the university.
Novartis AG buys Indiana biotech startup Endocyte for $2.1B
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Swiss drug giant Novartis AG has purchased a biotech startup co-founded by a Purdue University cancer researcher for $2.1 billion.
Under the deal announced Thursday, Novartis agreed to purchase Endocyte Inc. for $24 per share. That's 54 percent more than Endocyte's Wednesday closing price on the Nasdaq.
Purdue University cuts working spouses from health care plan
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University is joining a trend among large employers by limiting health care coverage for working spouses of the school's faculty and staff.
Purdue drops plan to change wording at top of diploma
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University has dropped a proposal to add "Northwest" to the top of diplomas granted at satellite campuses.
The decision followed some protests and other criticism at campuses in Hammond and Westville. Students said they were told they could get a Purdue degree at a lower cost by living at home and commuting.
Student Government Association vice president Dustin Thibideau says it shows that officials "took the students' concerns seriously."
Purdue awards $220,000 to president for hitting goals
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University says trustees have approved $220,000 for President Mitch Daniels for meeting goals in fundraising, student success and other areas.
Purdue welcomes its largest undergrad ag class since 1980
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University's College of Agriculture is filled with its largest undergraduate class in nearly 40 years.
College officials say they welcomed 2,803 undergraduate agricultural students this fall for the largest undergrad enrollment since 1980.
Diploma wording change upsets some Purdue Northwest students
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Some Purdue University Northwest students are angry that the school's diplomas are being changed to specify that they graduated from a Purdue satellite campus.
The Hammond campus' diplomas have historically included a bold header in black and gold letters reading "Purdue University."
But school officials announced Friday that starting in May 2019 the diplomas will read "Purdue University Northwest."
Death of Purdue student in balcony fall ruled suicide
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say the death of a 19-year-old Purdue University student who fell from the balcony of an apartment on the top floor of a 10-story complex near campus has been ruled a suicide.
Purdue getting $30 million for Union Club Hotel renovation
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University is getting a $30 million donation to help fund the renovation of its Union Club Hotel .
The gift from Purdue alumnus and former trustee Bruce White and his wife, Beth, along with the Dean and Barbara White Foundation was announced over the weekend by the school at a homecoming event. It comes as the university kicks off its yearlong sesquicentennial celebration.
Purdue student dies after fall from apartment balcony
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A 19-year-old Purdue University student has died after falling from the balcony of an apartment on the top floor of a 10-story complex near the school's West Lafayette campus.
The Journal & Courier reports Sunday that the woman was found about 2 a.m. Saturday.
Purdue sets enrollment record on its West Lafayette campus
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A burgeoning freshman class has helped lift Purdue University to a record enrollment on its West Lafayette campus.
A campus census released Monday shows more than 43,400 students were enrolled for the fall semester. That's a 4.4 percent increase from the previous record set in fall 2017, when about 41,600 students were enrolled.
Purdue to block Netflix, streaming services in classrooms
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University is blocking Netflix and other popular streaming services with little to no academic use in the classroom for a pilot program aimed at improving reliable connections to academic sites in the school's largest lecture halls.
Purdue Global eliminates faculty confidentiality agreement
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University's nonprofit online program will no longer require faculty to sign confidentiality agreements following criticism from a national group of professors.
True freshmen come up big in season’s opening week
The 2018 college football season started the way last season ended - with big performances from true freshmen.
One year after Alabama freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Georgia freshman quarterback Jake Fromm squared off in the College Football Playoff championship game, plenty of other newcomers across the country garnered playing time and made the most of it in the season’s opening week.
Here’s a rundown of some of the noteworthy freshman contributions.
Comedian Andy Gross apologizes to outraged Purdue students
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Comedian Andy Gross is apologizing after a performance at Indiana's Purdue University angered some students and led school officials to call parts of his act "inappropriate."
A representative for Los Angeles-based comedian and ventriloquist says Gross is "profoundly sorry" and regrets causing any offense or discomfort. Spokeswoman Rebecca Kaufman says Gross will no longer perform on college campuses.
Purdue-Fort Wayne welcomes students to campus; enrollment up
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A state-supported college campus in Fort Wayne has a new identity and with it more enrollment.
Purdue University Fort Wayne welcomed students to campus on Monday. The Fort Wayne school was formerly part of Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne.
Chancellor Ronald Elsenbaumer announced during a convocation a new compensation merit program for eligible faculty and staff that was made possible by enrollment that exceeded projections.
Comedian Andy Gross stirs outrage at Purdue University
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Comedian Andy Gross stirred outrage at Indiana's Purdue University, which says the Los Angeles-based performer's act during a student orientation was inappropriate.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers are considering allowing farmers to grow industrial hemp.
Members of the Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources heard from farmers Monday. Don Zolman, CEO of Zolman Farms in Kosciusko County, said that having an alternative crop for Indiana farmers is vital at a time when the farming industry is difficult.
"I would encourage you to push the envelope here a little," Zolman told officials.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — For some Purdue University Fort Wayne students, school will start at Holiday Inn.
The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette reports that housing requests are 3 percent over capacity. Housing director Jordyn Hogan says overbooking could be the result of recruitment efforts.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University is dropping the name of the Papa John's founder from a business school program amid controversy over his use of a racial slur, while his Indiana alma mater announced Friday it is keeping its public ties with John Schnatter.
Purdue's Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday to offer Schnatter a refund of the $8 million donation that was announced in April with the renaming of the John H. Schnatter Center for Economic Research.
The Latest: Purdue dropping name of Papa John’s founder
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on the fallout over Papa John's pizza founder John Schnatter's reported use of a racial slur (all times local):
Purdue University is dropping the name of the Papa John's founder from an economic research center amid controversy over his use of a racial slur.
Purdue officials said Friday that school is offering to return John Schnatter's $8 million donation that was announced in April with the renaming of its Research Center in Economics.