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Anonymous gift to help make Purdue more affordable

Feb 17, 2014

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.

Purdue establishes partnership with Chrysler Group

Feb 13, 2014

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.

Purdue master plan promotes compact growth

Feb 13, 2014

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.

Shooting reported on the Purdue campus

Jan 21, 2014

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.

Purdue announces research collaboration with Gallup

Dec 17, 2013

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.

Purdue executive vice president and treasurer leaving

Dec 6, 2013

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.

Purdue's Sands to become new Va Tech president

Dec 6, 2013

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.

The United Way of Greater Lafayette counts on different sectors of the community to raise funds for its 23 member organizations. One of those groups collecting donations is Purdue University.

The effort among the campus community is slightly behind in reaching its goal with just two weeks remaining.

Faculty and staff may donate online HERE. If you're not a Purdue employee, you can give HERE.

The United Way's campaign wraps up Nov. 21, 2013.

Purdue is expanding through a new program offered in Chicago.

The weekend MBA for STEM Professionals runs 16 months, beginning with a 10 day orientation in West Lafayette; otherwise, students meet in downtown Chicago.

Krannert Dean Chris Earley says the city has the highest concentration of Purdue alumni anywhere in the world. He thinks a lot of them will be interested in getting another degree from Purdue.

Conversation with Purdue's president for October

Nov 1, 2013

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