Purdue set to freeze tuition

Mar 1, 2013

Purdue students on the West Lafayette campus likely won’t see an increase in tuition this fall or the year after. President Mitch Daniels announced his intentions to freeze tuition and most fees at the current levels for the next two years. The two that will go up are the student activity and student fitness and wellness fees, which were already approved.

That means an in-state student will pay just under $10,000 per year, non-residents about $28,800, and international students $30,800.

Conversation with Purdue's president for February

Feb 21, 2013
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  A reorganization of the upper administration at Purdue is inevitable. That’s the assessment of President Mitch Daniels.

He says successful executives are often lured away by other universities. Daniels adds that some careful and thoughtful streamlining is likely, but a top-to-bottom overhaul is not needed.

Daniels made the comments during his first in-studio interview with WBAA since becoming president.

Purdue child care survey

Feb 13, 2013

Purdue plans to survey employees about their child care needs. A letter sent to faculty, staff and graduate students indicated the questionnaire would be coming soon.

It is part of the Child Care Task Force, which is a joint effort among several of the university’s vice presidents and the University Senate.

The survey is seeking information current and future child care needs, and resources on campus and in the community.

Purdue VP for Marketing and Media leaving

Feb 12, 2013

Purdue’s vice president for marketing and media is leaving the university. Teri Lucie Thompson has accepted a similar position with the University of Arizona.

She came to Purdue in August of 2008 and led a restructuring of the university’s marketing effort, including a new branding campaign.

Thompson oversaw marketing and research, strategic communications, media relations and WBAA.

President Mitch Daniels says announcements about the future structure and leadership of marketing and media operations will be made during the next few weeks.

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."

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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
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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.”