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Purdue University Launches New 'Cislunar Initiative'

Jul 20, 2019

To kick off Purdue University’s 50th anniversary celebration of the Apollo 11 moon landing, officials announced the school will launch a new effort to drive economic growth in space between the Earth and the moon.

Graduation rates at public colleges in Indiana continue to climb, according to a new report from the Commission for Higher Education.

Monarch butterfly populations dropped significantly over the past two decades — partly because they’re losing their main food source, milkweed. To help them survive, some people plant milkweed in their yards. But a new study suggests planting it close to farm fields may not be the best idea. 

U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta visited Purdue University Tuesday to announce the school’s Polytechnic Institute has been awarded a $12 million grant to ramp up its cybersecurity apprenticeship program.

Amtrak’s Hoosier State Line made one final round trip between Indianapolis and Chicago Sunday before discontinuing service. For some on board, it was an emotional day.

Purdue University Hires First Extension Hemp Specialist

Jun 18, 2019

Purdue University has hired its first hemp specialist to educate farmers and processors.

The U.S.-China trade war continues with President Donald Trump threatening to place 25 percent tariffs on more Chinese imports. However, businesses and economist warn consumers will be the ones paying.

Parents have long been told that poor sleep habits and obesity are linked, a new study that finds there is more to the story.

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The first phase of renovations at the Purdue Union Hotel is well underway as workers are cleaning out nearly 200 hotel rooms for the furniture liquidation sale this weekend.

The sale will include televisions, framed artwork, furniture, and miscellaneous items ranging from Bibles to showerheads. The sale will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and then Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Memorial Union Senior Director Zane Reif says anyone hoping to make a purchase should plan on arriving early.

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Director of National Intelligence – and former Indiana Senator – Dan Coats says the nation’s intelligence apparatus isn’t harmed by a lack of information, but by a lack of ways to process it efficiently.

That was Coats’ message Tuesday during a speech at a Purdue University symposium on using artificial intelligence for military purposes.

Coats didn’t talk much about AI, but did say he worries about a perversion of what he calls the “liberal order” of the world.

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