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Purdue Student Tests Positive For COVID-19

Mar 24, 2020

Purdue University announced Tuesday a student has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a statement, the Tippecanoe County Health Department informed the university of the positive case Monday. The student, who is based on the school’s West Lafayette campus, is currently in Marion County.   

NEW: No 'In-Person' Spring Graduation At Purdue

Mar 16, 2020
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NEW:

Purdue University’s in-person spring commencement ceremonies have been officially cancelled. 

In a letter to students Tuesday, Purdue President Mitch Daniels said plans were underway to create a virtual ceremony. The school was scheduled to hold six graduations between May 15 and May 17 at Elliott Hall of Music, which contains seating for just over 6,000 people. 

Daniels also said students would have the chance to participate in a more traditional graduation in the future.

On Monday, the university announced that in-person classes at Purdue would not resume for the remainder of the school year.  

https://msu.edu/coronavirus/latest-updates/

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE:

Michigan State University say that as of noon today the campus in East Lansing is suspending face-to-face instruction in classroom settings and moving to virtual instruction.  This will last until April 20. 

In a statement, MSU says, "On March 11, MSU learned of a probable case linked to our campus, which the Ingham County Health Department is currently investigating and monitoring."

Learn more about MSU's announcement here.

Purdue's President just issued the following letter regarding the coronavirus and actions being taken on campus in reaction to it. 

 

March 10, 2020

Dear members of the Purdue University community,

Purdue Expands Coronavirus Contingency Plans

Mar 3, 2020
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Purdue University’s President Mitch Daniels and Provost Jay Akridge have announced a series of precautionary measures the school plans to take in case of a coronavirus outbreak. 

“It is our hope that we are preparing for many eventualities that will never occur,” Daniels and Ackridge wrote in a letter Monday.  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A new building for Purdue University's bands and orchestras program will be named after a Florida couple who donated $10 million toward the project.

Purdue President Mitch Daniels announced the donation from Marc and Sharon Hagle on Saturday.

Marc Hagle is president of the Florida-based real estate company Tricor International.

He graduated from Purdue in 1971 with a bachelor's degree and in 1972 with a master's.

Tuition Freeze At Purdue Will Continue For 9th Year

Feb 17, 2020

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University's president says the school's tuition freeze will continue for a ninth year.

President Mitch Daniels announced Saturday that Purdue's tuition and fees will remain at current levels into the 2021 school year.

Daniels said university officials wanted to let future students and their families plan ahead.

The Lafayette Journal & Courier reports that the university's tuition and fees are at $9,992 a year for in-state students and $28,794 for out-of-state students.

Retiree Donates Share Of Canadian Nickel Mine To Purdue

Feb 16, 2020

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A retired investment adviser has donated a stake in a Canadian nickel mining operation to Purdue University that could eventually produce a big windfall for the school.

Purdue Gets $5.9M Contract To Develop Mach 8 Wind Tunnel

Feb 8, 2020

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded Purdue University a $5.9 million contract to develop the world’s first Mach 8 quiet wind tunnel.

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Purdue University will offer free tampons and other feminine hygiene products in campus bathrooms in response to student advocates who have been pushing for the move for three years.

Purdue Suspends Travel To China

Feb 1, 2020

Saturday Purdue University issued a statement concerning travel to China.

Tyler Trent's Cells Lead To Groundbreaking Therapy

Jan 17, 2020
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Researchers at Indiana University have found a new therapy that significantly slows tumor growth in some cells. It was developed from cells donated by Tyler Trent, a Purdue University student with bone cancer who died last year.

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One company aims to offer an affordable solution to extend the life of wine and prevent millions of partially consumed wine bottles get poured down the drain each year.

With support from Purdue University’s Research Foundation, ArT Wine Preservation has developed a canister containing argon gas that when sprayed into the opened wine bottle, pushes out the oxygen extending the bottle’s life.

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When Indiana’s college students return to class next semester, they’ll start to see more in-state jobs marketed to them. A program called “Let Indiana Work For You” aims to convert college graduates into highly-skilled workers.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University officials have approved plans for new buildings on the West Lafayette campus that will house the school’s bands and data science programs.

Plans for the $20 million Bands and Orchestra Building will give dedicated space to Purdue’s more than 30 ensembles, concert bands and jazz bands.

Construction will be paid for with private donations.

The new $40 million Data Science Building will be four stories with classrooms and research space.

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