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Thirty-six Purdue University students were suspended Thursday after attending a gathering at the on-campus Circle Pines Men’s Cooperative house in West Lafayette.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — The Purdue University Board of Trustees has approved the purchase of a powerful new supercomputer from Dell that will support a wide range of research. Purdue says the high-performance computer cluster called Anvil will significantly increase the capacity available to the National Science Foundation's Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment. It serves tens of thousands of researchers across the U.S. Purdue has been a partner in the project for the past nine years. Anvil will be funded by a $10 million Science Foundation grant.

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Big Ten Football Season Set To Begin On Labor Day Weekend

Aug 5, 2020
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The Big Ten released its 10-game conference-only football schedule beginning as early as Labor Day weekend but cautioned there is no certainty games will be played. The Big Ten had announced a month ago it would shorten the season and eliminate nonconference games because of the coronavirus pandemic. Teams will play conference opponents they originally were scheduled to meet and will have one additional cross-division game. The regular season runs through Nov. 21. The 10 games would be played over at least 12 weeks, with each team having two open dates.

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused American farmers to feel less optimistic than before about their present and future. A recent national survey shows farmer sentiment is improving for a second month in a row after falling from its all-time highest point earlier this year.

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Indiana's two largest public universities are throwing their support behind a lawsuit challenging a new federal student visa policy from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

Big Ten Eliminates Non-Conference Football Games In 2020

Jul 9, 2020

The Big Ten Conference won’t play nonconference games in football or other sports this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic.The league made the announcement on Thursday citing medical advice, but also added the caveat that that’s only “if the Conference is able to participate in fall sports.” The announcement came a day after the Ivy League Conference canceled sporting events until at least January.  

Purdue University announced the school is “formulating plans” to require all students to take a COVID-19 test before arriving at the West Lafayette campus for the upcoming academic year -- and for the school to cover the costs of that testing. 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University President Mitch Daniels has expelled an undergraduate student for “racist and despicable” statements he made on social media.

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A survey of farmer sentiment improved slightly in May after dropping substantially the last two months. Most respondents are still concerned about profitability due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 48 additional confirmed deaths on Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 1,764. The state announced nearly 30,000 total confirmed cases, with nearly 203,000 Hoosiers tested.

Today an email was sent to students, parents and other members of the Purdue University community outlining further plans for a return to campus for in-person classes in August. The plan calls for eliminating any breaks during the semester and once students go home for Thanksgiving, having them stay at home. The remainder of the semester would then be completed remotely. 

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 31 additional deaths on Monday, bringing the state’s total to 844. The state announced nearly 16,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 84,000 Hoosiers tested.

Earlier today the President of Purdue, Mitch Daniels, announced that the university is planning to hold fall 2020 semester classes in person. 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University students who oversee a small community farm are raising crops for local food banks to help feed students and local residents alike during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Purdue Student Farm usually sells its produce to Purdue food services for use in the university’s dining service. But the farm found itself without customers after on-campus classes were canceled amid the pandemic.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 30 additional deaths Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 203. The state announced nearly 6,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 30,000 Hoosiers tested.

State Health Commissioner Kris Box also ordered new reporting requirements for COVID-19 to improve data collection. 

Longtime Former Purdue President Steven Beering Dies

Apr 7, 2020
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University has announced that former President Dr. Steven Beering, who expanded and diversified the West Lafayette campus during his 18-year tenure, had died.

He was 87. Purdue didn't disclose the circumstances of Beering’s death, but current President Mitch Daniels confirmed to WLFI-TV that it was not from COVID-19.

Beering went to Purdue in 1983 after serving as dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine and director of the IU Medical Center in Indianapolis.

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Purdue University announced Monday May and June graduate and undergraduate summer courses will be conducted remotely, and a decision about in-person July classes will be made by May 15. 

“It is our hope that we are able to offer all courses originally planned for summer in a remote format,” Purdue Provost Jay Akridge wrote in a letter. “Academic progress for all students continues to be a priority.”

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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