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Jay AkridgeAkridge named Purdue provost, executive VP for academic affairs and diversity

Purdue President Mitch Daniels on Tuesday (Nov. 7) announced that Jay Akridge has been named the university’s provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity, effective immediately. Akridge has served in the position in an interim capacity since July 1.


stemlab facilityPurdue begins plans for landmark new science teaching lab facility

Science education at Purdue is poised to take an important step forward with the announcement of plans to build what would be the first new facility dedicated to teaching labs constructed on campus in nearly 50 years.


PNW to lower tuition rates for future non-resident domestic students

Purdue University Northwest will offer tuition that is 1.5 times the in-state rate, beginning in fall 2018, to non-resident domestic students who are first-time freshmen, new-to-campus transfer students, or new graduate students, under a new rate structure approved Friday (Oct. 13) by Purdue’s Board of Trustees.


U.S. Department of Education acts on Purdue NewU plan to acquire Kaplan, operate as Indiana’s newest public institution

The U.S. Department of Education has given its approval for Purdue University to move forward with its previously announced plan to acquire Kaplan University and operate Purdue NewU as Indiana’s newest public institution of higher education.


Purdue gains commission approval for Indiana’s newest public institution

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE) on Thursday (Aug. 10) voted unanimously to grant necessary approvals that will allow Purdue University to launch and oversee the state’s newest public institution, currently being called NewU.


NewU board OKs tuition rates for Indiana residents, Purdue employees

In its inaugural regular meeting, the Board of Trustees for Purdue’s new affiliated institution, currently referred to as NewU, approved plans to offer a dramatic tuition discount for Indiana resident students and free tuition for Purdue employees.


Purdue, IU trustees finalize Fort Wayne realignment agreements

The Purdue University Board of Trustees and Indiana University Board of Trustees on Friday (June 16) approved agreements to implement the realignment of the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne campus, as outlined by the plan approved by both boards in December.


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