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Trustees OK selection process for student trustee, create path for convening new Purdue Northwest senate

The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday (Aug. 26) approved a process for selecting Purdue's student trustee, passed a resolution thanking donors who have contributed $1 million or more to the university, and approved a posthumous degree.

Purdue launches Peace Corps Prep program

Purdue University is launching a new Peace Corps Prep Program to help undergraduate students prepare for a global career.

Center for Global Food Security awards grants on U.S. student research projects in 13 countries over three continents

A Purdue University research center leading efforts to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers to help solve world hunger is awarding another round of grants totaling $440,000 to graduate students at 13 U.S. universities.

Purdue, Ivy Tech program opens door to aviation technology majors

Curriculum offered through a partnership between Purdue Polytechnic Institute and Ivy Tech Community College will create a new group of workers to fill an emerging need in the regional workforce.

Purdue, IU extend management agreement for IPFW

The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday (June 17) voted to renew for five years the agreement with Indiana University for the management of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Under the approved terms, the agreement calls for a proposal for a revised governance structure to be presented to IU and Purdue trustees at their December 2016 meetings. Any change in the governance structure is subject to the approval of the respective boards and would be based on ongoing discussions around realignment.

Trustees approve 2 named professorships, statistics co-op program

Purdue University's Board of Trustees on Friday (June 17) approved two named professorships and a certificate-granting cooperative education program in the Department of Statistics.

Mitch DanielsPresident Daniels to graduates: Never forget those who helped, but your successes, failures are your own

I’ve often observed that the two most difficult assignments in public speaking are eulogies and commencements. They share two daunting characteristics. First, you are not the star of the show; no one is there to hear you talk. And second, it’s tough to come up with thoughts that haven’t been expressed more eloquently by others a hundred times before.

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