Today, Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann, who chairs the Indiana Counterterrorism and Security Council, joined Purdue University Chief Information Officer Gerry McCartney and Intel Vice President Rick Echevarria to announce the opening of the state of Indiana Security Operations Center (SOC) near the Purdue campus.
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels called for shared accountability, additional financial transparency and income share agreements to help students pay for college while encouraging schools to reduce the cost of attendance and address rapidly increasing delinquent loan rates.
The second national Gallup-Purdue Index identified stark differences in graduates of public, private and for-profit colleges when asked if their degree was worth the cost and raised questions across all institutions about the value of a college degree.
Purdue University awarded about 1,800 degrees to students following the summer session.
Purdue University’s average cost of attendance for in-state students has been consistently lower than the average cost of attendance in the rest of the Big Ten, and ongoing tuition freezes are widening the gap.
Purdue Lunabotics, a student organization focused on the advancement of robotics for space exploration, recently placed second in the on-site mining category at the 2015 NASA Robotic Mining Competition at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
For the 16th consecutive year, volunteers from Purdue University and the city of West Lafayette will go around the New Chauncey and Northwestern Heights neighborhoods on Monday (Aug. 24) evening to meet students living off campus and welcome them to West Lafayette and Purdue.