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A Web Letter from the Office of the Provost - October 2021

By Mary Jane Chew

Hundreds gather over Homecoming weekend to honor Purdue’s Parker sisters

Hundreds of alumni and others from the campus community gathered on Homecoming weekend for the re-naming and dedication of the former Griffin Halls after Winifred and Frieda Parker to the Winifred Parker Hall and the Frieda Parker Hall. The sisters paved the way to integrate student housing the late 1940’s. 

Read the full story and view a touching tribute to the sisters.