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January 7, 2009


West Lafayette ranked 6th smartest small town in America

West Lafayette is ranked the sixth smartest small town in America in a survey out this week by Forbes magazine. Of West Lafayette, the magazine said in its story: "Purdue University draws top science minds to this west Indiana town with its high-ranking engineering program. High-paying science and tech jobs in Purdue Research Park - from employers like Nissan Chemical, Nanovis and Butler International - keep them there." More

Memo to faculty: Ad hoc committee on core curriculum

This memo to faculty regarding the creation of an ad hoc committee on core curriculum is from the University Senate. Memo


Program offers a way to pay for college

The Twenty-first Century Scholars program is accepting applications from sixth, seventh and eighth graders in Tippecanoe and surrounding counties. More

New biography features the father of the Harlem Renaissance

A new biography highlights the life of Alain L. Locke, the father of the Harlem Renaissance credited with promoting and influencing famous African-American artists such as Langston Hughes, Zora N. Hurston and William G. Still. "Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher," is written by Leonard Harris, Purdue professor of philosophy, and Charles Molesworth, professor of English at Queens College, City of the University of New York. More


Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration is Jan. 12-15

Purdue Calumet will host a Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration, featuring an exhibit and Convocation that includes a musical drama, dance performances and recitation of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Jan. 12-15. More


Events this week

Here is a list of events happening Jan. 5-11 at the West Lafayette campus. More

Financial aid presentation to offer help for students, parents

High school students and their parents can learn more about college financial aid during an upcoming presentation by Purdue's Division of Financial Aid and the Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette financial aid office. More

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