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Purdue names 2010 Homecoming queen and king

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University students Brandon Krozel and Sara Wagner were crowned the 2010 Homecoming king and queen during a Wednesday (Oct. 13) campus pep rally. They will appear at Homecoming festivities on Saturday (Oct. 16), including the football game’s halftime celebration. Wagner is a senior studying mass communication from Indianapolis, and Krozel […]

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Research finds Twitter app in the classroom increases involvement

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A pilot study of a new technology that lets students use Twitter and text messages during and after class has found that it increases student engagement and is used more often by higher-performing students. The technology, called Hotseat, was developed by Purdue University in 2009 to increase student engagement in large […]

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$1.5 million grant to go to improving heart health of African-Americans in Indiana

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Reducing the incidence of heart disease in the high-risk African-American population in Indiana is the aim of a new $1.5 million grant at Purdue University. “Heart disease not only can lead to premature death but also affect the quality of life for many individuals,” said Mohan J. Dutta, professor of health […]

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8th Purdue president dies; remembered for love of students, philanthropy

FORT MYERS, FLA. — Purdue’s eighth president, Arthur G. Hansen, who led the university from 1971-1982, died Monday (July 5) following complications from surgery at Health Park Medical Center in Fort Myers, Fla. He was 85. The only Purdue president to also be an alumnus, Hansen focused much of his energies on developing relationships with […]

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Purdue West Lafayette goes smoke free July 1

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus is taking another step toward creating a healthier environment by going smoke free except in limited areas beginning July 1, 2010. The campus-wide policy was announced last fall following input from faculty, staff and students. Receptacles are now being placed at 22 approved smoking locations. Download […]

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Purdue plans to give Pete a new 21st century look

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Styles from the mid-80s have not only gone out, but come back and gone out again, so Purdue University thinks it might be time to assess how sports mascot Purdue Pete could be made-over and updated for the 21st century. “Purdue Pete has undergone numerous changes in his history, and it’s […]

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