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Purdue converts debt on bonds to fixed rate for $4.6 million savings

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University has converted $81.75 million in outstanding student fee bonds from variable-rate to fixed-rate debt, saving Indiana $4.6 million. Purdue’s financing team was able to convert the debt to a historically low long-term fixed rate of 3.47 percent, said James Almond, senior vice president for business services and assistant treasurer. […]

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‘American Presidents: Life Portraits’ exhibit draws strong reviews

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Around 20 students from Noblesville’s Guerin Catholic High School received more than a history lesson Thursday (Feb. 4) when they visited Purdue’s Hicks Undergraduate Library. In touring C-SPAN’s exhibit “American Presidents: Life Portraits,” the students were able to combine history with art and literature. “It was just a different experience for […]

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Purdue seeks public comments for Higher Learning Commission accreditation

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University is seeking comments from the public in preparation for a comprehensive evaluation by a team representing The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The evaluation team will visit Purdue’s West Lafayette campus March 22-24 and will review the university’s ongoing ability to meet […]

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Purdue: Nike did not violate licensing agreement; asks for report on improving data reporting

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue has determined that Nike did not breach its licensing agreement with the university when Honduran workers failed to receive full severance pay after their factory closed last January. However, the university has raised concerns about Nike’s data reporting. The issue was brought to the university’s attention by its watchdog group, […]

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Workshop teaches parent-child teams about computer science

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University’s College of Science is inviting parents and children to learn about computer science together through the “Are You Smarter than Your Fifth Grader?” program. The program, a series of four workshops, offers programming and graphic design activities for students in grades four through six and their parents or guardians. […]

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Purdue reviews allegations involving closed Honduran factories that produced material for two Nike contractors

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue officials announced Wednesday (Dec. 2) that they are reviewing allegations that two factories, which supplied products to Nike contractors, did not pay severance to workers after closing factories in Honduras, in violation of Honduran law. The university also will consider whether the contractors should take over responsibility for the severance […]

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 September 2020