Purdue's president from 1983 to 2000, Steven Beering, has died, per a Purdue News press release.
Assata Gilmore, current Purdue Student Government vice president and junior in the Krannert School of Management, and Hannah Walter, current senator and junior in the College of Health and Human Sciences, were announced as the next president and vice president with 58% of the vote.
Provost Jay Akridge announced the remote delivery of summer classes, Summer Transition, Advising and Registration days for incoming students and the cancellation of all May events on campus in an email to Boilermakers Monday morning.
Two major events at Purdue set to take place this month, Spring Fest and Purdue Day of Giving, have been canceled and postponed, respectively, causing new worries for those involved.
Since Purdue went online in response to the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, some labs have seen research suspended, while other labs are being directed to study the ongoing pandemic.
Almost two weeks after Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb issued a stay-at-home order for the entire state, three men were cited for defying that order after taking their motorcycles for a joyride on campus.