In the past three days, several major universities have shuttered their doors and pivoted to remote instruction, as off-campus gatherings and parties led to spikes in coronavirus cases. Read more
The 2020 NFL Draft wrapped up Saturday afternoon, with 32 owners scouring a pool of the best talent in college football. Everybody’s talking about the big first-round picks and who “won” or “lost” the draft. Read more
Given that a lot of us are stuck inside for longer periods of time than normal, I’ve assembled a list of some of my favorite books. Included are several novels that seem fitting for the present circumstances. Or, after skimming through the list, you can just go back to watching Netflix. Read more
The best advice to avoid contracting the coronavirus is to stay home. Read more
Two Walmart shoppers walked into the toilet paper aisle last week. It was empty. They turned to look at one another, mouths gaping. Then they began laughing hysterically. Read more
If there’s one word in the English dictionary to describe the Boilermakers’ season, it would be “inconsistency.” More specifically, how inconsistently they play against ranked teams at home. Read more
With its choice of speakers for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Purdue has again demonstrated its tone-deafness and opted to whitewash a topic meant to commemorate racial progress forged by people of color. Read more
We’re writing to show our support for the staff of The Daily Northwestern, from one student newsroom to another. Read more
Purdue released a statement on Sept. 13 confirming, after recent controversy, that it would bring a permanent Chick-fil-A to campus. Read more
These selections are based upon criteria to limit recency bias, favoritism and the impact of an athlete’s career. The selections are based solely on the athlete’s success at Purdue, not factoring in professional or international competitions and victories. They also do not take into consider… Read more
Since Purdue’s founding, the military has played an integral part in the University’s development. The existence of military training was a condition of the Morrill Land-Grant Act, the law which authorized the foundation of Purdue and many other public universities across the country. Read more
Billionaire Howard Schultz delivered his first national policy speech to the country Thursday from a podium in the usually intimate, but on that day relatively roomy, confines of Fowler Hall in Purdue’s Stewart Center. Read more
A recent column written by Purdue President Mitch Daniels touts the value of GPAs when used hand-in-hand with ACT and SAT scores to determine the “grit” of college applicants, a thesis statement clouded by his contradictory rhetoric and antagonistic view of students’ mental health. Read more
Student trustee Noah Scott was addressing the University Senate over Zoom about the civics literacy curricula that Purdue's board of trustees plans to require for new graduates.
Purdue is offering two online summer boot camps designed to prepare information technology professionals to earn certifications that can lead to "giant leaps in their careers" by qualifying them for high paying jobs in cybersecurity.
Editor's Note: A previous version of this story said that a resident found knives stabbed into her bed and Lysol in her coffee and shampoo, both of which were claims reported in Purdue University Police Department dispatch logs. PUPD has informed The Exponent that its account of events was i…
Cries of “Black lives matter” rang through the streets of campus Friday afternoon, culminating with about 35 people making a stand on the steps of Hovde Hall of Administration.
Several dozen students took to the streets of campus Friday afternoon to march for the Black Lives Matter movement. The march started at the Black Cultural Center and ended at Hovde Hall of Administration.
Letters to the Editor
When I hear of the imminent destruction of Purdue Village, I cannot help but feel indignant and skeptical of the project. I feel indignant on the very basis of how the project is spoken of. We say Purdue Village is set to be destroyed and leave it at that. What about the families? What about…
I oppose the required ‘Protect Purdue Plan.’ If the guidance in it were issued as recommendations based on what ‘Oceania’ believes to be helpful behavior, I think issuing it in that way is reasonable. Including a requirement that each employee and student sign it and that it must be followed…
The trial in Minneapolis of police officer Derek Chauvin, accused of murdering George Floyd, highlights a national problem: inadequate policies and training of law enforcement officers to prevent the excessive use of force.
I am writing to support the sentiments expressed in the recent letter to the editor entitled “Mathematics needs scholars of social justice” (Exponent, April 5), penned by a group of graduate students in the Department of Mathematics, and the reported plan by the Equity and Diversity Committe…
Let me send a moderately toned letter of support for the point of view expressed in a recent letter that comments on the renovation of the Union to block what has been the main entrance, and what remains the natural entrance for visitors to campus who have used the Grant Street garage.
I am excited to hear that President-elect Shannon Kang and Vice President-elect Olivia Wyrick have won the Purdue Student Government elections. As Wyrick is a Natural Resource and Environmental Science student in the College of Agriculture, I am confident she will make sustainability and cam…
Destroying the Sweet Shop was stupid enough after its 93 years of serving generations of Boilermakers, but erecting a permanent roadblock in the busiest and grandest hallway of the 97-year-old Purdue Memorial Union might rank higher among the dumbest ideas in University history.