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
Entering the third year of his five-year contract, athletics director Mike Bobinski has been the architect behind the revival for the Purdue football program. His short tenure included the hiring and — more importantly — the retention of head coach Jeff Brohm. Read more
On the morning of Nov. 8, 1968, I was eating breakfast in my Grant Street apartment when the phone rang. Read more
Editor’s note: Kent Hannon was The Exponent sports editor and managing editor from 1967-69 before going on to a career as a writer at Sports Illustrated. He is now retired and living in Athens, Georgia, where he was an alumni magazine editor at the University of Georgia for nearly 25 years. Read more
The Purdue housing crisis, well-known to many in the Purdue community, has recently gone viral due to a series of Buzzfeed News and Purdue Exponent articles and their responses on social media. The attention has also led to an investigation by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. Read more
At the first meeting of a class I teach about the causes and consequences of World War I, each student is assigned a seat at a table with the flag of one of the combatant countries in the center. I explain that, during the semester, they will be asked to speak about and defend the actions of… Read more
As Purdue’s Feminist Action Coalition for Today marched in a Take Back the Night rally against sexual violence last week, J.K. Stein’s memoir, “The Director,” provides a place to start the conversation on consent and the transition from discomfort to abuse. Read more
After Purdue accepted my application two years ago, I was required to take a survey on my religion and other religious groups at Purdue. It was a requirement for all the freshmen. Surprisingly, when the survey listed all the religious groups on campus, I noticed that almost all of them are C… Read more
After the blackout that happened last week, Purdue's online academic system is down and cannot be accessed, particularly Blackboard. Information Technology at Purdue, or ITaP, was trying to fix this problem. However, there is no information about when the system is going to be up and running. Read more
For many young people, college represents the first foray into adulthood, and with that inexperience comes a slight hesitance to question the aims of professional entities and service providers. After all, they know what’s best, right? Read more
Recent events in the arena of personal data and social media have awoken the public’s fear that precious online records are being exploited without consent, which, while understandable, is ultimately ill-founded, as everyone essentially consents to their data being sold to private companies. Read more
Ever felt particularly hungry after a Wendy’s commercial? Felt better about yourself after buying "natural" products wrapped in green and beige plastic? Been enticed to buy cool sunglasses after seeing your favorite celebrity sport them in the latest action movie? Read more
The U.S. has come a long way since Martin Luther King Jr.’s death 50 years ago yesterday and the time of Jim Crow laws and segregated schools, but there are still implicit, and sometimes even explicit, differences in how people of different races are treated that should be noted. Read more
Purdue University Global has joined the ranks of universities like Harvard and MIT that offer online coursework, now free for Purdue employees and reduced-price for their families. Read more
After much controversy surrounding a Chick-fil-A coming to campus, the University Senate passed an inclusion resolution at a Monday meeting.
After a contentious decision by the Board of Trustees Oct. 10, Purdue students, faculty, staff and independent contractors are now banned from betting on any Boilermaker sports events, players or contests.
A new center at Purdue will be named in honor of Purdue alumnus Ray Ewry, who held the most total gold medals in the Olympics for 100 years until 2008, despite later contracting polio.
For two months now, the Starship delivery bots have been roaming campus delivering snacks, drinks and meals straight to buildings and outdoor locations.
Each year at Purdue, some students pay more than $100 to obtain a parking permit on campus, even though they often struggle to find a place to park.
A Purdue professor and his wife pleaded guilty Friday to wire fraud in connection with accusations that they misused National Science Foundation funds meant to finance research.
Students were excited to hear discussion of foreign policy, health care and more taken on by the U.S. Democratic presidential candidates at a watch party in Beering Hall on Tuesday.
Letters to the Editor
I am writing this short letter to discuss the NCAA and how they treat student-athletes. We all have heard of the many arguments of how the NCAA exploits student-athletes. We also hear a lot of the arguments that the students should not be paid, as they have their tuition covered. I am writin…
After Purdue accepted my application two years ago, I was required to take a survey on my religion and other religious groups at Purdue. It was a requirement for all the freshmen. Surprisingly, when the survey listed all the religious groups on campus, I noticed that almost all of them are C…
After the blackout that happened last week, Purdue's online academic system is down and cannot be accessed, particularly Blackboard. Information Technology at Purdue, or ITaP, was trying to fix this problem. However, there is no information about when the system is going to be up and running.
According to Citizens for Fair Elections, “On the state legislative level, Republicans received ~58% of the votes in Indiana in the 2016 elections. Yet, they hold 82% of the State Senate seats and 70% of the State House seats. Interestingly enough, Republicans also controlled the process tha…
To campus planning and Citybus officials: Why isn’t there a bus passenger shelter in front of the Union and Stewart Center? This is a busy, major transfer point for Purdue students and visitors. Indiana weather is highly unpredictable. Many other Purdue bus stops have shelters. A shelter wou…
I am replying to the article entitled “Research: Armed teachers could reduce casualties,” published in March 1’s Exponent. The notion of equipping teachers in public schools to carry firearms and be prepared to use them against potential killers is sheer folly and misguided. Teachers should …
For the first time in my life, I am ashamed of my alma mater. I treasure my time spent attending Purdue. I made good friends and received a quality education. However, based on the guidance put out in the new writing guide it appears that left-wing hysterics have overrun — or more likely sho…
In a Feb. 22 opinion column titled “Safety police aren’t policing safety,” Exponent writer Alisa Reynya attempts to discuss the important issue of campus safety. While one can appreciate Reynya’s concern, the writer has failed miserably to inform herself or the campus community on this criti…
My car was towed. I parked my car at the parking lot near Garfield Street, behind Seng Liang Wang Hall on a normal Thursday morning, which has a sign that reads “90 min customer parking.” I went to take my physics exam just across the street, and got back in like 50 minutes, bought a coffee …
As a former Purdue Graduate Student Government president and member of the Graduate Student Libraries Advisory Council, I wholeheartedly disagree with the article “Construction of WALC done in poor taste.” It misrepresents the function, design and day-to-day use of the Wilmeth Active Learnin…