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EDITOR’S NOTE: Back in April, when it looked unlikely that college football could play a normal 2020 season, I pitched an idea to my editors to preview Purdue Football’s pre-COVID-19 2020 schedule in the conditional past tense. I wanted to talk about the things we would have — or might have … Read more

The Exponent is glad to see an apparent change in presidential attitude when it comes to protecting its students’ well-being, especially at such a critical time in our nation’s history. 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

I recently wrote about finding a large Purdue basketball sign near a dumpster behind Sylvia Street. That sign has been resting comfortably in my room ever since, and on Sunday, it got a buddy. Read more

In our last print edition, we sports editors detailed our favorite sports movies of all time. I raised some eyebrows when I revealed that my favorite is “Caddyshack,” the 1980 farce about sex, drugs and golf directed by Harold Ramis. Read more

Thursday night football this past week featured the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns in a rivalry game, but what happened at the end might have changed National Football League history. Read more

To those with enough grit to stand up to the injustices of discrimination that still ripple across this campus, stand proudly. Read more

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Engineering professor Mark Lundstrom will be interim dean of the College of Engineering as of July 1 as current engineering dean Mung Chiang transitions into his new job as Purdue president, Purdue officials announced Thursday.

Letters to the Editor

Throughout my four years here, I’ve observed a simmering frustration with administration. Whether it’s blowing past faculty on the civics literacy requirement or postponing release of bodycam footage from Adonis Tuggle’s arrest, the lack of transparency and systemic sidelining of campus voic…

With all the things going on about the police, I would like to say a few things. Not every police officer is bad. There are more good police officers than bad ones. When something bad happens, we call the police. The police officer puts their life on the line to help people in need. Police o…

My name is Andy Sayles. I am a Purdue Political Science major and member of the Purdue College Republicans. I am from New York, a state where powerful special interests control most politicians and the deck is always stacked against conservative candidates.

I’ve recently discovered the microfilm in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Education library and have spent hours reading through the old Exponents. They were well written and packed to the brim with information. However, not even a decade ago I saw a noticeable decrease in quality and qu…