As an editor, one of the most important things I try to teach reporters is the value of live, interactive conversations, as opposed to email exchanges. I get it. Emails are more comfortable. They feel safer. Less chance for you to slip up, right? Read more
When Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced that as of March 31, all residents over the age of 16 were eligible to receive the vaccine, I was determined to book an appointment at the earliest date possible. Read more
When asked about his recovery and return to the football field, Lorenzo Neal changed the subject. Read more
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
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
An impassioned speech by the head of the Purdue English department Dorsey Armstrong, headlined the first Purdue Graduate Student Government meeting of the year, on Tuesday.
Purdue will provide at-home testing kits and N95 masks for students, faculty and staff by the end of the month, according to an email sent to students Monday.
Nine hours after they first lined up outside of Mackey Arena in the below-freezing weather, 10 members of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority were finally able to purchase their long-awaited Paint Crew basketball tickets for next year.
Letters to the Editor
Whatever happened to Protect Purdue? Your picture entitled “1/20/22 Watch Party” says it all: mask-less students jammed into Mackey, screaming and yelling. Meanwhile in week two of classes, I’ve already received over a dozen quarantine notices for students.
Editor’s note: This letter is in response to a letter written and signed by multiple members of Purdue faculty, which was published in The Exponent on Jan. 13. That letter was written in response to Purdue President Mitch Daniels’ open letter to students sent on Jan. 5, in which he discussed…
The following is a letter to the editor responding to recent events surrounding the English department. It references a previous letter to the editor, which can be read here, and reporting can be found here.
The following are letters to the editor responding to another letter sent yesterday in regard to controversy over the English department. The original letter can be read here, and more reporting can be found here.
As a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, I am obviously delighted that my department was able to grow by leaps and bounds even during the last two years of the pandemic while hiring in most of the rest of the departments was put in the deep freeze. I suppose that this unprecede…
I’d like to say a thank you to those at The Exponent involved in publishing the story “Controversy over circumcision persists.” To some, this article may seem random or out of place in a college newspaper. However, I was very excited to see this important issue receiving attention. I am alwa…
There is no question that so-called “Greek” life (the Hellenic Student Association has my sympathies) is a breeding ground for sexual violence in general, and Purdue is no particular exception. But the prevailing activism aimed at this issue has been both disingenuous and self-destructive.
Allow me to remind Mr. Gary Roney, who demands in regards to John Froiland that the latter be taken out like trash by Purdue due to recent criminal allegations, that there is a presumption of innocence in judicial criminal matters in this country regarding guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, an…
Regarding John Froiland. Why is he on paid leave? He assaulted someone, in front of a child. Administration officials should just can him and be done with it. C’mon Purdue, take out the trash.
We would like to begin this letter by introducing ourselves. We are graduate students and the board of Hellenic Student Association (HSA), a Purdue University-affiliated student organization. The main goal of our organization is to unite Greek and Cypriot students and faculty members at Purd…
To prevent further spread of the coronavirus, we should require everyone to get fully vaccinated (including a possible third dose) — unless exempted by a sincerely held religious belief or medical condition. We should write to our legislators and executives at all levels of government.