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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

The members of the board of directors were settling in for their biannual proposal night, where committees pitch their new program ideas, when they were silenced by the notifications. But the joy and excitement on their faces were wiped away in an instant. 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

On Jan. 22, former Sen. Jeff Flake spoke at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. The idea of Flake inheriting the mantle of King is odd. As the grown-up conservative, Flake offers the antidote to our current president’s worst proclivities. But what about the laws Flake voted for durin… Read more

As a graduate of Purdue and parent of a current student, I have been reading with some exasperation regarding this brewing “free tampon crisis.” I would like to think the student government has far greater topics to discuss than to spend time advocating for free feminine hygiene products. By… Read more

I would like to bring to your notice and hope that you can probably cover it in one of your upcoming editions to bring a matter of serious concern into the limelight. As you know, Purdue is one of the largest campuses in the United States with a reported enrollment of 43,411 students. 16.5% … Read more

It isn’t that Wednesday’s remark in which Purdue President Mitch Daniels evoked a racist trope likening people of color to animals is so appalling per se. It is, first, that it is so quotidian, so offhand, so normal, while it is also so unacceptable, and second, that it comes as the latest i… 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

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After the August announcement that the Big Ten would postpone fall sports until 2021, Purdue’s All-American Marching Band pivoted its focus from football games to readying its players for next season and beyond.

In a third protest since the beginning of the semester, a familiar scene unfolded: Students toted "Black Lives Matter" signs. Chants of victims of white violence rang through the streets.

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Candles blazed as the sun set Sunday night, lighting faces in a crowd of nearly 100 who gathered for a vigil honoring the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the iconic U.S. Supreme Court Justice whose death Friday shook the nation.

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For the third time in the past four weeks, Purdue students took to the street in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Marching from the Black Cultural Center on 3rd street, the student protesters ended up at Hovde Hall where they listed to several speeches as well as the list of deman…

A professor on the Purdue University Senate Athletic Affairs Committee resigned from her position following the Big Ten's announcement that a football season will be played, a reversal of the conference's prior decision to cancel games amid fears of the coronavirus's spread.

Letters to the Editor

I came to campus on Sunday to do some work and was so impressed to see almost every person wearing a mask. I’m inspired to see how hard the students and all the other members of the Purdue community are working to make it possible for Purdue students to be on campus safely this semester. Her…

Your “Protecting Purdue’s Image” editorial had this aged alum thinking you had renewed the April Fool’s Day spoof edition. In our day we railed and rallied against in loco parentis — look it up — because, hey, we’re intelligent, responsible adults and those oppressive university administrato…

I have read a few defeatist editorial letters from students and organizations that do not believe that Protect Purdue can be successful. While I am not going to defend any of the administration’s claims, I will say that I take this very seriously as a parent of a new student.

Here’s what you get for giving your tuition, and then later your loyalty, by working for Purdue after graduating: getting laid off for the almighty dollar and political gain of Mitch Daniels. Purdue outsourced about 100 jobs from the Union dining court at the expense of valued jobs, and now …

I would like to commend the editorial board for publishing “Protecting Purdue’s image instead of its people.” As a returning student, I completely agree with all of the points raised here. Many parts of the Protect Purdue Plan and new steps being taken are performative, such as disallowing b…

Purdue students, the League of Women Voters would like to remind you that no matter what changes ensue for the future, we cannot forfeit our democracy along the way. Your voice needs to be heard through your vote.

The members of the board of directors were settling in for their biannual proposal night, where committees pitch their new program ideas, when they were silenced by the notifications. But the joy and excitement on their faces were wiped away in an instant.

On Jan. 22, former Sen. Jeff Flake spoke at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. The idea of Flake inheriting the mantle of King is odd. As the grown-up conservative, Flake offers the antidote to our current president’s worst proclivities. But what about the laws Flake voted for durin…

As a graduate of Purdue and parent of a current student, I have been reading with some exasperation regarding this brewing “free tampon crisis.” I would like to think the student government has far greater topics to discuss than to spend time advocating for free feminine hygiene products. By…

An article (published Jan. 27) regarding four-way pedestrian crossing made it clear that project engineer Dan Auckley prioritizes car travel over pedestrian safety.

I would like to bring to your notice and hope that you can probably cover it in one of your upcoming editions to bring a matter of serious concern into the limelight. As you know, Purdue is one of the largest campuses in the United States with a reported enrollment of 43,411 students. 16.5% …