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  • George H.W. Bush upset at Democrat Michelle Nunn’s 'disappointing' use of his image in campaign ads

    10/20/2014 6:21:31 PM PDT · by pkajj · 34 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 20, 2014 | Leslie Larson
    President George H.W. Bush is displeased that Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn is using his picture in ads for her Senate campaign. Nunn, who led Bush’s Points of Light Foundation until 2013, is touting her past Bush ties to counter claims by her Republican opponent, David Perdue, that Nunn is an Obama follower. In a new campaign ad, “Familiar,” Nunn highlights her former relationship with Bush, showing off a 2009 picture with the former President, as proof that she is able to work with Republicans and Democrats. But George H.W. Bush officially endorsed Perdue in September and is upset that Nunn...
  • Purdue professor says Ebola 'primed' to go airborne

    10/12/2014 11:07:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    WRTV-TV ^ | October 12, 2014 | Tanya Spencer
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The first case of Ebola transmitted between patients in America has experts across the country reviewing safety protocols. At Purdue University, Dr. David Sanders has been studying the virus since 2003 – specifically how this particular Zaire strain of Ebola enters human cells. While the virus has thus far only been shown to be transferred via bodily fluids, Sanders argues that it could become airborne. "It can enter the lung from the airway side," Sanders said. "So this argues that Ebola is primed to have respiratory transmission. "We need to be taking this into consideration," he...
  • Purdue University removes ‘God’ from plaque

    02/28/2014 2:06:07 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/28/2014
    Purdue University, which once defended the right of a private speaker to blaspheme Jesus, has banned an alumni donor from using the word “God” on a plaque because it might offend someone. Dr. Michael McCracken and his wife made a $12,500 pledge to the university’s school of mechanical engineering. In return, Purdue, a large public university in Indiana, offered the McCrackens the opportunity to name a small conference room in a lab building. They were also invited to supply language for a plaque that would be installed in the room. McCracken chose to name the room after his father, Dr....
  • Shooting at Purdue

    01/21/2014 9:37:32 AM PST · by thesharkboy · 67 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 1/21/2014 | yahoo
    Shooting at Purdue
  • Mitch Daniels vs. Howard Zinn. Daniels Wins.

    07/20/2013 3:45:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 20, 2013 | Roger Kimball
    Did former governor, now university president, Mitch Daniels seek to censor the late Howard Zinn, a Communist prof who wrote the anti-American bestseller A People’s History of the United States? No, but that’s what the AP suggested. “Mitch Daniels looked to censor opponents,” ran the headline. “[E]mails obtained by The Associated Press show Daniels went out of his way during his second term as governor to destroy what he considered liberal breeding grounds at Indiana’s public universities.” The second bit appears to be true. And congratulations to Mitch Daniels for his efforts at swamp-clearing. Public universities should not be breeding...
  • Mitch Daniels (Hero)

    07/17/2013 6:41:39 PM PDT · by OddLane · 14 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | July 17, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    I’ve never thought of Mitch Daniels as the heroic type; not until now. But he deserves a medal for trying to spare Indiana students the mis-education that comes from reading the execrable Howard Zinn. The Associated Press obtained emails by then-Governor Daniels, now the President of Purdue: Purdue University President Mitch Daniels said Wednesday he never tried to quash academic freedom while serving as Indiana’s governor and criticized an Associated Press report citing emails in which he opposed use of a book by historian and anti-war activist Howard Zinn.
  • Purdue Protesters Decry Daniels As 'Inbred' Choice

    06/30/2012 8:43:38 PM PDT · by FunkyZero · 11 replies ^ | 8:38 pm EDT June 30, 2012 |
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Protesters staged a demonstration on Purdue's campus Saturday calling on the university to rescind its appointment of Gov. Mitch Daniels as its next president. Organizers accused the school's board of trustees of skipping over more qualified candidates to recruit Daniels, who is set to take office when his term ends at the end of the year. "We are very offended at what seems to us sort of an inbred choice of a candidate who has a long history of hostility toward teachers and public education," said protester Aaron Hoover.
  • Governor Mitch Daniels to be next Purdue University President

    06/21/2012 7:45:34 AM PDT · by TMA62 · 14 replies
    6/21/12 | TMA62
    Purdue University trustees officially approve nomination of Mitch Daniels as President of Purdue University. Get the latest news now at 93 WIBC or
  • Gov. Daniels Named Purdue's Next President

    06/21/2012 7:37:03 AM PDT · by Abathar · 10 replies ^ | June 21, 2012 | uncredited
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Gov. Mitch Daniels has been named the next president of Purdue University, a role he'll take on after leaving office in January. Purdue trustees voted unanimously Thursday morning to appoint Daniels to succeed France Cordova, who will leave in July after five years at Purdue's helm.
  • Learning from the Holocaust Prohibited at Purdue University, Calumet

    04/16/2012 6:11:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 4/16/12 | Peggy Shapiro
    "Why do they teach about the Holocaust, but deny students the opportunity to learn from me?” My mother, a Holocaust survivor¸ asked me that question when she learned that she and I were disinvited to speak at Purdue University, Calumet because a presentation about the “Nazi Roots of Modern Anti-Semitism” was deemed “too controversial” and potentially upsetting to some students. I was stunned by the cancellation and had no answer to my mother’s question.
  • NCAA 2012 Brackets

    03/16/2012 11:07:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 64 replies · 3+ views
    various | Friday, March 16, 2012 | participants
    This is based on a genealogy table I made. Had a bit more trouble than I should have tracking down the first round results, wth.
  • Perdue decision not to run stuns (Stunes!) Democrats, opens (NC) governor's race

    01/27/2012 2:57:46 AM PST · by abb · 20 replies
    Raleigh News and Observer ^ | January 27, 2012 | John Frank and Rob Christensen
    RALEIGH Facing steep odds and a nasty campaign as one of the nation's most endangered Democrats, Gov. Bev Perdue announced Thursday that she is abandoning her re-election bid. Perdue's departure shocked the North Carolina political establishment, coming as a surprise to top Democrats and even her staff just 15 weeks before the May primary. In a statement, Perdue said that she wants to focus on improving state education funding and that her "re-election will only further politicize the fight." "Therefore, I am announcing today that I have decided not to seek re-election," she continued. "I hope this decision will open...
  • Student wants to carry guns at Purdue(IN)

    11/14/2011 7:19:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies · 1+ views ^ | 14 November, 2011 | NA
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (CBS) - A Purdue University student wants to carry a gun to class and thinks other students should have that right too. Student government senator Zach Briggs thinks carrying concealed weapons would make campus safer. "Students, staff and faculty, if they have the proper state licensing, should be able to also be licensed by Purdue to carry a handgun, "Briggs said. Briggs is working on a legislation for it in the student government. He said a concealed carrier could have stopped the Virginia Tech shooter in 2007. Briggs proposes students take an eight hour class to get...
  • Crossing guards on duty at Purdue

    09/17/2010 6:40:28 AM PDT · by blf1776 · 15 replies
    WLFI TV 18 ^ | 16 Sep 2010 | Ava Wilhite
    WEST LAFYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - You've seen crossing guards for elementary and grade schoolers, but now college students believe it or not will also have the same safety service. For every problem there is a solution, but crossing guards at the collegiate level surprised some. Grad student Jonathon Trzupek said he supports the job creation behind the p.s.a's but that's about all. "Personally I think it's embarrassing because we are grown adults now. When I was in undergrad and we didn't have the yield sign, it was pretty obvious you don't take the right away from cars. And now people...
  • •New book enhances reading experience with help from cell phones, technology

    05/26/2010 8:30:34 AM PDT · by Military family member · 5 replies · 262+ views
    Journal of Business ^ | 5/26/2010 | Amy Patterson Neubert
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Cell phones may seem like a distraction when reading, but a Purdue University professor shows how they can be paired with novels that link readers to digital resources to create "ubitour" books. "Books open our minds, and now we can use technology to expand our reading experiences," said Sorin Adam Matei, an associate professor of communication and creator of the ubitour book series. "Cell phones are the digital devices that are used by most people, so it only makes sense that cell phones be an essential part of the reading experience."
  • Creator: Boobquake didn't shake Earth

    04/27/2010 5:09:12 AM PDT · by blf1776 · 21 replies · 1,739+ views
    WLFI TV18 ^ | Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010, 7:25 AM EDT | WLFI TV18
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The creator of Boobquake said the results are in: Boobquake did not move the earth. On her blog, Purdue Senior Jennifer McCreight said that according to the USGS website, there were 47 earthquakes yesterday. That number may sound high, but in reality there are many earthquakes nearly every day and 47 is not an abnormal number. McCreight said to be statistically abnormal there would have had to have been over 148 quakes yesterday - over three times the actual total. The 6.5-magnitude earthquake in Taiwan had many buzzing that Boobquake had moved the earth, but...
  • Purdue senior organizes ‘Boobquake’ demonstration to refute imam’s claims

    04/23/2010 12:01:33 PM PDT · by careyb · 52 replies · 1,682+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/23/10 | The Daily Caller
    This just in: boobs cause natural disasters. Such was the impression a senior Iranian cleric gave earlier this week when he charged that women who wear immodest clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes. A student from Purdue University has voiced her outrage at the man’s theory, and is taking action in the breast (er…rather, best) way she knows how. The NY Post reports:
  • Purdue’s original ‘Golden Girl’ dies at 73

    01/07/2010 3:43:23 PM PST · by muawiyah · 14 replies · 1,101+ views
    Purdue University Lafayette, Indiana ^ | December 28,2009 | Staff Writer
    Juanita Carpenter Richardson, 73, Purdue’s first Golden Girl, died in San Diego, CA, on Dec. 25, 2009, following a short illness. Director Emeritus of Bands Al G. Wright recruited Juanita to come to Purdue from Colorado and perform as a solo twirler with the “All-American” Marching Band in1954. Her blond hair, gold sequin costume and twirling talents combined to make her an instant fan favorite. She twirled two football seasons, in 1954 and 1955, but the name given to her - Purdue’s Golden Girl - created a tradition that continues to this day.
  • Ex-Purdue student sentenced in Web threats to Bush (Vikram S. Buddhi - 4 yrs for leftist chat)

    12/12/2009 8:03:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies · 1,624+ views
    <p>HAMMOND, Ind. - A former Purdue University graduate student convicted of threatening to kill President George W. Bush and others in Internet postings has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.</p> <p>Thirty-eight-year-old Vikram S. Buddhi, an Indian national who was living in West Lafayette, was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Hammond to 57 months in prison and 3 years of probation.</p>
  • Student arrested in connection with suspicious package (felony terroristic mischief - Fort Hood)

    11/20/2009 9:18:59 AM PST · by blf1776 · 17 replies · 920+ views
    The Purdue Exponent ^ | 11-20-2009 | Ty Jepson
    Purdue Police arrested a Purdue student Thursday in connection with a suspicious package left in the University Visitor Information Center earlier that morning. According to a press release, around 7:50 a.m. Thursday, three college-aged men left a suspicious box in a hallway at the center, located at 504 Northwestern Ave. Police evacuated the building and used a portable X-ray machine to examine the box’s contents. Inside of the box there was a wheel lock, a Purdue parking ticket and $20. Police re-opened the center at 9 a.m. “Everything is fine,” said University spokeswoman Jeanne Norberg. “They evacuated the building, X-rayed...
  • Purdue University, the next fight for the Constitution

    11/19/2009 6:55:36 AM PST · by mshoffner · 23 replies · 1,132+ views
    Huntington Political Examiner ^ | 11/19/2009 | Mark Shoffner
    Bert Chapman, a faculty member at Purdue University, has drawn a lot of resentment and protest since writing a blog last month. Mr. Chapman blogs at Conservative web page His views are extremely conservative, and his blog posting of Oct. 17, 2009 is no different. In the post, Mr. Chapman shows his opinion on homosexuality, citing his disagreement with the lifestyle based upon religious principle. Throughout the article, he brings in statistics on the costs of treating AIDS, the problems of tainted blood supplies, the forcing of medical personnel to treat STDs. All of these he seems to throw...
  • Purdue researchers: H1N1 about to peak

    10/21/2009 9:20:25 AM PDT · by blf1776 · 11 replies · 914+ views
    WLFI TV18 ^ | 10-21-2009 | WLFI TV18
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Two Purdue University math researchers have predicted the novel H1N1 flu will peak so early that planned vaccinations will not have a large effect on the number of people infected. Sherry Towers, from Purdue's statistics department, and Zhilan Feng, from Purdue's math department, used a mathematical model to predict the spread of the disease. They used data collected by the Centers for Disease Control in May, June, July and August. The result? The model predicted that H1N1 infections will reach their peak in either the week before or the week after Halloween. The researchers said...
  • Protest William Ayers at Purdue University 09-24-09 (After Action Report)

    09/24/2009 8:16:13 PM PDT · by blf1776 · 55 replies · 4,194+ views
    Purdue University ^ | 09-24-09 | Purdue University
  • Protest Bill Ayers at Purdue Tonight

    09/24/2009 2:27:43 PM PDT · by CampusReform · 10 replies · 737+ views ^ | 9/24/09 | Adrienne (via CampusReform)
    Purdue Students Protest Bill AyersConservative and Libertarian Students Rally Against 1970s Domestic Terrorist [West Lafayette, Indiana] — Today, a coalition of Young Americans for Liberty chapters throughout Indiana will confront self-proclaimed communist Bill Ayers and challenge him on issues important to college students and youth at Purdue University. The group will distribute flyers and pocket constitutions and attempt to confront Ayers at the Lawson building at 6 p.m. "We want to bring awareness to his radical views because we are the generation that his to live with the consequences of his policies, which directly contradict liberty." said Nathan Murphy, Purdue...
  • Purdue Must Pay for Ayers

    09/23/2009 11:03:58 AM PDT · by NetRight Nation · 8 replies · 678+ views
    NetRight Nation ^ | September 23, 2009 | Matthew May
    William “Bill” Ayers is a terrorist. Just ask him. In his memoir Fugitive Days, he admits planting bombs in federal buildings such as the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol (“Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon,” he writes). He was one of the founders of the radical terrorist group the Weather Underground. Escaping justice because of prosecutorial misconduct, he transformed himself into a respected academic, a distinguished professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago. There is perhaps no better symbol of the 1960s moral relativist than he. It is not every day that a self-described terrorist and...
  • Protest William Ayers at Purdue University 09-24-09

    09/18/2009 9:33:56 AM PDT · by blf1776 · 33 replies · 2,688+ views
    Purdue University ^ | 08-18-09 | Purdue University
    ACTION ALERT: WHAT: Bill Ayers Protest WHERE: Lawson building, corner of 3rd and University St., Purdue campus WHEN: Thursday, Sept.24 5pm until he leaves the building WHY: Because his visit impugns the integrity and good name of Purdue University Please forward this to as many as you can, also print the attached flyer and share with friends, family and co-workers. Fox News should be here, we need a large turnout. Thank You, XXXX XXXXX Citizens in Action See Map:,-95.677068&sspn=38.963048,66.796875&ie=UTF8&ei=LeSvStz_DouEyAS729XFBg&sig2=jW4-M_UYveUWnXdn24DdBw&cd=1&usq=purdue+lawson+building&geocode=FQzhaAIdicDR-g&cid=7146432642078006542&li=lmd
  • NC to Expand Health Plan

    09/15/2009 7:25:18 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 13 replies · 703+ views
    The state is getting a $17 million federal grant to provide government health insurance to low-income working parents.
  • Ayers to defile Purdue University

    09/07/2009 5:44:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 1,437+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 9/7/09 | Matthew May
    William Ayers will appear at Purdue University on September 24th as a panelist about urban schools as part of the first annual Cummings-Perrucci Annual Lecture on Race, Class, and Gender Equality. Ayers will hit the campus in West Lafayette, Indiana, according to a story in today’s Lafayette Journal & Courier under the curious headline “Ex-radical to attend forum at Purdue.” Ex-radical? According to the story, some groups are already organizing protests against Ayers and the university. Political Science professor Harry Targ – who was singled out in David Horowitz’s book as one of America’s most dangerous academics – takes his...
  • Juvenile Information Filed

    05/09/2009 12:47:46 PM PDT · by Cindy · 238+ views ^ | May 7, 2009 | n/a
    Juvenile Information Filed Hammond, IN—The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana previously announced that a juvenile was arrested pursuant to a federal warrant. The arrest stems from a false bomb threat directed to Purdue University on February 15 and similar threats directed to other schools. The FBI, the Purdue University Police Department and the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor's Office, conducted an extensive investigation into this matter, resulting in that arrest. Over recent days several media sources have reported information that is incorrect. Accordingly, the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana wishes to further announce that...
  • Conservative student group says Purdue denied free speech, defended ‘radical’ group

    05/03/2009 4:31:18 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies · 1,003+ views
    LafayetteOnline ^ | April 22, 2009 | Carolyn Shelby
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -– A Purdue student group is claiming the Dean of Students Office is showing politically motivated, preferential treatment of some student organizations and their right to protest on campus. The student members of the Conservative Coalition for American Values (CCAV) feel they were denied the right to protest a memorial display constructed by another student group, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), but then the members of SJP were permitted to protest and disrupt a CCAV event the following day. On Wednesday, April 8th, the members of Students for Justice in Palestine erected a memorial on the...
  • N.C. governor uses money from savings reserve for bills (*isolated EDUCATION LOTTERY loot)

    03/18/2009 7:55:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies · 638+ views
    Hampton Roads ^ | 3/11/09
    N.C. governor uses money from savings reserve for billsThe Associated Press March 11, 2009 BY GARY D. ROBERTSON RALEIGH - Gov. Bev Perdue took nearly $800 million in North Carolina's rainy-day reserve fund Wednesday to ensure the state has enough money to pay its bills, a move that divided legislative leaders over whether she can spend it. Perdue said she seized the savings reserve fund assembled by lawmakers as a "precautionary measure" to combat one of the sharpest declines in overall tax collections in recent state history. The governor said she would use $250 million of the $787 million immediately...
  • Species name auction offers wild holiday gift idea (Purdue University - 7 bats, 2 turtles)

    12/08/2008 4:18:10 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 577+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/8/08 | Rich Callahan - ap
    INDIANAPOLIS – Searching for a truly original holiday gift, one that could bestow a bit of immortality on a loved one or a friend? If so, Purdue University has the goods: The school is auctioning the naming rights to seven newly discovered bats and two turtles. Winning bidders will be able to link a relative, friend or themselves to an animal's scientific name for the ages. The first of the nine auctions began Monday, when the school put up for grabs the naming rights to a tiny gold and black insect-munching bat found in Central America.
  • Anti-Obama Graffiti Found At Purdue

    11/07/2008 12:03:13 PM PST · by Abathar · 71 replies · 3,571+ views
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue officials are investigating anti-Barack Obama graffiti found on the West Lafayette campus this week. An obscenity and the president-elect's name were painted on a tree in an area near the Class of 1950 Lecture Hall, where black students often gather. Other graffiti was found chalked on campus sidewalks and buildings. In a letter to the campus, Purdue President France Cordova called the graffiti "deeply offensive." "Such conduct is reprehensible and wholly out of character with Purdue's long tradition of fellowship and mutual respect," Cordova said in the letter. Purdue police Lt. Fred Davis said officers...
  • Purdue Reprimands Fusion Scientist for Misconduct

    08/30/2008 1:35:52 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies · 167+ views
    Sci-Tech Today ^ | August 29, 2008 | Associated Press
    The Purdue panel said Rusi Taleyarkhan misled the scientific community by claiming his "bubble fusion" findings had been independently replicated.
  • Georgia: Governor Perdue Signs Monumental Right-to-Carry Reform Bill!

    05/14/2008 11:44:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 52 replies · 737+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | May 14, 2008 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Georgia: Governor Perdue Signs Monumental Right-to-Carry Reform Bill!   Wednesday, May 14, 2008   Please Thank Governor Perdue Today!Today, Wednesday, May 14, Governor Sonny Perdue (R) signed House Bill 89 into law. This NRA supported measure makes numerous improvements to Georgia’s Right-to-Carry laws and represents the most comprehensive pro-gun reform measure to be enacted in nearly 20 years. This critical Right-to-Carry Reform legislation will strengthen Georgia’s current laws by: allowing licensed carry permit holders to possess a firearm in any private motor vehicle, while on any publicly accessible parking lot; prohibiting...
  • Read a Book, Get Charged with Racial Harassment

    05/12/2008 3:08:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 50 replies · 283+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 12, 2008 | Selwyn Duke
    The May 9 edition of the New York Post carries a short article by an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis student named Keith John Sampson. He tells a story of how he was charged with "racial harassment" simply because he was "caught" reading an anti-Ku Klux Klan book. I'm not kidding.  Sampson tells his story: The book was Todd Tucker's 'Notre Dame vs. the Klan: How the Fighting Irish Defeated the Ku Klux Klan'; I was reading it on break from my campus job as a janitor. The same book is in the university library . . . . But that didn't...
  • Big Ten Network Launch Arrives

    08/30/2007 9:32:20 AM PDT · by holymoly · 13 replies · 471+ views
    Big Ten Network ^ | August 30, 2007 | Big Ten Network
    Network aims to offer more Big Ten programming than ever before CHICAGO – The much-anticipated launch of the Big Ten Network is here, with the network going on the air at 8 p.m. ET with a special edition of Big Ten Tonight. "We're tremendously excited to make television history with the launch of the Big Ten Network on Thursday night," Network President Mark Silverman said. "Fans will enjoy more Big Ten programming than ever before. I think fans will look back years from now and wonder how they ever followed their teams without the Big Ten Network." The network's launch...
  • Indiana Grad Student Convicted Of Threatening To Kill Bush-(Indian Muslim/Purdue Employee)

    07/09/2007 6:51:06 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies · 1,049+ views
    AP ^ | 6-29-07 | AP/First Amendment Center
    Ind. grad student convicted of threatening to kill Bush By The Associated Press 06.29.07 HAMMOND, Ind. — A Purdue University graduate student was convicted of threatening to kill President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and others in postings on the Internet. Vikram Buddhi, 35, an Indian national who was attending advanced engineering classes at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus, was found guilty by a federal jury yesterday on 11 counts of making threats that were posted in a chat room in 2005 and 2006. Buddhi faces up to 35 years in prison when he is sentenced later this year. Buddhi hijacked...
  • Purdue Student Heads To Court Over Presidential Threats-(Indian Muslem/Yahoo Poster!)

    06/25/2007 12:31:35 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 9 replies · 595+ views | 6-25-07 | AP
    HAMMOND, Ind. - A federal trial was expected to start Monday for a Purdue University graduate student facing charges of threatening the life of President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, their wives and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Vikram S. Buddhi faces 11 counts in U.S. District Court for comments he made in an Internet chat room in 2005 and 2006. Buddhi is an Indian national who was attending advanced engineering classes at Purdue's West Lafayette campus. The indictment also alleges that he called for bombings of American infrastructure. The messages were posted on Yahoo! Finance message boards. Prosecutors...
  • Simulation Finds 9/11 Fireproofing Key

    06/20/2007 6:47:14 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 43 replies · 1,127+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 6/20/07
    A computer simulation of the 2001 World Trade Center attacks supports a federal agency’s findings that the initial impact from the hijacked airplanes stripped away crucial fireproofing material and that the weakened towers collapsed under their own weight. The two-year Purdue University study, funded in part by the National Science Foundation, was the first to use 3-D animation to provide visual context to the attacks, said Christoph Hoffmann, a professor of computer science and one of the lead researchers on the project. “One thing it does point out… is the absolute essential nature of fireproofing steel structures,” Hoffmann told The...
  • Judge Refuses To Throw Out Bush Threat Case Against Purdue Student-(Anti-Bush Internet Spammer)

    06/04/2007 9:28:41 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 34 replies · 3,869+ views
    WRTV-6 ^ | 6-2-07 | WRTV
    HAMMOND, Ind. -- A Federal judge refused to throw out a Purdue University student's indictment on charges alleging he urged the assassination of President George Bush and made threats against other administration officials. Friday's ruling by U.S. District Court Judge James Moody clears the way for Vikram Buddhi's trial to begin June 25 in Moody's Hammond courtroom. Buddhi, an Indian national who was attending advanced engineering classes at Purdue's West Lafayette campus, faces an 11-count complaint for alleged comments he made in an Internet chat room in 2005 and 2006. The indictment alleges that he made threats against the president,...
  • Former NU coach also starred on field - Alex Agase died

    05/04/2007 9:03:22 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 2 replies · 537+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | May 4, 2007 | Lacy Banks
    Alex Agase, who coached Northwestern's football team for nine years after a storied college career in which he became the only player to win All-America honors at two schools, died Thursday in a hospital near his home in Tarpon Springs, Fla. He was 85. Funeral arrangements are pending for Agase, a World War II veteran who fought at Iwo Jima and Okinawa and received a Purple Heart. Agase, an Evanston High School alumnus, first served as an assistant to Ara Parseghian at Northwestern from 1956 to '63, then succeeded Parseghian, who left to coach Notre Dame. He remained the Wildcats'...
  • Department embarrasses Purdue with Sheehan visit

    04/10/2007 9:34:53 AM PDT · by Lady J USA 1981 · 14 replies · 1,358+ views
    Purdue Exponent ^ | April 10, 2007 | Stephen Latino
    Tuesday, April 10, 2007 Department embarrasses Purdue with Sheehan visit Publication Date: 04/10/07 What qualifies Cindy Sheehan to speak at Purdue? Does she hold an advanced degree in foreign relations? Has she physically been in Iraq meeting with the local people? Has she done research that those with PhDs can discuss as thoughtful? Or is she a vengeful, hateful person who can not deal with her own son's death? Cindy Sheehan needs to be in therapy. She should not be touring the country like she has knowledge on the conflict in Iraq because she does not. Obviously, the political science...
  • Cindy Sheehan in Indiana April 12-13

    04/04/2007 8:35:00 AM PDT · by jmoore34 · 11 replies · 718+ views
    Cindy Sheehan will be speaking at Indiana State University on April 13, 2007 at 1 p.m. in room 102 at Holmstedt Hall. From Terre Haute she will travel on to Indianapolis to the Midwest Peace Summit. Cindy Sheehan will be in Indy by 5 p.m. She will give the keynote speech at the Midwest Peace Submit in Indianapolis on the IUPUI campus at 8 p.m.
  • Anti-American speakers have no place on campus

    03/29/2007 4:30:06 PM PDT · by Lady J USA 1981 · 6 replies · 195+ views
    Purdue Exponent ^ | Thursday, March 29, 2007 | Matt May
    Thursday, March 29, 2007 Anti-American speakers have no place on campus Publication Date: 03/29/07 As a 1995 graduate of the political science program, I am very much dismayed to learn that the department is helping to underwrite an on-campus appearance by Cindy Sheehan next month. There is nothing at all wrong with the department assisting financially to host a forum at which a learned, accomplished and reasonable speaker will appear to discuss controversial issues and interact with students. Yet the department not only wastes valuable resources in helping to host someone like Ms. Sheehan, it insults the intelligence of Purdue...
  • Purdue provides students with biased lecturers

    03/29/2007 7:30:43 AM PDT · by Lady J USA 1981 · 5 replies · 123+ views
    Purdue Exponnent ^ | Thusday, March 29, 2007 | John Dawson
    Thursday, March 29, 2007 Purdue provides students with biased lecturers Publication Date: 03/29/07 Universities were once a place where ideas and opinions could be shared openly and freely among faculty, staff and students. Unfortunately, Purdue has stepped over the line and made our University a place with a political agenda. Its sponsorship of Cindy Sheehan, a left-leaning political activist, has left community members in dismay and tax-payers angry. Last year, when University students widely publicized bringing Ann Coulter to campus, no University funds were offered, so these brave students raised the money themselves and promoted the event alone. Without pressure...
  • Reward offered for information that leads to missing student (Wade S. Steffey-Purdue)

    01/20/2007 8:20:28 AM PST · by pctech · 15 replies · 1,197+ views
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The parents of a missing Purdue University student on Friday (Jan. 19) announced a reward is being offered for information leading to his whereabouts. Wade S. Steffey, 19, a freshman from Bloomington, Ind., has been missing for nearly a week. Steffey, a National Merit Scholar majoring in aviation technology, was last seen early Saturday (Jan. 13). "More than 350 volunteers helped explore a large area of campus during an organized search on Thursday," said Purdue spokesperson Jeanne Norberg. "We hope this reward will generate additional interest and encourage someone to come forward with information that helps...
  • Hundreds Search For Missing Purdue Student

    01/19/2007 9:07:20 AM PST · by Froufrou · 10 replies · 696+ views
    FOX ^ | 01/19/07 | Unknown
    Hundreds of volunteers joined police officers Thursday in an hours-long search around the Purdue University campus for a freshman missing since the weekend. Wade S. Steffey, 19, of Bloomington was last seen early Saturday leaving a party at the Phi Kappa Theta fraternity house on the north side of campus, police said. Searchers spent Thursday checking campus buildings, along with places such as the campus golf courses, Purdue's horticulture park and some near-campus neighborhoods and wooded areas. The search concluded at nightfall without Steffey being found, Purdue spokeswoman Jeanne Norberg said. "It's really humbling and very heartwarming to see all...
  • Is the GOP Overlooking its Brightest Star for President in 2008?

    11/10/2006 12:11:15 PM PST · by dangus · 272 replies · 9,754+ views
    11/10/06 | Dangus
    Meet George "Sonny" Purdue, the most popular major-state Republican governor in America. In a year of devestating losses, he handily beat his Democratic challenger by a 3-to-2 margin. Gov. Purdue is a vet in two ways: He is a former Air Force Captain and a Doctor of Veterinary medicine. With his wife, Mary, he is a father of four children, and foster parent of eight. He was also a University of Georgia walk-on quarterback, and will appear as a coach in the movie, "We Are Marshall" Since his election in 2002, Georgia has improved from 50th in the nation on...
  • Scientists and engineers simulate jet colliding with World Trade Center

    09/12/2006 4:09:22 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 202 replies · 3,847+ views
    Purdue ^ | September 11, 2006 | Staff
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Researchers at Purdue University have created a simulation that uses scientific principles to study in detail what likely happened when a commercial airliner crashed into the World Trade Center's North Tower on Sept. 11, 2001. The simulation could be used to better understand which elements in the building's structural core were affected, how they responded to the initial shock of the aircraft collision, and how the tower later collapsed from the ensuing fire fed by an estimated 10,000 gallons of jet fuel, said Mete Sozen, the Kettelhut Distinguished Professor of Structural Engineering in Purdue's School of...