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Through the remarkable efforts of all of us at Purdue, we are currently in our 10th week of instruction for the fall semester. We have just a few more weeks to go before the Thanksgiving break. I urge all of you to continue to follow the practices we have in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep all of us safe. In talking with faculty, staff and students, I know there is some... Read More

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Fall has truly arrived at Purdue: cooler temperatures and final census numbers are here! I am pleased to report that, for the fourth consecutive year, the Purdue Polytechnic Institute has achieved an all-time high enrollment. We currently have more than 5,000 students at our West Lafayette location — a first in our college. The data also tells us that our growth outpaces the... Read More

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Welcome back! Whether you join the fall semester in person or virtually, I know that we are all wrapping up a unique summer in preparation for a first-of-its-kind fall semester at the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. I am extremely proud of the innovative solutions our faculty and staff have implemented in order to deliver the best instructional experience to each of our students while... Read More

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I feel I need to say something but am not sure what to say. I cannot fathom what it is like to be a person of color living in the U.S. In the last few weeks, we have witnessed the inhumane murder of George Floyd and Amy Cooper... Read More

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“Nothing endures but change.”
— Heraclitus

This quote from a 6th century BC Greek philosopher is timely and relevant to events we are all experiencing today. We had to quickly change to offer our courses online with little notice or time for preparation – and we succeeded. We had to implement social distancing and change the way we work, and... Read More

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Gary BertolineDear Purdue Polytechnic Institute community,

We find ourselves in an unprecedented time of change and uncertainty due to COVID-19 precautions in our state, our nation and our world.

In all of... Read More

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Shortly after I became dean, we conducted a deep dive into the most relevant data to assess the general health of the college, and it revealed areas for improvement. Our undergraduate programs were suffering from weak demand and our research efforts needed a sense of purpose. Some of this can be explained by things out of our control, but we looked past that and focused on what we were... Read More

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Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed the launch of an updated Purdue University brand. In addition to visual changes, which include an updated logo, new fonts and a supporting color palette, the new University brand provides a fundamental statement that underscores who we are as a university:

Purdue University is about the persistent pursuit of innovation where people bring... Read More

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Happy New Year, and welcome to the start of a new semester and a new decade. We have all heard of making resolutions at this time of the year and no doubt have made some of our own. Despite starting at a young age, I could cite many examples of failed attempts to make changes via new year’s resolutions. As I matured, I realized that the act of making these resolutions — or... Read More

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This fall, Purdue University’s 150th anniversary celebration came to a close after a full year of celebrating the people, places, experiences and advancements that make this amazing University a true force in our world. Looking back... Read More

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