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Purdue announces ongoing tuition freeze, staff appreciation payment for West Lafayette campus

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels announced Monday (Feb. 18) that Purdue plans to hold tuition at 2012 levels for an eighth consecutive year — through the 2020-21 academic year — and will provide a one-time $500 appreciation payment this spring to all West Lafayette campus staff who make $75,000 or less and who were employed as of Dec. 31, 2018. Eighty-three percent of all non-faculty Purdue associates will receive the one-time payment.

Agee tornadoTornado fatalities continue to fall, despite population growth in Tornado Alley

The Louisiana Purchase in 1803 ushered in a movement of westward migration in the United States, and with new territory came new challenges – and weather phenomena. The rate of tornado-related fatalities increased faster than the rate of population growth until the start of the 20th century, according to a new study in the journal Weather, Climate, and Society.

O'Haire serviceService dogs benefit the well-being of their handlers, research shows

Low self-confidence. Social isolation. Longing for independence.

Subbarayan chirpNew center to bring higher-performance computing at lower cost

The cost of computing has been steadily decreasing as companies pack more components and functions onto a single chip, for applications ranging from smartphones to large mainframe computers.

Evan Rocheford orange cornMore nutritious, better tasting, non-GMO ‘orange corn’ launches in US markets

'Orange corn,' a more nutritious, naturally selected variety of corn is now available in the U.S. markets through Purdue-affiliated startup NutraMaize LLC.

Robot firefightersNew design improves firefighting robots, increases maneuverability to fight fires better, save lives

A new design in firefighting robots, already successfully tested in the field, could make firefighters’ jobs less dangerous and address one of the biggest challenges with firefighting robots – the ability to maneuver in a burning structure.

January barometerFarmer sentiment improves following USDA’s second MFP payment announcement and Farm Bill approval

Agricultural producers were more optimistic about the agricultural economy in January, but they remain concerned about farmland values, according to results from the January Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The barometer, which is based on 400 survey responses from agricultural producers across the country, rebounded to a reading of 143 in January, a 16 point improvement from December.

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