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