March 25, 2011
In the spotlight
Did You Know?:
For 50 years, "The Spirit of the Land Grant College" mural has decorated the wall above the entrance to the Humanities, Social Science and Education Library at Purdue. The thought-provoking mural tells the story of education and the benefits of land-grant colleges.
'The Spirit of the
Land Grant College'
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ITaP research computers to be down March 29-31 during building upgrades
ITaP's research computing systems will be shut down beginning at 3 a.m. Tuesday (March 29), and the Coates and Rossmann cluster supercomputers could be turned off through 6 p.m. Thursday (March 31) because of an ongoing power and cooling upgrade project at the Mathematical Sciences Building. Read more...
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Expert: Protests, democracy not always good for women's rights
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Northwest complex project under way
Work on soccer and baseball facilities in the athletic complex near McCormick Road and Cherry Lane has begun, and Intercollegiate Athletics has posted a video report here.
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