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December 31, 2012


Fighting For (And Against) The Right To Party At Purdue

Purdue President Winthrop Stone accepted personal responsibility for reforming not only academics, but also students' moral character.

July 30, 2012


Memories Of Keeping It Cool

When Indiana homemakers were asked which appliance had most changed their lives during the 20th century, their response was unanimous: the refrigerator.

May 2, 2011


Uncle Sam Was Called Walt

Hoosier-born Walter Botts was chosen to model for the famous recruitment poster “because he had the longest arms, the longest nose, and the bushiest eyebrows.”

February 7, 2011


Diversifying Tomorrow’s Business World

Diversification has long been a watchword in investing. Creating diversity in the ranks, though, has been a more recent challenge for the corporate world.

October 18, 2010


The Dean of American Cartoonists

Purdue alumnus John McCutcheon produced political satire and social commentary for the Chicago Tribune--and filed stories from abroad--from 1903 until 1946.

July 5, 2010


John Wooden: A Midwestern Wizard

Wooden’s legacy rests on ten national championships over twelve years, including 88 consecutive wins from 1971-74, a streak as yet unchallenged in the NCAA.

November 23, 2009


Carve the Turkey, Strike Up the Band

Somewhere beneath the jumbo balloons and shy of the Rockettes’ high kicks, an Indiana institution will find its place in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

September 28, 2009


From Indiana to Israel, by way of Tahiti

The material legacy of the world-renowned composer of West Side Story and Candide has an Indiana home.

August 3, 2009


Astronauts’ Cradle

Neil Armstrong’s history-making voyage 250,000 miles from home began two decades earlier with the 220-mile trip from Wapakoneta, Ohio to West Lafayette.

July 17, 2006


The Old Oaken Bucket

Once covered in mold and moss, it's now garnished with bronze charms. The Old Oaken Bucket is awarded to the winner of the annual Purdue-IU football match-up.

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