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Purdue for Life President and CEO Matt Folk recently joined This Is Purdue podcast

Matt Folk recently joined the university’s award-winning This Is Purdue podcast to share his views on Boilermaker spirit and community. As a Boilermaker himself, Folk knows how deep the Purdue spirit runs—and that it doesn’t end after graduation. It lasts a lifetime.

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Jay Hart

Reluctant Hollywood hero

Jay Hart (HHS’80) has reached the pinnacle of success in the film industry, but his is not a typical Hollywood story. Hart is what screenwriters would call a reluctant hero. Hesitant at first to even go into the movie business, Hart ultimately overcame his reservations to build a successful career as a Hollywood set decorator—and win an Academy Award.


Purdue's Hovde during winter

Purdue trustees ratify faculty position; approve new degree program, resolutions of appreciation, and more

The Purdue Board of Trustees ratified a faculty naming and approved a new degree program, resolutions of appreciation, and work related to the new Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business building.



Purdue University receives $100 million commitment from Lilly Endowment

Lilly Endowment Inc. has approved grants totaling $100 million to Purdue Research Foundation to support two major Purdue University initiatives, including $50 million each to support the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business and Purdue Computes. Together, these commitments represent the largest gift in the university’s history.

Purdue trustees approve Daniels School building construction

To accommodate student enrollment growth across the university and strategic initiatives in the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business, Purdue University trustees gave approval to plan, finance, construct, and award construction contracts for an approximately 164,000-square-foot building on the West Lafayette campus.



Purdue trustees ratify appointments, award a posthumous degree, and approve new degree programs and resolutions of appreciation

The Purdue University Board of Trustees ratified faculty and staff appointments, awarded a posthumous degree, and approved new degree programs and resolutions of appreciation.



Purdue University hosts inaugural Entrepreneurial Alumni Reunion

Purdue University hosted a first-of-its-kind reunion for alumni innovators and entrepreneurs November 9–11 on the university’s West Lafayette campus. The inaugural Entrepreneurial Alumni Reunion, which was attended by approximately 200 Boilermaker entrepreneurs, convened experts from Purdue leadership, successful Boilermaker alumni, and emerging startups ready to make an impact on the world.
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