IU heralds 1st doctorate in fledgling program

The Ph.D. has been on the minds of faculty for decades, but work on the program really started moving in about 2005, said John McCluskey Jr., Abegunde’s adviser as well as a professor emeritus of the department and an adjunct professor in English.

Purdue to honor astronaut Wolf, health official

University honorary degrees often are awarded to obscure benefactors and longtime faculty members, but two familiar names are among the 13 people Purdue will laud during commencement ceremonies on the West Lafayette campus later this month.

Bomb squad blows up package at Purdue campus

Purdue police tell the package was wrapped with a variety of things with wiring coming out of it. After an examination of the package including X-rays, the bomb squad robot blew up the package.

Ind. teen rescues baby in 1955; 58 years later they reunite

Fifty-eight years ago a Richmond boy had no idea a quick hunting trip with his grandfather would change his life forever. That day he found an infant left in the woods to die. For the past 40 years, Dave Hickman has searched for that little girl.

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3 Ind. GOP legislators defeated in primary

Rep. Rebecca Kubacki of Syracuse and Rep. Kathy Heuer of Columbia City both lost to challengers who argued they weren’t conservative enough. A veteran Republican in southwestern Indiana also lost his race.

1st US MERS patient could leave hospital soon

Health officials said Monday they expect the first patient in the United States diagnosed with a mysterious virus from the Middle East to be released soon from a hospital, though he could continue to be isolated at home.

New student database draws praise, privacy fears

Plans to create a database filled with every Indiana student’s achievement test scores, college degrees and job histories are raising privacy concerns among some parents and experts.