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WBOI Weekend News Roundup 04/14/2018

Apr 13, 2018
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For this Weekend News Roundup, we will highlight the top headlines including: falling Indiana tax revenue, Mayor Tom Henry's support of the Electric Works project, a Fort Wayne federal judge appointment, a Purdue tuition freeze, and the City of Fort Wayne's call for observant volunteers. 

Then we'll dig into President Trump's tariffs and we'll wrap up with an interview on Philadelphia sports with Josiah Blodget of Neumann University. 

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Eva Vandeputte

The Major League Baseball season opens today. Frank Vandeputte, a Purdue University student and Fort Wayne native, spent 2017 working as an intern for the Cincinnati Reds. Last summer he took the trip of a lifetime for a baseball fan.

Frank Vandeputte described his trip and stuck around to make some way too early predictions for the 2018 season.

Araceli Gomez-Aldana

The technology program for the soon-to-be Purdue University Fort Wayne School of Music will be located on the Sweetwater campus. Sweetwater owner and founder Chuck Surack and his wife Lisa Surack will loan IPFW $1.6 million for the building. 

Araceli Gomez-Aldana

Indiana University- Purdue University Fort Wayne announced they will partner with SME Inc. to implement a new Purdue University Fort Wayne brand. The university also revealed their new academic logo in a news conference. 

Andrew Hancock / Purdue University

 

 

Purdue University’s acquisition of a for-profit online college is being criticized by some of the university’s own faculty members. Purdue announced its plans to buy Kaplan University at the end of April. It hopes to serve more adult learners through the online platform, which it’s nicknaming ‘New U’ for now.

Some educators are worried about the potential repercussions of the deal.

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