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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.

Courtesy/IPFW

FORT WAYNE, Ind.— Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Chancellor Vicky Carwein and Purdue President Mitch Daniels today announced Carwein's plans to retire by the end of 2017. Chancellor Carwein released the following message to the campus community:

Brookhaven National Laboratory

While the price of solar energy continues to drop in Indiana—down 66 percent over the past 6 years—the industry still faces challenges. But one Purdue University professor is trying to change that.


Nick Janzen / Indiana Public Broadcasting

Indiana ranks 42 in energy efficiency nationwide, down from a peak of 27 in 2013. But there’s a hidden cost associated with efficiency measures—public health. 


Jeffrey Dukes, Purdue University

Researchers from Purdue and other universities published a major global analysis of invasive species threats. The study found invasive species will primarily endanger developing countries.

Jeff Dukes, a Purdue University biology and forestry professor, calls invasive species plants or animals that have invaded an area they’re not native to.

Tom Campbell / Purdue Agriculture

A new study from Purdue University found that honeybees are exposed to far more pesticides than previously thought. It’s the first study to look at how non-crop plants expose honeybees to pesticides.


Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Earlier this month, the Indiana Legislative Services Agency released a report recommending that IPFW be broken into two institutions. However, IPFW’s governing body issued a response that brings the LSA’s findings into question. 

The LSA made its recommendations based on declines in enrollment, research funding, charitable donations, and graduation rates at IPFW.

Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

A new study from the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership is recommending significant changes for IPFW, including switching the university's governing body.

The IPFW Roles and Governance Study used focus groups, interviews with business leaders, and historical data to come up with five recommendations for change.

They include streamlining degree programs; strengthening ties to the business community; and transferring all governance of IPFW to Indiana University.