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GUEST COMMENTARY: Not yet Purdue University Northwest

GUEST COMMENTARY: Not yet Purdue University Northwest

We have recently cleared a major hurdle in selecting a name for the unified institution between Purdue Calumet and Purdue North Central: Purdue University Northwest, or on second reference Purdue Northwest. The Purdue University Board of Trustees approved this name at its July 18 meeting.

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Educators see region's diversity as its strength, weakness

Educators see region's diversity as its strength, weakness

SCHERERVILLE | Purdue University Calumet Chancellor Thomas Keon contends the state is moving in the right direction by having two-year institutions, such as Ivy Tech Community College, focus on two-year programs and remedial education, while universities focus on more advanced degrees.

June 13, 2014 6:50 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Finances often a drag on graduation rates

GUEST COMMENTARY: Finances often a drag on graduation rates

Purdue University Calumet will present its 50,000th degree this spring. Each year, the university awards more than 1,100 bachelor's and master's degrees to students who go on to successful careers or further their educations in graduate school.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Make sure neither Purdue campus is stinted

Merging the Purdue North Central and Purdue University Calumet administrations makes sense, in that the campuses are so close together.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am

Purdue Calumet working on deal to sell M'ville Academic Learning Center

MERRILLVILLE | Leaders at Purdue University Calumet say there is a buyer for the Academic Learning Center in Merrillville but the details of the agreement have not yet been ironed out.

March 04, 2014 7:08 pm
PUC, PNC to merge administrations

PUC, PNC to merge administrations

Purdue University Calumet in Hammond and Purdue University North Central in Westville will merge administrative duties, the universities announced Wednesday.

February 26, 2014 7:02 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Poverty takes a huge toll on our region

GUEST COMMENTARY: Poverty takes a huge toll on our region

Twenty years ago, when our region first developed a Quality of Life Indicators Report, the founders of the report recognized the harmful impact poverty has on all who call our region home. The latest version of the report shows that since 2000, the poverty rate has increased in Lake, Porter …

December 22, 2013 12:00 am
Purdue Calumet salutes December grads

Purdue Calumet salutes December grads

HAMMOND | Congressman Pete Visclosky on Tuesday encouraged Purdue University Calumet graduates to remain in the region and use their talents to make Northwest Indiana a better place to live and work.

December 17, 2013 8:30 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Don't shackle faculty at regional campuses

The Indiana Higher Education Commission raised eyebrows and tempers when it adopted a policy in October that seemed to put restraints on academic freedom at regional campuses.

December 09, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Consider the numbers behind the numbers

GUEST COMMENTARY: Consider the numbers behind the numbers

Over the last year, the presidents and chancellors associated with the region's institutions of higher learning have published commentaries on the 10 chapters of One Region's 2012 Profile of Northwest Indiana Report.

September 22, 2013 12:00 am
PUC chancellor: 12 faculty to retire, 7 laid off

PUC chancellor: 12 faculty to retire, 7 laid off

HAMMOND | Purdue University Chancellor Thomas Keon announced Thursday that 12 faculty would take a retirement incentive package, seven would be laid off and the review process will continue with more cuts expected.

August 08, 2013 7:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Students improving our quality of life

The work of college students to revitalize Gary and Hammond should be applauded.

May 23, 2013 12:00 am

PUC will close Academic Learning Center in M'ville

HAMMOND | Due to decreasing enrollment at Purdue University Calumet’s off-site Academic Learning Center in Merrillville, the university announced Wednesday it will not offer classes this fall at the facility.

March 13, 2013 8:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Leveraging our manufacturing heritage

GUEST COMMENTARY: Leveraging our manufacturing heritage

Our region has deep roots in manufacturing, and our people take great pride in what we build that contributes to life quality in Northwest Indiana and beyond. With good data about the status of our economy, we can have a better idea about where we need to go and how to get there.

November 25, 2012 12:00 am

One Region unveils Qualify of Life Indicators Report

MERRILLVILLE  | Several hundred stakeholders gathered Tuesday at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza for the official unveiling of the 2012 Quality of Life Indicators Report issued by One Region.

October 09, 2012 4:45 pm

Purdue Calumet names Rick Costello as athletic director of their 10-sport program

When it comes to building college athletic programs, Rick Costello has more floor plans than Bob Vila.

September 11, 2012 7:15 pm
Daniels named Purdue president

Daniels named Purdue president

INDIANAPOLIS | He'll be in West Lafayette, not the West Wing, but next year Gov. Mitch Daniels will be the president.

June 21, 2012 11:15 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Diversity is a valued part of learning, living

GUEST COMMENTARY: Diversity is a valued part of learning, living

My hope is that we of Northwest Indiana can enrich each other's quality of life by building an inclusive culture. Certainly, we all belong, but we must all feel as though we belong and help others feel that they belong, too. More so than accepting our differences, I prefer rejoicing in our s…

October 23, 2011 12:00 am
New PUC chancellor sees good changes in store for school

New PUC chancellor sees good changes in store for school

Purdue University Calumet's new chancellor has a vision that calls for the school to be the hometown university for Northwest Indiana, the place for higher education and culture.

August 17, 2011 5:09 pm
New chancellor: Make PUC 'hometown university'

New chancellor: Make PUC 'hometown university'

HAMMOND | New Purdue University Calumet Chancellor Thomas L. Keon made a whirlwind visit to the school Monday, informally meeting with administrators, student government and faculty.

April 18, 2011 3:33 pm Photos

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