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Purdue newsreel, 1996

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Purdue ID NumberPV00042
TitlePurdue newsreel, 1996
Other TitlePurdue University newsreel, 1996
DescriptionThe 1996 news reel presents the year in review. Two female Purdue students, Lauren Nicolson and Jackie Valapaqua, won the 1996 Air Race classic, a 2, 400 mile all-female air race. System-wide enrollment reached 64, 000. John Blaha, an astronaut from Purdue, spoke to the graduating class while at the Mir Space Station. Ross Perot spoke on campus before the election. Plans were unveiled for a new $3 million Black Cultural Center. Chemistry professor Ted Lightle was named Indiana Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Association.
Description ContinuedA new high tech horse treadmill was added to Lynn Hall. Jay Severson, counselor at Wiley Hall, lost his life after freshman Jarrod Eskew shot him, and then took his own life. Ground breaking for the new food sciences building took place with the help of Lt. Governor Frank O'Bannon and Purdue President Steven Beering. Construction was completed on Academy Park mall. The new golf course on Purdue's campus broke ground. The Olympic torch came to Slayter Hill and one of the carriers was new women's basketball coach Nell Fortner. Joe Tiller saw his first year as new head football coach. Purdue won its third consecutive Big Ten title in basketball.
Date of Original1996
SubjectsPurdue University
Genre (TGM)Newsreels
RepositoryPurdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
CollectionPurdue University Newsreels
Collection Web Site
File Name1996.flv
RightsCourtesy of Purdue Alumni Association; copyright Purdue University
Date Digitized9/08/2006
Newsreel Location
URI ark:/34231/c6vq31sb
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