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The fraternities and sororities of the National Pan-Hellenic Council A’manii Brown, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (Epsilon Gamma Chapter) In discussions at Purdue, when we talk about diversity and inclusion and making sure marginalized communities own a sense of belonging at Purdue, first thoughts are usually Purdue’s outstanding cultural centers. But an equally excellent community …

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Not many students can claim on their resume that they designed and built wearable, miniature symbols of their university, except for a senior in mechanical engineering, Joe Navarra. Navarra dressed as the World’s Largest Drum in 2017, the Boilermaker Special in 2018 and the Purdue Bell Tower in 2021. During his freshman year, the Friday …

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Affordability, convenience and diversity are among factors that area residents appreciate Greater Lafayette is one of the top housing markets in the United States, according to the Emerging Housing Markets Index, a collaborative effort between The Wall Street Journal and Realtor.com. The collaborators used current real estate data and other economic indicators to specify which markets …

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Widely described as a friend, a mentor, a legend and an icon, Zamora served as director of the Black Cultural Center from 1973 to 1995 and retired as BCC director emeritus. A determined driver and advocate of cultural and diversity programming. A persistent commitment to student success, human rights and the community’s arts scene. A …

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After harrowing escape from Afghanistan, Purdue instructor brings her family to West Lafayette

While instructor and family endured unthinkable circumstances back home, colleagues at Purdue rallied to support their fresh start in America With gunfire echoing all around them, Mariam (last name withheld) linked arms with her brother, Razeq, and sister, Fahima, as they waded through the massive crowd that had gathered outside the gates of the Kabul …
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