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Purdue expels student for racist statements on social media

Jun. 24, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University President Mitch Daniels has expelled an undergraduate student for “racist and despicable” statements he made on social media. Purdue said in a news release Tuesday that Daniels determined that repeated statements posted by Maxwell Lawrence...

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2012, file photo, Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke speaks during a news conference in West Lafayette, Ind. Burke, the longest serving athletic director in Purdue history, died at his home Monday, June 15, 2020, after battling a rare disease for the last year. He was 68. University officials said in a statement Burke had been diagnosed with amyloidosis, an ailment caused by an the build-up of an abnormal protein in the body’s organs. (John Terhune/Journal & Courier via AP, File)

Boilermakers' longest-tenured AD, Morgan Burke, dies at 68

Jun. 15, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Morgan Burke, the longest serving athletic director in Purdue history, died at his home Monday after battling a rare disease for the past year. He was 68. University officials said in a statement Burke had been diagnosed with amyloidosis, an ailment caused by the build-up of an...