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Purdue plans posthumous degree for slain student

Purdue officials took steps Thursday to award a posthumous degree to the 21-year-old engineering student killed Jan. 21 by a gunman 


Posted on Feb. 21, 2014 at 8:14 a.m.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University officials are moving ahead with plans to award a posthumous degree to the student fatally shot and stabbed during a campus attack last month.

The Purdue board’s Academic Affairs Committee voted Thursday to endorse the posthumous degree in electrical engineering for 21-year-old Andrew Boldt of West Bend, Wis. Officials say he had met most of the degree requirements before he was killed Jan. 21 inside Purdue’s Electrical Engineering Building on the West Lafayette campus.

Trustee JoAnn Brouillette tells WLFI-TV that board members hope granting the degree helps the healing process for Boldt’s family.

Another electrical engineering student, 23-year-old Cody Cousins, faces murder charges in Boldt’s death and is jailed without bond while awaiting trial.

Information from: WLFI-TV




 Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell watches a replay during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa in West Lafayette, Ind., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Purdue defeated Iowa 24-10. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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 Purdue quarterback Danny Etling drops back to throw against Iowa during the second half of an NCAA college football game in West Lafayette, Ind., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Purdue defeated Iowa 24-10. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Posted on Sept. 27, 2014 at 5:23 p.m.
 Iowa running back Mark Weisman pulls Purdue safety Landon Feichter into the end zone as he scores a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game in West Lafayette, Ind., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Purdue defeated Iowa 24-10. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Posted on Sept. 27, 2014 at 4:57 p.m.
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