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In this photo provided by Visual Image Photography is Andrew Boldt who was fatally shot on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 in a basement classroom at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. Police say Cody Cousins, 23, shot Boldt, a 21-year-old teaching assistant from West Bend, Wis., inside the school's Electrical Engineering Building. No one else was injured and Cousins, who is being held on a preliminary charge of murder, was scheduled to make an initial court appearance Thursday afternoon. (AP Photo/Courtesy Visual Image Photography)
Purdue plans posthumous degree for slain student
Purdue University officials planning posthumous degree for student killed in campus attack

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