You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Indiana

  • State closes Healthy Indiana Plan enrollment
    INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's Healthy Indiana Plan for the working poor on Thursday stopped enrolling new Hoosiers because the insurance program hit its financial maximum.
  • Lake homeowners face $1.5 million dam-repairs bill
    PERU, Ind. – A state agency has told homeowners in a northern Indiana subdivision that they are responsible for an estimated $1.5 million in repairs needed for six dams on their neighborhood’s lakes.
  • Teen pilot who crashed in ocean knew risks
    PLAINFIELD, Ind. – Haris Suleman knew that flying around the world carried risks. But like adventurers before him, the 17-year-old pilot from Indiana also believed dreams aren’t achieved without taking chances.
Advertisement

Purdue assesses security suggestions

– A Purdue University committee that reviewed security issues following January’s deadly campus shooting suggested Wednesday that all students be automatically registered for emergency text alerts and that locks should be installed on more classroom doors.

Purdue President Mitch Daniels said the school would take action based on the recommendations presented during a campus forum.

The committee of university administrators, professors and students reviewed feedback about the school’s handling of the Jan. 21 classroom attack, during which police say 23-year-old student Cody Cousins shot and stabbed 21-year-old Andrew Boldt of West Bend, Wis.

The committee suggested that all students and employees be allowed to opt out of receiving emergency text alerts rather than being asked to opt in for the messages.

Committee chairwoman Patricia Hart, a Spanish professor, said outside experts should review the suggestions and help determine which ones will be implemented on the 40,000-student campus.

“This was a case where one person targeted another and committed a vicious murder,” she said. “Not one of the suggestions that we received about sirens, text messages or door locks would have changed that.”

Advertisement