You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to 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.


  • State on forefront of CPA training
    If you want to find the latest trends in food, fashion or fitness, head to the coasts.
  • China's big gamblers lured from troubled Macau
    HONG KONG – China’s high-spending gamblers are looking to bet outside Macau amid a government assault on corruption and extravagance, and that’s boosting casinos from the Philippines to the Las Vegas Strip.
  • Alibaba a symbol of China's tech giants
    BEIJING – Alibaba Group’s U.S. stock offering is a wake-up call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China’s state-dominated economy.

2.9 percent decrease to IPFW in Purdue's 'conceptual' budget

The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday approved a “conceptual” general fund operating budget for fiscal year 2015 that includes a 2.9 percent decrease to IPFW.

That will reduce the college’s funding to $107.9 million.

The reduction was mentioned along with the allocating of funds to support the engineering expansion. Al Diaz, executive vice president for business and finance, said in a statement that the action is in harmony with Purdue Moves.

Purdue Moves is a range of initiatives designed to broaden the university’s global impact and enhance educational opportunities for its students, including the expansion of the College of Engineering.

The 2015 budget will allocate $9 million to engineering to assist in hiring additional faculty and improving facilities and infrastructure for expansion to meet the nation’s needs for more engineering graduates.