Broken record at Purdue: 52K+ students
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Thanks to sponsorship help today from the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, presenting Art on the Wabash on Sunday, Sept. 24, a free open-air art gallery featuring 49 regional artists, live music, food trucks, beverages and children’s activities in Tapawingo Park in West Lafayette. For details, here’s your link or click the links below.
Thanks, also, for support for today’s edition from Purdue Convocations, presenting the mainstage music talent for the 28th Annual West Lafayette Global Fest. The street festival in downtown West Lafayette is a celebration of community diversity with food, activities and live music from different cultures, including Jordanian vocalist Farah Siraj – performing Arabian Flamenco jazz – and Telmary & Habanasana, Cuban hip-hop artists who will top the night off with an epic dance party. Saturday, Sept. 16, 3 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Learn More.
BROKEN RECORD AT PURDUE: 52K+ STUDENTS
No surprise here, given early warning not to mention the crowded sidewalks during passing periods in the open weeks of the semester, but Purdue has another record enrollment to start the 2023-24 academic year.
The total: 52,211 students, according to a university census released Thursday.
That makes nine consecutive years of record numbers on the West Lafayette campus.
That also is up 2.6% – or 1,327 additional students on campus – from fall 2022, when Purdue topped 50,000 for the first time.
The numbers outpaced projections earlier this summer, when President Mung Chiang said he believed the university was nearing a plateau after a decade of growth brought on by an extended tuition freeze and accompanied by mounting grumbling about a tight housing situation on and off campus.
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