Purdue renames center to honor university’s first Black faculty member
University renames Academic Success Center for Helen Bass Williams. Plus, the fallout starts after Gov. Holcomb signs new abortion law in Indiana
Thanks this morning to United Way of Greater Lafayette, sponsor of today’s Based in Lafayette edition, inviting you to their inaugural Run United 5K. Please join the United Way on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Subaru of Indiana Automotive for the run. Registration starts at 8 a.m., with the race to begin at 9 a.m. Listen to live music from The Jacks. Dog N’ Suds, Mary Lou Donuts and Kona Ice will also be on hand. This is a family friendly event and an outreach opportunity for United Way and many of its partner agencies. Kids and families can get pictures with Ace from the Lafayette Aviators, enjoy the bouncy house and take a ride on the Boilermaker Special. For more details or to sign up for the 5K, click on the links below.
ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER NAMED FOR HELEN BASS WILLIAMS
Purdue honored the memory of Helen Bass Williams, the university’s first Black professor, by renaming the Academic Success Center she helped develop 50 years ago. Trustees signed off Friday on the Helen Bass Williams Academic Center, a spot in Wiley Hall the helps undergraduate students get counseling for study skills, online resources, practice test work and other things meant to increase student retention on the West Lafayette campus.