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Student Organizations: The 1920s

September 8, 2018

  The Purdue Agricultural Society was the primary School of Agriculture student organization in the 1920s. At most meetings students made presentations on special topics…

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The Early Years, 1874-1900: The Graduates

September 8, 2018

  From 1882 to 1900, forty-five Purdue Agriculture undergraduate students earned bachelor’s degrees. No degrees were awarded in Agriculture before 1882. “Bachelor of Science” degrees…

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Admission: 2000 and 2018

September 8, 2018

  Admission: 2000 Admission Requirements, Bachelor of Science, School of Agriculture English: 8 Semesters History or social studies: 2 Semesters Academic mathematics *: 6 Semesters…

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1928, 1929 Grads Influence the Corn Industry

September 8, 2018

  1928 and 1929 marked the graduations of two Boilermakers who would change the corn industry forever. Orville Redenbacher ran a profitable fertilizer company after…

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Feeding the World: 1917 to Today

September 8, 2018

  U.S. agriculture faces the same challenge today that it faced 100 years ago: feeding the world. In 1917, the United States military joined millions…

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Livestock Teams: Determined to Be Best

September 8, 2018

Purdue Agriculture is an internationally recognized name for good reason. However, the essence of a Boilermaker is not the awards they achieve, but the determination…

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From One Graduate to the Deanship

September 8, 2018

  Look around Purdue’s campus today and you will see many powerful women in leadership roles. In fact, a typical Purdue agriculture class has more…

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Alpha Zeta

September 8, 2018

  The Alpha Zeta honorary was one of the first ways agriculture students connected on many college campuses. Today, Alpha Zeta members are revitalizing Purdue’s…

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Purdue Student Fee Reduction! …in 1879

September 8, 2018

Fee and tuition reductions are unusual. (In fact, just holding tuition and fees steady is rare.) Here’s the one occurrence we find in the archives.…

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