Struggling on name for Purdue’s NW campus merger

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WESTVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A committee working out details for merging the Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central campuses is still working on coming up with a new name.

The Times of Munster reports the goal of merging the schools is to enable a stronger Purdue presence in northwest Indiana. The merger will do that by streamlining administrative functions and reinvesting the saved resources in academic programs and faculty.

Committee members decided last week to continue research into a new name for the unified university. Discussion of the naming process will remain on the agenda for future meetings.

The first step in the unification took place on April 1 when Stephen Turner was appointed as vice chancellor for finance and administration for both campuses. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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