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Teaching Assistant Arrested After Purdue Shooting

Victim was a teaching assistant who had the same professor

(Newser) - One teaching assistant is dead and another in custody following a shooting at Purdue University today. Authorities say the victim is 21-year-old Andrew Boldt, who was a senior majoring in electrical engineering, reports USA Today . Police have arrested 23-year-old Cody Cousins, identified as a teaching assistant in computer engineering. Police... More »

Congress Wants Answers on Low Oil Leak Estimates

Experts say it's much higher than 5,000 barrels per day

(Newser) - News that way more oil than previously reported seems to be gushing out of the burst well in the Gulf of Mexico has caught the attention of Congress. Edward Markey, who chairs a House subcommittee on energy, says he'll ask BP and federal agencies to explain their estimates, reports CNN... More »

Pitt, UConn Advance

(Newser) - For Pitt and UConn, it's on to the Elite Eight. Pitt had the tougher fight, edging Xavier 60-55 to reach the regional finals for the first time in 35 years. Levance Fields gave Pitt the lead with a 3-pointer with 50.9 seconds left, then scored off his own steal.... More »

Name This Species—for a Fee

Purdue auctions rights on newly discovered bats, turtles to raise research cash

(Newser) - Purdue University has some recently discovered bats and turtles to name, and you can be the one to do it—if you’re willing to pony up some cash, the Chicago Tribune reports. The university is auctioning off naming rights to a number of species, planning to use the money... More »

Chill Chips May Take Heat Off Computers

Tiny cooling system could eliminate bulkier fans, enable new leaps

(Newser) - Researchers have developed a tiny refrigeration system to keep computers cool, an invention that will do away with the clunky fan currently used—and potentially lead to much smaller and faster devices, Computerworld reports. The team at Purdue University expects the technology to be ready for installation within 2 years. More »

Purdue Upsets No. 11 Wisconsin

Hummel blocks last-second shot as Boilermakers roll past Badgers

(Newser) - Robbie Hummel had 10 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Purdue, but his day wasn't done until the final seconds. Hummel blocked a driving layup by Michael Flowers to preserve a 60-56 Big Ten upset of No. 11 Wisconsin, reports the Associated Press. The Boilermakers, who have won five... More »

Painter, Purdue Beat Central Michigan to Win Motor City Bowl

Boilermaker QB throws for record 546 yards

(Newser) - Chris Summers’ 40-yard field goal with no time remaining gave Purdue a 51-48 victory over Central Michigan in the Motor City Bowl. Boilermaker quarterback Curtis Painter set a school record with 546 passing yards. Purdue had a 21-point lead three times throughout the game but needed all 60 minutes to... More »

Big Ten Denies Ref Fixed Football Games

Official's crew was involved in two questionable contests

(Newser) - The Big Ten commissioner denied any football games were fixed this season, even though an official with a criminal background worked the games, the Chicago Tribune reports. Referee Stephen Pamon was in charge of both the Purdue-Penn State game and the Ohio State-Illinois matchup; both games were marred by controversial... More »

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