Ford visits Indy
In April of 1976, President Gerald Ford visited Indianapolis to drum up support for re-election – seeking the Republican nomination against former California Gov. Ronald Reagan. Ford would win the nomination in a tight race before losing the general election to the Democratic nominee, former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter. Four years later, Reagan would come back to win the presidency in 1980. (Indiana Historical Society)
Purdue President France A. Cordova and Susan Bulkeley Butler unveil the sculpture of former Purdue faculty member and famed pilot Amelia Earhart during an event on April 16, 2009. The 8-foot-tall sculpture is at the entrance to Earhart Dining Court on campus. Earhart was at Purdue from 1935 to 1937. (Owen Hall)
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Herman and Heddy Kurz Purdue Technology Center in West Lafayette, Ind., took place April 7, 2008. The building, which opened in 2009, is part of the 725-acre Purdue Research Park. (Owen Hall)
Grand Prix race
Grand Prix race
The 2008 Purdue Grand Prix winner Jon Laski trails 2007 winner Liz Lehmann into a turn during the 51st running of the race April 19, 2008. Lehmann, a Purdue senior majoring in management from Fort Wayne, Ind., finished third. (University News Service)
This photo of Owen Hall at Indiana University (IU) in Bloomington, Ind., was taken in April of 1993. The building was named after Richard Owen, who became Indiana State Geologist and an IU professor in 1860. Owen served as Purdue University’s first president, while still maintaining his professorship at IU. (Indiana University)
This aerial photo of the historic Old Crescent section of Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., was taken April 25, 1994. (Indiana University)
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