My job with @lifeatpurdue allows me to get to see and experience the University in a whole different way than a normal student.
Several civil engineering students use will use this man-lift to inspect a piece of bridge that has been setup for research just off of Purdue’s main campus.
Since May I’ve been working as an intern in Purdue’s Media and Marketing division as a photographer and I was given the opportunity to take photos in the now defunct North Power Plant on Purdue’s campus. This fall the power plant will be demolished for a new Active Learning Center. The North Power Plant was built in 1924 and for years the signature smokestack was the highest point on campus and a recognizable landmark. The power plant was retired in 1991 after a new boiler was added to Wade Utility Plant at the southern edge of campus. The smokestack was demolished in 1992.
Check out my full gallery here.
I met and photographed Richard Mourdock, Indiana’s Treasurer, in 2012 the day after he infamously said that when a woman becomes pregnant during rape “it is something that God intended.”
Mourdock has made the news again at this weekend’s Indiana GOP convention. “The people of Germany in a free election selected the Nazi party because they made great promises that appealed to them because they were desperate and destitute. And why is that? Because Germany was bankrupt,” said Mourdock. Comparing the United States financial situation to that of Nazi Germany doesn’t lend itself to too many parallels. Really seems like he can’t stop saying idiotic and controversial things.
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It was great seeing this warning while taking photos inside of Purdue’s old power plant this morning. More photos to come later today.