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Purdue University to award posthumous degree to Andrew Boldt

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN (WTAQ) - Purdue University will award a posthumous degree to a Wisconsin student murdered during an attack on the western Indiana campus last month.

Purdue's Academic Affairs Committee voted Thursday to endorse an electrical engineering degree for 21-year-old Andrew Boldt of West Bend.

Officials said he met most of the requirements for the degree before he was shot and stabbed to death January 21st, while serving as an assistant in a class at Purdue's Electrical Engineering Building.

A school trustee says the board hopes the awarding of the degree will help the healing process for Boldt's family. A fellow engineering student is charged in the slaying.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)