WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Purdue University’s board of trustees has awarded a posthumous degree to a student who was fatally shot and stabbed last month during a campus attack.
The trustees approved the posthumous degree in electrical engineering for 21-year-old Andrew Boldt of West Bend, Wis., on Friday, one month after he was slain.
Board of Trustees Chairman Tom Spurgeon tells WLFI-TV (http://bit.ly/1jVSDFN ) that “it was just important that he go ahead and receive the degree” because Boldt had spent 3 1/2 years pursuing his Purdue degree.
Twenty-three-year-old Cody Cousins has been charged with murder in Boldt’s death.
Information from: WLFI-TV, http://www.wlfi.com/