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LAFAYETTE, Ind. -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.
Officials say Boldt
had met most of the degree requirements before he was killed Jan. 21 inside
Purdue's Electrical Engineering Building on the West Lafayette campus,
allegedly by a fellow student.
Board of Trustees
Chairman Tom Spurgeon said that "it was just important that he go ahead
and receive the degree" because Boldt had spent 3 1/2 years pursuing his
Cody Cousins has been charged with murder in Boldt's death.
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