WEST LAFAYETTE – Purdue Universitys board of trustees has awarded a posthumous degree to a student who was fatally shot and stabbed last month on campus.
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 Purdues Electrical Engineering Building on the West Lafayette campus, allegedly by a fellow student.
It was just important that he go ahead and receive the degree, board Chairman Tom Spurgeon said. Boldt had spent 3 1/2 years pursuing his Purdue degree.
Cody Cousins, 23, has been charged with murder in Boldts death.