From the Journal & Courier
Victoria Loong and fellow student Tamara James Dizon created a steering committee to formulate a plan on how and why Purdue should join other Big Ten schools, such as Indiana University and University of Illinois, in building a center that would cater to the cultural and social need of Asian students.
“It would be a voice. People want to learn (about Asian culture) but they don’t know where to go.”
According to the International Students and Scholars office Fall 2012 report, there are 9,184 Asian or Asian-American students enrolled this year. The total includes 1,951 domestic and 7,233 international students. Purdue ranks second nationally among public institutions for international enrollment.