Flags at Purdue, IU to be flown at half-staff for former Purdue President


INDIANAPOLIS (WEHT)- Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday that all flags at all Purdue and Indiana University locations will be flown at half-staff to honor former Purdue University President, Dr. Steven Beering.

Dr. Beering passed away at the age of 87 and served as Purdue University’s President from 1983-2000. Prior to that, he also served as the Dean of Indiana University School of Medicine and Director of the IU Medical Center in Indianapolis. Flags will be flown at half-staff until Saturday.

Beering was born in Berlin in 1932 and moved with his family to America after World War Two. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will not be immediate services for Beering.

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(This story was originally published on April 8, 2020)

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