WEST LAFAYETTE - When Purdue President France Córdova steps down next summer, she will leave behind an executive staff of her own design. Who will remain working with Purdue's 12th president once Córdova leaves remains to be seen.
Journalist Michael Hastings, who died Tuesday in a Los Angeles car crash, was a frequent guest on HuffPost Live, appearing at least a dozen times in the network's first ten months on the air. Host Jacob Soboroff remembered Hastings Wednesday night, delivering a tribute featuring clips of Hastings' appearances -- "always being his cantankerous self," as Soboroff put it -- and Soboroff's own personal memories.
Soboroff described Hastings as "a friend of this broadcast" and said he was "a legend in the control room."
"Michael Hastings wasn't just a brilliant and consequential journalist. He was a dear friend to HuffPost Live, and a human being who inspired in us the conviction that we can still choose how to shape our shared destiny," Soboroff said. "Thank you, Michael, for your many contributions: to this program, to the lives of the people we work with day in and day out, and for what you've given to all of us."
Actress Dania Ramirez played the role of Blanca Selgado on the final season of "The Sopranos." On HuffPost Live Wednesday, Ramirez reflected on James Gandolfini's passing, and her memories of working with him.