Purdue University is taking the next step toward a controversial program in which students could get financial help for school from so-called investors in exchange for some of their future earnings.
James Morris, vice chairman of Pacers Sports & Entertainment, has been chosen for the biennial prize. As part of the honor, he will recommend a recipient for a $100,000 grant.
Angie’s List CEO Bill Oesterle, a Mitch Daniels confidant who strongly opposed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, is well-positioned for a run at Gov. Mike Pence’s seat, observers said Wednesday.
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels, who called for a truce on social issues while Indiana's governor, said people are "heartsick" over the controversy that has erupted over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
The appointment of Purdue University President Mitch Daniels to the Commission on Presidential Debates raises the question of whether the university would bid to host one of the debates for the 2016 race.
The Indiana education overhaul associated with Tony Bennett and then-Gov. Mitch Daniels actually was crafted in private by a handful of state GOP bigwigs, including Al Hubbard, Mark Miles and Mark Lubbers, according to emails obtained by the Associated Press. Elected officials weren’t included for months.
When the governor discovered the board of education had changed the state's textbook rules to allow Bill Bennett's book, he quickly asked how soon his advisers could get copies of "The Last Best Hope" in classrooms.
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels said Wednesday he never tried to quash academic freedom while serving as Indiana’s governor and criticized an Associated Press report citing emails in which he opposed use of a book by anti-war activist Howard Zinn.
Emails obtained by The Associated Press through a Freedom of Information Act request show Daniels requested that historian and anti-war activist Howard Zinn's writings be banned from classrooms and asked for a "cleanup" of college courses.
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About 30 new management or professional hires have appeared on Purdue's payroll since Daniels took office in January. At least six are former colleagues from Daniels' days as governor and as a top executive at Eli Lilly and Co.
The American Association of University Professors has sent a string of letters in the past year criticizing the university's due process and asking university President Mitch Daniels to institute changes to policies they say often make administrators judge and jury.
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels says he won't be lobbying state lawmakers on Purdue's behalf this session because it's too soon after his departure from the governor's office.