Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Campus Protest Against Daniels' Appointment

Protestors gathered on campus over the weekend to voice their concerns over the appointment of Gov. Mitch Daniels as Purdue's twelfth president. Among the approximately 75 who participated were former College of Education dean Marilyn Haring, who cancelled a $1 million gift to the University because of Daniels' appointment and drove from New York to attend the rally. “Let me begin by saying emphatically, Purdue is not broken and is not in need of a drastic and ill-advised political solution.... The appointment of a politician to head Purdue University is an affront — an insult — to the academic enterprise."

Gov. Daniels' response to the various protest has been fairly muted. He toled WISH-TV, "Minorities have their rights. The response to the appointment has been overwhelmingly positive by every measure. But it's a huge community — 40,000 students and thousands of faculty and alums — and of course not everyone will agree and I respect that."

Read more from the Journal and Courier here. And here is another story from WISH-TV.