Daniels Opponents Rally at Purdue
(photo courtesy of WBAA)
Governor Mitch Daniels is poised to become Purdue’s 12th president in January. However, one campus group is trying to stop that.
The Society for an Open, Accountable Purdue, or SOAP, held a rally Friday in protest of Daniels’ appointment. The rally attracted about 100 students, staff, and faculty. Those in attendance questioned his education policy record as governor. They also expressed concerns with his experience and the hiring process.
Organizers are pushing for the Board of Trustees to reconsider the appointment. SOAP is planning for another rally September 10th when Daniels is scheduled to be on campus. Two weeks ago, Daniels said he’s heard positive feedback from people across the state about his appointment. He made the comments after speaking to Purdue’s freshmen prior to the start of classes.