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Monthly Conversation With Mitch Daniels: Internet As 'Series Of Tubes' And As Language

Jae Lee

As he completed his final meeting as chair of the University Senate, Purdue professor Kirk Alter chided Provost Deba Dutta and administrators who sit in the Senate for acting on their own behalf, but under the guise of representing the rank-and-file in their departments.

On this Monthly Conversation with Mitch Daniels, we ask Purdue’s president if the line has become too blurred between faculty and staff and whether those administrators are wolves in sheep's clothing.

Also on this month’s show, an acquaintance from Mitch Daniels’ days expanding charter schools as Indiana’s governor gets the top job at Purdue Polytechnic High School.

And speaking of teaching tech, might Purdue start allowing students to take computer programming to fulfill their foreign language requirements?