Monthly Conversation With Mitch Daniels: Are White Supremacists Targeting Purdue?

Sep 27, 2017

We ask Mitch Daniels whether his push for greater notoriety has made the campus a target for hate groups, which have now put up posters at Purdue on several occasions.
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At least twice since Purdue President Mitch Daniels sent a letter to the academic community about the bigotry in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this year, his campus has seen posters from white supremacist groups put up in public spaces.

The president has been criticized more than once for not responding strongly enough to such actions, and on this month’s episode of WBAA’s Monthly Conversation with him, we ask whether the notoriety he’s sought for Purdue has made it a bigger target.

We also talk on this month’s show about how President Daniels feels about the future of so-called DREAMers attending Purdue. He’s been trying to get more students from Latin and South American to attend Purdue, so the topic of what to do about students affected by the uncertainty surrounding DACA may have repercussions for the future of the student body on the West Lafayette campus.