Monthly Conversation With Mitch Daniels: A Civics Slowdown And An Armory Skirmish

Apr 24, 2019

President Daniels says nothing has been finalized about the future of the activities currently held in the Purdue Armory.
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Despite a slowdown wrought by the Purdue Senate, school president Mitch Daniels says he still thinks next year’s graduating class could be the first one to need to pass a civics exam to receive a diploma.

On this edition of WBAA’s Monthly Conversation with Mitch Daniels, we ask him about that timeline, and the one deciding the future of the Purdue Armory, which many community members seem to want to save.

Also on this month’s program, a discussion of whether Daniels – who knows South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg – would tell this year’s graduates to try to emulate the fast rise of the now-presidential candidate as he offers up standards and goals for their post-Purdue life.