Monthly Conversation With Mitch Daniels: Comments On CVS Controversy

Nov 26, 2019

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When, in late October, a Puerto Rican Purdue student was denied the purchase of cold medicine at a CVS store across the street from campus, international students and students of color hoped for more of a public response than they got from school administrators – and, undoubtedly, a different response than they got following a recent Purdue Student Government meeting.

On this month’s conversation with Purdue President Mitch Daniels – which was taped before that meeting -- he comments on why he’s been relatively quiet on the subject. And he questions what the boundaries of campus are, with respect to where and when a comment must be made about a student being harmed.

Also on this month’s show, the president wades into a long-standing debate over whether fans at Purdue sporting events should continue a chant that’s derogatory to Indiana University. And he talks about how the school is beginning to track accidents involving motorized scooters and skateboards.