Monthly Conversation With Mitch Daniels: Questions Linger About Antifa And Kaplan

Nov 2, 2017

Purdue's president says detractors of the Kaplan deal -- including two U.S. Senators -- are misreading the facts. But are they?
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When white supremacist literature began appearing on Purdue University’s campus, President Mitch Daniels said he didn’t want to spend time giving the promoters any more notice than they deserved.

But by one account, there have now been more than half-a-dozen incidents of hate speech or threatening actions on campus, and the campus community is putting increasing pressure on the president to take a side, rather than falling back on the school’s broad free speech policy.

Also on this edition of WBAA’s Monthly Conversation with Mitch Daniels, we’ll ask whether the president is heeding a letter from two U.S. Senators about the deal to buy Kaplan University. They claim Kaplan has been guilty of predatory practices in the past, and hope Purdue can fix those by making it operate more like a public university.

And we even talk a little sports on this month’s show – everything from Daniels honoring Peyton Manning to whether the FBI needs to investigate college basketball.