Monthly Conversation With Mitch Daniels: Retirees And Immigrant Relations

Feb 22, 2017

Purdue's President says replacing aging faculty members is not, primarily, a cost-cutting move.
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As President Donald Trump prepares a second version of an executive order restricting immigration to the United States, Purdue University and many other schools are trying to stay in contact with international students who might be interested in studying in the United States.

Several Big Ten Conference schools have already taken their own steps to appear welcoming to international students and on this edition of WBAA’s Monthly Conversation with Mitch Daniels, we ask what Purdue is doing.

Also on this month’s program, for the second time in less than ten years, Purdue is getting ready to offer incentives for some of its most senior faculty to retire.

We ask President Daniels if this is a cost-cutting move aimed at bringing in faculty who are younger and cheaper than the teachers they’ll replace, as well as how much of the school’s staff the move might affect.