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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.

Purdue University

Purdue’s President is teaching a class for the first time this semester. But recently, it was he who got a grade – an 88%, about a B+ -- from the university’s board of trustees for the metrics which affect his merit pay.

On this month’s conversation with Mitch Daniels, we ask if his grade was fair and how he evaluates his own performance.

We also chat about India – it’s a huge market and one Purdue already has connections to through its student base and some of its top administrators. But not that many American students intern there.

Purdue's study abroad push paying off

Oct 4, 2013

Purdue is seeing results already from its decision to boost study abroad experiences.

As part of the Purdue Moves initiatives, the university is offering students $1,000 to help finance a short, international experience. A student also can receive a $3,000 stipend for a semester-long study abroad.

Chief Global Affairs Officer Suresh Garimella says since the announcement a few weeks ago, the number of applications from students in the College of Engineering has doubled.