Monthly Conversation With Mitch Daniels: The State Street And IPFW Deals

Jan 27, 2016

Purdue's President says he wishes the IPFW "implementation teams" would get a name change.
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Puzzled.

That’s the word Purdue officials have chosen for their reaction to a call from West Lafayette city leaders who wanted more transparency in the process of deciding which firms would spend as much as $120 million to overhaul State Street.

Purdue President Mitch Daniels says a little secrecy is the price of doing business, and says Purdue doesn’t have to help.

But city leaders admit they need the school to front the money or the job will never get started.

That’s just one of the topics on this edition of WBAA’s Monthly Conversation With Mitch Daniels.

We also ask whether changes suggested for the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne campus – which a committee headed by the chairman of the Purdue Board of Trustees has recommended become solely a Purdue campus – signifies a cooling of relations between the state’s two flagship schools.

And smile -- Purdue is offering dental benefits that are worth having! We brush up on how the school afforded them.