Monthly Conversation With Mitch Daniels: Who's Going To End The Tuition Freeze?

Apr 26, 2018

Does the extension of Mitch Daniels' contract make it more likely that he'll end the tuition freeze, and it won't be seen as the fault of his successor?
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Shortly after we taped this month’s conversation with Purdue President Mitch Daniels, the school’s trustees announced he would stay on as president until at least 2021, with year-to-year contracts after his current deal ends.

As you’ll hear, the president didn’t let on during our discussion that the new contract was in the works, but he does say some interesting things about whether it’ll be him or his successor who ends the school’s tuition freeze.

He doesn’t think anyone will get the blame, so to speak, for ending it, but it does matter whether he does it or whether he hands that responsibility off.

Also on this month’s chat, more about how Purdue collects data from users of its internet resources and an examination of whether it’s not just students who are too blasé about handing over their personal data in the name of convenience.