Purdue president meets with student protesters

Apr 26, 2013

Students in the Purdue Anti-Racism Coalition met with President Mitch Daniels this morning.

The closed-door meeting at Hovde Hall lasted about 45 minutes, with all participants agreeing that it was a productive discussion.

Black Graduate Association president Tyrell Connor believes the meeting is the start of campus-wide changes.

The students presented Daniels with a list of demands that include doubling minority student enrollment over the next ten years, and establishing a university-wide Anti-Discrimination Task Force.

Connor says the theme of the movement going forward will be “I am a Boilermaker” because the changes are intended to benefit all students.