Daniels pushes to change Purdue’s business

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Monday, September 9, 2013

As president of Purdue University, Mitch Daniels wants nothing less than to change the rules of higher education.

But first the former governor must convince the school’s skeptical professors that his plans aren’t just politics, but actually good for Purdue.

After considering and rejecting ways to make Purdue a high-end private university, Daniels now wants to establish Purdue as the nation’s premier place for “value” education. To do that, Daniels is emphasizing a low-cost, high-efficiency business model.

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