I had a chance last week to sit down with NPR Board member Paul Haaga when he was on campus to talk about where NPR sees itself going in the coming years — and try to dig up some dirt on Purdue’s President (who Haaga says parties have always loved — first the social kind in college, then the political kind later). Have a listen:
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Today’s post reflects on how optimistic Indiana Republicans were in the fall of 1972. Forty year old Richard Lugar, who had just gotten reelected to his second term as Mayor of Indianapolis, got to deliver one of the keynotes for President Richard Nixon (see the speech… 562 more words
Public-Private Partnerships ( P3s) can be a major component of strategies to solve national infrastructure problems.
In recent testimony before a U.S. Senate panel, Mitch Daniels, one time governor of Indiana, director of the Office of Management and Budget and now president of Purdue University, shared his thoughts on how public-private partnerships( P3s) can be a major component of strategies to solve national infrastructure problems. 794 more words
As in every presidential year, Indiana is once again holding a gubernatorial election in 2016. Governor Mike Pence recently announced his intention to seek a second term, thus ending any sort of presidential speculation for this cycle. 862 more words
Many have written about the scandalous rate of inflation in college and university tuition. Tuition has risen faster than overall inflation. Total higher ed costs (including state support) have risen even faster than medical costs, and medical care has gotten much better even as higher education has gotten much worse! 1,283 more words
Wall Street Journal — The Purdue president on freezing tuition, how to reduce student debt, and busting the accreditation cartel.
With acceptance letters in hand, millions of high-schools seniors ruminating over where to attend college—and their parents who are panicked that their kid might pick the place with the best climbing wall—should all take a breath: It doesn’t much matter where you go to college. 33 more words