Purdue profs blast Daniels on academic freedom

Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 9:19 am

(AP) — Dozens of Purdue University professors questioned their new school president's commitment to academic freedom Monday following the release of emails showing that as governor Mitch Daniels tried to keep a liberal historian's textbook out of Indiana classrooms.

Ninety professors signed the open letter to Daniels, saying they were more troubled by his continued criticism of Howard Zinn's writings since becoming Purdue's president than they were by the emails he sent as governor more than three years ago.

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