Mitch Daniels Isn't Rebuilding Purdue's Engine, He's Tuning It

Mitch Daniels Isn’t Rebuilding Purdue’s Engine, He’s Tuning It 1

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Cast in the press as a disruptive force in academe, the former Indiana governor has been more of a business-savvy bureaucrat.

Judging from the headlines in recent months, it might seem as if Mitchell E. Daniels Jr. is single-handedly overhauling not only Purdue University, where he is the president, but also the entire higher-education system in the United States.

"Mitch Daniels Reinvents the American University," wrote the editorial board of the Chicago Tribune on August 15.