November 25, 2015

Daniels Creates Purdue Safety Panel After Students Protest

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels has announced the creation of a safety relations committee on its West Lafayette main campus after students demonstrated over what they say are problems with racism. - AP photo

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels has announced the creation of a safety relations committee on its West Lafayette main campus after students demonstrated over what they say are problems with racism.

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University President Mitch Daniels has announced the creation of a safety relations committee on its West Lafayette main campus after students demonstrated over what they say are problems with racism.

Daniels issued a letter to the leaders of the demonstration Tuesday one week after meeting with them.

Daniels in his letter said the safety committee will begin meeting in December. The Journal & Courier reports he also reassured students of Purdue's commitment to a campus free of discrimination and said most of their demands already were being addressed by existing university plans.

Adam Williams, a member of the Purdue Social Justice Coalition, said the letter was "a step in the right direction," but the group plans to hold Daniels accountable going forward.

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