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January 14, 2013

Daniels faces host of issues on Purdue campus

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Mitch Daniels is facing a host of issues as he takes over as Purdue University’s new president.

Daniels is scheduled to arrive at the West Lafayette campus this afternoon following fellow Republican Mike Pence’s swearing-in as Indiana’s new governor.

The Journal & Courier reports Daniels’ eagerness to get to work is a sign of the packed agenda he’ll face in the coming months at Purdue.

In his first six months on the job, Daniels will oversees legislative hearings on the school’s 2013-15 budget, work to set new tuition levels and become acquainted with the 76,000-student campus.

The two-term governor has already held a few dozen meetings with students, staff and rank and file employees to assess his task ahead on the campus and Purdue’s statewide system.

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