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Purdue's Daniels says he didn't harm academic freedom, protesters seek ouster

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels said Wednesday he never tried to quash academic freedom while serving as Indiana's governor and criticized an Associated Press report citing emails in which he opposed use of a book by historian and anti-war activist Howard Zinn.Emails published Tuesday by the AP show Daniels tried to ensure Zinn's book was not used in Indiana's K-12 and college classrooms and that he worked to "disqualify the propaganda" he said was being taught to teachers in training at Indiana's colleges.Daniels on Wednesday told reporters at Purdue that the story was "unfair and erroneous." He had previously told the AP he was only referring to Zinn's book appearing in K-12 classrooms, and he did not immediately reply to questions from the AP on Wednesday about what he found to be in error.Daniels' 2010 emails, obtained by the AP through a public records request, show that Daniels requested Zinn's writings be banned from classrooms and asked for a "cleanup" of college cour...

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