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Daniels: Boycott of Israeli schools violates academic freedom

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels issued a statement Monday in response to Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie’s statement about the proposed boycott of Israeli institutions of higher education:

“I strongly commend President McRobbie’s statement and action, as well as those of the Association of American Universities Executive Committee and many other universities.

This is as clear a violation of academic freedom as one can imagine.

We (Purdue) do not appear to have any institutional relationship with the American Studies Association, but are checking to see whether any of our departments do.”

Mitch Daniels, President

Purdue University

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