Daniels says he didn't seek Purdue office upgrades

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels says he never asked Purdue University to spruce up the president's office before he takes over the university's helm in January.

Daniels issued a statement Tuesday saying he was not consulted about the work to install new carpet, lighting and audio/visual equipment at Hovde Hall in West Lafayette. He says he would have asked that the work not be done had he known about it.

The Journal & Courier reports that Purdue is spending $380,000 on upgrades to the building that has been home to university presidents since 1937.

Daniels says the renovation was part of a longstanding plan to renovate parts of Hovde Hall that hadn't been upgraded in decades.

The building is named for Frederick L. Hovde, who was Purdue's seventh president.


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