Purdue President Denies Censorship Allegations (VIDEO)

By Emma Koch

July 18, 2013 Updated Jul 18, 2013 at 10:23 AM EDT

INDIANA (www.incnow.tv) -- Purdue Alums are calling for the removal of University President, Mitch Daniels, following publication of emails that allegedly show he attempted to silence critic in higher education and censor reading material at Indiana's teaching colleges while Governor.

Society For An Open and Accountable Purdue spokesman, Aaron Hoover, said yesterday that Daniels' emails are grounds for removal.

Hoover and other alumni protested Daniels' selection for president last year by a board of trustees he appointed.

Meanwhile, Daniels deflected the claim he ever attempted to limit speech at Indiana Universities.

"It was a false version of American history. It had no purpose in our classrooms just as bogus signs went up," Daniels said. "That was my only concern. No one's academic freedom was affected in any way, no one was censored, complete misuse of that work to suggest otherwise."

Emails obtained by the Associated Press show he sought a cleanup of courses at the state's teaching colleges in 2010 as part of a quest to keep the works of liberal historian, Howard Zinn, out of Indiana classrooms.

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