The speculation on what’s next for Mitch Daniels
Plus, wary Fairfield Township Board checks maps as DNR calls Trustee Taletha Coles about taking on Wildcat Park. Follow-up: Dead Milkmen/‘Stuart’ memories from a Lafayette punk legend who was there
Duke Energy is the sponsor of today’s issue, spotlighting Wolf Park near Battle Ground and this week’s visit from Douglas Smith, who was instrumental in the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park. Over the past 25 years, Smith’s work at Yellowstone has been featured in National Geographic, PBS and “60 Minutes.” Smith started as an intern at Wolf Park in 1979. On Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25, Smith will be the guest speaker and will be part of Follow the Pack tours and Howl Nights at Wolf Park. For more details and to get tickets, go to wolfpark.org/50years.
This and that on a Tuesday …
WHAT’S NEXT FOR MITCH DANIELS: It didn’t take but a few minutes of social media time the June 10 announcement of presidential transition coming for Purdue at the end of 2022 for the first “He’s running” to pop up.
For the West Lafayette campus, the conversation is going to gravitate toward the what’s next for Purdue under a President Mung Chiang, after 10 fast-paced years under Mitch Daniels. (Starting with: What sort of transfer portal exodus will campus see once Daniels is done in December 2022 and the team he’s assembled – many loyal from his days at the Statehouse and fit into the university setup in the past decade – feels it’s time or is compelled to move on, too.)
For the rest of the world, the talk is all Daniels and what, if any, political aspirations the former Indiana governor and George W. Bush White House budget director might have in mind.
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