Purdue President Mitch Daniels denies trying to quash academic freedom

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 | 5:38 p.m. CDT; updated 6:43 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 17, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — Purdue University President Mitch Daniels fended off calls for his ouster Wednesday and denied trying to quash academic freedom while serving as Indiana's governor, a day after an Associated Press report cited emails in which he opposed use of a book by historian and anti-war activist Howard Zinn.