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Purdue trustees approve bonus for Daniels

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Friday, July 19, 2013 - 2:47 pm

WEST LAFAYETTE — Purdue University trustees are giving school president Mitch Daniels a performance bonus for his first six months in office.

Trustees approved the $58,000 bonus following a five-minute discussion Friday. The trustees did not mention Associated Press reports on emails showing that while Daniels was governor he tried to eliminate liberal "propaganda" from teacher education courses at Indiana's public universities.

Daniels has a base salary of $420,000 and was eligible for up to $126,000 in bonuses.

The performance goals for Daniels haven't been set.

Trustees chairman Keith Krach praised the job Daniels has done since he became president of Purdue in January.