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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Ind. Gov't. - Still more on "Purdue University Rejects Donor's Reference to 'God's physical laws' on Plaque Honoring Parents' Legacy"

Updating this post from March 2nd, a settlement has been reached between the donor and Purdue University, according to a news release from Liberty Institute. Purdue University approved the following wording to appear on the plaque of alumnus Dr. Michael McCracken:

“Dr. Michael McCracken: ‘To all those who seek to better the world through the understanding of God's physical laws and innovation of practical solutions.’ Dr. Michael and Mrs. Cindy McCracken present this plaque in honor of Dr. William ‘Ed’ and Glenda McCracken and all those similarly inspired to make the world a better place.”
The phrase "God's physical laws," which was the basis for the earlier rejection, remains.

Dr. McCracken's accompanying statement concludes:

“We are also especially grateful to the Liberty Institute and Covington & Burling LLP for providing their time and resources to help us resolve this issue. Without people serving as they have, most would not have the resources to have their voices heard.”
The amount of the gift to Purdue was $12,500. It is unclear from the release re whether Covington & Burling's services were donated.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 5, 2014 07:09 PM
Posted to Indiana Government