CHICAGO (WLFI) — The Higher Learning Commission is expected to take its vote on Purdue's Kaplan deal Thursday morning in Chicago.
If the HLC approves the merger, "Purdue Global," as it will be known, will officially be another affiliate of Purdue.
As we reported earlier this week, some Purdue faculty members are hoping to persuade the HLC to vote no to the deal.
Some faculty members are planning on bringing a petition with close to 2,000 names on it and a letter from two senators cautioning Purdue President Mitch Daniels about the deal. They're also planning on bringing resolutions that Michigan State University and Nebraska University passed opposing it.
"Those who are holding out are welcome, of course, to have their own outlook," Daniels said. "But I hope they realize that they're out of the mainstream and will over time think differently."
Once the commission votes Thursday morning, Purdue won't know the outcome of the vote for two to three weeks.
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