Friday, March 07, 2014

Purdue Reaches Compromise With Donor Over Reference To God on Plaque

Purdue University's controversy with a donor over the wording on a plaque has been settled with a compromise. As previously reported, suits and counter-suits were threatened when the University balked at placing on a conference room dedication plaque the donor's requested inscription that referred to "the understanding of God’s physical laws." Now, according to yesterday's Purdue Eponent, the University has agreed to revised language which shows the reference as a quotation from the donor. Also the University will add a second plaque nearby which will make clear that the quote is not Purdue's language and that the University is aware of its legal obligations of neutrality.