As College Insurrection recently reported, there is a war going on at Purdue over leftist historian Howard Zinn.

Michael Bradley of The College Fix reports the latest news.

Intelligent Design vs. Howard Zinn: A Case Study in Academic Double Standards and Hypocrisy

Purdue and Ball State universities, nestled roughly 100 miles apart in central Indiana, have both become ground zero for the two biggest higher education controversies of the summer.

Despite their close proximity, the reasons they gained the national spotlight are polar opposites: one campus defended academic freedom, the other clamped down hard on it.

Thus Purdue and Ball State have become an interesting and revelatory case study – a microcosm – of the double standards and hypocrisy that run rampant at universities today.

In the case of Purdue University, a few weeks ago the Associated Press reported on an email exchange from 2010 between then Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and members of his administration. In the exchange, Daniels – currently Purdue’s president – called for the “disqualification” of late historian Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States from use in state K-12 classrooms.

“It is a truly execrable, anti-factual piece of disinformation that misstates American history on every page,” Daniels wrote. “Can someone assure me that it is not in use anywhere in Indiana? If it is, how do we get rid of it before any more young people are force-fed a totally false version of our history?”

In doing so, Daniels joined a long list of scholars, historians and academics from the left and the right who saw in Zinn’s work anything but historicity.

Yet today, Daniels faces calls to resign, and also stands accused of censorship and violations of academic freedom from more than ninety professors at Purdue.

In contrast, let’s take a two-hour car ride over to Muncie, Indiana, where Ball State’s Professor Eric Hedin taught the popular “Boundaries of Science” course. In the course, Hedin—a well-liked professor of unquestionable scientific competency (just check out his CV) —had the audacity to give voice to his professional opinion that the natural structure of the universe does not exclude belief in God’s creative activity.