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UI non-tenure track faculty stage a sit-in at President Bruce Harreld’s office (updated)

Update: This story has been updated since it was first published with information on the outcome of the sit-in protest. On Wednesday, members of the University of Iowa’s non-tenure track faculty staged a sit-in at UI President Bruce Harreld’s office. It was not the sort of raucous sit-in familiar from university protests in the 1960s. […]

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Regents reveal secret meetings behind Bruce Harreld hire

According to the report by Ryan J. Foley, the business man was recruited in secret — with Regents flouting Iowa’s open meetings and records laws by using private email accounts and holding a series of meetings on July 30, 2015 without a board majority at the business of former Board President Bruce Rastetter — all in an attempt to get Harreld to apply for the job. Harreld applied a day after these meetings. […]

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UI grad students camp outside president’s office to protest collective bargaining changes

“I have snacks!” announced Ruth Bryant as she and about eight other University of Iowa graduate students made themselves comfortable on the floor outside of University President Bruce Harreld’s office Monday morning. She and the group planned to stay there all day as part of “Wake up, Walk Out!,” the latest grass-roots effort to stand […]

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‘Starving the Beast:’ Film, discussion event asks whether public universities should be businesses or a public good

Starving the Beast: The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America’s Public Universities Englert Theatre — Monday, Oct. 17 A free screening and discussion of the film Starving the Beast: The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America’s Public Universities at the Englert Theatre tonight will look at the political and economic issues facing America’s public universities […]

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Letter to the Editor: Breaking down Harreld’s skewed perception of hate speech

The Daily Iowan recently interviewed Bruce Harreld and posed a question about hate speech. Harreld replied that the university would not be looking to take any policy stances about hate speech, even saying that “sometimes hate speech for one person is love speech for somebody else.” He went on to conflate hate speech with the […]

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Sullivan question prompts walkout at Harreld forum

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld dodged questions about minimum wage and administrator pay during a social justice discussion yesterday. The discussion was part of the University’s Spring 2016 theme, Just Living, designed to “explores values, beliefs, and positioning by examining the past and looking to the future.” Johnson County County Supervisor Rod Sullivan posed a […]

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Harreld hit with series of questions at UI Town Hall

At the first of several planned University of Iowa town hall meetings, the atmosphere turned heated as community members had a chance Tuesday to ask new UI President Bruce Harreld questions. The crowd partially filled the lecture hall in the Pomerantz Center with protestors on the perimeter and in the front of the room holding […]

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Regents president Rastetter ‘disappointed’ by Faculty Senate no confidence vote

Following this afternoon’s UI Faculty Senate meeting at which a vote of no confidence in the Iowa Board of Regents was passed, Regents president Bruce Rastetter has issued the following statement: Statement from Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter on University of Iowa Faculty Senate Vote of No Confidence The landscape of higher education is changing […]

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Graduate student union releases statement condemning Harreld appointment

Following this afternoon’s announcement of J. Bruce Harreld as the next president of the University of Iowa, the UI graduate student union (COGS) has released the following statement: The Board of Regents’ unanimous election of Bruce Harreld as President of the University of Iowa shows how far the Branstad-appointed Board is willing to go to […]

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