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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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J. Bruce Harreld pens letter to UI community: ‘Why I came to Iowa”

Iowa City

“Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the chance to talk with individual faculty, students, staff, and others about what drew me to the University of Iowa,” writes J. Bruce Harreld in “Why I came to Iowa,” an essay published by the UI this afternoon. “I’d like to take this opportunity to start a broader […]

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Letter to the Editor: A modest proposal for the University of Iowa

Iowa City

By Paul Durrenberger I read the Little Village as I waited for my Chinese food to come and learned that nobody at the University of Iowa likes the new president the Regents have selected for them. He’s a businessman. He can’t even get his CV straight. What kind of example is that for a faculty […]

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Arranged Marriage: Rastetter appoints Harreld to UI presidency, faculty say, ‘I object!’

When the announcement came on Sept. 3 that the Iowa Board of Regents had unanimously selected J. Bruce Harreld — a corporate executive with no experience in higher education administration—to be the 21st president of the University of Iowa, the vitriol came swiftly. COGS, the UI’s graduate student union, released a statement condemning Harreld’s selection […]

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UI Graduate Student Senate joins Faculty Senate in ‘No Confidence’ vote

Iowa City

“Graduate students are critical, evidence-driven, and adaptive, and as a result often entertain radical ideas.” So begins the meeting statement from last night’s UI Graduate Student Senate General Assembly meeting, in which the GSS joined University faculty and a large number of Iowa City residents in denouncing the appointment of J. Bruce Harreld as University […]

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Political Cartoon: ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?’

Mere hours before the Iowa Board of Regents selected J. Bruce Harreld as the University of Iowa’s next president, a survey conducted by the UI chapter of the American Association of University Professors found that only 1.8 percent of faculty and 2.6 percent of other respondents answered in the affirmative when asked if the candidate […]

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