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Regents condense Iowa City meeting


Iowa City Press-Citizen

November 26, 2006

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At a time when the Iowa state Board of Regents faces "no confidence" votes by the University of Iowa faculty, staff and student senates, the regents announced that they will be condensing their December meeting in Iowa City to a one-day affair in which some of the regents may participate by telephone. Members of the UI community continue to express concern over the manner in which the regents dissolved the UI presidential search committee and rejected all the finalists put forward by the committee. Although spokespersons for Gov. Tom Vilsack said the governor is not likely to get involved in the matter, we think he should look into whether the regents' recent rolling meeting violated Iowa's Open Meetings law.