2 U. Iowa student groups say they have lost faith in regents

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 9, 2015 at 7:31 a.m.



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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa students are joining the faculty in issuing votes of no-confidence in the school's governing board, days after the hiring of a president with little campus support or higher education experience.

The measures approved Tuesday by the UI Student Government and the Graduate and Professional Student Government add to the backlash against the Iowa Board of Regents.

Earlier Tuesday, the Faculty Senate voted for a similar measure rebuking the regents for hiring corporate executive Bruce Harreld, despite overwhelming negative feedback. The regents picked the former IBM executive over three candidates who enjoyed wide support.

The UISG resolution said regents showed a "willful disregard for the opinions" of students. The graduate student government said the regents' actions "portray a board not acting in the best interest of the university."

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