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Entries from August 2016

The Iowa Board of Regents’ Stunning Lack of Accountability: Update

August 7th, 2016 · No Comments

When former University of Northern Iowa president Bill Ruud made his last appearance before the state Board of Regents in June, the board piled on the praise. “Your leadership, your enthusiasm at a time when the university really needed that was really critical in bringing about a positive confidence level at the university,” said Board […]

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Tags: Elections · Iowa Board of Regents · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Politics · Price Lab School · State Budgets · Universities · University of Northern Iowa

Iowa Board of Regents’ stunning lack of accountability

August 5th, 2016 · No Comments

When former University of Northern Iowa president Bill Ruud announced he was leaving, Iowa Board of Regents president Bruce Rastetter praised him for “great progress” and leaving “UNI in a stronger position than when he arrived.” It remains curious why Ruud had to go.  Officially, the board didn’t fire Ruud, but his contract wasn’t renewed […]

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Tags: Journalism Ethics