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Monday, November 20, 2006

Open Country: Regents Continue to Alienate Best & Brightest

Excerpted from this post at Open Country
Well, the bad decisions continue to come down fast and furiously from on high at the Board of Regents and the University of Iowa. First, UI fires Mary Gilchrist from the University Hygienic Lab because her passion for a quality new lab of sufficient size was getting on their nerves. ... Then the UI decided to divest themselves of the university's family-friendly daycare because it's not a money maker or some such "business smart" reason. ... The Board of Regents spent $110,000+ on a search committee that found seven presidential candidates, winnowed down to four, all of whom have now been rejected by Michael Gartner and his fellow regents. The buzz is, Gartner wants to give the job to Jim Leach, former U.S. House Representative, who became available after Election Day, November 7th.

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