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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

FromDC2Iowa: UI President Search XIV - Commentary

Excerpted from this post at FromDC2Iowa
... It is the position of the Iowa faculty, as I understand it, and as it is embodied in President Kurtz' statement, that the two Regents in positions of leadership have demonstrated through their statements and actions that they are so lacking in understanding of appropriate Regents' governance, the role of a university, and its contribution to Iowans, that they meet the statutory definition of "unfit." ... So why do I think it so important for you to read President Kurtz' statement? ... What it has done, by way of this statement, is to forgo generalizations or petulant expression. It has begun the process of bringing to the public the details, the pattern of behavior that has gone well beyond the disastrous way in which the Regents botched the search for a new president. ... It is important that journalists, legislators and the people of Iowa be made aware of the rather substantial list of reasons for the UI faculty's action.

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