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Thursday, November 01, 2007

FromDC2Iowa: Regents' Scary Halloween

Excerpted from this post at FromDC2Iowa

Regents' "Progress": The Regents have concluded their Halloween
meeting, October 31. Are we all better off than we were two days ago?
The newspapers' coverage of the event is relatively sketchy. If you
really want to know what all they considered, and had proposed to them
on the agenda, check out this Regents' site. Michael Gartner (and Rose
Vasquez) are entitled to credit for their willingness to take a couple
of unpopular stands that -- whatever may be your personal preference
on the merits -- were research-based and principled. Both voted
against the arming of campus police and against raising tuition by
3.2% (rather than the proposed 2%). Gartner pointed out that putting
more guns on campus was a non-solution in search of a non-existent
problem -- one that held far more potential for negative than positive
impact on an academic institution.


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