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October 22, 2015

Iowa regent says he's ‘angry' about University of Iowa presidential search process

IOWA CITY — One day after hundreds of University of Iowa faculty, staff, students and community members packed the Board of Regents meeting waving signs and shouting “resign” at board members, Regent Subhash Sahai said certain aspects of the presidential search process made him “angry” and “mad.”
Sahai, who made his comments during the second day of a two-day board meeting on the UI campus, said he wanted to address the protesters and the concerns that have been raised around the board’s appointment of J. Bruce Harreld as the university’s 21st president.
Sahai stood by the selection but also said he didn’t know about previously-undisclosed meetings Harreld had with five other regents before the application deadline and was “sad about this revelation.”
His exact words to board staff were, “I am pissed,” he said Thursday.
“I am being strong in these words because I love this place,” Sahai said.

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