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October 19, 2015

"Iowans Defending Our Universities" planning to protest regents meeting in Iowa City


http://defendiowauniversities.org/

Concerned with the selection of a new University of Iowa president, a newly organized group is planning a protest before Wednesday's meeting of the Iowa Board of Regents in Iowa City.

Iowans Defending Our Universities is calling for a "Rally to Defend Our Universities" at 3 p.m. Wednesday outside the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. The Board of Regents — which oversees Iowa's three public universities — is scheduled to begin its meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the IMU's Main Lounge.

Speakers at the event will include a mix of students, faculty and community members, said Brad Pector, a senior art major at UI who helping to organize the protest. After the speeches, the protesters plan to peacefully enter the meeting for the open session.

The group launched a resource and information website: http://defendiowauniversities.org/