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October 13, 2015

UI faculty members unhappy with Harreld get Nebraska boost

LINCOLN, Neb. — Faculty members unhappy with the Iowa Board of Regents' choice for president of the University of Iowa have gotten support from teachers in neighboring Nebraska.

Last month the board selected former IBM executive Bruce Harreld to replace retired UI President Sally Mason. The choice of Harreld has drawn criticism from students, faculty and other staffers who say Harreld is unqualified and benefited from special treatment during the selection process. The UI Faculty Senate has issued a vote of no confidence in the regents' leadership.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Faculty Senate last week approved a resolution of support for its Iowa counterpart, calling on the Iowa Board of Regents "to adhere to the principles of shared university governance and to ethical behavior and transparency."

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