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Student leaders criticize lawmakers over university funding freeze

BY: - June 24, 2021

Student leaders at Iowa’s public universities on Thursday decried the state’s decision not to increase funding to the Board of Regents, prompting a proposed tuition increase for the upcoming year. “The burden of financing Iowa’s colleges and universities should not be placed squarely on the shoulders of young people hoping for a better future,” said […]

Board of Regents president: Campuses will be fully back to normal by fall

BY: - June 3, 2021

The president of Iowa’s Board of Regents said Thursday that campus operations will see a “welcome return to traditional campus activities this fall, full football stadiums included.” In a school year-end meeting of the Board of Regents, President Michael Richards said that Iowa’s three public universities — University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the […]

Board of Regents moves forward on new free speech policies for Iowa universities

BY: - June 2, 2021

Iowa college students are going to see new training, resources and public commitments to the First Amendment when they return to school in the fall. The Board of Regents met with university provosts and administrators Wednesday to discuss new policies to protect free speech on campus. Beginning in the upcoming academic year, all three Regents […]

Iowa lawmakers focus on free speech on campuses, social media platforms

BY: - February 26, 2021

The Conservative Political Action Conference began Friday with a session called “Why the Left Hates the Bill of Rights … and We Love It.”  The four-day annual gathering of Republican politicians and activists started Thursday in Orlando, Florida. CPAC’s agenda included five events on free speech, including a Friday speech by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, […]