Here’s a Message from Iowans Defending Our Universities
Dear friends and allies,
In the midst of a very busy finals week on campus, the graduate students are organizing a protest today – December 17 – at noon to defend our University against threats of violence, sexism and an incompetent leader. There will be a march from Old Capitol Mall to Bruce Harreld’s office in protest.
Please come out and show your support!
In addition, IDOU is calling upon Harreld to dismiss UI Vice President of External Relations and Interim Chief of Staff, Peter Matthes, for his part in questionable no-bid University contracts totaling more than $300,000.
Read more on our IDOU website defendiowauniversities.org.
Iowans Defending Our Universities is a group of students, alumni, faculty, staff, unions, and community members, formed in the fall of 2015 in reaction to widespread outrage over the Regents’ corruption of the search for a new UI President. The group is dedicated to advocating for the integrity, quality, and accessibility of Iowa’s public universities.