News

Protest At Iowa Board Of Regents Meeting

Protest At Iowa Board Of Regents Meeting

Photo: clipart.com

A group of chanting protesters surprised the Iowa Board of Regents meeting in Iowa City Wednesday.

Around one dozen coat-clad students chanted “Ditch DeLoitte (Dee-Loyt) , stop the audit” before being ushered from the room. They were making reference to the auditing firm hired to study the operations on the three state-supported universities to find ways to be more efficient and save money. Regents president, Bruce Rastetter, told reporters the board is inviting public involvement in the efficiency studies


University of Iowa President Sally Mason says after the meeting that opposition to the efficiency study is news to her.


The Regents are initially paying two-and-a-half million dollars for the efficiency study. They’ve been told DeLoitte’s studies usually return six-to-ten times that investment in savings.

Recent Headlines

3 hours ago in Local

SD Governor Dennis Daugaard Still Expects Deal on Medicaid

daugaard

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard says the dialogue with federal officials over Medicaid expansion is continuing.

11 hours ago in Local

Nebraska Groundwater Levels on the Rise

WaterDrop

A new report shows groundwater levels are up in Nebraska, on average, six inches.

18 hours ago in Local

SD Senator Mike Rounds Questions Fed Fiscal Policy

SD Senator Mike Rounds

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds was among a group of Senators that met with Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen this week. She oversees the board that sets fiscal policy for the country.

20 hours ago in Local

SD Senator John Thune; Messages in Presidential Races

John Thune School

Even though he has not officially endorsed a Presidential candidate, South Dakota Senator John Thune is paying close attention to both races.

1 day ago in Local

Record Year for Land Sales in Yankton County

Brian Hunhoff 021116

Yankton County saw a record level of land sales in 2015.