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PROPOSED BILL: Changes For Board Of Regents

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A bill before a senate subcommittee could change the way the Board of Regents are appointed. The proposal would require one regent be appointed by university faculties, while the other eight are selected by the Governor and the final regent is a student.

The bill would also require more transparency of the regents. Public hearings would be required before meetings and public forums would be held across the state.

Regents would also be restricted from participating in political activities.

The move comes after a feud between the board, ISU leaders and Senator Harkin over the placement of his political papers.

The subcommittee will meet to discuss the legislation at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.