Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Aside From That Mrs. Lincoln

September 17, 2008, 8:45 a.m.
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For the next week or so the Regents and UI will be major news.

In a move reminiscent of the old line, "Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the show?" the Regents will be holding a special, closed session this afternoon to evaluate UI President Sally Mason's performance during the past year -- except for the matter of the UI's handling of the alleged sexual assault last October 14.

The Regents are meeting near Iowa City today (September 17) and tomorrow.

Tomorrow, as the last item on the agenda, they will be receiving the Stolar Partnership's Report on how the University handled the October 14 events and their aftermath -- along with how the Regents themselves handled the first investigation of the matter, that concluded everyone had done well. Presumably the report will at least be available online later tomorrow.

Then the University is apparently going to be given a week (and perhaps more) before being asked to respond to the Stolar Report -- at an additional Regents meeting called specially for that purpose.

Some legislators had earlier asked that a presentation be made to them as well, though little has been heard of that recently.

In any event, the Web page, "University of Iowa Sexual Assault Controversy -- 2007-08," July 19-present, has been updated this morning with these items and more -- including links to a couple basic documents and some of what the formerly withheld 3200 pages of documents reveal about how this case was handled.

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