Cedar Rapids’ ABC affiliate reports:
The Iowa Board of Regents has voted to approve recommendations from a study group that would water down currently existing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) functions. The Board of Regents formed a study group earlier this year after Governor Reynolds [photo] signed a bill directing a “comprehensive study and review of the diversity, equity and inclusion programs and efforts of each institution of higher learning under [its] control.”
The board also reviewed a forum comprised mostly of current student and faculty members at the universities, which overwhelmingly showed that the programs were “critically important” with 19.8% polled saying the Universities needed to go further and add more programs like these. However, despite the student/faculty recommendation, on November 16th, 2023 the board voted in line with the study group.
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BREAKING: The Iowa Board of Regents has voted to abolish DEI in all state universities. pic.twitter.com/0kL3x9ESMh
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) November 20, 2023