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Iowa Board of Regents seek student feedback on free speech in survey

The regents survey will close in March.
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Cody Blissett
Executive director Mark Braun listens to a speaker during a Board of Regents meeting in Cedar Falls, Iowa on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023.

The Iowa Board of Regents is asking students from Iowa’s three public universities to take a survey to gauge how students and faculty feel about free speech issues.

The regents sent the email to University of Iowa students Wednesday containing questions about students’ identity and their comfort level in expressing different opinions on campus.

The survey also asked students and faculty to identify how they feel the UI has done at making people feel comfortable about voicing their opinions.

Before the survey went out, UI President Barbara Wilson sent an email Monday to UI students and staff notifying them of the survey which closes on March 1.

“It will help our own administration, our campus, and the Board of Regents to learn more about how faculty, staff, and students feel about these issues,” Wilson said.

Over a third of students at the three public universities completed the First Amendment training in the spring semester of 2022. Thirty-five percent of students and 57 percent of faculty and staff completed the training at the UI.

The UI had the lowest rate of participation of the three schools.

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Jack Moore, News Editor
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Jack Moore is a second-year student at the University of Iowa majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication. He is from Cedar Rapids Iowa. Along with working at The Daily Iowan, Jack works for the University of Iowa's UI-REACH program as a Resident Assistant. UI-REACH is a program for students with learning, cognitive, and behavioral disabilities intended to provide support to these students throughout their college experience. Additionally, Jack is involved in Iowa City's live music scene as he plays bass for local Iowa City band "Two Canes."
Cody Blissett, Visuals Editor
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Cody Blissett is a visual editor at The Daily Iowan. He is a third year student at the University of Iowa studying cinema and screenwriting. This is his first year working for The Daily Iowan.