UI's New President Visits Football Players

Puts focus on sex assault

By Melissa Higgins | mhiggins@weareiowa.com

Published 09/04 2015 05:31PM

Updated 09/04 2015 05:31PM

Bruce Harreld
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IOWA CITY - His first full day on the job and the brand new University of Iowa President chose to focus on something that's been controversial on campus: sex assault.

Bruce Harreld was named Thursday by the Board of Regents as the university's next president and Friday morning, he made a stop at the Hawkeye football team's practice, telling the players he needs their help being leaders on this issue.

"You are the sort of people who can really begin to make a differnece on this whole issue. And my experience is the men that are here need to send a message that it's not right and to take action," he told the players.

The former University of Iowa President Sally Mason was criticized during her tenure for how the school handled sex assaults on campus. Already since this new school year began, there have been three sex assaults reported.

 

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