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Release: April 27, 2001

Coleman, Whitmore to discuss state budget at May 3 'Coffee and Conversation'

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa President Mary Sue Coleman will join UI Provost Jon Whitmore May 3 in "Coffee and Conversation," an informal open meeting to discuss the impact of the state budget on the UI, along with other topics of general interest.

The discussion will be 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 3 in the North Room of the Iowa Memorial Union. It is open to all UI faculty and staff.

Whitmore is sponsoring a series of open conversations called "Coffee and Conversation" on topics of general interest and importance to the university. Topics discussed have been the rights and responsibilities of tenure, University Libraries, the future of the Graduate College and the Office of the Provost's academic initiatives.