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Univ. of Iowa Meeting to Launch Major Operations Review

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Iowa regents and outside consultants leading a major review of the state's three public universities are facing pointed questions from anxious University of Iowa employees.

A town hall-style meeting in Iowa City on Friday marked the public launch of the review by the regents and Deloitte Consulting LLP, who are looking at how the universities can cut costs.

Consultants from Deloitte told a crowd of about 200 in a campus lecture hall that the review could identify cuts to administration, academic programs and support functions such as information technology. They said it could also lead to some services being located on one campus and shared by all three.

Consultants and regents faced questions about possible job cuts, the elimination of duplicate programs, and how the savings would be used.

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