Univ. of Iowa President: Students Pleased With New Sex Assault 'Timely Warning' Messages

By Mark Carlson, Reporter

IOWA CITY, Iowa - University of Iowa president Sally Mason told the Iowa Board of Regents Wednesday she is pleased with progress being made on her six-point plan to combat sexual assault.

Mason said she's already received positive feedback on several aspects of the plan, including the recently changed "timely warning" messages. Representatives of all three public universities met with the Board of Regents during a regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday in Iowa City.

Students have been pleased with changes, which include "trigger warnings" and changes in wording that better defines consequences for offenders among other things, Mason said.

The UI released a "timely warning" Tuesday night after a student reported being sexually assaulted in a dorm room March 2.

"The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator," the warning stated.

Mason told the Board of Regents an email message also went out this week seeking students to join a sexual assault "student advisory group."

Funding was also recently secured for a second Nite Ride bus on campus.
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