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UI council for women airs concerns about disproportionate layoffs


Cedar Rapids Gazette: The University of Iowa’s Council on the Status of Women is airing concerns over the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ commitment to diversity after learning 12 of its 15 layoffs were women — including three women of color, two first-generation college students and at least two single mothers. College Dean Steve Goddard said state law prevented the college’s executives from considering race, gender, sexual orientation or ethnicity in deciding whom to cut this summer.

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