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Legislator's comments off base

In response to the Dec. 14 Daily Iowan article"Regents, legislators to meet over sabbaticals," it is disappointing that Rep. Dave Jacoby, D-Coralville, would use barely civil language and ascribe motives to me that are not true. I have no desire to privatize the university, although I do think Jacoby's assertion is evidence of a very active imagination — possibly a good topic for a sabbatical, given some of the topics I have seen.

His assertion of a vendetta is a rather weak and misleading attempt to explain why he is not helping me and others find savings that would help students not be burdened with the regents' solution to so many problems — raising tuition. I would suggest Jacoby dial down the political rhetoric and help us find solutions to the budget and make sure our regents' institutions live by the same standard as the rest of Iowans.

They are indeed very special institutions (I have three degrees from the University of Iowa), but this does not mean they should have special standards.

Rep. Jeff Kaufmann

Disappointed with the Hawks

I was extremely disappointed after the DJK incident, and it keeps getting worse. Where is the coaching staff in all of this? Obviously, the players were wrong in the first place, but random drug testing is not the way to go, either.

After a season in which our team completely underachieved because of bad decisions from the coaching staff, why add so much insult to injury? I'm going to continue to love Iowa football, but it's a sad day to be a Hawkeye.

Colin Dill
UI student

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