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Happening Thursday: University of Iowa forum about cost-cutting proposals

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- University of Iowa President Sally Mason says she expects employees will ask lots of questions during a forum to discuss a consultant's sweeping cost-cutting recommendations.

The university is holding the meeting Thursday morning with representatives of Deloitte Consulting.

Deloitte last week released recommendations to the Iowa Board of Regents on how Iowa's three public universities might be restructured to save money. The plans call for cutting the number of employees who work in such areas as human resources, information technology and finance. The plans also call for universities to use fewer printers and desktop computers.

The regents are gathering feedback on the proposals and are expected to vote on them next month.

Mason says the university needs more information "to know exactly how all of this would play out."

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