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  • From:Sent:Monday,December08,20149:38AMTo:president@uiowa.eduSubject:Re:[UnivAdm]UniversityResponsetoPentacrestArtDisplayHi.IrealizeyouarethePresidentoftheUniversity,andIamjustalowlystudent.Iwouldmakeonesugges onforwhatitisworth:IthinkitwouldbegreatiftheUniversitycouldworkwithstudentgroupstondawayforstudentstoposi velydisplaytheirsupportfordiversityatUI,par cularlyinlightofthisincident.[Maybeacampaignofarmbandsorribbonsthatcouldbewornontheoutsideofwintercoats.]Formyself,IwouldlovetohavetheopportunitytoexpresssolidaritywiththosewhosupportdiversityandtohelpsendamessagethataenvironmentoffearisNOTthekindofuniversitythatthestudentsherewantorsupport.Thankyouforyour me.

    ________________________________________From:PresidentSallyMasonSent:Sunday,December07,201412:05PMSubject:[UnivAdm]UniversityResponsetoPentacrestArtDisplayDearMembersoftheUniversityCommunity:ThegoaloftheUniversityofIowa,asahighereduca onins tu on,hasalwaysbeentoprovideanenvironmentwhereallmembersofourcampuscommunityfeelsafeandtoday,wefailed.OnthemorningofDecember5,2014,a7foottallKuKluxKlanegywithacameraaxedtothedisplaywasinstalledwithoutpermissiononourcampus.TheeectsofthedisplaywerefeltthroughouttheIowaCitycommunity.ThatdisplayimmediatelycausedBlackstudentsandcommunitymemberstofeelterrorizedandtofearfortheirsafety.Theuniversity'sresponsewasnotadequate,nordidthatresponseoccursoonenough.OurstudentstellusthatthisportrayalmadethemfeelunwelcomedandthattheylosttrustintheUniversityofIowa.Forfailingtomeetourgoalofprovidingarespec ul,allinclusive,educa onalenvironment,theuniversityapologizes.Allofusneedtoworktogethertotakepreven veac onanddoeverythingwecantobesurethateveryonefeelswelcome,respected,andprotectedonourcampusandinourcommunity.Iurgeanystudentwhowasnega velyaectedbythisincidentwhofeelsaneedforsupporttoconsidercontac ngtheUniversityCounselingServiceat3357294.IwillmeetwithstudentsandotherswhenIreturnnextWednesdaytoprepareadetailedplanofac onthatwillincludeinputfrompeoplewhowereimpactedbytoday'sincidentabouthowtheUIcanbe ermeetitsresponsibilitytoensurethatallstudents,faculty,sta,andvisitorsarerespectedandsafe.Iintendtomovequicklytoformacommi eeofstudentsandcommunitymemberstoadvisemeonop onsincludingstrengtheningculturalcompetencytrainingandreviewingourimplicitbiastraining,aswemoveforward.Pleasejoinmeintheimportantworkahead.SallyMasonPresidentUniversityofIowa/***********Distribu onofthismessagewasapprovedbythePresident.Neitheryournamenoremailaddresswasreleasedtothesender.ThepolicyandguidelinesfortheUIMassMailservice,includinginforma ononhowtoltermessages,areavailableat:h p://its.uiowa.edu/massmail.***********/

  • From:????????????????????????????????????????Sent:??????????????????????????????????????????Monday,December08,20148:40AMTo:??????????????????????????????????????????????president@uiowa.eduSubject:????????????????????????????????????RE:[UnivAdm]UniversityResponsetoPentacrestArtDisplayTerricemail...thankyou!________________________________________From:PresidentSallyMason[president@uiowa.edu]Sent:Sunday,December07,201412:24PMSubject:[UnivAdm]UniversityResponsetoPentacrestArtDisplayDearMembersoftheUniversityCommunity:ThegoaloftheUniversityofIowa,asahighereduca onins tu on,hasalwaysbeentoprovideanenvironmentwhereallmembersofourcampuscommunityfeelsafeandtoday,wefailed.OnthemorningofDecember5,2014,a7foottallKuKluxKlanegywithacameraaxedtothedisplaywasinstalledwithoutpermissiononourcampus.TheeectsofthedisplaywerefeltthroughouttheIowaCitycommunity.ThatdisplayimmediatelycausedBlackstudentsandcommunitymemberstofeelterrorizedandtofearfortheirsafety.Theuniversity'sresponsewasnotadequate,nordidthatresponseoccursoonenough.OurstudentstellusthatthisportrayalmadethemfeelunwelcomedandthattheylosttrustintheUniversityofIowa.Forfailingtomeetourgoalofprovidingarespec ul,allinclusive,educa onalenvironment,theuniversityapologizes.Allofusneedtoworktogethertotakepreven veac onanddoeverythingwecantobesurethateveryonefeelswelcome,respected,andprotectedonourcampusandinourcommunity.Iurgeanystudentwhowasnega velyaectedbythisincidentwhofeelsaneedforsupporttoconsidercontac ngtheUniversityCounselingServiceat3357294.IwillmeetwithstudentsandotherswhenIreturnnextWednesdaytoprepareadetailedplanofac onthatwillincludeinputfrompeoplewhowereimpactedbytoday'sincidentabouthowtheUIcanbe ermeetitsresponsibilitytoensurethatallstudents,faculty,sta,andvisitorsarerespectedandsafe.Iintendtomovequicklytoformacommi eeofstudentsandcommunitymemberstoadvisemeonop onsincludingstrengtheningculturalcompetencytrainingandreviewingourimplicitbiastraining,aswemoveforward.Pleasejoinmeintheimportantworkahead.SallyMasonPresidentUniversityofIowa/***********Distribu onofthismessagewasapprovedbythePresident.Neitheryournamenoremailaddresswasreleasedtothesender.ThepolicyandguidelinesfortheUIMassMailservice,includinginforma ononhowtoltermessages,areavailableat:h p://its.uiowa.edu/massmail.***********/

  • From:Ma hes,PeterSSent:Saturday,December06,20145:36PMTo:Rocklin,ThomasRSubject:Re:EmailfromPresidentMasontocampusThatisimpossibleassheisinIndianapolis.

    OnDec6,2014,at5:33PM,Rocklin,ThomasRwrote:

    SeeexcerptbelowofanoteIjustgotfrom ???Thanks.TomTomRocklinVicePresidentforStudentLife249IowaMemorialUnionTheUniversityofIowaIowaCityIA5224231933535573193353559(fax)

    TheDivisionofStudentLifefostersstudentsuccessbycreatingandpromotinginclusiveeducationallypurposefulservicesandactivitieswithinandbeyondtheclassroom.

    http://studentlife.uiowa.edu

    From:Date:Saturday,December6,2014at5:17PMTo:TomRocklinSubject:Re:EmailfromPresidentMasontocampusTomorrow,manyofusareactuallymeetingwithSallyMasonatCurrierHallat7pm,notsurewhopulledthosepuppetstrings,butthat'sappreciatedamongthecommunityaswell.

  • From:????????????????????????????????????????Mason,SallyKSent:??????????????????????????????????????????Monday,December08,20146:48AMTo:??????????????????????????????????????????????Ma hes,PeterSSubject:????????????????????????????????????FW:Campusdisplays________________________________________From:Holden,PalmerJSent:Monday,December08,20146:47:39AM(UTC06:00)CentralTime(US&Canada)To:Mason,SallyKSubject:CampusdisplaysIhopethoseprotes ngFriday'sartoncampuswouldfeelthesamewayaboutdesecra ngtheAmericanag.IndthatdeeplyoensivebutUIocialslikelywouldsaythatisprotectedbytherstamendment,probablyevenbeattheirchestsacouple mesbutwouldnotcreateastudycommission.PalmerDr.PalmerHolden,VietnamVetISUEmeritusProf.15MaryCourtIowaCity,IA522455152315543

  • From:????????????????????????????????????????Sent:??????????????????????????????????????????Sunday,December07,20143:31PMTo:??????????????????????????????????????????????president@uiowa.eduSubject:????????????????????????????????????RE:[UnivAdm]UniversityResponsetoPentacrestArtDisplayDearPresidentMason,EventhoughImustagreethedisplaywouldsurelybotherpeople,itisveryirresponsibletosendoutanemailofthistypewithoutcontextofthear stsactualintentandpurposesoasclarifythesitua on.?Thisshouldbeclariedintheemail.?BecauseitwasnotaKKKpiecesomuchasonedoneinthelikenessofone.?Basically,youemailreads"Wehadsomeoneputaninten onallyracistKKKpieceupmeanttooendpeople."

  • From:????????????????????????????????????????Somek,AlexanderSent:??????????????????????????????????????????Tuesday,December09,20141:21PMTo:??????????????????????????????????????????????president@uiowa.eduSubject:????????????????????????????????????Re:[UnivAdm]UniversityResponsetoPentacrestArtDisplayDearPresidentMason,IamafraidthatI,withallduerespect,havetoexpressmydisappointmentastohowyoureactedtothedisplayofthispieceofart.Iagreethatnothingshouldbeshownoncampuswithoutpermission;nevertheless,Iamshockedthatyourseemtohavenoqualmstocondemnpubliclyapieceofartthathasthepowertos ruppublicdebate.Therecanbenodoubt,inmyopinion,thatthear stdidnotintendtoarmracistbeliefs.Thewholedesignoftheobjectrulesthisout.InditterriblyembarrassingthataUNIVERSITYdoesnotprotectthecommunica vepowerofartagainstintolerantfolkswhodonotseemtounderstandthatartneedstoengagethehumanimagina on.Arthasthepoten altoevokeconic ngresponses,evenfeelingsofunease.Thisispartofitsgenius.Ifsomea ributetoanartworkahos lemessageitisthetaskofpublicdiscoursetosortthema erout.Itisoneofthehallmarksofafreesocietythataesthe cexperienceiscommunicatedfreely.Thisfreedomsuerswhenthosewieldingpowerpublicly(andfalsely!)condemnaworkofart.Iamprofoundlydisappointedinmyuniversity,forithasopenly(andinverystrongterms)disavowedthemeritandpoten alofart.Respec ullyyours,AlexanderSomekAlexanderSomekCharlesE.FloeteChairinLawUniversityofIowaCollegeofLawBoydLawBuildingMelroseandByingtonIowaCity,IA522461113phone:3193359057fax:3193359098On07.12.1419:02,"PresidentSallyMason"wrote:>DearMembersoftheUniversityCommunity:>>ThegoaloftheUniversityofIowa,asahighereduca onins tu on,>hasalwaysbeentoprovideanenvironmentwhereallmembersofour>campuscommunityfeelsafeandtoday,wefailed.Onthemorningof>December5,2014,a7foottallKuKluxKlanegywithacamera>axedtothedisplaywasinstalledwithoutpermissiononourcampus.>TheeectsofthedisplaywerefeltthroughouttheIowaCity>community.ThatdisplayimmediatelycausedBlackstudentsandcommunity>memberstofeelterrorizedandtofearfortheirsafety.>>Theuniversity'sresponsewasnotadequate,nordidthatresponseoccur>soonenough.Ourstudentstellusthatthisportrayalmadethemfeel>unwelcomedandthattheylosttrustintheUniversityofIowa.For>failingtomeetourgoalofprovidingarespec ul,allinclusive,

  • >educa onalenvironment,theuniversityapologizes.Allofusneedto>worktogethertotakepreven veac onanddoeverythingwecantobe>surethateveryonefeelswelcome,respected,andprotectedonour>campusandinourcommunity.>>Iurgeanystudentwhowasnega velyaectedbythisincidentwho>feelsaneedforsupporttoconsidercontac ngtheUniversity>CounselingServiceat3357294.>>IwillmeetwithstudentsandotherswhenIreturnnextWednesdayto>prepareadetailedplanofac onthatwillincludeinputfrompeople>whowereimpactedbytoday'sinci