UI College of Law to house Center for Human Rights

The University of Iowa College of Law will now host the UI Center for Human Rights, according to an announcement today.

In September 2012, leaders of the center announced that the center would be closed down this summer due to funding issues. Approximately, three months later students protested the decision on the east side of the Pentacrest lead by Zach Heffernen, president of Students for human Rights.

“I believe in the end we’ve arrived at an excellent model that will ensure a strong future for the center,” said Provost P. Barry Butler, in a release.

Adrien Wing, a UI law professor, will become the new director of the center effective July 1 taking over from current director Greg Hamot.

— By Brent Griffiths

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