New University of Northern Iowa president has eye on the future

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While University of Northern Iowa President William Ruud is looking forward to UNI's future, Ruud said he's also willing to review and potentially revive cut programs, "whether it's K-12 laboratory education or the baseball team."

"I've always advocated that you put the old idea against the new idea," Ruud said. "Whatever idea wins, you go with. But you always put the loser in the bottom drawer."

During a meeting with the Courier editorial board this past week, Ruud discussed his plans for UNI, including enrollment strategies, communicating with the Iowa Legislature, interacting with students and comparing past and present ideas.

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