Iowa State Forms Task Force To Determine Veishea's Future

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A task force has been formed to determine if the annual Veishea celebration at Iowa State University should continue following last week's crowd disturbance near the Ames campus.

University President Steven Leath announced the 20-member group Thursday. Tom Hill, senior vice president for student affairs, will lead it. The group includes student leaders and staff as well as the mayor of Ames and the police chief.

People gathered during the multi-day Veishea celebration are accused of overturning cars and toppling light poles early on the morning of April 9th. One student was injured. The disturbance led to Veishea's suspension for this school year.

The group will study the celebration's history and offer recommendations to Leath before the end of June.

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