Iowa State president expected to announce decision on fate of violence-marred Veishea festival


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AMES, Iowa — Officials say the president of Iowa State University will announce his decision Thursday on the violence-marred Veishea festival.

The Des Moines Register reports ( ) that President Steven Leath will make his announcement during a news conference scheduled for 10:30 a.m.

A task force formed by Leath submitted recommendations to him on July 11. The group was created shortly after a late-night crowd disturbance in early April. One student was injured. The rest of the festival's events were canceled.

Information from: The Des Moines Register,

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