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State of the University Address canceled

The 2010 State of the University address, scheduled for Thursday, April 1, has been canceled as President Robert Bruininks works to recover his voice from a case of laryngitis.

"Each year I look forward to discussing our best thoughts and ideas for moving the University forward in this forum," he said. "Unfortunately, I am currently unable to speak audibly for extended periods of time, and while I remain hopeful that my voice will return to full capacity soon, we needed to make this decision today in order to communicate it with the Board of Regents, the coordinate campuses, the media, and the public in a timely manner."

Since the spring semester will end next month, the speech will not be rescheduled. Instead, the president intends to post his remarks in full on the Office of the President Web site on Monday, April 5, 2010.

Bruininks also indicated his intention to look for additional opportunities to interact with the University community this spring and next fall.