False Hope Raised That UIowa Dorms Open For Caucus

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • John Deeth Iowa Independent

A brief flurry of hope that the University of Iowa would reverse its policy and open the dorms for caucus night was dashed on Wednesday night.

In a 5:30 p.m. email to the group's 1,000 member list, University Democrats chair Atul Nakhasi reported that the University had decided to join Iowa State and Northern Iowa and allow students to return to their residence halls Jan. 3, as long as they notified their residence assistants before leaving for Christmas break, which starts Friday.

But just before 9 p.m., Nakhasi issued a retraction.