University of Iowa managing the international student surge

IOWA CITY — A push to grow the student body is underway at the University of Iowa. But that doesn’t necessarily include international students.

If anything, admissions officials said they want to diversify the UI international [...]

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University of Iowa in flood de-escalation mode

With Iowa River levels back to normal and favorable weather conditions forecast, the University of Iowa is in full flood-protection de-escalation mode — removing HESCO walls and other barriers in time for students’ return to campus n [...]

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Harkin: States’ investment in college affordability eroding

WASHINGTON — Sen. Tom Harkin called for public colleges and universities to “get back in the game” of making higher education affordable, especially for low-income and first-generation students.

At a Senate Health Educat [...]

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Iowa City school district buses may get cameras in time for start of 2014 school year

Iowa City Community School District officials are pushing external-facing cameras for every bus by the time school resumes next month.

The cameras are being mounted on the stop arm and will be used to help bus drivers file reports after vehi [...]

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Iowa City school board appoints former member

IOWA CITY — Iowa City school board members Monday night picked a former board member to serve alongside them for a partial term.

The board voted 6-0 to appoint Orville Townsend Sr., of Iowa City, to a recently vacated seat that will b [...]

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Iowa leads nation in child health

Iowa's No. 1 when it comes to children's health.

That's just one piece of good news for the state from the nationwide 2014 Kids Count report, which the Annie E. Casey Foundation released Tuesday. The data comes from federal statistical age [...]

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Diversity Focus and West Wind Education Policy announce partnership

It’s time for educators to focus on equity.

That’s the message Diversity Focus and West Wind Education Policy are teaming up to deliver with their new initiative, the Creative Corridor Center for Equity. The collaboration, ann [...]

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Area schools balance salaries and other spending

Once the final hires are complete, Superintendent Sarah Pinion estimates that the Marion Independent School District's school board will have cut $ [...]

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Critics question new Iowa City external school bus cameras

Critics say newly installed stop-arm cameras on Iowa City school buses violate the city’s traffic camera ban that, when adopted in 2013, was considered rare and possibly unique nationally.

At minimum, they said these cameras, which he [...]

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University of Iowa law school discrimination suit will go back to court

IOWA CITY — A University of Iowa College of Law employee who sued the school’s leaders for political discrimination will get a new trial.

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday sent Teresa Wagner’s lawsuit back to [...]

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Linn-Mar superintendent to retire

MARION — Linn-Mar Superintendent Katie Mulholland will retire next year after leading one of the state’s fastest-growing school districts for more than a decade.

Mulholland, 66, filed a formal retirement request at Monday night [...]

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University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics among nation’s ‘elite’

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics this week again earned the distinction of being the only nationally ranked hospital in Iowa, earning the honor in nine adult specialties, according to U.S. News & World Report.

The publication [...]

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Veterinarian camp offers hands on activities for Eastern Iowa students

An interest in animals was all that was needed to bring nearly 60 children to the Buchanan County Fairgrounds to see if a profession as a veterinarian was in their future.

A host of volunteers took Monday afternoon to teach children aged 7 t [...]

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Cedar Rapids school board adds days off, keeps spring break

Spring break will remain as scheduled for the Cedar Rapids Community School District.

Following a strong urging from Superintendent Dave Benson, a board vote at Monday’s meeting did not include continue »

9, not counting dead president, apply for Iowa City school board

IOWA CITY — Nine people have applied to fill a vacant seat on the Iowa City school board.

The list includes former school board members and candidates, including three people who lost in last year’s school board election. The [...]

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