Gov. Branstad will work with regents on funding request

IOWA CITY — Gov. Terry Branstad on Thursday promised to work with the Board of Regents on its request for $12.9 million to keep the University of Iowa whole as it rolls out new performance — and enrollment-based funding metrics in th [...]

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Board of Regents approve state funding request

IOWA CITY — The Board of Regents unanimously agreed on Wednesday to ask the state for an additional $12.9 million in the 2016 budget year to help roll out new funding metrics that emphasize in-state enrollment.

But two regents cont [...]

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Questions arise around higher education funding changes

IOWA CITY — Critics, including at least one regent, are calling on the Board of Regents to reconsider a new funding model it approved in June that will change the way state dollars are allocated to Iowa's public universities and could pull $ [...]

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Kirkwood debuts its Washington County Regional Center

For some Washington County students, starting back to school this fall will look different thanks to the newest Kirkwood Community College regional center debuting today just outside downtown Washington.

The Washington County Regional Center [...]

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Regents’ ‘transparent, inclusive’ meetings remain closed

Despite the name and mission of a Board of Regents-created subcommittee formed to oversee a systemwide “Transparent, Inclusive, Efficiency Review” of Iowa’s public universities, the group’s meetings have been kept close [...]

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Iowa Board of Regents to review admission gauge

The Board of Regents in the coming year will reassess a scoring system it enacted five years ago to gauge the potential for success of incoming students and qualify them for automatic admission to the state’s three public universities. The [...]

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Students discover surprise study abroad expenses

Steffi Lee had been told about all the expected costs she might encounter while studying abroad from Simpson College of Indianola. Then, something unexpected happened.

A $530 monthly stipend to help Lee, a 20-year-old sophomore, with costs w [...]

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Online college agrees to $7.25 million settlement with Iowa

DES MOINES — Thousands of Iowa students could be in line for refunds from a California-based for-profit school.

At a Friday news conference, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller said Ashford University and its San Diego-based parent comp [...]

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Sororities seek out self-defense

IOWA CITY — After receiving notification after notification this school year warning of another sexual assault on campus, University of Iowa senior Jillian Brooks and other sorority members grew increasingly concerned — even scared  [...]

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Three area colleges join federal food waste project

The University of Iowa, Coe College and Luther College are joining the Environmental Protection Agency’s Food Recovery Challenge, which asks institutions to reduce food waste through leaner purchasing and diverting food waste from the landf [...]

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Iowa lawmakers approve compromise on education funding

DES MOINES — A House-Senate panel Wednesday approved a $986 million education budget compromise for fiscal 2015 that would cover a tuition freeze at state universities, fund K-12 education reforms with $49 million and boost operating money [...]

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Private colleges adapt or wither in face of declining enrollment, financial challenges

Sticker shock didn’t scare off Spencer Stout, 19, a college sophomore from Westminster, Colo., from looking at Coe College in Cedar Rapids.

He wanted the small-school experience, a quality liberal arts education and a reasonable cost, [...]

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