Higher education

UI to dedicate new diabetes research center

IOWA CITY — Dignitaries from University of Iowa President Sally Mason to Tony Orlando — a 1970s entertainer best known for songs like “Knock Three Times” — will be on hand Saturday morning to dedicate the univers [...]

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University of Iowa debuts new graduate housing

IOWA CITY — A new $31 million 444-bed housing complex for University of Iowa graduate students is 100-percent occupied — with a waitlist of 99 prospective tenants — just weeks after its debut.

UI officials said Friday t [...]

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Mason’s chief of staff to lead efficiency review of Iowa universities

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa President Sally Mason’s chief of staff is taking a leave of absence so he can serve as “transformation project manager” for a sweeping efficiency review of the state’s three public [...]

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Move-in day: Iowa university students settle in

IOWA CITY — It wasn’t more than an hour after pulling up outside the University of Iowa’s Burge Residence Hall early Wednesday that new freshman Olivia Gorzny had transported most of her belongings to her fifth-floor room, che [...]

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Iowa State University adding chief diversity officer

IOWA CITY — Iowa State University, among other equity-geared initiatives, is hiring a chief diversity officer based on concerns and recommendations identified through its most comprehensive diversity audit ever.

ISU President Steven L [...]

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Iowa Regents to require expense receipts from Deloitte

A consulting firm hired to conduct an efficiency review of Iowa’s public universities will start providing receipts for expenses including meals, travel, and lodging after the Board of Regents allowed the firm to expense $220,273 to the uni [...]

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University of Iowa, ISU, Coe expect to set records with fall enrollment

Enrollment at several universities and colleges across Eastern Iowa and the state is shaping up to set records this fall, including at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and Coe College.

Most schools are wary about releasing speci [...]

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Iowa’s public universities get $220K bill without receipts from consultant firm

A consulting firm hired in March to conduct an efficiency review of Iowa’s public universities has billed the institutions $1.62 million to date for its services, including $220,273 for expenses such as meals, travel and lodging.

The [...]

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Deloitte projects savings for Iowa’s three state universities at $193 million

Suggestions from a consultant on how to improve purchasing practices at Iowa’s three universities could result in a cumulative total savings of $192.9 million over the next 10 years.

When broken down by institution, projected cumulat [...]

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University of Iowa dethroned as top party school

The University of Iowa “has been dethroned,” as one student put it, and officials say that's a good thing.

The Princeton Review issued its 2015 edition of the “Best 379 Colleges” on Monday, and UI came in at No. 2 o [...]

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University of Iowa students could be eligible for a refund

IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa is offering certain students a full refund after a Hawkeye football ticket promotion was suspended Wednesday when state regulators began asking questions about a proposed raffle.

As its grand prize, [...]

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Fundraising growing at Iowa's universities despite ‘challenging’ economy

Both the University of Iowa and Iowa State University received more grants, contracts and gifts from government, corporate and private sources in the 2014 budget year, despite a “challenging economic climate” that has more people compe [...]

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University of Iowa debuts new online training to reduce sexual assault

Here's the scenario. You're at a college party, and you see a guy take a female student a drink — presumably one with alcohol. He offers her a shot. Then he leans in and she steps back. Later, he leads the stumbling woman from the room.


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Iowa Regents to OK last budget without new metrics

The Board of Regents next week is expected to approve the 2015 budgets for its three public universities, marking the final time it plans to allocate state dollars without weighing enrollment and performance metrics.

The University of Iowa [...]

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Bar exam debacle affects anxious law school graduates

A national company, ExamSoft, that processes bar exams for many states, including Iowa, had a major failure with its software Tuesday and already-stressed law school graduates faced more anxiety as they mis [...]

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