Higher education

Student debt: Not just for young Americans

More of today’s college and university students are graduating with debt — and more of it — but the problem of student loan debt is not exclusive to young people.

A study released last week by the U.S. Government Account [...]

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Iowa regents will mull eight more efficiency ‘opportunities’ in October

IOWA CITY — The Board of Regents will convene for a special meeting Oct. 2 to discuss eight more cost-saving, revenue-generating, or efficiency “opportunities” uncovered during a sweeping review of its universities.

Thos [...]

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Iowa State remains largest university in Iowa

AMES — Iowa State University announced Wednesday that it remains the largest public university in Iowa for the second straight year, with another record enrollment of 34,732 students for the fall semester.

ISU’s total enrollmen [...]

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Regents postpone UI, UNI projects due to efficiency review

AMES — A Board of Regents committee on Tuesday agreed to postpone two proposed projects at the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa pending results from an efficiency study underway across the state’s public univers [...]

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Regents to ask Legislature for $13 million for ISU, UNI

IOWA CITY — Using new enrollment- and performance-based funding metrics, the Board of Regents is planning to give Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa and additional $6.3 million and $6.6 million, respectively, in the 2 [...]

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UI asks for money to research driverless cars

Part of the Board of Regents’ $649 million request in state appropriations for the 2016 budget year includes “special purpose” funds for things like a new University of Iowa institute focused on driverless vehicles and Iowa St [...]

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Group reviewing state university admission wants more transparency

A group charged with reviewing a five-year-old scoring index for applicants to Iowa’s regent universities will meet later this month to discuss changing the system to make it more equitable and transparent.

The discussion comes after [...]

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University of Iowa debuts sex assault sanctioning guidelines

University of Iowa students who engage in non-consensual sex “most likely” will be expelled, according to the UI’s first-ever sanctioning guidelines for sexual misconduct announced Thursday.

The new guidelines lay out a [...]

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ISU audit finds campus safety policies lacking

AMES — Iowa State University is reviewing, updating and documenting its campus safety and security policies after an internal audit found shortcomings in how the university tracks and reports crime — including sexual assault.

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Iowa Regents to tackle next three ‘efficiency’ suggestions

IOWA CITY — Based on recommendations from a sweeping efficiency review of Iowa’s public universities, the Board of Regents next week plans to discuss three new systemwide changes, including creating a common application portal and st [...]

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University of Iowa grad students protest fees and low wages

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa graduate students say low teaching wages and high fees are keeping talented young people from considering higher education.

Kate Kedley, a doctoral student in the UI College of Education, serves as an a [...]

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Shortage in University of Iowa Cambus drivers prompts decrease in service

IOWA CITY — For the next few weeks, University of Iowa students wanting to hitch a ride across campus on the university’s transit service might have to wait longer for a bus due to a shortage in drivers.

Instead of running the [...]

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High-risk drinking down at University of Iowa

IOWA CITY — The rate of University of Iowa students who report engaging in high-risk drinking has fallen 16 percentage points since 2009, moving it closer to the national average, according to newly released statistics.

UI President S [...]

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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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