Higher education

Last minute changes took millions more from University of Iowa

IOWA CITY — About two weeks before publicly releasing details about how new enrollment- and performance-based funding metrics could affect Iowa’s three universities, the Board of Regents Office first shared that information with offi [...]

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ISU employees question changes to vetted operations

AMES — During a public forum Monday at Iowa State University that invited the community to weigh in and ask questions about proposed efficiencies to Iowa’s public universities, staff and faculty expressed concern about changes to pro [...]

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International authors practice craft in Iowa City

IOWA CITY — Boaz Gaon remembers the day an Israeli woman approached him after watching a play he had written.

She said the work led her to empathize with the Palestinians her country was at war with. But she would not let her son see [...]

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University of Iowa faculty question Deloitte on cuts, ask for details

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa staff and faculty members on Thursday had plenty of pointed questions for consultants who last week suggested efficiency opportunities at Iowa’s three public universities that could eliminate as many as [...]

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Regents still negotiating Deloitte contract

IOWA CITY — Two months after deciding to continue working with Deloitte Consulting LLC on its suggestions to improve sourcing and procurement practices at Iowa’s public universities, the state Board of Regents still has not agreed on [...]

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University of Iowa debuts new scholarships

IOWA CITY — In hopes of addressing rising tuition and student debt levels while also increasing enrollment, the University of Iowa on Wednesday announced several new scholarships — including one aimed at the children and grandchildre [...]

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UNI staff, faculty ask for details on staff reductions

CEDAR FALLS — Less than a week after the Board of Regents discussed aspects of a sweeping efficiency review of its universities that could eliminate hundreds of jobs, University of Northern Iowa employees asked for more details during the f [...]

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UI to fund new sex assault prevention positions

The University of Iowa campus and Iowa City community is getting a boost to its fight against sexual violence in the form of funding for three prevention education specialists.

UI President Sally Mason on Monday announced the university [...]

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Iowa grad students, colleges grapple with financial concerns

IOWA CITY — Eight months from now, Melissa Zimdars will get to add three hard-earned letters to the end of her name — Ph.D. But those letters didn't come cheap.

Upon completing her education in communication and media studies & [...]

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Regent consultant proposes staff reductions, possibly hundreds, at Iowa universities

IOWA CITY — Eight new efficiency opportunities being considered by the Board of Regents could save tens of millions of dollars and eliminate more than 250 jobs across Iowa’s three public universities.

The administrative-related [...]

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Mount Mercy University exhibit educates about human trafficking

CEDAR RAPIDS — Human trafficking is a local problem, and there are things people can do in Eastern Iowa to fight it.

That’s the message Mindy Pfab hopes people come away with after walking through “Journey to Freedom,&#x [...]

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University of Iowa takes strides in adding on-campus housing

IOWA CITY — With the University of Iowa’s first new residence hall since 1968 on budget and on track to house 501 students by next fall, officials are moving forward with plans to build a second even larger new dormitory across campu [...]

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Animals rights complaint filed against University of Iowa

IOWA CITY — A national animal rights watchdog group has filed a federal complaint against the University of Iowa after it says four rabbits died in one of its labs without being seen by an attending veterinarian.

The complaint was fi [...]

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In tech world, women look for mentors

IOWA CITY — In 2013, a tweet accusing two men of making a sexist joke during PyCon, a heavily attended programming conference in Santa Clara, Calif., caused waves in the tech industry and ultimately resulted in their firing from gaming ad c [...]

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Archaeological dig resumes on UI campus

IOWA CITY — A surprise glimpse into Iowa City’s past has opened the door for a more in-depth look into how the community’s earliest settlers lived, worked and played.

Last week, researchers from the University of Iowa O [...]

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