Higher education

New dorms at University of Iowa aim to keep more in ‘living learning communities’

IOWA CITY — A majority of the students living in University of Iowa residence halls are freshmen grouped into “living learning commun ... »

44 candidates so far seek University of Iowa presidency

IOWA CITY — With just days until the deadline for submitting applications to become the next University of Iowa president, 44 candidates hav ... »

5 questions with University of Iowa’s new interim leader

IOWA CITY — As head of University of Iowa Health Care, chair of a committee searching for the next UI president, and now the acting UI presi ... »

Iowa Board of Regents throw support behind boost in tuition

Despite advocating in the fall for an unprecedented third full year of frozen tuition for resident undergraduates at Iowa’s public universit ... »

Regents propose 3 percent tuition hike for spring

IOWA CITY — The Board of Regents is considering upping resident undergraduate tuition by 3 percent for the spring 2016 semester, representin ... »

University of Iowa proposes third new residence hall on west side, potentially will cater to athletes

IOWA CITY — One week after dedicating its first new residence hall since 1968, and only months after proposing a second new dormitory on the ... »

Grad and loan default rates at Iowa universities better than most

The nationwide average for students graduating with a higher education degree within six years is just over half, at 55 percent, but Iowa is among ... »

Newstrack: Summer Hawk grant spikes 300-plus percent

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa President Sally Mason announced the Summer Hawk Tuition Grant program in 2013 as part of ... »

University of Iowa clinic sees demand for transgender care

IOWA CITY — Providers with the relatively new Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Clinic at the University of Iowa wa ... »

Iowa State plant emergency room looks to prevent unnecessary spraying

AMES — Diseases, insects, and other pests can get in the way of bumper summer crops, lush flower beds, or even the common manicured yard, an ... »

University of Iowa tightens financial controls in wake of fraud

IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa has instituted new accounting safeguards after discovering evidence a former employee diverted thousands ... »

New University of Iowa residence hall coming just in time for largest-ever freshmen class

IOWA CITY — Just in time to welcome an expected record-breaking first-year undergraduate class of more than 5,000 next month, the University ... »

Iowa State student health making changes after scathing report

Iowa State University’s student health center is looking to improve almost every aspect of its operations after a recent assessment found wi ... »

University of Iowa Sailing Club celebrates 50th anniversary

SOLON — A group of friends, young and old alike, gathered Sunday at Lake Macbride to spend time on the water celebrating the 50th anniversar ... »

Iowa universities push for patents

Chances are good that every email you send, call you make, or text message you type involves lead-free solder technology from Iowa State University ... »