Higher education

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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Mount Mercy inaugurates ninth president

CEDAR RAPIDS — The ninth president of Mount Mercy University was inaugurated Friday during an installation ceremony that welcomed the school’s first female leader since 1977.

Laurie M. Hamen was appointed in December after univ [...]

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College enrollment drops nationally

IOWA CITY — College enrollment nationally continued its slide from 2012 to 2013, and two-year colleges accounted for the largest part of the decline, according to census data made public Wednesday.

Four-year colleges across the count [...]

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Hawkeye ticket promotion goes to season ticket holders, as intended

IOWA CITY — Winners of a Hawkeye student ticket giveaway of five $8,000 packages toward education expenses have been chosen, and they’re all football season ticket holders — as originally intended.

The winning Universit [...]

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UI’s Hawkeye Express cash, tickets under new department

IOWA CITY — For every home football game so far this season, University of Iowa Parking and Transportation officials have known exactly how much revenue the popular Hawkeye Express generated, how the cash was collected and stored, and when [...]

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UI Playwrights Workshop graduate awarded MacArthur Fellowship

IOWA CITY — For a New York City playwright, $625,000 is kind of like striking gold.

Samuel Hunter, 33, a University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop alumnus who lives in New York City, said he was in disbelief when he got an out-of-the-b [...]

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University of Iowa international students use the ‘buddy’ system

IOWA CITY — With international enrollment continuing to grow, the University of Iowa is looking for ways to bridge the cultural and academic gap for foreign students while also capitalizing on the global perspective they bring to campus.

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Iowa students have more ways to expedite degrees, save and succeed

IOWA CITY — Adding to the growing number of options college and university students in Iowa have to earn a college degree and save time and money doing so is a new program announced this week for students interested in public health careers [...]

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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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University of Iowa makes Playboy’s top party school list

IOWA CITY — After a home football Saturday that saw a bump in arrests and alcohol-related citations, the University of Iowa this week emerged on another party-school list — this time one published by Playboy Magazine.

The list, [...]

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Coe College boasts record enrollment

CEDAR RAPIDS — Despite a hypercompetitive higher education landscape that has Iowa’s public, private and community colleges working harder to fill classrooms, Cedar Rapids’ Coe College this fall is boasting record enrollment. [...]

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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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