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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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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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 launches $756,000 marketing blitz

In hopes of attracting, enrolling, educating and graduating more Iowa students, the University of Iowa today launched an initial $765,000 marketing campaign aimed at shaping how residents refer to and perceive the institution.

The Universi [...]

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Flood protection at the UI expected to cost $4 million

IOWA CITY — With the Iowa River in Iowa City breaching its banks and encroaching on nearby buildings, paths, and roads, the University of Iowa is preparing to spend as much as $4 million to keep its property safe.

That total covers th [...]

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Board of Regents consultant: There could be job adjustments, consolidations

Potential cuts to jobs and programs were among the concerns expressed Wednesday during a public forum on the University of Iowa campus to discuss initial findings from a Board of Regents efficiency review.

One UI staff member asked officials [...]

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Iowa State VEISHEA task force to recommend dropping festival’s name

Members of an Iowa State task force charged with studying the university’s historically troubled annual VEISHEA celebration and recommending a way forward said they believe, at the very least, administrators should drop the event’s n [...]

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Iowa regent school projects will proceed despite vetoes, Branstad says

Gov. Terry Branstad said Saturday that building projects in the planning stages or already underway at Iowa’s three public universities will proceed in the wake of item-veto action he took to reshape some of the fiscal 2015 budget plan pass [...]

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Jim Carrey wise beyond his wiseguy ways

FAIRFIELD — “Wow! What an honor to have Jim Carrey as my opening act!”

It was the best opening line to a valedictory speech, following the best commencement address ever.

Both were delivered Saturday at Maharishi U [...]

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