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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University of Iowa originally thought ‘Girls’ filming could be positive

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa officials originally thought allowing an HBO crew to film scenes of its popular “Girls” show on campus — and feature the Iowa Writers’ Workshop — would be a positive mo [...]

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University of Iowa alumni respond to ‘unwelcome’ comments

During his presentation this week to University of Iowa staff, Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter said parents who took campus tours of all three state universities didn’t feel as welcomed during their UI visit.

“As an [...]

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Regents criticize University of Iowa’s in-state recruiting efforts

The University of Iowa needs to do a better job of recruiting in-state students and welcoming prospective families to campus, Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter told UI staff Monday.

During a UI Staff Council meeting Wednesday, Raste [...]

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University of Iowa announced as pilot site for student veteran program

The University of Iowa on Monday was officially introduced as host to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ first-of-its-kind pilot program aimed at improving support for veterans on college campuses.

The Iowa Consortium of Veterans Ex [...]

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Herky on Parade statue in Iowa City vandalized

Less than five days after it was unveiled, one of the 83 Herky on Parade statues was damaged over night.

Josh Schamberger, president of the Iowa City/Coralville Convention and Visitors Bureau, said University of Iowa police discovered the [...]

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University of Iowa institute-sponsored car to race in Indy 500

When this year’s expected pack of 33 racers lines up for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 25, one car — No. 91 to be exact — will be sporting a familiar logo: the University of Iowa Tigerhawk.

Buddy Lazie [...]

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Learning Commons spikes UI library use

Before this school year, University of Iowa junior Liz Dankle only visited the main library during finals week — when she needed extreme quiet.

“Now I come every day,” Dankle said last week as she reclined in a trendy, [...]

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