Universities

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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Iowa State officials discontinue VEISHEA, retire name

AMES — VEISHEA, the annual Iowa State University celebration that has perhaps become best known for outbreaks of violence, has been permanently canceled, school President Steven Leath announced Thursday.

“I'm not going to conti [...]

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University of Iowa in flood de-escalation mode

With Iowa River levels back to normal and favorable weather conditions forecast, the University of Iowa is in full flood-protection de-escalation mode — removing HESCO walls and other barriers in time for students’ return to campus n [...]

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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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UI names new associate provost

The University of Iowa has named its new associate provost for undergraduate education and dean of the University College — Lon Moeller, currently serving as associate dean for the undergraduate program in the Tippie College of Business.

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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 Regents' longer efficiency report lists 175 'improvement opportunities'

When University of Iowa community members convene Wednesday for a public forum to discuss initial findings from a Board of Regents efficiency review, they will have had the chance to view a full list of 175 “improvement opportunities” [...]

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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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Regent efficiency review identifies opportunities

A consultant being paid millions by the Board of Regents to review the efficiency of its public universities has identified eight broad areas of cost-saving opportunities — including academic programs and building use.

Within those ei [...]

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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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Students discover surprise study abroad expenses

Steffi Lee had been told about all the expected costs she might encounter while studying abroad from Simpson College of Indianola. Then, something unexpected happened.

A $530 monthly stipend to help Lee, a 20-year-old sophomore, with costs w [...]

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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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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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