Universities

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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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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