Vanessa Miller

Higher education reporter for The Gazette in Eastern Iowa. I love news tips, story ideas and reader feedback.



University of Iowa picks firm for employment review

IOWA CITY - Six months after announcing plans to review its employment policies and practices in the wake of high-profile discrimination fi ... »

$1 million grant helps Iowa State pursue biosecurity in wake of 2015 bird flu

The 2015 bird flu outbreak was this country's biggest-ever animal health emergency, and Iowa - a top egg producer and major turkey supplier - took the brunt.

That can't happen again, as far as industry experts are concerned, and Iowa State Univers ... »

Iowa student loan debt: $13.08 billion, state’s public universities report some progress

Tuition rates at public and private colleges and universities nationally - and in Iowa - have soared over the last two decades, driving student borrowing into the trillions and causing alarm across academia, a ... »

Iowa State picks interim dean for ag college, as Wintersteen steps into presidency

As Iowa State University's longtime College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Wendy Wintersteen prepares to assume the school's presidency, a senior associate dean will step in to replace her on an interim basis.

Joe Colletti, who in addition ... »

University of Iowa part of potentially game-changing Parkinson’s study

IOWA CITY - Two years after a small clinical trial revealed potential game-changing findings for sufferers of Parkinson's disease, the Michael J. Fox Foundation on Monday ... »

Iowa campuses fight sexual violence amid uncertainty

Iowa's public universities, among those across the nation struggling to address the prevalence of sexual violence on campus, say they are not waiting for the U.S. Department of Education to settle on new rules before moving ahead.

The universities ... »

Next Iowa State University President Wintersteen seen as strong candidate

Iowa State University's incoming president Wendy Wintersteen was seen as a strong finalist in every category the Board of Regents asked the public to weigh in on - indicating, perhaps, that regents aligned with their constituents' wishes in hiring her. ... »

Judge rules regents didn’t break law in recruiting Harreld

A judge sided with the Iowa Board of Regents in a ruling issued Monday, saying members did not violate open meetings laws when recruiting businessman Bruce Harreld to become the University of Iowa president.

The ruling granting summary judgment to ... »

Still waiting on judge, attorneys ask to postpone trial against Iowa regents

Attorneys preparing to argue a case against members of the Board of Regents over meetings they conducted in pursuit of would-be University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld have asked a judge to postpone the trial - which is set to start in one week.

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University of Iowa researcher paves way in artificial intelligence diagnoses

IOWA CITY - An Iowa City-based medical diagnostics company rooted in the University of Iowa research engine, founded by one of its faculty, and supported in part by its intellectual property resources, soon could make history.

The U.S. Food and Dr ... »