Higher education

Iowa regents make about-face, vote on new 2017 meeting schedule

IOWA CITY - After saying it would not vote publicly to change a new 2017 meeting schedule approved last summer, the Board of Regents made another abou ...

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Kirkwood Community College President Mick Starcevich plans to retire in June 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS - Over the past 14 years, Mick Starcevich has overseen Kirkwood Community College's building of a huge wind turbine, construction of a 71 ...

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University of Iowa medical students tap into kindergarten ‘senses’

IOWA CITY - Peering into a plastic model of a giant ear drum, a group of Iowa City kindergartners earlier this month clamored to answer questions abou ...

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University of Iowa bracing for big cuts

IOWA CITY - University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld has directed those in charge of each of his campus' budget units to start prioritizing and to # ...

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Lawmaker’s bid to ban tenure would make Iowa an outlier

If a bill introduced this week intending to make it easier for the state's public universities to fire professors by abolishing tenure ever becomes la ...

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Iowa Board of Regents will not vote publicly to reverse meeting change

After confirming earlier this month that it will not follow the 2017 meeting schedule it approved last summer, Board of Regents officials on Wednesday ...

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Iowa State receives one of its largest donations ever

Iowa State University announced Wednesday a first-of-its-kind gift to the campus worth about $93 million - making it among the largest donations in sc ...

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Bolkcom: Governor’s proposed higher ed cuts ‘disaster for college kids’

Of the areas Gov. Terry Branstad wants to reduce in the current budget year to make up for lower-than-projected tax collections, higher education face ...

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Iowa lawmaker revising ‘Suck it up, Buttercup’ bill

A Republican lawmaker spent Monday revising language in his widely-publicized #x201c;Suck it Up, Buttercup#x201d; bill to create stiffer penalties for ...

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Drawing more women to computing, More than 84 percent of computer science undergrads are men

LOS ANGELES - Veronica Rivera signed up for the introduction to computer science class at Harvey Mudd College mostly because she had no choice: It was ...

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Iowa State names new dean of students

Iowa State University has chosen its next dean of students and associate vice president - a Baptist pastor in Virginia who has experience working with ...

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Hundreds sign letter demanding better working conditions at University of Iowa Hospitals

IOWA CITY - Members of a union representing thousands of employees at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics delivered about 400 letters Thursda ...

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UNI's Jim Wohlpart got widespread support from campus

A survey seeking feedback on three finalists for the University of Northern Iowa's next president found widespread support for Interim President Jim W ...

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Higher education could see budget cuts still this year

When lawmakers convene next week for a new legislative session, they're expected to promptly address a nearly $100 million shortfall in the current st ...

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Regents reversing course on meeting schedule

The Board of Regents is expected this month to tweak its meeting schedule again, reducing the total number of meetings earlier approved for 2017 and g ...

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