Feb. 1 would be observed as George Washington Carver Day in recognition his scientific and agricultural accomplishments and global humanitarian achievements, and to acknowledge Iowa State University and Simpson College, which allowed a Black man to persevere through racial barriers and fulfill his potential.
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Since the start of this spring semester, Iowa State’s name-removal committee has met 15 times about the request to remove Catt’s name from Catt Hall – interviewing experts and hearing from Maryland-based History Associates Inc., which provided the committee with 200-plus historical documents.
An Iowa State graduate student is suing the university, a fellow veterinary medicine research assistant, and two supervisors, asserting she endured years of sexual harassment – which continues today – and gender discrimination and retaliation for reporting it.
Iowa State in February 2021 debuted its 33-desktop esports and gaming space – divided into two areas, a competitive room with 13 computers and an open space with 20. The darkened room also includes four consoles for drop-in use, equipped with PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
Iowa State last week abdicated its AAU bragging rights by abruptly resigning from the esteemed invite-only collective of North America’s top research universities – leaving faculty, staff, students, lawmakers, and the wider public asking why and what it means.
Even as total enrollment across Iowa’s public, private, and community colleges and universities fell in fall 2021, Iowa’s institutes of higher education this academic year are educating more students who identify as a minority than last year – at a combined 39,120.
For the first time since the Board of Regents in 2016 scolded Iowa’s public universities for their regular and — at times significant — annual room and board rate hikes, Iowa State University and University of Iowa are proposing residence system rate increases for next year reaching 3 percent.
As competition for domestic and international students surges following pandemic-propelled enrollment losses, U.S. News & World Report’s oft-cited rankings continue to hold weight – including for Iowa’s public universities, which in new 2023 graduate program lists out Tuesday slipped in some areas and made gains in others.
Instead of granting the Board of Regents’ ask for an additional $15 million in general education appropriations for the 2023 budget year – bringing the state’s total regents higher-ed allocation to $501 million – the House has suggested keeping gen-ed funding flat while putting $12 million into a new “Iowa Workforce Grant and Incentive Program.”