Higher Education

  • Some scholarships hit by budget shortfall

    - Feb 23, 2017
    By Marissa Payne and Sarah Stortz daily-iowan@uiowa.edu Students are pondering the possibility of taking on more student-loan debt after University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld announced university plans to cut five annually awarded scholarships for the...
  • UI works on retention

    - Feb 23, 2017
    By Marissa Payne marissa-payne@uiowa.edu AMES — A report by the Iowa State Department of Education detailing postsecondary enrollment has shown that minority students are harder to retain and less likely to enroll in postsecondary institutions around...
  • UI provost named new president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

    - Feb 15, 2017
    University of Iowa Executive Vice President and Provost P. Barry Butler will make a move from the Midwest to Florida to serve as the sixth president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Butler has served in several leadership...
  • UI wrestles with budget

    - Feb 15, 2017
    By Marissa Payne marissa-payne@uiowa.edu Despite the Iowa Legislature’s decision to cut $18 million from higher education as a result of a state budget shortfall, University of Iowa officials are aiming to maintain the institution’s excellence. The...
  • Regent President Rastetter will not seek reappointment

    - Feb 11, 2017
    After serving as president of the state Board of Regents since 2013, Bruce Rastetter announced he will not seek reappointment to the regents, which oversee Iowa’s three public universities.   Rastetter’s term as regents’ president, and...
  • UI changes residency rules

    - Feb 8, 2017
    UI students applying for residency must work 30 hours each week while enrolled part-time over the course of 12 months to gain residency in the state of Iowa. By Marissa Payne marissa-payne@uiowa.edu It may become more...
  • Fundraising campaign shatters goal set by UI, UI Foundation

    - Feb 7, 2017
    The UI raised $1.975 billion in the university’s largest fundraising campaign, ‘For Iowa. Forever More.’ By Marissa Payne marissa-payne@uiowa.edu The University of Iowa and UI Foundation announced Monday the largest fundraising effort in the history of...
  • Senator takes aim at university tenure

    - Jan 25, 2017
    Iowans contemplate effects of legislative action to end tenure. By Marissa Payne marissa-payne@uiowa.edu As university faculty members grapple with the reality of budget cuts passed by the Iowa Legislature, concerns regarding protection of academic freedom also...
  • Faculty diversity no easy task at the UI

    - Jan 23, 2017
    By Marissa Payne marissa-payne@uiowa.edu Although the University of Iowa was the first public state university in the United States to admit men and women on an equal basis, it still must make strides toward similar progress...
  • UI works on inclusion, diversity

    - Jan 19, 2017
    The University of Iowa Chief Diversity Office updated the UI community on campus diversity and inclusion efforts, acknowledging fear of reversing progress on these efforts. By Marissa Payne marissa-payne@uiowa.edu As the United States and the state...

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