Iowa Board of Regents

Iowa Board of Regents approves tuition increase for state universities

BY: - July 28, 2021

Students at Iowa’s public universities will pay more this fall after the Board of Regents unanimously passed tuition increases on Wednesday.  The regents approved a 3.5% increase in tuition for both the University of Iowa and Iowa State University’s in-state students. The University of Northern Iowa’s residential undergraduates will see a 1.5% increase. Nonresidential students […]

Iowa Board of Regents proposes tuition hikes for public universities

BY: - June 21, 2021

Students at Iowa’s public universities would see higher tuition and fee rates for the upcoming school year under a new proposal by the Board of Regents. The Board of Regents, governing body for the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa, will meet Thursday to hold a first reading of […]

Board of Regents president: Campuses will be fully back to normal by fall

BY: - June 3, 2021

The president of Iowa’s Board of Regents said Thursday that campus operations will see a “welcome return to traditional campus activities this fall, full football stadiums included.” In a school year-end meeting of the Board of Regents, President Michael Richards said that Iowa’s three public universities — University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the […]

Board of Regents moves forward on new free speech policies for Iowa universities

BY: - June 2, 2021

Iowa college students are going to see new training, resources and public commitments to the First Amendment when they return to school in the fall. The Board of Regents met with university provosts and administrators Wednesday to discuss new policies to protect free speech on campus. Beginning in the upcoming academic year, all three Regents […]

University of Illinois administrator selected as next University of Iowa president

BY: - April 30, 2021

Barbara Wilson, the executive vice president at the University of Illinois system, will be the next University of Iowa president after a unanimous vote by the Board of Regents. “We’re going to make the University of Iowa as good as it can be and even better,” said Wilson, who currently serves as the executive vice […]

Senate proposes $8.2 million increase for public universities

BY: - April 13, 2021

The Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved a $8.2 million increase for Iowa’s public universities, a proposal in opposition to the House’s Regents funding freeze. The committee also advanced budget bills for agriculture and natural resources programs and Iowa courts. The education budget, which passed the committee by a party-line vote, would backfill a fiscal […]

COMMENTARY

GOP lawmakers use budget to bludgeon state universities

BY: - April 12, 2021

Iowans who remember what it was like to live in a state that prized education no doubt heaved a sigh of relief when a vindictive and counterproductive bill to ban tenure at state universities failed to advance in the Legislature. Iowa employers, chamber groups and agriculture associations lobbied against that bill, which they said would […]

House Republicans propose tuition freeze, no budget increase for public universities

BY: - April 8, 2021

Iowa’s public universities would see a tuition freeze and no state allocation increase in 2022 under a proposed House education budget. Rep. David Kerr, R-Morning Sun, said COVID-19 relief funds had provided millions of additional dollars to the schools. That, plus a declining enrollment, led to the decision to keep funding levels the same in […]

Chapman: ‘Shameful’ censorship by tech giants should ban them from contracts, aid in Iowa

BY: - February 24, 2021

Legislation that would ban state and local government contracts or aid for tech companies that censor online content could endanger economic development and disrupt operations across universities and school districts, critics told lawmakers Wednesday.  The legislation, Senate File 402, was introduced by Senate President Jake Chapman, R-Adel, and 29 colleagues. It advanced to the full […]

State universities lose more than $200 million during COVID-19 pandemic

BY: - February 3, 2021

Iowa’s three public colleges lost more than $208 million due to the COVID-19 pandemic, university presidents told lawmakers Wednesday.  Presidents of the University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Iowa met Wednesday with the House Education Appropriations subcommittee to make budget recommendations for fiscal year 2022. All three presidents reported significant […]

Iowa Board of Regents to continue tuition freeze, emphasize campus free-speech policy

BY: - November 18, 2020

The Iowa Board of Regents will continue freezing tuition and mandatory fees at the state’s three public universities for the spring 2021 semester, president Michael Richards announced during Wednesday’s meeting Over the summer, the board voted to approve a tuition freeze for the fall, due to the financial burdens of COVID-19 on students. As the […]

COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness, ‘better than we anticipated,’ says University of Iowa dean of Carver College

BY: - November 18, 2020

Two COVID-19 vaccines that are expected to be submitted soon for federal review and licensure are showing “very promising data,” members of the Iowa Board of Regents heard Wednesday. Pat Winokur, executive dean of the University of Iowa Carver College, is the principal investigator for the Pfizer vaccine trial conducted at the school. She told […]