University of Iowa

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 […]

UI scientists: Corps should consider livestock, not just geese, as Red Rock pollution source

BY: - July 21, 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ attempt to blame geese for dangerous fecal bacteria in an Iowa reservoir ignores the possible role of widespread livestock manure applications, two University of Iowa water quality experts said Wednesday.  Water-quality records kept by the Des Moines Water Works show a spike of E. coli bacteria last week in […]

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Iowa’s universities need to learn important lesson about free speech

BY: - July 21, 2021

In recent years, Republicans and Democrats in the Iowa Legislature often agree on little. But they were nearly unanimous this spring in supporting an important piece of legislation — a bill requiring faculty and administrators at the state universities to go through training about the First Amendment and the rights it contains. Anyone skeptical of […]

Iowa colleges, universities prepare students for student loan freeze end

BY: - July 18, 2021

With the federal student loan freeze coming to an end soon, Iowa’s universities and colleges are educating their students on what the next steps are to pay back their loans.  The U.S. Department of Education suspended federal student loan payments in March 2020. Both former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden have extended the […]

New president seeks to raise University of Iowa’s national profile

BY: - July 15, 2021

The University of Iowa’s new president, who started Thursday, said she wants to raise the university’s national profile. Barbara Wilson is the 22nd person and the third woman to hold the position. In a video from the University of Iowa, she said she sees the most important role as president to facilitate people’s goals, dreams, […]

Student leaders criticize lawmakers over university funding freeze

BY: - June 24, 2021

Student leaders at Iowa’s public universities on Thursday decried the state’s decision not to increase funding to the Board of Regents, prompting a proposed tuition increase for the upcoming year. “The burden of financing Iowa’s colleges and universities should not be placed squarely on the shoulders of young people hoping for a better future,” said […]

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 […]

Student leaders at Iowa’s public universities are disappointed and anxious about potential tuition increase

BY: - May 29, 2021

Students at Iowa’s public universities are preparing for tuition increases as they shoulder the cost of the Iowa Legislature’s decision to not increase higher education funding this fiscal year. Citing millions in COVID-19 relief funding and declining enrollment in four-year institutions in the state and country, Iowa Republicans kept funding levels for fiscal year 2022 […]

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 […]

Iowa Supreme Court backs state auditor’s effort to see records tied to billion-dollar U of I deal

BY: - April 30, 2021

The Iowa Supreme Court has backed Auditor of State Rob Sand’s authority to subpoena records from the University of Iowa about a billion-dollar utilities privatization agreement. “The taxpayers of Iowa, who bear the ultimate financial risk for this transaction, are entitled to know if the agency got the best deal available and if anyone had […]

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How race-related stress could be driving educators of color away from the job

BY: - April 18, 2021

When teachers of color experience high levels of race-based stress in schools, they can also have an increasingly negative sense of belonging, according to new research. For the study, we analyzed survey data from educators of color across Iowa. To get at whether they were experiencing race-based stress, we asked whether the educators felt supported […]