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Committee offers new way to fund state universities

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By Sharyn Jackson A committee tasked with recommending a new way to fund Iowa’s three universities finished up its proposal to the Iowa state Board of Regents Monday, but not without disagreement. The board is seeking to move toward performance-based funding, which links taxpayer dollars to measures like graduation rates and minority enrollment, rather than a fixed distribution of money ... Read More »

University of Iowa Libraries named ‘Library of the Year’

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BY KRISTI ROBINSON-BONTRAGER University Libraries are exemplary in their cataloging and preservation initiatives The University of Iowa Libraries has been named a “Library of the Year” by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). The UI is one of four libraries in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) being recognized for its leadership, educational outreach, and commitment to providing free public ... Read More »

University of Iowa to launch center to boost Ph.D. diversity

University-of-Iowa

By Vanessa Miller $1.2 million grant could help dozens of minority scholars If enough universities fail to take action, predicts University of Iowa mathematics professor Philip Kutzko, “We are going to lose the battle.” The global race toward innovation and industry encompasses the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines and requires the involvement of populations underrepresented in those fields ... Read More »

UI named mentoring center for minority graduate students

University of Iowa

BY GARY GALLUZZO $1.2 million award from Sloan Foundation establishes UI as one of only five centers in nation The University of Iowa has been awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to establish one of only five University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM) in the nation. The centers are located at universities with proven ... Read More »

University of Iowa four-year graduation rate tops 50 percent

University of Iowa

School sees success through new initiatives for retaining more first-year students For the first time in recent history, the University of Iowa’s four-year graduation rate has topped 50 percent, according to a report that will be presented to the Iowa Board of Regents next month. Before the newest report, all three of Iowa’s public universities reported graduating fewer than half ... Read More »

LPU signs MoU with four universities of US

Lovely Professional University

Lovely Professional University (LPU) signed MoU with four prominent universities from USA during a two day visit of 21 member delegation from these universities. The four universities with which MoU have been signed included Iowa State University (ISU), University of Iowa (UI), University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and Kirkwood Community College (KCC). The MoUs are cornered on the intent of ... Read More »

Fees climb at Iowa universities

University-of-Iowa

Parents, students shell out hundreds of extra dollars as Iowa public university fees rise an average of 73% over decade Students at Iowa’s three public universities and their parents have suffered sticker shock year after year as tuition and other college costs have soared. Among the costs are mandatory fees, which have quietly added an average of $1,100 a year ... Read More »

Average student debt at Iowa’s public universities dips

Average student debt at Iowa’s three public universities dipped slightly last year to $26,764, down $144 from the previous year, though average debt remains higher than in 2009, an Iowa Board of Regents report on financial aid shows. Data show student borrowing has increased by 57 percent in the past decade. Tuition has more than doubled over that time. State ... Read More »

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