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Regent calls cuts to higher education funding an ‘attack on our three public universities’

The slashing of state financial support for Iowa’s public universities over the last two years is “the worst state government public attack on our three public universities” Larry McKibben has seen during his five years on the Iowa Board of Regents, McKibben said on Thursday. The lack of adequate state funding for higher education is […]

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Peaceful protest by high school students won’t hurt their admission chances at Iowa universities

Iowa’s three public universities have announced that being disciplined for participating in peaceful political protests won’t hurt the chances of high school students applying for admission. […]

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Writer/comedian Sara Benincasa: ‘My aim is singular: to dispel stigma around mental healthcare’

Mental Health Expo Keynote: Sara Benincasa Sun Room, Memorial Union, Iowa State University — Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19th, author and comedian Sara Benincasa will deliver the keynote address at the Iowa State University Mental Health Expo. Benincasa will discuss her experiences dealing with a major mental […]

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Recent college grad Gov. Reynolds passes on chance to work on funding problems at Iowa universities

The governor’s office was one of several state agencies that declined to participate in a Tuition Task Force meeting. The Board of Regents cancelled the planned meeting due the lack of participation. […]

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Ta-Nehisi Coates to speak about race in Ames on Monday

Ta-Nehisi Coates: “A Deeper Black: Race in America” Iowa State University Memorial Union Great Hall (Ames) — Monday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. Ta-Nehisi Coates, a journalist and author of Between the World and Me, will speak in Ames on the Iowa State University campus about systemic racism in America on Monday, Jan. 30. The […]

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Tuition to increase at Iowa’s state universities

Students at Iowa’s three state universities will see tuition go up for the 2017-2018 academic year, with additional increases for students in higher-cost programs, like the University of Iowa’s engineering program, under a tuition proposal approved by the Iowa Board of Regents on Monday. The base tuition for resident undergraduates will increase by two percent. […]

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Fracktivism lit: New anthology ignites environmental conversation

Reading with Fracture co-editor Taylor Brorby and contributors Tyler Priest, John Kenyon and Amy Weldon Prairie Lights — Sat., Mar. 26, 7 p.m. On Saturday a reading at Prairie Lights will feature the editors and a few of the contributors from a new anthology called Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America from […]

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