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How do kids learn to read? UI researchers hope their eye tracking study will provide insight

The education system evaluates teachers, facilities, budgets, curricula and students’ progress. But Bob McMurray believes there needs to be more to the discussion. “Does anybody talk about how children actually learn? Or about how children actually read?” McMurray, a University of Iowa professor of psychological and brain sciences, asked. “We don’t […]

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Kimberly Teehee, UI Law grad, could become the first Cherokee Nation delegate to Congress

Kimberly Teehee is no stranger to firsts. In early 2009, President Barack Obama appointed her as the first senior policy adviser for Native American affairs on the White House Domestic Policy Council. Before that, she served as the first deputy director of Native American Outreach for the Democratic National Committee. Now, she is set to become […]

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Hall of Fame Hawkeyes Coach Hayden Fry, who also helped integrate college football in Texas, dies at age 90

Hayden Fry, the coach whose name has become synonymous with Hawkeye football, died on Tuesday, his family announced in a written statement. He was 90. “With our family at his side, Hayden Fry, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away following a lengthy battle with cancer,” his family said. Fry spent 20 seasons as the University of Iowa’s head football coach, and during that time transformed the team. […]

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Holiday Tubas, a 46-year local tradition, will perform on the Pentacrest Friday afternoon

In most places around the country, sleigh bells and carolers (who may or may not be “a-wassailing“) are the sounds of the season, but in Iowa City, there are also tubas. Since 1973, tuba, sousaphone (the wrap-around tuba for marching) and euphonium (think tuba, but smaller) players have gathered on the Pentacrest for Holiday Tubas. The […]

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‘If a tree falls…’ invites audiences into a deep collaboration

One of the University of Iowa’s annual traditions gathers students from the various schools and departments devoted to the performing arts (Dance, Music, Art and Art History, Theatre Arts) and invites them to collaborate. […]

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Patients will be able to park for free in UIHC’s ramps starting on Dec. 3

Patients at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will be able to park for free in UIHC’s four parking ramps on its main campus starting Dec. 3, UIHC announced on Monday. Currently, only the first 30 minutes of parking is free, after which patients pay $1.20 an hour, with a maximum payment of $10 a day. […]

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The Pentacrest has a new larch

A new European larch was planted on the University of Iowa Pentacrest Thursday morning to take the place of the larch that was felled by strong winds during a storm in the early morning hours of Sept. 10. That tree was approximately 70 years old, and beloved by generations of UI students and other visitors to the Pentacrest. Appropriately enough […]

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Learning to love ‘Iowa’s ugliest building’

The English-Philosophy Building at the University of Iowa is, you will note upon entry, old. It is not old in the way a faraway Romanian village is old (solitary, self-sustaining); nor old in the way the Electoral College is old (baffling, malevolent); least of all in the way Meryl Streep is old (eternal, unfading). The EPB is the old of the ungraceful elderly. […]

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Iowa Board of Regents receives almost meaningless penalty for violating the law in contract talks with UI grad student union

The Board of Regents acted in bad faith and broke the law during contract negotiations with the Campaign to Organize Graduate Students (COGS) in 2016 and 2017, the Iowa Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) ruled last week. As punishment for its dishonest and illegal behavior, the Board of Regents will be required to post public notices at the University of Iowa […]

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At last: a home sweet home for UI’s prized art collection

The new University of Iowa (UI) Stanley Museum of Art broke ground on a beautiful sunny afternoon on Friday, June 7. Many excited and emotional spectators looked on as UI President Bruce Herreld; President and CEO of the UI Center for Advancement, Lynette Marshall; Director of the UI Stanley Museum of Art, Lauren Lessing; UI […]

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Iowa’s newest college graduates share an old problem: debt

By K. Rambo, IowaWatch Some students graduating from an Iowa college or university this month will have to pay off debts that could be close to $100,000. Other loans facing college students are far lower, and a lot of students have avoided debt. But for many, taking out loans remains necessary in order to go […]

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‘The way things are is not sustainable’: Faculty Forward Iowa and the state of organized labor

The Iowa Board of Regents thought the public comment period at its April 18 meeting was finished. They were wrong. As Board President Michael Richards announced comments were closed, several people wearing the bright orange T-shirts of Faculty Forward Iowa (FFI) approached the microphone set up for public comments in the University of Iowa Leavitt […]

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