Vanessa Miller The Gazette Dave Loebsack defeats Christopher Peters in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District Wesleyan scrambles for millions to stay open Iowa Wesleyan struggles with daunting future Iowa campus employees can politick, with caveats Answer to anti-Semitism, UI panel says: ‘We are not going to shut ourselves down’ All articles by Vanessa On its website, Iowa Wesleyan University lists five top reasons to enroll: quality education, personalized experience, affordability and extracurricular opportunities in the small, safe, and friendly town of Mount Pleasant, cradled in the Midwestern breadbasket of Southeast Iowa. An hour and a half northwest sits Pella’s Central College — another four-year private liberal arts school promoting $24,000 in scholarships to “a select number of … [Read more...] about Iowa Wesleyan’s fate underscores woes facing others
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James Q. Lynch The Gazette Iowa governor’s race all about voter turnout Hubbell, Reynolds begin final push Ballot selfies are OK, but don’t loiter at polling places Amana commemorating Iowa County men who served in WWI Newstrack: Catching Up On An Earlier Story Iowa Veterans Trust Fund more than halfway to $50 million goal All articles by James Iowans may have cast their ballots in hope of bringing one long campaign to an end, but they may have been setting the course for the next. A new Democratic majority in the U.S. House may not result in significant policy changes, but is likely to change the tone in Washington for the next two years as both parties prepare for the 2020 presidential election. “I expect them to move quickly on resisting the Trump administration” with an eye on 2020, … [Read more...] about A new U.S. House majority will look to 2020, but what else will come of it?
James Q. Lynch The Gazette Revive Civility Iowa workshop offers strategies for being civil, practicing civility Iowa GOP House members back Kavanaugh confirmation Mollie Tibbetts death spurs calls for stronger E-Verify, immigration reforms Grassley demands answers on undocumented immigrant charged in Mollie Tibbetts’ death Iowa lands $4.6 million for improvements to voting, election security All articles by James Despite clues that Democrats are poised to make big gains that may give them at least split control of Congress and increase their numbers at the Statehouse, not everyone is bracing for a “blue wave” this fall. Democratic overperformance in special elections, the numbers and enthusiasm seen in the Women’s March and the growth of “resistance” organizations such as Indivisible … [Read more...] about Iowa Democrats face troubled waters getting to ‘blue wave’
Vanessa Miller The Gazette University of Iowa refutes faculty claim it's suspending center closures University of Iowa halts — for now — 'Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation' Millions under dispute as UI Children’s Hospital costs go to court University of Iowa faces off with children's hospital contractor in court today Former AIB campus among University of Iowa centers being closed All articles by Vanessa A new report listing America’s highest paid university and college executives has University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld ranking in the top quarter among public university and system leaders. Harreld, hired in 2015 amid protests over his lack of academic administrative experience, reported total compensation at $609,996 in the 2016-2017 term, according to the Chronicle of Higher … [Read more...] about University of Iowa president in top quarter of public higher education pay
May 23, 2018 By Matt Kelley While many Iowans are saving for their kids’ tuition through the state-run College Savings Iowa plan, there’s an alternative. Bob Cole is president of Private College 529, which allows parents and other loved ones to save for a child’s tuition at any of nearly 300 private institutions nationwide, including more than a dozen in Iowa. “The advantage of our plan is that we’re owned and operated by the colleges which means that they guarantee the tuition and they pay all the fees associated with families,” Cole says. “If a family invests in our plan, 100% of what they save goes towards prepaying tuition.” The money saved in state-run programs can be applied to tuition at any school, private or public, while the private college plan, as the name implies, is only for private schools. What’s the advantage of going the private route? “It really comes down to risk,” Cole says. “The interesting … [Read more...] about Savings plan for private colleges touted as an option for students