Board of Regents Newsletter: April 2019 Newsletter

The last five years have been marked by tight budgets, mid-year cuts and - more than once - mid-year tuition increases. Too often, uncertainty has been the prevailing trait of tuition levels at Iowa’s public universities. 

That’s about to change. 

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A University of Northern Iowa junior received the Goldwater Scholarship in Science and Mathematics this week, a nationally competitive award that was granted to less than 500 students across the country. Joseph Tibbs is a double major in physics and biochemistry whose research at UNI tracks and displays complex data...

"It’s not easy, but I understand it.” Eighth grader Kali Nipper’s confident statement about her preparation for a math competition gained a head nod from one teammate; a shoulder shrug from another. 

“I”m nervous,” said classmate Holly Schroeder. “I hope we win. If we lose, oh well. We will do the best we can.” 

The two girls make up half of the ISD Math Whizzes, ISD’s first middle school team to enter a national math competition for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The National Technical Institute for the Deaf hosted the event April 5-7 on its campus in Rochester, New York. 

The University of Iowa will host a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new UI Stanley Museum of Art at 3 p.m. June 7 in Gibson Square Park. The Stanley Museum of Art will be the final structure to be rebuilt on the UI campus in the aftermath of the 2008 flood....
W. Samuel Easterling from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has been named the next James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering at Iowa State University. Easterling, Montague-Betts Professor of Structural Steel Design and head of the Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech, will...