Board of Regents Newsletter: August 2017

In a rare August meeting, the Board of Regents addressed appropriations cuts and laid the foundation for a modernization of the Iowa State library.

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A short question and answer session with Regent Larry McKibben, Chair of the Tuition Task Force.

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Farmers often go to great lengths to keep viruses and aphids out of their fields, but Iowa State University scientists are imagining a future in which these harmful agents could be engineered to help crops. It’s a wild and highly speculative idea, the researchers admit. But the research will unearth...
The Aug. 21 solar eclipse had the University of Iowa campus abuzz, with people flocking to viewing stations to catch a glimpse of this rare event. Overcast skies threatened to foil the momentous occasion, but the eclipse was visible. Read more at Iowa Now
The University of Northern Iowa was just announced as an Excellence and Innovation Award winner by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). This awards program, now in its fourth year, honors member institutions for excellence and innovation in several major areas of campus life and leadership. Read...