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Iowa Colleges And Universities Return For Spring Semester

Katie Peikes
IPR file
Host Charity Nebbe speaks with Makiya Bilata, a first-generation student at Western Iowa Technical Community College.

College students all over Iowa are beginning their spring semester. This will be the third semester in a row impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For many students, dealing with online classes is just one of the challenges they're facing.

On this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe finds out how students and instructors at universities, colleges and community colleges are continuing to cope with the pandemic.


  • Makiya Bilata, student, Western Iowa Technical Community College
  • Kristin Woods, senior associate vice president for enrollment management and student success, University of Northern Iowa
  • Mick Arnett, physics professor, Kirkwood Community College
  • Dave Gould, visiting associate professor of public policy, University of Iowa
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River