Higher Education

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The University of Iowa is settling a lawsuit alleging it violated open meetings laws during a 2015 search for its current president. 

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Iowa’s governor is defending budget cuts to the state’s university system as some schools lose ground in national rankings. 

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A recent New York Times investigation revealed possible changes to the way sexual misconduct is handled on college campuses across the country.

 

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Investing money, time and effort into getting a PhD used to almost guarantee a position at a college or a university somewhere, but times have changed. The job market for academics has gotten a lot tighter, the competition stiffer and the future less certain. 

Rusty Gates is a history professor at Bradley University in Peoria, and while he feels incredibly lucky to be working in his field, he does sometimes wish he could find a job closer to home. He lives in Iowa City, where his wife, who is also a professor, works at the University of Iowa. 

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An on-campus worker education program is still looking for solutions, after the University of Iowa announced it’s closing the center down.