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  • Wednesday, August 31, 2016 11:12 AM
    In a new approach to budgeting that could give families a little more help in forecasting the costs of higher education, Iowa's Board of Regents next week will consider a road map that better shows the needs of its universities.

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016 4:14 PM
    Drake Law School will host 29 Chinese law students from the Southwest University of Political Science & Law in Chongqing as part of the first-ever Introduction to American Law and Legal System Program in September.

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016 4:13 PM
    A prestigious fellowship soon will be used to develop entrepreneurship opportunities for both Iowa State University students and underserved populations in rural Iowa.

  • Monday, August 29, 2016 3:32 PM
    Grinnell College has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust to build a comprehensive curriculum in data science over the next two years.

  • Monday, August 29, 2016 11:10 AM
    The Governor's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Advisory Council, in partnership with Kemin Industries, will be accepting nominations through Oct. 14.

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Monday, August 29, 2016 10:42 AM
    Millions of U.S. students are being under-challenged by an educational system that overemphasizes age-based curriculum, according to a new research study from Duke University.

  • Friday, August 26, 2016 10:33 AM
    Junior Achievement of Central Iowa has appointed Jim Hagenbucher as interim president, the organization announced.

  • A Closer Look: Cade Lambert
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, August 26, 2016 6:00 AM
    Cade Lambert began as superintendent of Des Moines Christian School in Urbandale on July 1, after being selected by the school’s board in a national search. A Kansas native, Lambert developed a strong work ethic and Christian values while growing up on his family’s wheat farm. Lambert is returning to Des Moines Christian School after leading a Christian school in Minnesota for the past six years.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Thursday, August 25, 2016 11:00 AM
    We all talk about how to keep graduates of Iowa's colleges and universities in the state. There are all kinds of internships, incubators, accelerators, mentorships, signing bonuses, added perks, and flexible hours.

  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016 2:49 PM
    The Iowa Board of Regents today announced the members of the committee that will identify finalists for the next president of the University of Northern Iowa.

  • Friday, August 19, 2016 11:17 AM
    Total fall enrollment at Iowa State University could exceed 36,500 students, marking an eighth consecutive year for record enrollment and 10 years of year-over-year growth.

  • Keeping talent in Greater Des Moines: Leaders offer ideas to stem brain drain
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, August 19, 2016 6:00 AM
    We all talk about how to keep graduates of Iowa’s colleges and universities in the state. There are all kinds of internships, incubators, accelerators, mentorships, signing bonuses, added perks, flexible hours.

  • Home Base Iowa gains momentum
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, August 19, 2016 6:00 AM

    Jason Kemp knows firsthand how difficult it can be for a veteran to find a job in the civilian workforce. 

    After retiring from the Air Force in 2012 and returning to his home state of Iowa, he applied for more than 60 positions without getting any interviews. After a few years working in several jobs outside his field, he contemplated leaving the state to seek better opportunities.


  • A Closer Look: Nick Valdez
    BY KENT DARR
    Friday, August 12, 2016 6:00 AM
    Nick Valdez has doused fires and helped with the master planning of a historic neighborhood. These days, he is busy preparing to help Drake University shepherd a development project along University Avenue.

  • Young ambition
    BY ANNE CAROTHERS-KAY
    Friday, August 12, 2016 6:00 AM
    So when my boss, who is younger than my oldest child, tells me that I’m to write the cover story for our August focus issue on young professionals, I’m up for it. (Journalists are, after all, trained to report on almost any subject, even ones they don’t have expertise in.)  

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