higher education http://iowapublicradio.org en Teen Drivers, 51%, Ice on a River, Ice Over Fish http://iowapublicradio.org/post/teen-drivers-51-ice-river-ice-over-fish <p>For this News Buzz show, Ben Kieffer talks with a variety of guests about new jobs numbers, the 51% four-year graduation rate at the University of Iowa, Matt Schultz running for congress, the Director of Iowa's Public Health Department resigning, new rules for teen drivers, concerns about ice on the Missouri River, an ice fishing update, and the remarkable beginning for ISU Cyclone men's and women's basketball.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 34694 at http://iowapublicradio.org Teen Drivers, 51%, Ice on a River, Ice Over Fish ISU President Steven Leath http://iowapublicradio.org/post/isu-president-steven-leath <div>Iowa State University&#39;s President Steven Leath joins the program to talk about how the possible federal government shutdown&nbsp;could affect public universities, and Leath answers&nbsp;your questions.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the second half of the show: the Republican Party is conflicted over who should be their next presidential nominee. &nbsp;P</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">residential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin takes us back to another fight over the nomination that happened 100 years ago.&nbsp;</span></div><div><p></p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 19:29:37 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 29870 at http://iowapublicradio.org ISU President Steven Leath Cultural and Educational Pushes in the Middle East http://iowapublicradio.org/post/cultural-and-educational-pushes-middle-east <p>Two years after the Arab Spring, those living in the Middle East are still striving towards democratic governance. Our guest this hour tells us why education and cultural understanding are key to this development.</p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:50:13 +0000 Ben Kieffer 14916 at http://iowapublicradio.org Cultural and Educational Pushes in the Middle East Regents Decline to Renew UI President Sally Mason's Contract http://iowapublicradio.org/post/regents-decline-renew-ui-president-sally-masons-contract <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The Iowa Board of Regents is declining to renew a contract with University of Iowa President Sally Mason. Regents President Craig Lang confirms that Mason is working without a contract.</p><p>“Her contract – five-year contract – was up in August,” he says. “We did not renew a new contract with President Mason. She is employed at will.”</p><p>Lang says the Regents are asking Mason to improve the University’s statewide outreach, improve relations with the Iowa Legislature, and establish goals.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 13:26:44 +0000 Dean Borg 11720 at http://iowapublicradio.org Regents Decline to Renew UI President Sally Mason's Contract Morrill Act Anniversary http://iowapublicradio.org/post/morrill-act-anniversary <p>On July 2nd 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act, which created Land Grant Colleges and made higher education accessible to millions of working class Americans. Today&#39;s &quot;Talk of Iowa&quot; focused on how the legislation&rsquo;s impacted Iowa, the first state to accept it&rsquo;s provisions. One of the show&#39;s guests, Allison Sheridan, oversaw the Morrill Act exhibit at Iowa State University and edited the book, &ldquo;The Land-Grant Act and the People&rsquo;s College: Iowa State University&quot;. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 20:51:17 +0000 Charity Nebbe 4129 at http://iowapublicradio.org Morrill Act Anniversary The Morrill Act's Impact in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/morrill-acts-impact-iowa <p>On July 2nd 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act, which created Land Grant Colleges and made higher education accessible to millions of working class Americans.&nbsp; Today&#39;s &quot;Talk of Iowa&quot; focused on how the legislation&rsquo;s impacted Iowa, the first state to accept it&rsquo;s provisions. One of the show&#39;s guests, Allison Sheridan, oversaw the Morrill Act exhibit at Iowa State University and edited the book, &ldquo;The Land-Grant Act and the People&rsquo;s College: Iowa State University&quot;. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 16:43:29 +0000 Charity Nebbe 4111 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Morrill Act's Impact in Iowa