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Bruce Harreld named 21st president

Former Harvard professor, IBM executive to lead the UI
Bruce Harreld, a former Harvard Business School faculty member and corporate executive who helped save a foundering IBM in the 1990s, will become the 21st president of the University of Iowa. The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, announced Harreld, 64, as its unanimous selection to replace Sally Mason.
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Pella girl, 8, is Kid Captain for Hawkeyes' season opener

Makayla Bell was born with her organs outside her body
Eight-year-old Makayla Bell was born with OEIS syndrome, named for each of the birth defects characterized by the disorder.
Jenna Whipple and Amanda Anderson with RTI setup laptop computers that will go on a laptop cart as preparations continue at the Kirkwood Center at the University of Iowa in Coralville, Iowa, on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.

The Gazette Kirkwood Regional Center at the UI enhances STEM teaching

The Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa welcomes 350 high school students as it opens this fall, part of a unique partnership including the UI Tippie College of Business and the Colleges of Education and Engineering, which will conduct research, education, and teacher development on site.

A new year, a new era

On Iowa! 2015 comes to a close

Program helps new UI students start the academic year off right
The University of Iowa welcomed new students—including what’s expected to be another record-breaking first-year class—with five days of events as part of the On Iowa! program.
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Building bridges via Iowa Edge

Program eases transition for first-generation students, those from underrepresented backgrounds
Iowa Edge is offered to students who come from underrepresented backgrounds and first-generation college students. The idea behind the program is to ease student concerns and ensure that participants successfully transition into college life at the UI.
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The students of summer

Enrollment in Summer Hawk Tuition Grant program skyrockets
The Summer Hawk Tuition Grant, a program designed to keep undergraduates on track to graduate in four years, saw exponential growth in 2015.