With each passing day, we are one day closer to bringing students back to the UNI campus. If we learned anything from the sudden transition to the online environment in March, it is that we sincerely miss our daily interactions with students.
International students and campus administrators at the University of Northern Iowa breathed a sigh of relief after the federal government rescinded a policy decision Tuesday that could have forced thousands of international students across the country to return home amidst a global pandemic.
When deciding what college or university to attend, high schoolers have to consider myriad factors: size, programs offered, proximity to home and more. But one factor seems to weigh heavily on their choices — family.
University of Northern Iowa 2019 alumnus Jacob Smith and quantitative economics major Cole Wetzel have been selected as one of the Top 25 Finalist teams for the Schultz Entrepreneurship Challenge as part of e-Fest 2020, a three-day competition awarding a total of $250,000 in prize money.
The University of Northern Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (UNI JPEC) has received a $100,000 gift from Eric and Kelli Schaefer. The donation will be used to support services offered to UNI student entrepreneurs to assist them in launching their new ventures.
The crisis in college education is hitting campuses around the country hard, and many will not survive. Some people question if higher education is worth the cost and question which institutions do a good job and are worthy of support. These are hard questions to answer as institutions serve different populations, have various missions, and vary in their definition of success.