Lauren Mills

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Iowa Chinese Students Struggle To Adjust, Feel Lack Of Support

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The University of Iowa has intensely recruited Chinese students since 2007, but has made little progress fostering their assimilation to campus life. In some respects, an IowaWatch investigation has found, the university’s practices make interactions with domestic students more difficult and increase isolation. Continue Reading →

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Raw Data: April 2014 Survey About College Debt, Job Prospects

IowaWatch survey of students at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and University of Northern Iowa about college debt and concerns about getting a job after graduation. Scroll down the document to see the raw data. The overall survey's margin of error is plus or minus 3.8 percentage points. Margins of error increase for questions that fewer than 671 participants answered. RETURN TO MAIN STORY
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IowaWatch Forum: Critical Decisions About Elder Care

IowaWatch elder care forum, April 29, 2014, in Des Moines.

Watch a video, read the liveblog: An IowaWatch forum, Criticial Decisions about Elder Care, focused on important decisions Iowans face about long-term elder care. A panel of three distinguished experts spoke about the difficulty of improving the quality of long-term elder care. Continue Reading →

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School District Responses Show Varied Interpretations Of Iowa Open Records Law

The Iowa City Community School District office is shown April 4. The district was the only one to assess a fee.

Parents, or any member of the public for that matter, who ask some of Iowa's largest school districts how their district deals with emergency lock downs for their children's safety would have difficulty obtaining the district's policy. Continue Reading →

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Depression In College: Video Interviews With Students On Battling Depression


TWO VIDEO REPORTS: The personal stories of a University of Northern Iowa student and recent University of Iowa graduate bring to life the problems students with depression deal with when trying to earn a college degree. See them tell their stories in this special report, "Depression in College". Continue Reading →

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