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In Their Words: Free Speech On College Campuses In Iowa

Students, teachers and administrators share their thoughts about speech and expression boundaries on Iowa college campuses. READER ADVISORY:
Derogatory language in this report may be viewed as offensive.

Mandy Gavin (first person on the left) and her friends on their first day of orientation had orientation on June 19, 2015, at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. They had a tour around the university and said they were amazed by how beautiful the campus was.

Iowa Students In China Have Same Acclimation Issues Chinese Have In U.S.

News reports have told how the number of Chinese students has skyrocketed in the University of Iowa and the students’ struggles to fit into American society are of concern to the university. However, few people realize that some students from Iowa go through similar difficulties when studying in China.

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Chinese Students Still Struggle With University System in Iowa

Chinese students at the University of Iowa continue to try making do in a system that isn’t tailored to them, from the admissions process to academics and life on campus, despite moves by the university and others over the past several years to make life more pleasant for them in the United States.

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Hidden Illnesses At Iowa Colleges: Your Portal to IowaWatch/Simpson College Journalism Project

Challenging for the students, but also to colleges and universities, hidden illnesses that students cope with with getting college degrees drastically impact how they deal with their studies, an IowaWatch/Simpson College journalism report in late spring revealed. These stories, by Simpson College students before they graduated in spring 2015 and took full-time work in journalism, explain the problem and possible solutions.

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Developing Connections Could Keep Young Talent In Iowa

Brain drain is not a new problem, but Iowa employers must adopt new ways to attract talent by developing personal connections by focusing on career opportunities, fostering connections between employees and the community and providing mentorships to nurture young talent, panelists at a July 22 Brain Drain forum said.