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Hidden Disabilities Diagnoses Up But Some Students Remain Unreported At Iowa Colleges, Universities

Simpson College classroom in April 2015.

When Donna Musel started work as Buena Vista University’s disabilities coordinator only two students with illnesses requested classroom accommodations to help them do their college studies. “Now I have quite a few more than that,” Musel said this spring. Continue Reading →

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Little-Recognized Illnesses Follow Iowa College Students To The Classroom


Illnesses students hide from public view challenge them in college, but also the colleges that have to accommodate those students, a special IowaWatch/Simpson College journalism report reveals. Continue Reading →

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Suicides By Iowa Men 75 Or Older Raise Concerns


The number of suicides among men 75 years or older has increased to the highest level in more than a decade, and federal data indicate that the rate is likely to worsen. But the problem gets little attention, Iowans dealing with the problem said. Continue Reading →

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