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Jan. 4, 2011

At A Glance

Kiplinger's names UI a best value in higher education

The University of Iowa is among the top 100 best values in higher education, according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine. The university was ranked 62nd among 100 four-year public colleges or universities that deliver a stellar education at an affordable price.

Colleges and universities were ranked according to academic quality, including admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratios and four- and six-year graduation rates, as well as on cost and financial aid.

The UI was ranked 91st among public universities based on its out-of-state tuition.
For a complete list, visit the Kiplinger's website at


Former Michigan law admissions head Shields to discuss diversity

Dennis Shields, a University of Iowa College of Law graduate and former dean of admissions at the University of Michigan law school, will discuss the challenges of diversity in higher education when he delivers the law school’s Human Rights Week keynote address.

Shields will speak at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18 in the Boyd Law Building. Admission is free.

As head of Michigan’s law school admissions office, Shields helped to develop its admission policy that incorporated an applicant’s race. The university was sued for the policy—with Shields named as a defendant—but it was eventually upheld by the United States Supreme Court in the case Grutter v. Bollinger.

Shields, a 1982 law school graduate, is now chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.


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