Regents, university presidents make case for federal support Associated Press

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Associated Press
02/09/06
Regents, university presidents make case for
federal support
DES MOINES, Iowa Iowa regents and the presidents of the state's three public
universities have launched a lobbying blitz in the nation's capital for continued
support for higher education in Iowa.
They met yesterday in Washington D-C with some members of Iowa's
congressional delegation to help protect the system from federal budget cuts.
This week, President Bush proposed a two-point-seven (t) trillion dollar budget
that slices away at many education programs, including student aid for lowincome students.
University of Iowa President David Skorton says students at Iowa receive about
160 (m) million dollars a year in federal aid in grants and loans.
Another key issue is research and development money.
Each of the presidents outlined a new or continuing research needing money,
from math and science in preschool education at the University of Northern Iowa
to emissions from egg farms at Iowa State University. – Also ran in: WOI, IA;
WQAD, IL; WHO-TV, IA
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