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Winter 2009-10


Working class: Student employees pick up more than a paycheck

Mason: Tackling challenges ahead continues to be a team effort

Degree by design: Interdepartmental Studies Program allows students to fine-tune majors

A letter from Parent Association Board President Sue Beck Bates

All the extras: University initiative aims to engage students outside the classroom

Community centered: New program organizes students for volunteer projects

It's time to start thinking about your student's 2010 housing needs

Why live on campus? Compare the costs

UISG president: Opportunities abound for Iowa undergrads

Mom and Dad of the Year

Accurate census data important for school funding, loan programs

A snowy day


The University of Iowa

Why live on campus? Compare the costs.

On campus

Off campus

Academic year contract (9 months)

Lease (usually 12 months)

Advance payment refunded ($100)

Security deposit
refunded if no damage (up to two months' rent)

Utilities (electricity, gas, water, phone, cable, Internet) included in room rate

Utilities often not included in rent

No utility installation fees (phone, Internet, cable, electricity, gas)

Installation fees for utilities

Free, convenient Cambus service

75¢ per bus ride on city bus routes

Laundry in facilities in each building

May require trip to Laundromat

All-you-care-to-eat dining services

Regular trips to the grocery store, food preparation, dirty dishes

Convenient location, close to classes

Commute time likely

RA on floor to answer questions

No live-in help if you have disruptive neighbors

Easy to meet other students

More isolated from campus

Always someone to study with

May not be near other students

Security—Public Safety patrols the buildings at night

No dedicated Public Safety patrol


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