Snow returned to Ames in a big way this week.
A first-of-its-kind collaboration with 10 other large public research universities has been the driving force behind numerous recently established Iowa State initiatives designed to help more students graduate.
Closing the achievement gap for Iowa State's underrepresented, first-generation or low-income students wouldn't require "astronomical" numbers. Plus the university already knows what support programs work.
The research office added another seed grant to its pool of internal funding opportunities, this one aimed at collaborative teams of Iowa State and University of Iowa bioscience researchers.
At the February P&S Council meeting, senior vice president and provost Jonathan Wickert addressed the Iowa Senate proposal to slash $6.9 million from ISU's state operating appropriations.
Most university utility rates will decrease slightly when the new fiscal year starts in July, giving colleges and auxiliary units a break on their monthly bills.