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Board approves $65.4M in cuts to Iowa's public universities

Budget cuts are joining the list of ominous challenges facing colleges this fall.
University of Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Board of Regents has approved $65.4 million in cuts to the state’s public universities in the latest blow to their budgets. 

The Des Moines Register reports that the board unanimously approved a $1.5 billion general operating budget for the schools Tuesday afternoon that includes $727.9 million for the University of Iowa, $629.9 million for Iowa State University and $170 million for the University of Northern Iowa. 

The reductions are on top of an $8 million cut in state funding approved by the Legislature last month.