This week, the Trump administration reversed seven Obama-era policies on affirmative action that called on universities to consider race as a factor in diversifying their campuses. The Trump administration will now encourage school superintendents and college presidents to adopt race-blind admissions standards. On this edition of River to River , host Ben Kieffer talks to Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen about how this may impact admissions at Iowa State, the rise in faculty resignations, and college affordability. Financially, Iowa State University has faced a tough year with a $5.4 million permanent reduction to their budget. Wintersteen says that these budget cuts may be impacting faculty retention. This year, 44 faculty...
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A Conversation with ISU President Wendy Wintersteen