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U of Iowa establishes academy for top 10th-graders
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa has established an academy so top high school sophomores can attend the university.
The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports (http://icp-c.com/1pc2igw ) that the Iowa Board of Regents approved the academy's name Thursday at its meeting in Ames. The Martin and Melva Bucksbaum Early Entrance Academy for Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering and Math has been made possible through a $10 million donation from Mary Bucksbaum Scanlan and Patrick Scanlan. The center is being named in memory of Mary Scanlan's parents, Martin and Melva Bucksbaum.
The teenagers will enroll for fall 2016 as first-year students after completing the equivalent of their sophomore years in high school. The university wants to admit 12 to 20 students from across the state and nation for the first batch of academy students.
Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, http://www.press-citizen.com/
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