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University of Dubuque
The University of Dubuque is a private, coeducational college located in Dubuque, Iowa, commonly referred to in the community as UD. It is one of three post-secondary four year institutions in the city of Dubuque. The school is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, and includes a Theological Seminary for the training of ministers. The school grants both undergraduate and graduate level degrees. The current President of the University is the Rev. Jeffery Bullock.
UD was founded by the Rev. Adrian Van Vliet in the 1850's in order to train ministers. One notable graduate of the University of Dubuque is the actor Tony Danza. In recent years, the school has embarked on a number of building projects, including a new technology center, an expanded library, and a remodeled science building. In the late 1990's the school underwent a restructuring process which resulted in the dismissal of many of the more experienced faculty, and changes to the programs that were offered at the school. While controversial, the school administration has said that the process—while painful—did improve the school's situation.
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