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University of Iowa cultural centers create sense of community virtually during COVID-19

The Asian Pacific American Cultural Center  is seen Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020.

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

September 24, 2020

When Isabela Flores first walked into the Latino Native American Cultural Center last fall, she felt safe and valued. Just a year later, she’s taking on the position of the LNACC’s interim coordinator while staying at home. She is working toward creating a sense of belonging virtually, rathe...

University of Iowa, local civic engagement orgs to host a virtual voter-engagement summit

The Hawk the Vote website is seen on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020.

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

September 24, 2020

The University of Iowa is virtually hosting the 2020 Iowa Voter Summit on Friday in collaboration with the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, Iowa Campus Compact and the Students Learn Student Vote (SLSV) Coalition in an effort to inform young and first-time voters. With Election Day less than ...

UI counseling services data shows no significant increase in reported student mental-health symptoms despite COVID-19

The University Counseling Services office is seen in the Old Capital Mall on Monday, February 17, 2020.

Clinton Garlock, News Reporter

September 24, 2020

The University of Iowa University Counseling Service (UCS) recently compiled the mental-health data it shares with the Center for Collegiate Mental Health to analyze any trends arising from student usage of mental health care services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The data showed the rates of 10...

Graduate college creating campaign to promote equity among graduate students

Photo Illustration by Raquele Decker

Morgan Ungs, News Reporter

September 24, 2020

The University of Iowa Graduate College is creating a fundraising campaign to help provide technology resources for marginalized and low-income students, as many are struggling to find appropriate software to support remote learning. As classes shifted to online platforms in the spring semester of ...

CLAS hosts webinar discussing past and present racial and social justice movements in Iowa

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Racial and Social Justice Meeting was held over Zoom on September 23rd. The meeting included a few presentations and covered racial justice programs in Iowa’s past and present.

Claire Benson, News Reporter

September 24, 2020

The University of Iowa’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences hosted a webinar on Wednesday, covering social justice movements as part of its theme year of focused racial equity. The college hosted the webinar via Zoom, which was moderated by Adjunct Assistant Professor John McKerley. Many atten...

University of Iowa CLAS dedicating year to recognizing racial injustice, implicit bias on campus

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Racial and Social Justice Meeting was held over Zoom on September 23rd. The meeting included a few presentations and covered racial justice programs in Iowa’s past and present.

Claire Benson, News Reporter

September 24, 2020

The University of Iowa’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences centered its theme for this school year around pursuing racial justice with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The college’s Director of Strategic Communications Nic Arp said the main idea is for UI students, staff, and f...

University of Iowa Lecture Committee hosts ‘1619 Project’ creator Nikole Hannah-Jones

Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones speaks during her virtual lecture on Tuesday, Sept 22, 2020. Nikole spoke on her 1916 project about the continuing history of American slavery.

Brian Grace, News Reporter

September 23, 2020

Investigative journalist and creator of the New York Times Magazine’s “1619 Project,” Nikole Hannah-Jones, spoke on a livestream Tuesday night as the University of Iowa Lecture Committee’s most recent guest. Hannah-Jones, born in Waterloo, Iowa, was awarded the 2020 Notable Iowan Award by th...

Women of the UI law school mourn RBG, reflect on gender identity

A memorial for Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen outside the University of Iowa's College of Law building on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Ginsburg passed away Friday, Sept. 18, 2020.

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

September 22, 2020

University of Iowa law student Kayla Boyd said the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg means the passing of a strong, powerful female attorney and judge, and one of the few women icons that exist in the legal world. “Everybody wants to have a role model to look up to th...

UI professors teach on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy and future of the Supreme Court

A memorial sits outside of the Johnson County Courthouse on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. The memorial, likely for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who died last night.

Caleb McCullough, Politics Editor

September 22, 2020

University of Iowa political science and law professors are reflecting on the legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the battle over her nomination in their classes and in public forums, balancing what is an emotional and political conversation and trying to put it in a his...

University of Iowa international students contend with online curriculum and time differences

University of Iowa sophomore and member of OASIS (Organization for the Active Support of International Students) Sydney Nguyen poses for a portrait outside of Phillips Hall on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Originally from Vietnam, Nguyen came to the university her freshman year to pursue a degrees in English and creative writing.

Sabine Martin, News Reporter

September 22, 2020

University of Iowa international student Saloni Upadhyay faced a decision in March — whether she should fly home to her family in Mumbai or stick out the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. She chose to stay and traveled to live with relatives in New Jersey when the UI announced it would offer hybri...

Undergraduate Student Government developing plan to provide mental health days in the spring

UI Interim Provost and Executive Vice President, Kevin Kregel, speaks at a press conference on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020 in the IMU 2nd floor ballroom. Kregel said the university is holding TA orientations and online workshops to ensure classroom safety in the fall.

Clinton Garlock, News Reporter

September 22, 2020

In light of the University of Iowa canceling spring break this academic year, Undergraduate Student Government is currently working with administrators with the hopes to institute “mental-health days” to alleviate student stress. The UI announced on Sept. 14 that spring break in 2021 will ...

Students form new organization to bring Caribbean and South American students together

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Samantha Murray, News Reporter

September 22, 2020

The new University of Iowa student organization, Vybz, brings together students of South American and Caribbean descent. Despite the struggles of being unable to meet in person, Vybz continues to recruit new members and build up the club. President and co-founder of Vybz and UI junior Alexander Persa...