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The new Pride Alliance Center is seen on Melrose Avenue in Iowa City on Wednesday, March 12, 2023.

Pride Alliance Center to open a new location this fall

Archie Wagner, News Reporter April 23, 2023

The University of Iowa Pride Alliance Center will open its new location at 601 Melrose Ave. this fall after having its initial location closed. Originally, the Pride Alliance Center operated out...

Liz Tovar, the executive officer and associate Vice President of the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, speaks during the Faculty Senate Meeting in the Senate Chamber, Old Capitol on Tuesday, March 28 in Iowa City, Iowa.

UI DEI executive officer awaits next steps for regents diversity program investigation

Archie Wagner, News Reporter March 28, 2023

The University of Iowa faculty members and administrators are waiting for directions on how to proceed with diversity-related issues following the pause of new diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives...

Owner of Rainbow Roots Farm Corbin Scholz pets Nubby the pig at the farm in Iowa City, Iowa on Saturday, March 26, 2023. Scholz uses pigs for organic fertilizer and feeds them veggie scraps for food. They’ve owned the pigs since the pigs were six-weeks old.

Female farmers hope for more women in industry

Natalie Miller, News Reporter March 26, 2023

Female farmers in Iowa are advocating for more women in the agriculture business as Women’s History Month comes to a close. The most recent number of Iowa farms with female producers totaled...

The University of Iowa Asian Pacific American Cultural Center is seen on Thursday, March 23, 2023.

Asian Pacific American Cultural Center marks 20 years at UI

Archie Wagner, News Reporter March 26, 2023

The Asian Pacific American Cultural Center will celebrate its 20th anniversary this April with the new events that showcase the center’s mark on campus. APACC is launching a magazine, hosting a gala,...

A senator of the University of Iowa’s Undergraduate Student Government raises his hand to ask a question pertaining an amendment during a USG meeting at the Iowa Memorial Union on Feb. 10, 2022.

UI stakeholders troubled by pausing of DEI programs

Jack Moore, News Reporter March 22, 2023

Members from University of Iowa shared governance are worried about diversity, equity, and inclusion programs’ future. The state Board of Regents halted all new DEI programs on March 14 at the...

Student protestors cheer in support of speakers in front of the Old Capital, Mar. 1, 2023.

UI organizations react to anti-LGBTQ+ legislation

Natalie Miller, News Reporter March 8, 2023

University of Iowa organizations are concerned for the LGBTQ+ community with the rise of anti-LGTBQ+ legislation that is making its way through the 2023 legislative session. The Iowa House and...

American civil rights activist Jim Obergefell delivers a speech at the Iowa Memorial Union in Iowa City, Iowa on Tuesday, Feb. 28th.

Jim Obergefell, from landmark Supreme Court case, speaks at UI IMU

Jami Martin-Trainor, Assistant Digital Editor February 28, 2023

For Jim Obergefell and John Arthur, it was love at third sight.  Obergefell, the plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court that legalized same-sex marriage throughout the United States, spoke at...

An Iowa City firetruck is seen at the Iowa City Fire Station 1 Headquarters Oct.12, 2022.

Iowa City Fire Department faces discrimination lawsuit regarding sexism, racism, and homophobia

Jami Martin-Trainor, Assistant Digital Editor February 14, 2023

The Iowa City Fire Department is currently facing a discrimination lawsuit after former employee Sadie McDowell reported the unit for accounts of sexism, racism, and homophobia. The trial is currently...

The John Pappajohn Business Building is seen in Iowa City on January 24, 2023.

Accessibility adjustments made to Pappajohn Business Building

Madeleine Willis, News Reporter February 14, 2023

The University of Iowa has been working to improve accessibility at the John Pappajohn Business Building, most recently by installing larger accessibility buttons that open doors in the building. Rick...

Senator At-Large Delaney Orewiler speaks during a USG Meeting at the Iowa Memorial Union on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023.

USG confirms Marco Morel as first Deputy Director of Justice and Equity

Archie Wagner, News Reporter January 31, 2023

University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government confirmed current Sen. Marco Morel as the first deputy director of justice and equity at Tuesday’s meeting.  The creation of the position for...

“Excluded No More,” “Escucha Mi Voz,” “Todo Para Todos,” and more signs are seen in the Johnson County Administration Building on January 24, 2022. About 100 protesters were pushing for funding from the Board of Supervisors Joint Entities Meeting.

Iowan immigrant advocacy group helps distribute $600 pandemic relief checks

Kufre Ituk, News Reporter January 17, 2023

Escucha Mi Voz Iowa helped West Liberty become the country's first city to start distributing $600 pandemic relief checks to farm and meatpacking workers. On Jan. 2, the Iowa City community organization...

The Old Capitol is pictured on April 14, 2022.

UI DEI committee identifies retention, belonging as obstacles for CLAS members

Grace Katzer, News Reporter January 16, 2023

Low faculty retention and belonging were among the top issues addressed in the 2022 annual University of Iowa’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion report released...

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