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“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...

Kayla Buehring, a University of Iowa student, poses for a portrait on the Pentecrest on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. Buehring explained she is proud to represent the Hispanic community at the University. “To show that there are people from our community who are doing things that some have been told they can’t do makes feels good,” she said.

University of Iowa Hispanic student enrollment on rise

Virginia Russell, News Reporter December 4, 2022

Hispanic student enrollment numbers are growing across all Iowa public universities — including the University of Iowa. A recent state Board of Regents report stated Hispanic and Latinx students make...

Protesters and fans listen to Allen West speak at a Young Americans for Freedom event on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022.

Guest speaker discouraging DEI initiatives on campus, draws controversy from students

Lauren White, Politics Reporter November 30, 2022

Allen West, retired Lt. Col for The Army, visited the University of Iowa Wednesday evening where he said focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion is bad for the country. He was welcomed by the...

A block party-goer grabs a plate of egg rolls at the Homecoming Multicultural Block Party on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.

UI’s annual Multicultural Block Party brings together cultural group

Kufre Ituk, News Reporter October 27, 2022

The University of Iowa held its annual Multicultural Block Party on Tuesday, an event aimed at bringing together the community’s different cultural groups. Hosted by the UI Homecoming Executive...

Contributed photo of Jocelyn Williams.

UI graduate student wins Iowa City Human Rights award

Kufre Ituk, News Reporter October 26, 2022

Jocelyn Williams, a graduate student at the University of Iowa’s School of Planning and Public Affairs, is the newest recipient of the Kenneth Cmiel Human Rights Award from the City of Iowa City...

Contributed photo from Gursharan Virk

UI student serves his country while upholding religious beliefs

Madeleine Willis, News Reporter October 10, 2022

When he became a Hawkeye, University of Iowa third-year student Gursharan Virk was unable to wear his turban or keep his beard and wear a U.S. Air Force uniform.  Now, Virk is the first Sikh Air...

Taylor Thomas, a UI graduate student, works in a lab as apart of the research, led by SPARK and Columbia University that discovered 60 new genes related to autism.

UI researchers help discover 60 new genes linked to autism

Emily Nyberg, News Reporter October 5, 2022

University of Iowa researchers recently contributed to a study published on Aug. 18, in Nature Genetics that discovered 60 new genes associated with the autism spectrum.  Of the genes identified in...

Jaunita, left, and Elizabeth Thomas, right, check out a stand during ‘Juneteenth in our Neighborhood’ for a Juneteenth celebration in Iowa City on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Iowa City community members celebrated with music, games, vendors, and a fashion show.

Johnson County Juneteenth celebrations continue into Saturday

Sam Knupp, Managing Editor June 18, 2022

Johnson County Juneteenth celebrations continued into Saturday with both Iowa City and Coralville hosting events to mark the occasion. Vendors, community members, and local officials all turned...

Attendees at a Juneteenth celebration hosted by Iowa Freedom Riders get their food on June 19, 2021.

Johnson County Juneteenth celebrations, a preview

Sam Knupp, Managing Editor June 16, 2022

Juneteenth is a national holiday commemorating the emancipation of Black slaves in the United States. Celebrations date back to 1866, one year after the emancipation of the slaves. Celebrations faded...

PBS Iowa Presents Telling Our Own Story, a preview

PBS Iowa Presents ‘Telling Our Own Story,’ a preview

Sam Knupp, Managing Editor June 6, 2022

PBS Iowa will be examining race and Black history in Iowa with “Telling Our Own Story,” a series of four films set to air on Monday and Tuesday. The first two films, Racism and Its Impact, along...

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Affinity graduations return in-person, full capacity on campus

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, News Reporter May 8, 2022

To highlight minority students on campus, many Multicultural and International Student Support and Engagement, or MISSE, centers are hosting graduation celebrations this spring. The celebrations are...

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