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The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

University of Iowa president Barbara Wilson observes a Board of Regents meeting in Cedar Falls, Iowa on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023.

Female leadership at the UI sees increase over past decade

Isabelle Foland, News Editor April 30, 2024

When Sarah Hansen first started working at the University of Iowa 25 years ago, she didn’t have her sights set on her current position as the vice president for student life. In her time...

University of Iowa president Barbara Wilson observes a Board of Regents meeting in Cedar Falls, Iowa on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023.

UI to restructure, rename DEI Office to Division of Access, Opportunity, and Diversity

Shreya Reddy, News Reporter April 25, 2024

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.  AMES — Major changes are coming to the University of Iowa’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and its programming.  The Iowa...

A dancer in traditional regalia performs during the University of Iowa 28th Annual Powwow at the Johnson Country Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 20, 2024.

UI’s 28th Annual Powwow showcases Indigenous culture, draws high turnout

Emma Jane, News Reporter April 20, 2024

Dancers in vibrant regalia, the rhythm of drums, and an enduring sense of tradition and achievement filled the University of Iowa's 28th Annual Powwow on Saturday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. The...

UI REACH student Jackie speaks with Sen. Joni Ernst Legislative Correspondent Layne Greenwood at the Russel Senate Office Building in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. (Cody Blissett/The Daily Iowan)

UI REACH students lobby for access in Washington

Sabine Martin, Executive Editor April 17, 2024

WASHINGTON — Gavin Carlson looked for a college program that could provide him access to higher education. Originally from Maine, Carlson had to move across the country to find what he needed. “I...

The RVAP Building is seen in Iowa City on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. The RVAP Building hosts the new support group Healing Through Art.

UI to dissolve Rape Victim Advocacy Program, lay off staff members

Isabelle Foland, News Editor April 4, 2024

The University of Iowa is dissolving the Rape Victim Advocacy Program and transitioning its services to the Domestic Violence Intervention Program, the university announced Thursday on Iowa Now.  Storm...

Kae Vdovichenko, head of the Queer Liberation Front, stands in front of the Pride Alliance Center in Iowa City on Sunday, March 17, 2024. DEI staff shortages would affect the UI Cultural Centers at the University of Iowa.

Some UI students fearful of upcoming potential changes to campus DEI resources

Theron Luett, News Reporter April 3, 2024

Kae Vdovichenko, a third-year student at the University of Iowa, said their biggest fear as a teenager in high school was never growing up. Their fear was based on the lack of LGBTQ+ elders they...

“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.

Iowa City immigrants and refugees face housing crisis

Mia O’Connor-Walker, News Reporter April 2, 2024

A report by Escucha Mi Voz, an Iowa City immigrants’ rights group, found that more than a third of the nearly 500 immigrants and refugees surveyed in Johnson County live in multi-family households,...

Commissioners Clifton Johnson and Lauren Merritt listen to a speaker at a Truth and Reconciliation Commission meeting Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022.

IC Truth and Reconciliation Commission event derails into conflict

Isabelle Foland, News Editor March 21, 2024

What was meant to be a night of truth-telling and healing turned into conflict at an Iowa City Ad Hoc Truth and Reconciliation Commission event Thursday night at The James Theater. Thursday’s...

Photo contributed by Piper Wood.

Iowa’s women in agriculture experience stress in male-dominated field

Shreya Reddy, News Reporter March 20, 2024

Iowa women farmers and agricultural landowners voiced several stressors in their day-to-day lives centered around climate change concerns and working in a predominantly male-dominated profession in...

The Old Capitol Building is seen in Iowa City on Tuesday April, 25, 2023.

UI deans, department heads grapple with diversity scholarship changes

Kate Perez, Senior Reporter March 4, 2024

In the wake of the University of Iowa’s decision to review and restructure diversity scholarships that are based on protected-class criteria, college deans and departmental heads are examining how...

Short’s Burgers and Shine recently remodeled and reopened their location in downtown Iowa City and are serving customers on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022.

Short’s Burger and Shine ordered to close after lawsuit with MidWestOne Bank

Jack Moore, Assistant News Editor February 6, 2024

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.  Short’s Burger and Shine was ordered to vacate its downtown Iowa City restaurant at 18 S. Clinton St. by Feb. 10 after a judge ruled the business...

Executive director Mark Braun listens to a speaker during a Board of Regents meeting in Cedar Falls, Iowa on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023.

UI DEI offices, policies to restructure after regents’ study

Kate Perez, Senior Reporter November 28, 2023

The University of Iowa will have to revamp its diversity, equity, and inclusion departments, offices, policies, and efforts across campus after recommendations from the Iowa Board of Regents were approved...

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