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Olympic bronze medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad, of Maplewood, outed a racist fencing coach at St. John’s.

University Lecture Committee to host Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad

Caitlin Crome, News Reporter March 2, 2021

Standing on the podium and hearing her name called as an Olympic medalist in fencing for the United States, Ibtihaj Muhammad said, was the greatest “pinch me” moment of her life. It was the...

University of Iowa graduate research assistant of molecular medicine with a masters in biology, Cody Poe, poses for a portrait in the Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building on Feb. 22. As a member of SACNAS, Poe said, “Any group that tries to increase diversity is beneficial to science and higher education.” (Ayrton Breckenridge/The Daily Iowan)

New student organization aims to make STEM more inclusive to students of Hispanic, Native American descent

Brady Osborne, News Reporter February 22, 2021

A new student organization at the University of Iowa is trying to make STEM programs more inclusive and welcoming to students of Hispanic and Native American descent. The Society for Advancement...

Womxn of Color Network, 2019. Contributed.

Womxn of Colour Network continues to foster community virtually

Mary Hartel, News Reporter February 17, 2021

Nearly 80 people jammed in tight for the first Womxn of Colour Network event in 2017,  but this year the program is refocusing efforts virtually to maintain community by bringing in speakers from...

Public Space One, home of the Center for Afrofuturist Studies, is seen on February 7, 2021. All programming has moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, there are four artists in residence: Antoine Williams, Donté Hayes, Deborah Goffe, and André M. Zachery.

Center for Afrofuturist Studies strives to uplift Black voices across various platforms

Mary Hartel, News Reporter February 14, 2021

As the Center for Afrofuturist Studies approaches its fifth anniversary, the artist residency program at Public Space One is continuing to focus on projects that center and uplift marginalized voices,...

The Old Capitol is seen on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

University of Iowa diversity, equity, inclusion committee embarks on forming next strategic plan

Sabine Martin, News Reporter February 9, 2021

As the University of Iowa's diversity, equity, and inclusion two-year action plan wraps up this year, campus officials are gathering campus input for a new roadmap for diversity, equity, and inclusion...

The Old Capitol is seen on Thursday, March 12, 2020. (Jenna Galligan/The Daily Iowan)

International honors society Phi Beta Delta returns to University of Iowa

Ailis McCardle, News Reporter February 9, 2021

No one knows how long it has been since a chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honors Society for International Scholars was active at the University of Iowa, but the organization returned to the UI campus with...

The Old Capitol building is seen on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

Shared governance leaders say Liz Tovar’s appointment to top DEI position a step forward

Sabine Martin, News Reporter February 7, 2021

University of Iowa shared-governance leaders say Liz Tovar’s appointment from interim to executive officer for diversity, equity, and inclusion is a “step forward” for the UI in its inclusion...

Entrance to the University of Iowa's Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences at 103 South Capitol Street, Iowa City, IA on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020.

University of Iowa College of Engineering receives diversity recognition, but still has work to do

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter February 4, 2021

After five years at the University of Iowa’s College of Engineering, graduate student Martell Bell still feels isolated. Being one of the few Black men in the college, Bell said he often feels...

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Iowa City to host a variety of events to celebrate Black History Month

Claire Benson, News Reporter February 2, 2021

Iowa City’s slate of Black History Month events and celebrations are moving mostly online this year, with the city finding creative ways to celebrate the achievements of Black Iowans and Americans. Iowa...

The LGBTQ Iowa Archives is seen on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. The new library and archive is located in the basement of the Wesley Center.

New lending libraries, archives create community space for LGBTQ Iowans

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter January 31, 2021

University of Iowa graduate student Aiden Bettine didn’t know he needed a space devoted to LGBTQ history in his community until he began building one. Bettine is one of the founders of the LGBTQ...

University of Iowa Interim Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Liz Tovar, poses for a portrait on Oct. 7.

Liz Tovar to assume permanent role as executive officer for diversity, equity, and inclusion

Rachel Schilke, News Editor January 28, 2021

Liz Tovar will assume the role of executive officer for diversity, equity, and inclusion, with University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld calling her the “right leader to move us forward." Tovar...

The Old Capitol is seen on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Underrepresented groups report lower satisfaction in campus climate, UI embarks on new DEI initiatives

Sarah Watson and Caleb McCullough January 25, 2021

The University of Iowa is launching new diversity, equity, inclusion initiatives, including mandatory training for senior administrators, after conclusions from the 2020 campus climate survey found...

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