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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...

University of Iowa researcher Tianbao Yang seats at his desk where he works on AI research on Friday, Aril 8, 2022.

Amazon awards grant to UI researchers to decrease discrimination in AI algorithms

Arabia Parkey, News Reporter April 12, 2022

University of Iowa researchers are examining discriminative qualities of artificial intelligence and machine learning models, which are likely to be unfair against one’s race, gender, or other characteristics...

Contributed photo of Shalisa Gladney taken by Jailand Williams.

UI alum advocates for safe spaces for marginalized communities

Arabia Parkey, News Reporter April 7, 2022

University of Iowa alum Shalisa Gladney has held and continues to serve in positions in the Iowa City area that allow her to be an advocate for women, Black students, survivors of violence, and more. These...

52-year-old attendee Tim Livingston, whose tribal affiliation is the Klamath Tribe from Oregon, performs during the 26th Annual University of Iowa Powwow at the Field House in Iowa City on Saturday, April 2, 2022. This is the second UI Powwow Livingston has attended.

The 26th Annual University of Iowa Powwow, a cultural reconnect after two years

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, News Reporter April 3, 2022

The 26th Annual University of Iowa Powwow brought generations together as Native American community members congregated at the Field House on Saturday. Dominique Badajoz, a non-enrolled citizen...

The Old Capitol building is seen on March, 6, 2021.

Most UI students feel they belong on campus, sense of belonging lower for underrepresented groups

Sabine Martin and Caleb McCullough March 24, 2022

While nearly 80 percent of undergraduate students said they felt they belong at the University of Iowa, that proportion is smaller for underrepresented groups, according to a campus climate survey...

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Socioeconomic disparities rank Iowa as third worst state for Black Americans

Arabia Parkey, News Reporter March 22, 2022

Iowa is ranked as the third worst state for Black Americans, behind Minnesota and Wisconsin, according to a study published in February by 24/7 Wall St., a financial news and opinion company located...

Increasing stamina in difficult dialogues, UI professor awarded for research

Increasing stamina in difficult dialogues, UI professor awarded for research

Arabia Parkey, News Reporter March 6, 2022

Sherry Watt is one of six University of Iowa faculty honored by the state Board of Regents for exceptional contributions and a sustained record of excellence through her work. Watt is a professor...

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Iowa City Hy-Vee pharmacies offer talking prescription labels

Samantha Bielema, News Reporter March 2, 2022

ScripTalk, a device attached to pill bottles to read information aloud to patients, is now available at Hy-Vee pharmacies in the Iowa City area. Hy-Vee implemented the devices last year via mailing...

Members of Undergraduate Student Government gather during the Undergraduate Student Government meeting in the Black Box Theater at the Iowa Memorial Union on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021.

UI Native American constituency seat empty, USG hoping to fill to better represent marginalized groups

Alliyah Lipsit, News Reporter February 28, 2022

For the past two years, Undergraduate Student Government has been without a Native American constituency senator. The constituency senator program is part of USG efforts to diversify membership...

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