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Iowa City community leaders look back at how their activism has evolved over a year after Black Lives Matter protests

Rachel Schilke, Senior Print Editor October 19, 2021

Those who were in Iowa City during summer 2020 remember nights of chanting and marching. Crowds that reached a peak of nearly 2,000 walked through the streets, bearing “Black Lives Matter” and...

The Afro-American Cultural Center is seen at the University of Iowa Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.

The UI Afro House hosts in-person Black Excellence Week

Arabia Parkey, News Reporter September 12, 2021

After being remote for the last 18 months because of the pandemic, the University of Iowa Afro House reopened its doors to welcome the Black student body in a week of celebration and space to be unapologetically...

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague addresses the crowd at an Iowa City City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.

Iowa City City Council allocate $200,000 to Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Emily Delgado, News Reporter September 8, 2021

Iowa City City Council approved devoting $200,000 to aid the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s charges –– which was created after the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020 –– during its...

Dancers are seen dancing to music at the Latino Festival in Iowa City on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. (Rachel Wagner/The Daily Iowan)

Latino Fest Iowa City returns after yearlong pause

Kate Perez, News Reporter August 29, 2021

After a year of waiting, Latino Fest Iowa City took over the Ped Mall for the ninth time. The festival featured a total of 17 different events scheduled throughout the day, as well as vendors lining...

Contributed portrait of Andre Perry

Englert’s Andre Perry to assume leadership role for UI’s DEI team

Josie Fischels, Managing Editor August 26, 2021

The University of Iowa announced this morning a new addition to its Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: the Englert Theatre's Andre Perry. Perry, a graduate of the UI's Nonfiction Writing...

Grad student professors, (left to right) Aiden Bettine and Enrico Bruno pose for a portrait inside of the LGBTQ Iowa Archives at the Wesley Community Center on May 6 2021.

University of Iowa English Ph.D. student creates a course with a focus on queer history in Iowa

Caitlin Crome, News Reporter May 6, 2021

Over the spring semester, 22 undergraduate students have been working in seven different groups to create narratives of queer topics specific to Iowa’s history in a class called Queer Movements:...

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld listens to UI senior from Student Government Diversity Committee Chair Adetayo Oladele-Ajose during a meeting at the Afro-American Cultural Center on Monday, August 29, 2016. The group discussed both short and longterm plans for a cultural houses on campus. (The Daily Iowan/Joseph Cress)

Bruce Harreld says he hopes deferred compensation is earmarked for relocation of cultural centers

Sarah Watson, Executive Editor April 29, 2021

Outgoing University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld told the state Board of Regents on Thursday he had "always planned" to use any deferred compensation for relocating cultural centers to the heart...

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

University of Iowa to introduce Office of Institutional Equity to concentrate on civil rights, sexual misconduct, Title IX concerns

Isabel Tuisl, News Reporter April 29, 2021

The University of Iowa is  create a new office in the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion that will streamline parts of three separate offices that handle reports of sexual misconduct, free...

University of Iowa alum, Rebecca Chia, poses for a portrait on the Pentacrest on Sunday, April 25, 2021. Chia graduated with a degree in criminology and sociology, is the creator of the social initiative platform RealizASIANS and is the Princess of America Miss Northern States.

UI alum Rebecca Chia reflects on advocacy for AAPI community as Miss Northern States

Alexandra Skores, Managing Editor April 28, 2021

In the closet of University of Iowa alumna Rebecca Chia, there is a bright, blue trumpet dress, with a dazzling open back made with sheer edges. For many, a dress like that would be worn to a ball...

Photo Illustration by Raquele Decker.

Context Culture: Current and former Hawkeyes developing new app and platform

Mary Hartel, News Reporter April 25, 2021

Three students who met at the University of Iowa just before the pandemic are developing an app called Context Culture, dedicated to story-based cross-cultural communications and learning. In the...

Items from the University of Iowas Special Collections and University Archives are seen as part of a collection honoring the 50th anniversary of the Latino Native American Cultural Center.

‘You have a place’: Latinx and Native American students celebrate 50 years of the Latino Native American Cultural Center

Alexandra Skores, Managing Editor April 20, 2021

When Isabela Flores transferred to the University of Iowa in fall 2015, she felt lost and challenged by the thought of making it through college on her own. The first of her mother’s children...

Georgia State University Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Wendy Hensel speaks during the third UI Presidential Forum in the Levitt Center for University Advancement, Monday, April 19, 2021, in Iowa City, Iowa. Hensel is the third of four candidates vying for the UI presidential position.

Third UI presidential forum: Georgia State Provost Wendy Hensel advocates for student success, hiring diverse UI administrators

Sabine Martin and Kelsey Harrell April 19, 2021

The third finalist for the University of Iowa’s presidency, Wendy Hensel, characterizes her roles in the past as being a “complex problem solver, change agent, and educator.”  Hensel is the...

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