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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 Iowa's 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...

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

‘I hear you, and I know this fear is real’: DEI leader points to resources on campus after Daunte Wright’s killing in Brooklyn Center

Caitlin Crome, News Reporter April 15, 2021

After Daunte Wright’s death and protests in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota and elsewhere, Executive Officer for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Liz Tovar and dean of the College of Liberal Arts and...

Aluna-Aro Olaniyi (left) and Cherish Cornett (right) discuss how to lay out the boards for the design of the boxes on Sunday, April 11, 2021. The boxes will be used to grow vegetables in a community garden located behind the Afro-House.

Afro House breaks ground on student-led community garden

Marco Oceguera, News Reporter April 11, 2021

Aluna-Aro Olaniyi finally brought her vision for a community garden to life on Sunday afternoon at the Afro House, hand building its foundation by gluing together plywood with a group of friends. The...

The QT Closet Drop Off box is seen at Peterson Residence Hall on April 8, 2021. The Queer Trans Clothing Closet was created by the Pride Alliance Center to offer free gender-affirming clothing for the Iowa City Area. The first pop-up will take place next week at the Pride House.

Pride Alliance Center to hold Queer Trans popup clothing closet next week

Lily Rosen Marvin, News Reporter April 8, 2021

Organized by student leaders, the University of Iowa Pride Alliance Center will host its first-ever Queer Trans popup clothing closet beginning April 11 to provide free gender-affirming clothes to...

Contributed photo of Lori Adams, professor within the Biology Department.

University of Iowa biology professor wins inaugural DEI award

Samantha Murray, News Reporter April 8, 2021

The University of Iowa’s inaugural diversity, equity, and inclusion award was presented to Lori Adams of the Biology Department for her extensive program involvement and dedication to improving diversity...

University of Iowa Executive Officer and Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Liz Tovar, speaks during an Iowa Board of Regents meeting on Wednesday, April 7. Tovar answered questions related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. (Ayrton Breckenridge/The Daily Iowan)

Tovar: diversity, equity, and inclusion to be ‘core pillar’ in next UI strategic plan

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter April 7, 2021

The University of Iowa will prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion in its next strategic plan, Associate Vice President for DEI Liz Tovar told the state Board of Regents during Wednesday’s Campus...

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