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University of Iowa provost reports ‘equity gap’ in first-generation student outcomes

University of Iowa provost reports ‘equity gap’ in first-generation student outcomes

Alexandra Skores, News Editor

April 2, 2020

University of Iowa Provost Montserrat Fuentes on Wednesday reported a gap in outcomes for first-generation students compared with their continuing generation peers, as Hawkeyes who are the first in their families to attend college see lower graduation and retention rates. Delivering the annual diver...

UI Health Care leaders say COVID-19 takes financial toll on system; focused on resources for patients, staff

UI Health Care leaders say COVID-19 takes financial toll on system; focused on resources for patients, staff

Katie Ann McCarver, News Editor

April 1, 2020

University of Iowa Health Care leaders said Wednesday that the enterprise's response to combatting COVID-19 is expected to take a financial toll of around $50 million, but they're committed to maximizing resources and staff to deliver the care that's needed. UI Vice President for Medical Affairs Brooks Jack...

Mike Richards, Patty Cownie reappointed to Iowa regents leadership posts

Mike Richards, Patty Cownie reappointed to Iowa regents leadership posts

Marissa Payne, Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2020

The state Board of Regents reappointed Mike Richards and Patty Cownie to its top leadership posts Wednesday as the governing board leads Iowa's public universities through a period of disruption while the institutions respond to contain the spread of COVID-19. Students have abruptly packed up to...

UI shared-governance leaders ask regents to consider COVID-19 impact on salaries

UI shared-governance leaders ask regents to consider COVID-19 impact on salaries

Kelsey Harrell, News Reporter

April 1, 2020

Faculty representatives from the University of Iowa urged the state Board of Regents to consider the work faculty and staff have done despite COVID-19 outbreak at its virtual meeting Wednesday.  Representatives from groups of faculty and staff, not organized for the purpose of collective bargain...

UI will not refund students’ tuition during virtual instruction, will refund some housing and course fees

UI will not refund students’ tuition during virtual instruction, will refund some housing and course fees

Lauren White, News Reporter

March 30, 2020

While the University of Iowa will not refund students’ tuition during virtual instruction amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the UI is currently looking at ways to refund students for things like housing, recreation, and course fees.  In a university-wide email sent Monday, it stated that the UI will ref...

UI Admissions Office’s efforts to attract prospective Hawkeyes move online

UI Admissions Office’s efforts to attract prospective Hawkeyes move online

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

March 25, 2020

The University of Iowa is adapting how it will attract and assist prospective students as prospective and newly admitted Hawkeyes prepare to make their college decisions while the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus upends campus life. Because the UI has moved to a virtual-learning forma...

UI seniors face the reality of canceled commencement this spring

UI seniors face the reality of canceled commencement this spring

Annie Fitzpatrick, News Reporter

March 20, 2020

The University of Iowa announced March 18 that spring commencement ceremonies are canceled as the spread of the novel coronavirus upends student life, though plans are in the works for an alternative celebration for graduating Hawkeyes. For some UI seniors, commencement would have been the first...

Board of Regents president issues state of emergency over Iowa public universities

Board of Regents president issues state of emergency over Iowa public universities

Lauren White, News Reporter

March 18, 2020

In acknowledgement of the rapid spread of COVID-19, state Board of Regents President Mike Richards has declared a state of emergency.  Richards said in a statement that to help minimize the spread at the public universities, the regents have been following guidance provided by the Centers for Disea...

Iowa regents approve policy change allowing president to declare state of emergency for institutions

Iowa regents approve policy change allowing president to declare state of emergency for institutions

Kelsey Harrell, News Reporter

March 17, 2020

The state Board of Regents approved a policy change to its manual giving the regent president authorization to declare a state of emergency for the three regent institutions amid growing evidence of community spread of novel coronavirus in Iowa.  The regents held a meeting by telephone Tuesday fo...

Iowa regents consider policy change to give president emergency-authorization authority

Iowa regents consider policy change to give president emergency-authorization authority

Katie Ann McCarver, News Editor

March 13, 2020

The state Board of Regents announced Thursday that it will hold a telephonic meeting at 11 a.m March 17, to discuss emergency preparedness according to Iowa Code, as well as consider changes to the regents' policy manual that would authorize the regent president to declare a state of emergency at re...

Sarah Hansen named next University of Iowa Vice President for Student Life

Sarah Hansen named next University of Iowa Vice President for Student Life

Rachel Schilke and Katie Ann McCarver

March 13, 2020

The University of Iowa announced Thursday that Office of the Provost Manager of Strategic Programs Sarah Hansen has been named the next vice president for Student Life, effective April 1 and pending approval by the state Board of Regents. Hansen will succeed interim Vice President for Student Life ...

University of Iowa to move classes online for two weeks after spring break amid coronavirus outbreak

University of Iowa to move classes online for two weeks after spring break amid coronavirus outbreak

Marissa Payne, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2020

The University of Iowa on Wednesday announced in-person classes have been suspended for two weeks after spring break beginning March 23 through at least April 3 amid concerns about mitigating the spread of COVID-19. Campus access will remain open for UI Hospitals and Clinics, library services, and r...