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University of Iowa Presidential Candidate Barbara Wilson addresses the audience during the second UI Presidential Forum in the Levitt Center for University Advancement on Thursday, April 15,  2021. Wilson is currently the executive vice president and vice president for Academic Affairs for the University of Illinois System.

Second UI presidential forum: University of Illinois System Executive Vice President Barbara Wilson emphasizes student voices, diverse team building

Rachel Schilke and Eleanor Hildebrandt April 15, 2021

The second candidate for the University of Iowa's presidency, Barbara Wilson, touted her history of academic administration and promoted herself as someone who can bring together people as a team builder. Wilson...

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...

Alejandro Comellas is seen giving a UIHC presentation during the Iowa Board of Regents meeting on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Brianna Brown/The Daily Iowan)

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics reports near-record patient volumes

Sabine Martin, News reporter April 14, 2021

Suresh Gunasekaran, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics CEO of University of Iowa Health Care told the state Board of Regents on Wednesday that if it weren't for the mandatory two-month shutdown...

Catlett Residence Hall is seen on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

University of Iowa residence hall rates to rise slightly

Sarah Watson, Executive Editor April 14, 2021

The price tag of the University of Iowa's most popular double room residence hall accommodation will rise for the 2021-2022 academic year the only one of the three universities to raise its rates overall. The...

Elizabeth Bergman is seen discussing refunding bonds during the Iowa Board of Regents meeting on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

Regents approve three University of Iowa refunding bonds, saving millions

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter April 14, 2021

The state Board of Regents approved Wednesday three bonds to be refunded to University of Iowa departments. The sale, authorizing, and providing of issuance for the Athletic Facilities Revenue Refunding,...

Syringes for the COVID-19 vaccine lay on a counter at the VA Medical Center in Iowa City on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. The center received the Moderna vaccine for its employees.

Board of Regents won’t require COVID-19 vaccinations at Iowa’s public universities

Rylee Wilson, News Editor April 14, 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations won’t be required for students or employees at any of Iowa’s three regents’ institutions, including the University of Iowa.  Mike Richards, president of the state Board...

Cambuses pick up and drop off passengers at the WCTC stop on Monday, April 20, 2020.

Board of Regents find inconsistencies in drug, alcohol testing, insuring vehicles during audit of Cambus

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter April 14, 2021

Several inconsistencies in Cambus operations were reported during the state Board of Regents Audit and Compliance Committee meeting on Wednesday.  Interim Chief Audit Executive Debra Johnston highlighted...

Textbooks for the 2020 school year are stacked.

Faculty required to list textbook orders with Hawk Shop following bookstore private-partnership agreement

Rylee Wilson, News Editor April 13, 2021

As the Iowa Hawk Shop transitions to private management, faculty will now be required to place all course materials orders with the Hawk Shop, leaving some concerned about impacts on local bookshops.  Faculty...

The Capitol building in Des Moines is pictured on April 29, 2018.

Bill to freeze funding for regents universities passed through state House Appropriations Committee

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Reporter April 12, 2021

A bill that proposes zero increased funding and a tuition freeze for Iowa’s three regents universities was approved by the state House Appropriations Committee on a party-line vote on Monday.  House...

University of Iowa Presidential Candidate Hari Osofsky gives opening remarks at a public forum, Monday, April 10, 2021, in Iowa City, Iowa. Osofsky currently serves as dean of Penn State’s Law and the Penn State School of International Affairs.

First UI presidential forum: Penn State College of Law Dean Hari Osofsky emphasizes collaboration, integrity in leadership

Sarah Watson, Caleb McCullough, and Grace Hamilton April 12, 2021

As president of the University of Iowa, first finalist Hari Osofsky said she would be a collaborative leader who values “personal integrity” above all else. The first of four finalists, Osofsky...

Contributed photo of Hari Osofsky, dean of the Penn State College of Law and School of International Affairs.

UI presidential search: Dean of Penn State Law Hari Osofsky named finalist

Caleb McCullough and Sarah Watson April 11, 2021

Hari Osofsky, dean of Penn State Law and the Penn State School of International Affairs, will attend campus on Monday as the first of four finalists for the University of Iowa presidency.  She...

University of Iowa Student Government President, Connor Wooff, speaks during an Iowa Board of Regents meeting on Wednesday, April 7. Wooff talked about the challenges students faced during the pandemic. (Ayrton Breckenridge/The Daily Iowan)

2020 brought social justice attention, mental health challenges to Iowa campuses, student leaders say

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter April 7, 2021

A year after COVID-19 drastically changed the lives of college students, student leaders at Iowa’s public universities say students have confronted struggles for racial justice and mental health...

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