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State Board of Regents approve construction moratorium to end in June 2022

Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen gives a presentation to the Iowa Board of Regents during a meeting at the Iowa State Alumni Center in Ames, Iowa, on Thursday, June 6, 2019. The Regents voted in favor of a four percent tuition increase starting in the fall semester of 2019.

Kelsey Harrell, Managing Digital Editor

September 23, 2020

The state Board of Regents approved a proposal from the regent’s advisory group for a construction moratorium on new capital projects, effective immediately lasting until June 30, 2022.  The advisory group, created by Regent President Mike Richards, is comprised of Regents David Barker, Nan...

Regents send $18 million funding boost request to lawmakers

Iowa Board of Regents President Michael Richards sits alongside President Pro Tem Patty Cownie during a meeting at the Iowa State Alumni Center in Ames, Iowa, on Thursday, June 6, 2019. The Regents voted in favor of a four percent tuition increase starting in the fall semester of 2019.

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

September 23, 2020

The state Board of Regents unanimously passed its fiscal year 2022 state appropriations request totaling $642.87 million in operating and other appropriations. According to the board’s request, the two key resource components of the funding request are state appropriations and tuition revenue. The req...

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics seeing sicker patients

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are seen on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. (Tate Hildyard/The Daily Iowan)

Sabine Martin, News Reporter

September 24, 2020

COVID-19 patients from across the state continue to be transferred to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, returning the hospital's transfer numbers to pre-pandemic levels, but those patients are sicker, hospital officials told the regents on Wednesday. Suresh Gunasekaran, the chief executive officer of...

Board of Regents to ask for $30 million in state funding for deferred maintenance, OKs UI request for facility, property updates

The Board of Regents holds a meeting discussing bond sales and loss of revenue due to COVID-19 on Youtube live stream  on Thursday, April 30, 2020.

Katie Ann McCarver, Copy Editor

September 23, 2020

The state Board of Regents voted in a virtual meeting on Wednesday to move forward with a state-funding request of $30 million for deferred maintenance projects in fiscal 2022, which will pay for the reparation and replacement of existing capital assets at each of its institutions that did not rece...

University of Iowa leaders wary of looming bar closure deadline, not ready for in-person learning

Sarah Hansen, the Vice President of Student life for the University of Iowa, speaks to the Board of Regents about the university COVID-19 statistics on Thursday Sept. 17. Hansen had concerns about the reopening of the bars following the resolve of Governor Reynolds mandate. Majority of the cases on campus, were a result of off-campus activities.

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

September 17, 2020

Leaders from the universities governed by the state Board of Regents said they are not ready to return to in-person learning or resume regular activities as the coronavirus remains prevalent in university towns. At an update on campus life and COVID-19 operations delivered to the regents, Univ...

Regents consider approval of deferred maintenance funding request of $30 million for fiscal 2022

Rod Lehnertz, Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations, gives a presentation to the Board of Regents on Thursday Sept. 17. Lehnertz discussed building projects the the university had underway and how COVID-19 was impacting the projects.

Katie Ann McCarver, Copy Editor

September 17, 2020

The state Board of Regents will consider approval of a state-appropriations request totaling $30 million for fiscal 2022, to be allocated toward deferred-maintenance projects at each of its institutions. In a virtual meeting Thursday, Board of Regents Director of Facilities John Nash presented the r...

Iowa’s regents universities introduce changes to Title IX policies

Monique Di’Carlo, UI Sexual Misconduct Response and Title IX Coordinator, presents to the Board of Regents over Zoom on Thursday Sept. 17. Di’Carlo spoke about the changes to Title IX and how the schools where coping with the changes.

Sabine Martin, News Reporter

September 17, 2020

The University of Iowa reported its new interim policy on sexual harassment and sexual misconduct at the state Board of Regents meeting on Thursday. The new policy maintains the same standard of evidence for sexual misconduct cases, despite changes made by the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos...

UI requests state Board of Regents approve property sale, window replacement project

The University of Iowa's English-Philosophy Building is seen on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020.

Kelsey Harrell, Managing Digital Editor

September 17, 2020

The state Board of Regents heard two requests from the University of Iowa, the first for a project that will replace the windows on the English and Philosophy Building and the second for the acceptance and sale of rural property in Louisa County. The UI requested approval for the property sale ...

State Board of Regents advisory group proposes construction moratorium

Iowa Board of Regents President Michael Richards sits alongside President Pro Tem Patty Cownie during a meeting at the Iowa State Alumni Center in Ames, Iowa, on Thursday, June 6, 2019. The Regents voted in favor of a four percent tuition increase starting in the fall semester of 2019.

Kelsey Harrell, Managing Digital Editor

September 15, 2020

An advisory group created by the state Board of Regents is recommending a construction moratorium on new capital projects at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and University of Northern Iowa effective until June 30, 2022. The moratorium will be effective immediately if it is appro...

University of Iowa drops slightly in US News rankings

The Old Capital is seen on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

Rachel Schilke and Rylee Wilson

September 14, 2020

The University of Iowa slid in the touted national US News and World Report rankings for top national universities, but maintained its ranking among public universities from the previous year. Every year, US News releases its rankings of the top national universities and public universities, which...

Majority of assistant Iowa football coaches receive raises despite athletic department pay cuts

Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley talks with offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz during Iowa's game against Northern Illinois at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Huskies 33-7.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

September 2, 2020

Iowa's assistant football coaches have received their annual pay raises, and despite pay cuts around the athletic department because of financial shortfalls caused by COVID-19, many of them will make more this year than they did a year ago. As first reported by the Des Moines Register, Iowa is paying out $5.27 million in base salaries to its assistant football coaches this fiscal year, an increase of $575,000 compared to last year. That base figure does not account for ...

University of Iowa Faculty Council discusses ‘sick-out’ to be held on Wednesday

Faculty Council President Joseph Yockey speaks on a Zoom call on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020.

Sabine Martin, News Reporter

September 2, 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Iowa, tensions are rising between the University of Iowa administration and faculty members. On Wednesday, Sept. 2, UI faculty and students are planning to “call in sick” due to high rates of COVID-19 in Iowa and on campus. The “UIowa Sickout” socia...