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UI to finalize most classroom placements by July 17, some small courses will still be online

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

Rylee Wilson, News Reporter

July 1, 2020

As students prepare to return to the University of Iowa campus in fall 2020, the university is working to reassign classroom spaces and determine how much instruction will take place in-person.  The first of two campus forums discussing how the UI academic and classroom experience will function...

UI explains reason for virtual instruction after Thanksgiving, full tuition costs at first virtual campus forum

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld hosts a live stream with Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations, Rod Lehnertz, over Youtube on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. This is the first in a series of virtual updates where UI administration present different elements of their plan for campus during the fall 2020 semester, which was announced on June 17. (Hannah Kinson/The Daily Iowan)

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

June 25, 2020

In the University of Iowa’s first virtual campus update meeting on Wednesday, President Bruce Harreld and Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations Rod Lehnertz responded to questions about tuition payments and details surrounding the UI’s fall plans. Lehnertz said full tuition would...

Interactive: Universities in Iowa and the Big Ten announce plans for the fall semester

Interactive: Universities in Iowa and the Big Ten announce plans for the fall semester

Kelsey Harrell, Managing Digital Editor

June 22, 2020

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Iowa Legislature cuts state appropriations to regent institutions by $8 million

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

Rylee Wilson and Katie Ann McCarver, News Editors

June 16, 2020

The Iowa Legislature has cut funding at the three state Board of Regents universities by $8 million for fiscal 2021.  The regents previously requested an $18 million increase for the next fiscal year. Before universities experienced steep losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Reynolds recommended ...

Student organizations urge University of Iowa to cut ties with local law enforcement

Student organizations urge University of Iowa to cut ties with local law enforcement

Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

June 6, 2020

University of Iowa and Iowa City leaders pledged Friday to review policing procedures after the Iowa City Police Department, under the direction of the Iowa State Patrol, used tear gas, pepper spray, and flash-bangs on peaceful protesters headed toward Interstate 80 Wednesday night. The actions of law enforcement on Wednesday prompted...

Officials from UI Hospitals and Clinics discuss financial impact of COVID-19 for fiscal 2020, 2021 with regents

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is seen on Sept. 17, 2018.

Katie Ann McCarver, News Editor

June 4, 2020

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics officials discussed a projected $100 million in costs due to COVID-19 in a virtual state Board of Regents meeting Thursday. As the UI healthcare system transitions out of crisis response and into the “new normal,” it anticipates an even larger financi...

Regents approve tuition freeze for fall 2020 semester, student leaders urge for similar action in spring

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

June 4, 2020

The state Board of Regents heard from student government leaders at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa about the proposed tuition freeze for the fall 2020 semester on Thursday, voicing concerns about the possibility of a mid-year tuition increase.  ...

Leaders from state universities update regents on COVID-19 impact on students

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld addresses the Board of Regents during a meeting at the Iowa State Alumni Center in Ames, Iowa, on Thursday, June 6, 2019.

Kelsey Harrell, Managing Digital Editor

June 4, 2020

Leaders from the institutions governed by the state Board of Regents surveyed students to understand how they are adjusting to learning in new environments and what measures can be taken to help them. The survey found that students were taking advantage of online resources provided to assist those wh...

Iowa State University begins exploring potential public/private partnership

Steam swirls around the University of Iowa Power Plant on the evening of Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

June 4, 2020

After the University of Iowa’s historic public/private partnership reached financial close in March, Iowa State University is now researching and evaluating its own opportunities for a public/private partnership. ISU Interim Senior Vice President for Operations and Finance Pam Cain spoke abou...

State Board of Regents approves new UI women’s soccer complex

The Iowa Soccer Complex is seen during a women's soccer match between Iowa and Western Michigan on Thursday, August 22, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Broncos, 2-0.

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

June 4, 2020

In a virtual meeting Thursday, the state Board of Regents approved the budget and project plans for a proposed University of Iowa project for a new women’s soccer complex on campus. The $3.9 million project was first unveiled May 29 in regents documents. The proposed plan would build a 8,400 ...

Regents approve name change for UI School of Urban and Regional Planning

Regents President Mike Richards listens during the state Board of Regents meeting at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls on Friday, November 15, 2018.

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

June 4, 2020

The University of Iowa received approval from the state Board of Regents in a virtual meeting Thursday to change the name of the School of Urban and Regional Planning. The school will now be called the School of Planning and Public Affairs to better reflect what students learn within it.  UI Pro...

UIHC expected to take unprecedented $100 million hit this fiscal year due to COVID-19 with more losses on the horizon

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is seen on Sept. 17, 2018.

Kelsey Harrell and Katie Ann McCarver

May 29, 2020

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics leaders are expecting the response to the novel-coronavirus pandemic to take an unprecedented $100 million financial toll on the institution in the final four months of fiscal 2020, which ends in July. An even larger drop in revenue is anticipated for fiscal ...