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Faculty Marshal Elizabeth Walker speaks during the University of Iowas Commencement Ceremony for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences spring 2022 graduates at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday, May 14, 2022.

UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students graduate at Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Sam Knupp, News Reporter May 14, 2022

The spring 2022 graduating class of the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, along with their families, assembled at Carver-Hawkeye Arena for their graduation ceremony on Saturday. The...

University of Iowa freshman Volta Adovor studies at Rienow Hall at the University of Iowa on Thursday, May 5, 2022. Adovor, along with two other students in high school, were supposed to present What We Need Our Teachers to Know About Race at a conference hosted by the Iowa Department of Education in April of last year, but a bill that banned the teaching of divisive concepts from Iowas state agencies and schools postponed the event indefinitely. (Gabby Drees/The Daily Iowan)

UI critical race theory course remains after ‘divisive concepts’ ban

Kate Perez, News Reporter May 5, 2022

After Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill in June 2021 outlawing the required teaching of divisive topics, the University of Iowa English department is offering a course focusing on the major theories...

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Students without high school diplomas experience college through UI’s Bucksbaum Early Entrance Academy

Madeleine Willis, News Reporter May 4, 2022

Elizabeth Clark skipped two years of high school, missing both her junior and senior years, to begin college at the University of Iowa as a 17-year-old. Clark said she was completely ready to come...

Contributed photo of Caroline Tolbert.

UI professor wins Harvard book award for studying internet access disparities

Cooper Worth, News Reporter May 4, 2022

University of Iowa Professor Caroline Tolbert was awarded a 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize in Academics for her book, Choosing the Future: Technology and Opportunity in Communities. Tolbert, a political...

Contributed photo of Liz Tovar, executive officer and associate vice president of the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and lead of the diversity, equity, and inclusion team.

University of Iowa strategic plan nears end of drafting stage

Kate Perez, News Reporter May 1, 2022

The University of Iowa’s 2022-27 strategic plan is nearly complete after the project began in March 2021. It will be finalized and presented to the state Board of Regents next month. The university...

The new sales lab in the Pappajohn Business Building is seen on Monday, April 25, 2022.

Tippie College of Business offers student internships at in-house sales lab for hands-on experience

Simone Garza, News Reporter April 27, 2022

The Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa is offering a new internship for students to gain real-world marketing and business experience. Charles Keene, Tippie College of Business...

University of Iowa President Barbara Wilson speaks with members of The Daily Iowan in Jesup Hall on April 20, 2022.

‘It just kind of caught us off guard:’ UI stakeholders reflect on meetings with President Wilson

Kate Perez, News Reporter April 26, 2022

When one student group on campus met with University of Iowa President Barbara Wilson, some members were concerned with the way she spoke about sexual assault protests and her previous work at the...

University of Iowa faculty senate president Teresa Marshall speaks during the Board of Regents meeting at the Alumni Center at Iowa State University on April 6, 2021. The Board of Regents looked over requests and plans from the University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State University, the Iowa school for the deaf, and the University of Iowa.

UI faculty, staff continue to struggle with burnout

Kate Perez, News Reporter April 25, 2022

The University of Iowa Faculty Council and Senate are voicing concerns about burnout and poor mental health as the academic year comes to a close. UI President Barbara Wilson told The Daily Iowan on...

University of President Barbara Wilson speaks with members of The Daily Iowan in Jesup Hall on April 20, 2022.

Q&A | President Barbara Wilson talks campus free speech, mental health resources after her first year

DI Staff April 21, 2022

The Daily Iowan sat down with the University of Iowa President Barbara Wilson on Wednesday in Jessup Hall, three weeks before the end of the spring semester. With the end of her first year as president...

University of President Barbara Wilson speaks with members of The Daily Iowan in Jesup Hall on April 20, 2022.

UI President Barbara Wilson continues prioritizing mental health, focuses on strategic plan

Hannah Pinski and Kelsey Harrell April 21, 2022

University of Iowa President Barbara Wilson has almost completed her first year at the helm of the institution. During her first year, Wilson prioritized mental health, met with student groups and...

The Old Capitol is seen in Iowa City, Iowa on April 14, 2022

International student enrollment drop causes UI to cut nine ESL faculty

Madeleine Willis, News Reporter April 20, 2022

The University of Iowa will not renew the contracts of nine instructional-track faculty members in the English as a Second Language department because of a decline in undergraduate and graduate international...

University of Iowa first-year student Oksana Hirchak teaches during a Ukrainian Conversation Hour at the Center for Langauge and Culture Learning in Phillips Hall at the University of Iowa on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. Hirchak, from Lviv, Ukraine, started the Ukrainian Conversation Hour, which began on April 12. Hirchak hopes to teach students about her language.

UI student introduces Ukrainian speaking club on campus

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, News Reporter April 19, 2022

The University of Iowa has a student-led Ukrainian Conversation Hour twice a week as the Russia-Ukraine war continues. Oksana Hirchak, a first-year student from Ukraine, said she came up with the...

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