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University of Iowa students petition for administration to take pay cuts before faculty

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

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

July 30, 2020

In response to the recent nonrenewal of several faculty and staff contracts across campus, University of Iowa students have started a petition calling for members of the administration to take pay cuts before faculty and staff do. UI student Hannah Zadeh started the petition last week, which highl...

Iowa regents discuss institutional response to COVID-19 amid calls to close campuses in the fall

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.

Katie Ann McCarver, News Editor

July 29, 2020

The state Board of Regents read a formal resolution in its virtual meeting on Wednesday that regarded COVID-19 in its public institutions, recognizing in particular the efforts of various campus communities in their response to the pandemic. The resolution acknowledged that campus operations suffered...

Iowa regents approve property transfer to allow relocation of historic Iowa City home

The Sanxay-Gilmore House on is seen on June 15 on Market Street in Iowa City.

Kelsey Harrell, Managing Digital Editor

July 29, 2020

The state Board of Regents approved a property transfer of 0.2 acres of land from the City of Iowa City to the University of Iowa, which will become the new location for the Sanxay-Gilmore House. The City of Iowa City would transfer ownership of the 0.2 acres of land, which is currently a metered-par...

Iowa regents approve fiscal 2021 budget with decreased state funding, tuition revenue amid COVID-19 pandemic

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.

Katie Ann McCarver, News Editor

July 29, 2020

The state Board of Regents approved its fiscal 2021 budget in a virtual meeting on Wednesday, after the heads of Iowa’s three public universities presented their institutions’ financial plans. As previously reported by The Daily Iowan, the general university operating budgets for fiscal 202...

State Board of Regents to administer ACT tests for Iowa students in August

A sign for the ACT corporate office is seen on Monday, July 27, 2020 off of Scott Blvd. in Iowa City. (Hannah Kinson/The Daily Iowan)

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

July 28, 2020

When preparing for the ACT, high-school students can control how much they study math, English, and science, but they can’t control test cancellations due to COVID-19. To remedy these testing challenges, Iowa students graduating in 2020 and 2021 have the opportunity to take the ACT through the s...

Regents consider approval of fiscal 2021 budget amid financial loss due to COVID-19, decreased state funding

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.

Katie Ann McCarver, News Editor

July 24, 2020

The state Board of Regents will consider approval of a major hit to its fiscal 2021 budget at its July 29 meeting, which includes significant decreases in institutional budgets and finances stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as reallocation of decreased state appropriations. According to...

UI officials say associate vice president for DEI will continue reporting to provost’s office, search to fill the position ongoing

UI President Bruce Harreld answers a question in the Adler Journalism Building on Monday, September 23, 2019. President Harreld discussed his contract extension, the resignation of the Associate VP for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the UI marching band investigation regarding incidents taken place during the Cy-Hawk football game. (Katina Zentz/The Daily Iowan)

Katie Ann McCarver, News Editor

July 23, 2020

The University of Iowa will not make any changes in reporting structure for the position of associate vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion, in an effort to continue its search to fill the position without inhibition, according to a Thursday release. In a release Thursday morning, UI President Bru...

Students concerned about UI rollout of CARES Act funding

Photo Illustration by Ryan Adams

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

July 22, 2020

Students are expressing concern about whether the University of Iowa is providing enough funding for students in need. They point to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act’s difficult application process and the university’s lack of student support as the root of the p...

Provost Fuentes signs settlement agreement with UI to serve as special assistant to the president

Provost Montserrat Fuentes speaks during an interview with The Daily Iowan in Jessup Hall on Monday Sept. 30, 2019. Fuentes addressed topics including diversity of campus and student enrollment.

Josie Fischels, Summer Editor

July 16, 2020

University of Iowa executive vice president and provost Montserrat Fuentes has stepped down as provost after signing a settlement agreement with the UI, effective Thursday. According to a release from the UI, Fuentes will serve as special assistant to the president and conduct research as par...

University of Iowa fall plans spark concern for UI faculty and graduate students

The Old Capitol is seen on Thursday, March 12, 2020. (Jenna Galligan/The Daily Iowan)

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

July 12, 2020

While the University of Iowa plans to return to in-person instruction for the fall semester, some faculty and staff have expressed concerns that the social distancing guidelines created by the UI will not be enough to keep instructors and students safe. Thirty-seven University of Iowa faculty membe...

UI outlines further budget cuts, president’s salary proposed to be cut in half

The Old Capitol is seen on Nov. 19, 2019.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

July 10, 2020

The University of Iowa identified additional budget cuts on Friday afternoon, including a 50-percent reduction in President Bruce Harreld's base salary, pending approval by the state Board of Regents at its July 29 meeting. The cuts were outlined in a campus-wide email on Friday, coming on the...

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...