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Iowa City Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration virtually celebrates human rights advocates

A vehicle display in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan 18, 2021.
Sarah Watson, Executive Editor January 18, 2021

The University of Iowa and Iowa City kicked off their Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration — a full two weeks of festivities, online programming, and service projects this year — on Monday, to celebrate...

UIHC union begins contract negotiations with state Board of Regents, asks for wage increase

Board members listen during the Board of Regents meeting on September 12, 2018 in the IMU Main Lounge. Regents members discussed remodeling various buildings and sights across various Iowa campuses.
Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter January 13, 2021

University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics caregivers asked for a 5 percent raise per year in their two-year contract with the state state Board of Regents on Wednesday. During the first virtual bargaining...

Reynolds’ state budget proposal underfunds public universities’ request

Members of the senate take part in a session within the senate chambers of the Iowa State Capitol Building on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Des Moines. Tuesday marks the second day of the 2021 Iowa legislative session, including the annual State of the State address given by Gov. Kim Reynolds. (Ryan Adams/The Daily Iowan)
Sarah Watson, Executive Editor January 12, 2021

Iowa’s three regent-governed universities would see a budget boost of $15 million under Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ proposed state budget — underfunding university leaders’ requests after lawmakers...

Search committee sets job description for next UI president

The Old Capitol is seen on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
Rylee Wilson, News Editor January 8, 2021

The preferred qualifications for the next University of Iowa president include a doctoral degree, significant experience in fiscal management, a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and experience...

University of Iowa faculty, students, push for president with academic background

Former state Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter announces the appointment of Bruce Harreld as the new UI president during a meeting in the IMU on Sept. 3, 2015. Harreld is the 21st president of the UI.
Rylee Wilson, News Editor December 24, 2020

University of Iowa students, faculty and staff are hoping the next head of the Hawkeye community will come from an academic background. Current president Bruce Harreld, who had no academic administration...

Iowa community colleges see a decline in enrollment locally, nationally

The website for Kirkwood Community College is seen on Sunday Dec. 13, 2020.
Sabine Martin, News Reporter December 14, 2020

National and state enrollment data show a downward trend in community college enrollment across Iowa, but community college administrators are optimistic of an “enrollment bounce back” in 2021. The...

UI president Bruce Harreld recommends next head diversity officer report to president

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld talks with members of the Daily Iowan during an interview at the Adler Journalism Building on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2019. President Harreld has been the president at the university since November 2, 2015.
Sabine Martin, News Reporter December 13, 2020

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld said he recommends that the next associate vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion selected should report to the president, but that  Harreld’s...

Q&A | President Harreld talks presidential search, DEI initiatives, and the spring semester

Q&A | President Harreld talks presidential search, DEI initiatives, and the spring semester
DI staff December 13, 2020

The Daily Iowan: So where are you Zooming from here today? President J. Bruce Harreld: I’m in Colorado right now.  DI: I know at the beginning of the semester, some people on social media...

‘It’s been Hell and I think we’re ready for a transition’ Harreld looking to new testing, depopulation options for spring semester

President Bruce Harreld speaks during a virtual interview with The Daily Iowan on Sept. 29, 2020.
Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter December 13, 2020

The University of Iowa is looking at various plans for how to ensure there is more testing accessible to students and there is not a COVID-19 outbreak in the spring semester. In an interview with...

UI President says pass/fail grading could have negative impact on students’ academic future

UI President Bruce Harreld answers questions during an interview with The Daily Iowan in the Adler Journalism Building on Monday, December 9, 2019.
Kelsey Harrell, Managing Digital Editor December 13, 2020

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld cited a negative impact to the academic future of students as the reason behind his lack of support for a pass/no pass option for the fall 2020 semester. A...

University of Iowa student leaders offer feedback while university searches for new president

Old Capital as seen on April 13, 2020.
Brian Grace, News Reporter December 10, 2020

University of Iowa students voiced that they hoped to see more focus on student interaction and support from the next UI president during the first of three listening posts hosted by the UI presidential...

Faculty of color voice frustrations with University of Iowa Diversity, Equity, Inclusion document

The Old Capitol building is seen on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.
Sabine Martin and Eleanor Hildebrandt December 11, 2020

Two professors of color voiced their frustration over the University of Iowa’s response to diversity, equity, and inclusion, after the Faculty Senate moved to approve two measures related to DEI...

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