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University of Iowa President Barbara Wilson answers questions during an interview with The Daily Iowan on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2021. At the interview, Wilson addressed the challenges and highlights she has encountered during her three months of presidency, campus safety, her relationship with the Board of Regents, how the university handled the sexual assault allegations against Phi Gamma Delta, her goals with USG, and more. (Grace Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Q&A with President Barbara Wilson

DI staff October 14, 2021

The Daily Iowan sat down with University of Iowa President Barbara Wilson on Wednesday for her first interview since assuming office in Jessup Hall. During her first three months on campus, Wilson...

The University of Iowa Office of Student Financial Aid is seen at the Old Capitol Mall on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. (Gabby Drees/The Daily Iowan)

COVID-19 relief funds now available for international students

Kate Perez, News Reporter October 14, 2021

The University of Iowa received its highest sum of Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund funding than previous years to distribute to students with exceptional financial need. Previous rounds of...

Photo illustration by Cecilia Shearon.

UI faces shrinking talent pool, significant market challenges as the pandemic continues

Kate Perez, News Reporter October 13, 2021

The University of Iowa faces a shrinking talent pool of potential workers as the pandemic continues. The significant market challenges the UI is experiencing are the same ones occurring across all...

A University of Iowa faculty council meeting is held at the University Capitol Centre in the Old Capitol Mall on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.

Executive order requiring COVID-19 vaccinations, workplace safety protocols could impact UI faculty

Kate Perez, News Reporter October 13, 2021

The University of Iowa Faculty Council is awaiting administrative action after a Sept. 9 executive order from President Joe Biden required COVID-19 vaccinations for federal contractor employees by...

Burge Market Place is seen on Monday Oct. 11, 2021. (Raquele Decker/The Daily Iowan)

University of Iowa Housing and Dining struggles to staff on-campus jobs

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher , News Reporter October 12, 2021

The University of Iowa is facing a campus-wide staffing shortage this semester. University Housing and Dining is especially feeling the effects of the shortage. A majority of University Housing...

University of Iowa graduate student Hadley Galbraith poses for a portrait at the Scott Boulevard UI Urgent Care on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021. Galbraith plans to get the covid booster shot later this year.

University of Iowa faculty, teaching assistants eligible for COVID-19 booster shots

Kate Perez, News Reporter October 6, 2021

Faculty and teaching assistants at the University of Iowa are eligible to receive the COVID-19 booster shots with new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines that identify education staff...

The John Pappajohn Business Building stands tall during a sunny afternoon on Sept. 1, 2021. Recent changes in Tippie’s business program prioritizes flexibility by allowing students to utilize a new hybrid model.

Pappajohn family contributes $10 million to entrepreneurial centers

Ryan Hansen, News Reporter October 4, 2021

John and Mary Pappajohn will contribute $10 million to five university entrepreneurial centers in their names across the state of Iowa with the goal of make Iowa one of the most entrepreneurial states...

The Henry B. Tippie College of Business is seen on Sunday Sept. 26, 2021.

UI students excel in virtual study abroad programs

Ryan Hansen, News Reporter September 27, 2021

One University of Iowa student has found interest in traveling and studying abroad because of a virtual course she took over the summer, as the study abroad options slowly return in person. Shelby...

MacLean Hall is seen at the University of Iowa on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021.

MacLean Hall sees first major renovation in over a century

Emily Delgado, News Reporter September 27, 2021

MacLean Hall will receive a major modernization after more than a century to correct fire safety, power wiring, improve accessibility, and provide classroom upgrades to fit campus and industry standards.  The...

6-year graduation rate across Iowas regent universities. Graphic by Caleb McCullough.

UI’s lack of diversity presents barrier to some students of color

Kate Perez, News Reporter September 26, 2021

E’mma Camara, a first-year student who is Black, said the ratio of students of color to white students does not surprise her at the University of Iowa — but she expected to see more diversity...

Schaeffer Hall as seen on Oct. 9, 2018.

Associate Dean of Natural, Mathematical, and Social Sciences Maggy Tomova to join University of Central Florida

Emily Delgado, News Reporter September 17, 2021

Associate Dean of Natural, Mathematical and Social Sciences Maggy Tomova will leave the University of Iowa to join the University of Central Florida as the dean of the university's College of Sciences....

Board of Regents Office member Mark Braun, President Michael Richards, and President Pro Tem Sherry Bates listen to a speaker during the state of Iowa Board of Regents meeting in Reiman Ballroom at the Alumni Center in Ames, Iowa, on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. (Grace Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Board of Regents President still says no mask mandate

Emily Delgado, News Reporter September 16, 2021

The Iowa state Board of Regents does not intend to let the universities it governs change policies around masking. In the regents meeting Thursday, Regents President Mike Richards told reporters...

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