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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 2021....

Q&A: UI president discusses fall plans, COVID-19 responses, the public/private partnership

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld talks with The Daily Iowan during an interview at the Adler Journalism Building on Feb. 13.

DI Staff

May 18, 2020

This transcript is of a May 6 interview with University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld. It has been edited lightly for clarity. DI: Obviously, there’s a lot of unknowns right now, one of them being the fall semester. Can you delve into some of the scenarios the university is planning for and ...

UI utility system P3’s $999 million in net proceeds remain in ‘short-term instruments’ as COVID-19 wreaks havoc on economy

UI President Bruce Harreld answers questions during an interview with The Daily Iowan in the Adler Journalism Building on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.

Marissa Payne, Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2020

The University of Iowa is keeping approximately $999 million in proceeds from its utility system public/private partnership in short-term instruments while the stock markets tumble and uncertainty looms over the nation's economic outlook because of COVID-19. The $1.165 billion 50-year deal with ...

‘It feels surreal’: Hawkeyes celebrate virtually as they graduate amid unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld speaks during virtual commencement on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19, the University of Iowa moved commencement online in March.

Rin Swann, News Reporter

May 16, 2020

First-generation student and graduating senior Hunter Aldred sat beside his roommate wearing a cap and gown. Instead of a backdrop of Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Aldred sat on his well-worn white couch in his Iowa City apartment. In one hand, he held his phone and watched his virtual commencement cerem...

UI extends Tippie College of Business dean search until fall semester

The Pappajohn Business Building is seen on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

May 15, 2020

The University of Iowa shared Friday it has extended the Tippie College of Business dean search to allow candidates to have in-person visits during the fall semester, but it's unclear what the decision means for the three finalists currently in the candidate pool. Because of the COVID-19 outb...

UI developing plan for in-person fall semester, faculty and staff to continue remote work

The Old Capitol is seen on April 13, 2020.

Naomi Hofferber, Arts and News Reporter

May 15, 2020

On Friday, the University of Iowa took another step in its planning process for reopening in the fall, a campus-wide email informed UI students, faculty, and staff. UI planning teams submitted scenarios and recommendations on how to reopen the university for in-person education safely to the UI’s...

‘We have to keep people safe’: Hawkeyes at the heart of University of Iowa’s COVID-19 response

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Marissa Payne, Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2020

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld was searching for a guiding star in March to lead the institution through the COVID-19 pandemic amid a horizon filled with uncertainty. As the number of novel coronavirus cases first began to rise in Iowa, the 21st UI president met with the deans March...

‘We’re preparing for everything,’ University of Iowa president says of plans to resume campus operations

UI President Bruce Harreld answers questions during an interview with The Daily Iowan in the Adler Journalism Building on Monday, December 9, 2019. (Katina Zentz/The Daily Iowan)

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

May 6, 2020

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld said in an interview with The Daily Iowan Wednesday that the university is considering several potential solutions to address how to safely resume campus operations, especially for the upcoming fall semester, amid COVID-19.  “We’re preparing for e...

Nonresident University of Iowa students concerned about out-of-state tuition rates amid online instruction

Nonresident University of Iowa students concerned about out-of-state tuition rates amid online instruction

Mary Hartel, News Reporter

May 5, 2020

Some University of Iowa nonresident students are voicing concerns about the financial burden of out-of-state tuition as classes go virtual for universities across the country because of the COVID-19 pandemic. UI officials prorated refunds for on-campus housing and dining costs, but have said ...

Tippie dean search: University of Texas at San Antonio business-school dean talks research, diversity, student success

Wm. Gerard Sanders Dean College of the College of Business Administration and Bodenstedt Chair at the University of Texas at San Antonio, speaks during a Zoom meeting on Monday May 4, 2020.

Lauren White, News Reporter

May 4, 2020

The final public forum in the University of Iowa’s search for a new dean of the Tippie College of Business occurred Monday, where candidate Gerard Sanders discussed five strategic priorities he plans to implement in the school, if selected. Sanders, dean of the University of Texas at San Anton...

College of Engineering faculty, staff councils send climate resolution to UI administration

Solar Panels are positioned on the top of the Seamens Center on Monday, October 2, 2017.

Annie Fitzpatrick, News Reporter

May 4, 2020

Representatives on two University of Iowa engineering councils sent a resolution asking for coordinated campus-side leadership in addressing climate change to university administration in April, but leaders in the engineering college are concerned that achieving climate goals may be delayed due t...

Iowa regents recommend no tuition hikes amid ‘unprecedented’ COVID-19 uncertainty

Regent 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.

Kelsey Harrell, News Reporter

April 30, 2020

May 4: The state Board of Regents did a first reading of the proposed tuition and mandatory fees for the 2020-21 academic year, the proposed rates will remain flat amid the novel coronavirus pandemic and the financial uncertainty that has resulted. A final reading and vote on the tuition and f...