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Criteria and process for applying for P3 grants to be released later this semester

Steam swirls around the University of Iowa Power Plant on the evening of Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

October 22, 2020

Applications for campus grants from the University of Iowa's public-private partnership — expected to garner the UI $15 million every year to fund strategic initiatives — will be available for campus to apply for later this semester. That timeframe was delayed because of the pandemic, according to a ...

Federal proposal could limit the duration of status for international students

Graduate student Yujia Lyu photographed on Oct. 20.

Mary Hartel, News Reporter

October 21, 2020

A new change to the Code of Federal Regulations proposed by the Trump administration would limit international students’ stays and would require students from some countries required to request costly extensions as often as every two years. Public comment on the proposed rule change — which...

Unions at Iowa universities vote to recertify for bargaining power, frustrated with election process

University of Iowa graduate student Drew Etienne poses for a portrait in downtown Iowa City on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. The Campaign to Organize Graduate Students (COGS) led a march to President Bruce Harreld's home in order to protest the administration's insistence that the university remain open despite the health risk posed by COVID-19.

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

October 20, 2020

When Elizabeth Handschy decided she wanted to earn a Ph.D. in anthropology, she knew it wouldn't be easy. But she never expected that continuing her education would be in jeopardy every other year. In 2017, the Iowa Legislature passed a law that changed how unions attain collective bargaining power. Instead of b...

Presidential search committee co-chairs look towards process with confident, inclusive mindset

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

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

October 15, 2020

After being named the co-chairs of the University of Iowa’s Presidential Search Committee, Sandra Daack-Hirsch and John Keller are looking toward their appointments with a focus on inclusivity. The state Board of Regents announced on Oct. 13 Daack-Hirsch and Keller would take the helm of th...

UI professor’s dance challenge to Harreld goes viral

Communications Studies Professor and Department Chair Kembrew McLeod dances in a viral TikTok video that has garnered over 730,000 likes, showing the professor challenging University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld to a dance battle. President Harreld has yet to comment on or accept the dance battle from Professor McLeod.

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

October 15, 2020

Engaging with students through pre-recorded lectures is no easy task, but when University of Iowa Professor of Communications Kembrew McLeod challenged UI President Bruce Harreld to a dance off, he caught the attention of his students and 2.5 million TikTok users. UI sophomore Chloe Weidl said ...

University of Iowa shared governance expresses concerns with halt of diversity, equity, and inclusion training

Old Capital as seen on April 13,2020

Morgan Ungs, News Reporter

October 13, 2020

University of Iowa shared governance leaders asked the UI to reinstate diversity, equity, and inclusion workplace training as soon as possible after the trainings were put on pause to evaluate compliance with a White House executive order. The order threatened to withhold federal funding from ...

State Board of Regents name co-chairs for Presidential Search Committee

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.

Sabine Martin, News Reporter

October 13, 2020

After University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld announced his intent to retire in late September, the state Board of Regents named Sandy Daack-Hirsch and John Keller co-chairs of the UI Presidential Search Committee on Tuesday. Daack-Hirsch, who is an associate professor and Interim Executive Asso...

Former UI provost Montse Fuentes named finalist for Kent State provost position

Provost Montse Fuentes speaks in an interview with The Daily Iowan in Jessup Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Fuentes sat down to discuss new plans to improve support for first-generation students.

Rachel Schilke, News Editor

October 5, 2020

Montserrat Fuentes, currently a University of Iowa special assistant to the president, is one of three finalists seeking to serve as Kent State University’s next senior vice president and provost. Fuentes was formerly the UI’s executive vice president and provost. She assumed a special posit...

Board of Regents approve Harreld’s retirement, start search for new president

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.

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

October 5, 2020

The search is open for the next University of Iowa president. The Iowa state Board of Regents accepted UI President Bruce Harreld’s plans to retire once his successor is selected at a virtual meeting on Monday, setting in motion the search for the next leader of the university. The board...

University of Iowa will halt diversity, equity, and inclusion training after White House Executive Order

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

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

October 5, 2020

The University of Iowa will temporarily halt diversity, equity, and inclusion training provided by federal contractors and federal grantees after evaluating a White House Executive Order that aims to “combat offensive and anti-American race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating.” The email was sent Friday, O...

Harreld to retire, opening search for new University of Iowa 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, 2020. President Harreld has been the president at the university since November 2, 2015.

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

October 1, 2020

Bruce Harreld has steered the University of Iowa campus through a pandemic, faced falling state appropriations, and brokered the institution’s first public-private partnership to bring in billions in revenue. He has faced backlash from even before his tenure, beginning with a widely condemned sea...

Harreld says University of Iowa should not bank on a vaccine for next semester, expects to remain mostly online

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld speaks during a virtual interview with Daily Iowan staff members on Tuesday, September 29, 2020.

Sabine Martin, News Reporter

September 29, 2020

As students adjust to the COVID-19 afflicted fall semester at the University of Iowa, UI president Bruce Harreld said the spring semester will likely look very similar to the fall. Harreld said the UI should not count on a vaccine being available during the spring. “I think we need to as...