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UI Faculty Council discusses need to recruit and retain underrepresented faculty and staff

Interim Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Elizabeth Tovar (above) talks about ways faculty can address racial discrimination within the campus Community. The faculty council also talked about COVID-19 spreading around the Iowa City Area.

Alexandra Skores, Managing Editor

September 2, 2020

The University of Iowa Faculty Council discussed concerns for recruiting and retaining diverse faculty members. The conversation comes after the departure of many Hawkeye leaders over the last year who had led the UI’s diversity efforts. Interim Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equit...

UI Faculty Council discusses utilizing P3 allocations to accommodate financial pressure

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

Alexandra Skores, Managing Editor

September 1, 2020

University of Iowa faculty discussed the possibility of allowing the public/private partnership grant to open up in order to accommodate for fiscal pressure on the institution in a virtual Faculty Council meeting on Tuesday. Upon the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UI suspended the strategic plann...

USG members disappointed in Harreld’s response to campus issues

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld addresses members of UISG virtually at the first University of Iowa Student Government Meeting on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

Rylee Wilson and Caleb McCullough

August 26, 2020

Undergraduate student government members said they felt no progress came out of meeting with University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld as he spoke to the group on COVID-19, in-person classes, racism on campus and more. Harreld spoke over Zoom at a student government meeting on Tuesday and took ...

University of Iowa to begin testing any students, Harreld says, as Johnson County coronavirus cases continue to climb

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

Eleanor Hildebrandt and Alexandra Skores

August 25, 2020

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld told student government leaders on Tuesday that testing options would be available to students soon, but didn’t specify any timeline, while cases ramp up in Johnson County. After senators discussed the lack of testing for students who are not exper...

Off-campus behavior may lead to suspensions or cancellations of housing contracts

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

Alexandra Skores, Managing Editor

August 25, 2020

The University of Iowa stated in an email to students on Tuesday that students who don’t comply with off-campus policies could face a canceled housing contract or university suspension. Director of Media Relations Anne Bassett said in an email that the Office of Student Accountability is re...

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld ‘exceedingly disappointed’ in downtown businesses

A group of friends sit at a picnic table outside Molly’s Cupcakes in Iowa City on Friday, August 21. With classes starting the following Monday, some people looked to go downtown to socialize before the start of school.

Rachel Schilke and Eleanor Hildebrandt

August 25, 2020

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld sharply rebuked downtown Iowa City businesses not enforcing COVID-19 guidelines after maskless students packed bars over the weekend. "We're having an explosion of cases that are originating in the downtown, nighttime life, [especially] at the bars and c...

Interactive: Universities across the Big Ten and Iowa return to class amid COVID-19

Interactive: Universities across the Big Ten and Iowa return to class amid COVID-19

Kelsey Harrell, Managing Digital Editor

August 23, 2020

 Classes at the University of Iowa began in person on Monday as other universities across the country announce they are moving completely online, the UI plans to stay in person.  In the past week the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Notre Dame, and Mi...

University of Iowa to release number of self-reported coronavirus cases each Friday

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

Alexandra Skores, Managing Editor

August 19, 2020

The University of Iowa will release self-reported positive COVID-19 cases in a campus update every Friday beginning Aug. 28, two weeks after students started early move-in, the UI wrote in an email to students on Wednesday. Students and employees can self report a positive coronavirus test or close...

University of Iowa resident assistants demand more transparency from campus administration

Hillcrest as seen on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. Hillcrest is one of the University of Iowa's Residence Halls.

Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

August 7, 2020

In an open letter to the University of Iowa Housing and Dining and campus administration, resident assistants expressed concern and uncertainty about how the school year will operate in the residence halls amid the COVID-19 pandemic and demanded more transparency from UI leadership. Among the c...

University of Iowa names interim associate vice president for DEI, interim director of Center for Diversity and Enrichment

Photo of Liz Tovar (L), interim associate vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and Tabitha Wiggins (R), interim directer of the Center for Diversity and Enrichment. Contributed.

Katie Ann McCarver, News Editor

August 6, 2020

The University of Iowa announced Thursday that Liz Tovar has been appointed interim associate vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and Tabitha Wiggins has been appointed interim director of the Center for Diversity and Enrichment. Tovar, associate athletics director for student-at...

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...