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Iowa Legislature cuts state appropriations to regent institutions by $8 million

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

Rylee Wilson and Katie Ann McCarver

June 16, 2020

The Iowa Legislature has cut funding at the three state Board of Regents universities by $8 million for fiscal 2021.  The regents previously requested an $18 million increase for the next fiscal year. Before universities experienced steep losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Reynolds recommended ...

Student organizations urge University of Iowa to cut ties with local law enforcement

Student organizations urge University of Iowa to cut ties with local law enforcement

Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

June 6, 2020

University of Iowa and Iowa City leaders pledged Friday to review policing procedures after the Iowa City Police Department, under the direction of the Iowa State Patrol, used tear gas, pepper spray, and flash-bangs on peaceful protesters headed toward Interstate 80 Wednesday night. The actions of law enforcement on Wednesday prompted...

Officials from UI Hospitals and Clinics discuss financial impact of COVID-19 for fiscal 2020, 2021 with regents

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is seen on Sept. 17, 2018.

Katie Ann McCarver, News Editor

June 4, 2020

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics officials discussed a projected $100 million in costs due to COVID-19 in a virtual state Board of Regents meeting Thursday. As the UI healthcare system transitions out of crisis response and into the “new normal,” it anticipates an even larger financi...

Regents approve tuition freeze for fall 2020 semester, student leaders urge for similar action in spring

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.

Kelsey Harrell, Managing Digital Editor

June 4, 2020

The state Board of Regents heard from student government leaders at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa about the proposed tuition freeze for the fall 2020 semester on Thursday, voicing concerns about the possibility of a mid-year tuition increase.  ...

Leaders from state universities update regents on COVID-19 impact on students

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.

Kelsey Harrell, Managing Digital Editor

June 4, 2020

Leaders from the institutions governed by the state Board of Regents surveyed students to understand how they are adjusting to learning in new environments and what measures can be taken to help them. The survey found that students were taking advantage of online resources provided to assist those wh...

Iowa State University begins exploring potential public/private partnership

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

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

June 4, 2020

After the University of Iowa’s historic public/private partnership reached financial close in March, Iowa State University is now researching and evaluating its own opportunities for a public/private partnership. ISU Interim Senior Vice President for Operations and Finance Pam Cain spoke abou...

State Board of Regents approves new UI women’s soccer complex

The Iowa Soccer Complex is seen during a women's soccer match between Iowa and Western Michigan on Thursday, August 22, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Broncos, 2-0.

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

June 4, 2020

In a virtual meeting Thursday, the state Board of Regents approved the budget and project plans for a proposed University of Iowa project for a new women’s soccer complex on campus. The $3.9 million project was first unveiled May 29 in regents documents. The proposed plan would build a 8,400 ...

Regents approve name change for UI School of Urban and Regional Planning

Regents 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.

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

June 4, 2020

The University of Iowa received approval from the state Board of Regents in a virtual meeting Thursday to change the name of the School of Urban and Regional Planning. The school will now be called the School of Planning and Public Affairs to better reflect what students learn within it.  UI Pro...

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 ...

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...