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UI student groups back mental-health fee

UI student groups back mental-health fee

Marissa Payne, [email protected]

October 21, 2016

CEDAR FALLS — Student leaders have responded to concerns over insufficient mental-health resources on campus by proposing a $12.50 fee to fund mental-health initiatives. The student-counseling staff ratio for the University of Iowa Counseling Service is the second lowest in the Big Ten, said UI Stu...

Regents mull tuition increase

Regents mull tuition increase

Marissa Payne, [email protected]

October 21, 2016

CEDAR FALLS — For a second time since the tuition freeze thawed in December 2015, the state Board of Regents discussed raising tuition by a base rate of 2 percent for resident undergraduates at all three public regent universities. The possibility of tuition hikes at the University of Iowa, Iowa State...

UI seeks more Kinnick renovations

University of Iowa's Kinnick Stadium on Stadium Drive on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. The University of Iowa is considering spending $100,000 to renovate a portion of the stadium. (The Daily Iowan/Anthony Vazquez)

Marissa Payne, [email protected]

October 20, 2016

CEDAR FALLS — Discussions of using funds from the Athletics Department to contribute to academics seem to be a distant memory after the proposal of $89.9 million in renovations to Kinnick Stadium at Wednesday’s state Board of Regents meeting. The full board is expected to vote on increasing the cost of ...

Survey to gauge UI working climate

Survey to gauge UI working climate

Marissa Payne, [email protected]

October 4, 2016

Starting Wednesday, University of Iowa employees can take the Working at Iowa survey to answer questions regarding their UI employment experiences. Through their UI email addresses, employees will be sent links to the confidential survey, which they can take until Oct. 19. “We use it as a benchmark...

Robillard steps down

FILE - The University of Iowa campus looking west from Old Capitol and the Pentacrest.

Marissa Payne, [email protected]

October 1, 2016

After serving as the vice president for medical affairs since 2007, the University of Iowa announced Sept. 30 Jean Robillard would step down from his position. “Both the academic and the clinical side [of UI Health Care] are doing well, and I think this is the right time to recruit the next leader,”...

UI hiring process raises some eyebrows

UI president Bruce Harreld listens to the other panelists at the Old Capitol Museum on Monday, May 2, 2016. The panels discussed numerous topics including social justice and themed semester program. (The Daily Iowan/Peter Kim)

Marissa Payne, [email protected]

September 28, 2016

Faculty members are searching for answers after some cases in which the University of Iowa has hired new employees without conducting formal searches. UI President Bruce Harreld announced Cheryl Reardon’s hiring as the chief human-resources officer and associate vice president last week. Reardon...

Some hope UI copies Brown’s lead

Some hope UI copies Brown’s lead

Marissa Payne, [email protected]

September 22, 2016

Following Brown University’s decision to supply all women’s, men’s, and gender-inclusive restrooms with free pads and tampons, some University of Iowa students are hoping to see a similar initiative implemented on campus. The UI has a history of trying to make the campus more gender-inclusive. Thi...

University faculty senate eyes AAUP sanction

University faculty senate eyes AAUP sanction

September 21, 2016

During a meeting Tuesday, the faculty senate discussed a sanction imposed on the University of Iowa this summer. By Marissa Payne & Vivian Le [email protected] For faculty and members on the University of Iowa chapter of the American Association of University Professors, the sanction issue...

Future tuition hike appears likely for the UI

UI president Bruce Harreld listens to a question during an one-on-one interview with two Daily Iowan reports in the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live Hotel on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015. The University's legal name is the State University of Iowa but in 1964 the state Board of Regents approved using the University of Iowa for everyday use. (The Daily Iowan/Margaret Kispert)

Marissa Payne, [email protected]

September 9, 2016

Another tuition hike seems imminent after the state Board of Regents voted on Thursday to approve fiscal 2018 requests, a 2 percent increase in state appropriations from fiscal 2017. The regents proposed a “dynamic” two-year budget plan, which will potentially lead to an additional tuition increa...

Regents may move on Main Library

Regents may move on Main Library

Marissa Payne, [email protected]

September 8, 2016

The state Board of Regents’ Property and Facilities Committee on Wednesday agreed to recommend to the regents that they approve a $50 million modernization plan for the University of Iowa Main Library as part of the regents’ five-year state-funded capital plan. Improvements to library would include, ...

From the Board of Regents: New dorm may be named after Catlett

FILE - University of Iowa junior Olivia Loechner and freshman Sydney McMurray lounge in a room they share with three other women. An overflow of students stay in residence hall lounges converted into expanded housing spaces until permanent accommodations are made. (The Daily Iowan/Carly Matthews, file)

Marissa Payne, [email protected]

September 8, 2016

The new Madison Street residence hall will likely be named after Elizabeth Catlett, pending approval at today’s state Board of Regents meeting. When Catlett graduated from the University of Iowa in 1940, she did so in style as one of three M.F.A. recipients, becoming the first woman and the first African-A...

University of Iowa wrestles with retaining faculty

University of Iowa wrestles with retaining faculty

Marissa Payne, [email protected]

August 31, 2016

University of Iowa administrative leaders are strategizing to raise compensation and retain faculty as state funding for the university dwindles. As the UI administration aims to keep faculty salaries competitive, the effects of the American Association of University Professors sanction against the UI...