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University of Iowa students may soon apply for funds from $16 million CARES Act share

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

Naomi Hofferber, Senior Reporter

April 28, 2020

University of Iowa students experiencing financial hardship because of COVID-19 may apply for relief using federal funds beginning May 4 on MyUI.  The UI shared Monday that students must articulate how their financial challenges were caused or relate to the pandemic to receive financial support thr...

Iowa’s public university leaders to share COVID-19 revenue losses with regents

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.

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

April 27, 2020

The state Board of Regents will hold a virtual meeting Thursday to discuss the loss of revenue and increased financial strain that Iowa’s three public universities face as a result of COVID-19. Although Iowa’s three regent institutions will receive $45.5 million in federal relief money from ...

Tippie dean search: Oklahoma business school associate dean emphasizes inclusion, accessibility

University of Oklahoma Price College of Business Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Engagement Laku Chidambaram speaks during a forum in search of a new Dean of the Tippie College of Business over a Zoom video call on April 23, 2020. This is the first forum in search of a new dean for the college of business.

Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

April 23, 2020

In its first public forum in its search for a new Tippie College of Business Dean, candidate Laku Chidambaram emphasized inclusion and accessibility for students, faculty, and staff in his vision for the helm of the University of Iowa’s business school. The UI hosted its first public forum in it...

UI student urges next Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion leader to report to president

Photo Illustration by Ryan Adams

Rin Swann, News Reporter

April 23, 2020

A University of Iowa student suggested the next associate vice president for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion report directly to the UI president to strengthen connections between Hawkeyes with marginalized identities and those in top leadership roles in a virtual meeting April 22 with search firm ...

University of Iowa students grapple with how, whether to pay rent after classes transition online

Nina Grover, a third-year UI student, poses for a portrait on the balcony of her apartment on Monday, April 20, 2020. (Jake Maish/The Daily Iowan)

Sarah Watson, Managing Editor

April 21, 2020

University of Iowa junior Nina Grover was used to paying her groceries, rent, and insurance on time. She kept her finances minutely organized, maintaining one account for personal spending and another for her school expenses. After spring break, she found out she wouldn’t be able to return to he...

National registrar association awards Sarah Harris with honorary membership after 30 years at UI

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Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

April 20, 2020

The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers recently awarded honorary membership to University of Iowa Senior Associate Registrar Sarah Harris, who has spent more than half of her career serving the campus community. Harris graduated from the UI in 1982 with a deg...

Postdoctoral scholars join new fellowship program from UI Provost’s Office

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Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

April 19, 2020

Four postdoctoral scholars will comprise the inaugural class of the University of Iowa Office of the Provost’s Postdoctoral Faculty Fellowship Program, created as an avenue to train and retain postdoctoral students at the UI. UI Provost Montserrat Fuentes has been working toward establishing the f...

University of Iowa to hold virtual forums for diversity administrator, Tippie dean searches

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

Lauren White, News Reporter

April 16, 2020

The University of Iowa will hold virtual public forums in late April as it continues its searches to fill two university administration spots. The associate vice president for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion search committee will hold forums to gather input on the role and qualities to look ...

UI preparing to open up grant process to allocate funds from utility system public/private partnership

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

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

April 16, 2020

The University of Iowa will announce a timeline for a campus-wide initiative of proposals to support the university’s public/private partnership with a private entity to operate and maintain its utility system financially in a few weeks. The UI said in a statement Thursday there are more detai...

Iowa’s public universities’ future funding uncertain as coronavirus strains state economy

Iowa's public universities' future funding uncertain as coronavirus strains state economy

Marissa Payne, Editor-in-Chief

April 14, 2020

The funding outlook for Iowa’s public universities remains unclear as the novel coronavirus strains the U.S. economy and state officials face fiscal uncertainty. President Trump passed the $2.2 trillion federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act in March to provide emergency relie...

University of Iowa Faculty Council voices concern on fall semester, tenure

Faculty Senate President Sandra Daack-Hirsch speaks during the Faculty Senate meeting on April 23, 2019.

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

April 14, 2020

University of Iowa Faculty Council members voiced concerns about the uncertainty of the fall semester in their first virtual meeting since the UI transitioned classes online for the spring semester and shut down most of campus. UI law Professor Caroline Sheerin said as the fall semester quick...

How the UI moved to virtual instruction in a matter of weeks

Photo illustration by Hayden Froehlich

Lauren White, News Reporter

April 14, 2020

The University of Iowa made the quick transition to virtual instruction in a matter of weeks to protect Hawkeyes from the spread of the novel coronavirus — a move that campus technology staff have prepared to pull off unknowingly for the last several years. After the UI announced in early March...