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UI won’t do a pass/fail grading option for fall classes

Photo Illustration by Raquele Decker.
Grace Hamilton, News Reporter December 2, 2020

Members of the University of Iowa’s Undergraduate Student Government have been advocating for the university to implement a pass/fail grading option for the fall semester similar what the UI offered...

USG starts Green Bandana Project to increase campus suicide prevention efforts

Photo Illustration by Jeff Sigmund
Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter November 8, 2020

The University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government implemented the Green Bandana Project earlier this month to ensure students understand campus resources and to help with mental health and suicide-prevention...

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...

USG proposes fall classes should offer pass/not pass options

University Iowa Associate AD of Student-Athlete Academic Services, Liz Tovar speaks to the Undergraduate Student Government over Zoom on Tuesday, October 6th, 2020. Student government is discussing the Class Pass/Fail legislation being passed tonight.
Morgan Ungs, News Reporter October 6, 2020

The University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government voted unanimously on Tuesday to suggest the university offer a pass/not pass option for all undergraduate students this fall because of the increase...

USG passes resolution supporting sustainability, affordability, COVID-19 mitigation on campus

USG Senate Speaker Sam Stucky calls a USG meeting to close on Tuesday, Sept. 22 2020.
Rylee Wilson, News Editor September 22, 2020

In the annual joint session between the University of Iowa Undergraduate and Graduate and Professional Student Governments, senators passed three joint resolutions supporting 2030 sustainability goals,...

USG reassesses Student Activity Fee to support students during COVID-19

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Angie Reams, and members of USG meet virtually at the first University of Iowa Student Government Meeting on Aug. 25, 2020.
Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter September 1, 2020

All undergraduate and graduate students are required to pay a $72 Student Activity Fee once a semester, which funds several different aspects of student life at the university. But with the coronavirus...

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 25, 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...

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...

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...

Reynolds signs USG-backed medical amnesty bill

Senator Annette Sweeney speaks with UISG senators during the Hawkeye Caucus at the State Capitol in Des Moines on April 9, 2019. The Hawkeye Caucus provides members of the University of Iowa community to come speak with Iowa legislators.
Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor June 25, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a medical amnesty bill into law Thursday, closing five years of University of Iowa Student Government advocacy for the measure. House File 684 prevents underage people from...

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...

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...

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