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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 facing charges if they seek medical attention for alcohol-related emergencies. Advocates say the ...

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...

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.  ...

UI student governments ask Iowa City to forgive utilities for unemployed students, residents

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Riley Davis, News Reporter

May 6, 2020

The University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate and Professional Student Government wrote a joint letter April 29 asking the Iowa City City Council to consider forgiving utility fees for unemployed students and residents, amid financial uncertainty in the COVID-19 pandemic. The lette...

USG makes budget changes to better represent their, Division of Student Life’s priorities

USG meets in the Blackbox Theater in the Iowa Memorial Union on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020.

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

April 30, 2020

The University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government voted Tuesday night to make its fiscal 2021 programming budget more flexible for USG to prioritize its funds year-to-year in line with the Division of Student Life. The programming budget, originally called the collaboration budget until...

UI student organizations adapt to COVID-19, off-campus format

Kate Berlant performs during the CAB comedy show on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the IMU.

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

April 19, 2020

The university-wide move to a digital format canceled events and pushed all meetings online for student organizations, but members and leaders are finding ways to stay connected and plan for the fall semester. The UI Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate and Professional Student Gover...

UI undergrads elect Connor and Mara ticket, 27 at-large and constituency senators

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Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

April 5, 2020

In the first exclusively virtual election of the University of Iowa’s Undergraduate Student Government, the uncontested executive ticket of undergraduate students Connor Wooff and Mara Smith won the USG presidency and vice presidency Sunday night. Amid the global novel coronavirus outbreak, the o...

USG passes bill, allows executives to move funds to Emergency Support Fund

UISG President Noel Mills listens during a UISG meeting in the IMU on Jan. 28. UISG discussed budget issues and student organization allotted funds.

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

April 1, 2020

Following the COVID-19 outbreak, the University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government passed legislation during the final voting period of the semester to allow the organization to move funds from the fiscal year 2020 Operational Budget to the Emergency Support Fund. The legislation can be im...

Independent senator candidates highlight platforms in run for Undergraduate Student Government

University of Iowa Student Government Senators listen to a presentation during a meeting in the IMU on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019.

Lauren White, News Reporter

March 29, 2020

Four independent senatorial candidates are vying for seats in the Undergraduate Student Government election, meaning they're running without a ticket affiliation. The independent senator role is intended to make USG more accessible to students. Students running for independent senator positions spoke...

USG constituency senator candidates discuss platforms, how to serve students amid COVID-19

UISG meets in the Blackbox Theater in the Iowa Memorial Union on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020. UISG is going to Des Moines on Wednesday to advocate for the UI, specifically through medical amnesty (a law that allows students who are underage to call an ambulance and not be persecuted for the well underage drinking stuff) and renting issues.

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

March 29, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak and the University of Iowa’s shift to moving students off campus, students vying for constituency senate seats in the Undergraduate Student Government are adapting how they will serve students of marginalized communities in the fall. USG elections began Sunday night...

USG’s Executive and Senatorial tickets kick off election, voting to end April 2

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Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

March 29, 2020

Amid changes at the University of Iowa as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government election began Sunday night for the unopposed executive ticket and senatorial candidates. Uncontested presidential candidate Connor Wooff and uncontested vice-presidential candi...

University of Iowa undergraduate student government election goes online

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Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

March 23, 2020

Amid an upheaval of campus life, University of Iowa students announced their candidacies Sunday to be the undergraduate student body's representatives for the 2020-2021 academic year. As students move out of the residence halls this week, and campus continues to empty, candidates will navigate the w...