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USG Vice President resigns, leaving uncertainty

USG Vice President resigns, leaving uncertainty

Ryan Hansen, News Reporter September 21, 2021

Undergraduate Student Government Vice President José Muñiz Jr. has resigned. USG President Regan Smock announced Muñiz Jr.’s decision during Tuesday night’s meeting. Smock said USG will review...

Undergraduate Student Government President Regan Smock speaks to the state Board of Regents on June 24.

USG program incentivizes vaccination with raffle prizes

Ryan Hansen, News Reporter September 14, 2021

The University of Iowa’s Undergraduate Student Government is attempting to incentivize vaccination against COVID-19 through six weeks of raffles for all vaccinated students. The program is open...

Undergraduate Student Government President Regan Smock speaks to the state Board of Regents on June 24.

Student governments ask regents to approve Juneteenth as official holiday

Kate Perez , News Reporter September 13, 2021

The student governments of Iowa’s three public universities are requesting that the state Board of Regents recognize Juneteenth as an official holiday on their campuses.  Student representatives...

USG resolution addresses sexual misconduct, calls for members of Greek life to release statement in support of survivors

USG resolution addresses sexual misconduct, calls for members of Greek life to release statement in support of survivors

Ryan Hansen, New Reporter September 7, 2021

The University of Iowa’s Undergraduate Student Government passed a resolution with the goal of addressing issues of sexual misconduct at the UI and “any location where sexual misconduct has taken...

University of Iowa Student Government office door as seen on Jan. 26.

UI student governments respond to regents’ COVID-19 rules

Sabine Martin, News Editor August 29, 2021

The University of Iowa strongly encourages mask-wearing and the COVID-19 vaccine, which is the most that the university can do, with the state Board of Regents holding the gavel to mandate masks on...

The Old Capitol building is seen on March, 6, 2021.

UI Strategic Planning Team adds shared governance late into process

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter April 12, 2021

Following questions from students, the University of Iowa Strategic Planning Strategy Team is adding ex-officio members to its structure to allow for more student voices in creating the university’s...

The Westlawn student health and wellness building is seen on Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2019.

University of Iowa administrators explore plans to establish a new student Well-Being Center

Brady Osborne and Marco Oceguera April 12, 2021

Students may eventually see a new Well-Being Center on campus that would cohesively combine various student health services into one building. The Division of Student Life, in partnership with Undergraduate...

University of Iowa students José Muñiz Jr. and Regan Smock pose for a portrait outside of the Old Capitol building on Sunday afternoon. Muñiz Jr. and Smock are running for office in the upcoming University Student Government election.

USG elections conclude with record low turnout

Drew Sullivan, News Reporter April 11, 2021

Regan Smock and José Muñiz Jr. will be the next president and vice president of Undergraduate Student Government, following a completely virtual campaign and uncontested election. Beginning April...

University of Iowa Student Government President, Connor Wooff, speaks during an Iowa Board of Regents meeting on Wednesday, April 7. Wooff talked about the challenges students faced during the pandemic. (Ayrton Breckenridge/The Daily Iowan)

2020 brought social justice attention, mental health challenges to Iowa campuses, student leaders say

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter April 7, 2021

A year after COVID-19 drastically changed the lives of college students, student leaders at Iowa’s public universities say students have confronted struggles for racial justice and mental health...

University of Iowa Student Government office door as seen on Jan. 26.

USG passes legislation establishing a Jewish constituency senator

Brady Osborne, News Reporter April 6, 2021

Undergraduate Student Government has passed a bill during its meeting on Tuesday that establishes a Jewish constituency senator position within the legislative body for the 2021-2022 school year. This...

University of Iowa Student Government office door as seen on Jan. 26.

Five students to run for a 2021 USG Independent Senator position

Caitlin Crome, News Reporter April 4, 2021

Five students are running as independent senators in the 2021 Undergraduate Student Government elections for seven available seats. Those students are Joshua Brown, Lauren Salloum, Zachary Springer,...

Instagram profiles of the University of Iowa Student Government’s senatorial tickets are pictured on Sunday, April 4, 2021.

SOAR and YOUIowa present visions for Undergraduate Student Government

Brady Osborne, News Reporter April 4, 2021

Undergraduate Student Government election voting starts today, and most prospective senators have chosen between two tickets to run on. SOAR and YOUIowa are running in the upcoming election. Students...

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