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Graduate student Junhee Park types on a computer during the first day of spring semester classes in the Main Library on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2022. With classes starting up again, some University of Iowa members have concerns with the COVID-19 omicron variant and how the university is handling it. Park spoke about masks on campus and in classrooms. “We need to have a policy wearing masks,” Park said. “At least in the class or library- like a public area.”

UI faculty, students request increased COVID-19 mitigation strategies

Eleanor Hildebrandt and Sabine Martin January 18, 2022

Some members of the University of Iowa community have raised concerns about the COVID-19 omicron variant and what the university is doing to prevent illness for students, staff, and faculty as the...

University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government Cabinet Director Vera Barkosky poses for a portrait at the Iowa Memorial Union on Jan. 17 2022.

USG hopes to alleviate pressure of climbing textbook prices for students

Ryan Hansen, News Reporter January 17, 2022

The University of Iowa recommends students plan for textbook costs of $950 per semester on top of tuition, housing, food, and transportation costs. The UI’s Undergraduate Student Government is trying...

Undergraduate Student Government President Regan Smock addresses those present during a joint meeting between the University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate and Professional Student Government on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. The meeting passed legislature on both the instating of Juneteenth as a University Holiday and the creation of a vaccination requirement in University of Iowa Buildings.

USG funds Fresh Check Days for the next three years

Ryan Hansen, News Reporter November 30, 2021

The University of Iowa’s Undergraduate Student Government will allocate $15,000 over the next three years to mental health event Fresh Check Day. Fresh Check Day first took place at the UI five...

USG passes “line of succession” amendment, confirms Lauer as VP

USG passes “line of succession” amendment, confirms Lauer as VP

Ryan Hansen, News Reporter November 16, 2021

The University of Iowa’s Undergraduate Student Government will now have a more concrete presidential line of succession thanks to a constitutional amendment passed on Tuesday evening. As a result...

Solar panels are seen on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021.

Johnson County property owners switch to solar

Cooper Worth, News Reporter November 9, 2021

Homeowners in Eastern Iowa installed dozens of solar arrays on their homes this year, with the help of an area solar organization. The Grow Solar Linn + Johnson Counties group partnered with 28 homeowners...

Regan Smock, president of Undergraduate Student Government, addresses Senators during the Undergraduate Student Government meeting at the Iowa Memorial Union on Sept. 7 2021.

USG allocates thousands to Student Video Productions for outdated equipment

Ryan Hansen, News Reporter November 9, 2021

More than $25,000 was allocated by the University of Iowa’s Undergraduate Student Government to Student Video Productions for upgrading equipment and facilities repairs. The funding totals $26,881.46...

UI students voice concerns to Iowa City Council candidates

UI students voice concerns to Iowa City Council candidates

Emily Delgado, News Reporter October 26, 2021

University of Iowa students met to ask questions about affordable housing, policing, reformative justice, and more to all four Iowa City City Council candidates on Tuesday afternoon. UI Undergraduate...

Regan Smock, president of Undergraduate Student Government, addresses Senators during the Undergraduate Student Government meeting at the Iowa Memorial Union on Sept. 7 2021.

USG votes to consider constitutional amendment on succession plan

Ryan Hansen, News Reporter October 26, 2021

In the wake of the resignation of the former University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government vice president, USG is working on a line of succession plan to prevent confusion in future resignations. USG...

Regan Smock, president of Undergraduate Student Government, addresses Senators during the Undergraduate Student Government meeting at the Iowa Memorial Union on Sept. 7 2021.

USG appoints Omar Mustafa interim Speaker Pro Tempore

Ryan Hansen, News Reporter October 12, 2021

Omar Mustafa was appointed interim Speaker Pro Tempore of the Undergraduate Student Government during Tuesday night’s meeting. Mustafa’s appointment comes after the previous speaker pro tempore,...

At the undergraduate student government meeting student senators listen to the speakers Stratis Giannakouros who spoke on sustainability at the university and Martha Pierce who advocated for violence prevention on Tuesday October, 5th.

USG plans one-time projects to reduce budget surplus

Ryan Hansen, News Reporter October 6, 2021

The University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government has a surplus of money to allocate to projects and student organizations after not distributing much of the funds presented to them since the...

At the undergraduate student government meeting student senators listen to the speakers Stratis Giannakouros who spoke on sustainability at the university and Martha Pierce who advocated for violence prevention on Tuesday October, 5th.

Jack Lauer appointed as student government interim vice president

Ryan Hansen, News Reporter October 5, 2021

The University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government appointed USG Speaker of the Senate Jack Lauer to the Vice President position in an interim role on Tuesday evening.  The position shift...

University of Iowa President Barbara Wilson addresses those present during a joint meeting between the University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate and Professional Student Government on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. The meeting passed legislature on both the instating of Juneteenth as a University Holiday and the creation of a vaccination requirement in University of Iowa Buildings. (Cecilia Shearon/The Daily Iowan)

UI President Barbara Wilson outlines goals during USG, GPSG joint session

Ryan Hansen and Anthony Neri September 28, 2021

University of Iowa President Barbara Wilson outlined goals for her presidency during an address at a joint session of the Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate Professional Student Government...

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