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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...

(left to right) Candidates for USG Constituency Senator positions Nick Nachtman,  Xiangheng Li, and Sam Andrus pose for portraits on Wednesday, March 31.

USG constituency senatorial candidates pursue seats to represent first generation, LGBTQ+, and veteran students

Grace Hamilton, News Reporter April 1, 2021

With the Undergraduate Student Government election season underway, three candidates anticipate gaining a seat in the senate as constituency senators. Representing their university constituents...

Professional Student Survey Report from the Health and Safety Committee of the University of Iowa Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) as seen on April 1. The report details the well-being of students during COVID-19.

Most graduate students report negative mental health according to survey

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter April 1, 2021

Following a tumultuous year for students pursuing secondary degrees, the University of Iowa Graduate and Professional Student Government conducted a survey to understand students' experiences during...

The Old Capitol is seen on Sunday, March 21, 2021.

USG to reconsider legislation that would create a Jewish constituency senator position

Brady Osborne, News Reporter March 30, 2021

The Undergraduate Student Government will reconsider adding a Jewish constituency senator position, after previously voting the legislation down. The senate voted to reconsider the bill, titled...

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

Regan Smock, José Muñiz Jr. announce their Undergraduate Student Government presidential ticket

Grace Hamilton, News Reporter March 28, 2021

On the first official night of the Undergraduate Student Government’s 2021 election season, Regan Smock and José Muñiz Jr. announced their candidacy for president and vice president to represent...

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

USG votes down Jewish Constituency Senator position

Drew Sullivan, News Reporter March 24, 2021

Following reports of anti-Semitism on campus, the University of Iowa, Undergraduate Student Government voted against legislation that would create a Jewish Constituency Senator. After nearly three...

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