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Senators sit in at an Undergraduate Student Government Meeting in the Black Box Theater in the IMU. The meeting covered plans for Student Legal Services and Dance Marathon Sept. 20, 2022.

USG passes resolution to establish Election Day as UI holiday

Archie Wagner, News Reporter September 20, 2022

The University of Iowa’s Undergraduate Student Government passed a resolution pushing to establish Election Day as a university holiday. The group voted to pass the resolution at its Sept. 20...

Jake Wicks listens to presentations at the Undergraduate Student Government’s meeting at the Iowa Memorial Union on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022.

USG, GPSG looks to increase, continue funding for Food Pantry at Iowa

Isabelle Foland and Archie Wagner September 13, 2022

The University of Iowa’s Undergraduate Student Government and the Graduate and Professional Student Government are pushing for increased funding for the university’s food pantries. The student...

The Iowa House Hotel is seen on Thursday, May 5, 2022.

USG, UI to provide 30 discounted Iowa House Hotel rooms for students during lease gaps

Alliyah Lipsit, News Reporter May 5, 2022

Students looking for a place to stay between leases will have the option to stay in the Iowa House Hotel for a discounted rate this summer. The University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government...

Members of Undergraduate Student Government gather during the Undergraduate Student Government meeting in the Black Box Theater at the Iowa Memorial Union on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021.

Seven independent senators elected to represent UI students in USG for 2022-23 academic year

Alliyah Lipsit, News Reporter April 19, 2022

There are seven new and returning senators who will serve on University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government next year. The independent senators will serve along with the 28 senators elected...

An undergraduate student senator speaks about a bill that would change the term “Latinx” to “Latine” to senators during a USG meeting on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.

UI Undergraduate Student Government changes bylaw wording of ‘Latinx’ to ‘Latine’

Alliyah Lipsit, News Reporter April 13, 2022

The University of Iowa’s Undergraduate Student Government passed a bylaw change to use the word “Latine” instead of “Latinx” regarding constituency senator position for more inclusivity. USG...

An Undergraduate Student Government senator announces the four candidates who were appointed to the  judicial branch on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.

USG President appoints four members to revitalized 2022-23 judicial branch

Anthony Neri, News Reporter April 5, 2022

The University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government passed a bill appointing four new members to preside on the 2022-23 judicial branch on Tuesday. The judicial branch will consist of a chief...

Photo illustration by Grace Kreber

UI Student Government to stock East Side Food Pantry with sustainable menstrual products

Alliyah Lipsit, News Reporter April 4, 2022

The University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate and Professional Student Government will work together to make menstrual products more sustainable and accessible to UI students...

Patrick Johnson and Vera Barkosky find out they will be the President and Vice President of USG in the IMU on Friday, April 1, 2022.

Johnson, Barkosky elected next USG president, vice president

Ryan Hansen, News Reporter April 1, 2022

Patrick Johnson and Vera Barkosky will serve as the undergraduate student body’s president and vice president at the University of Iowa during the 2022-23 academic year. The two ran unopposed and...

University of Iowa students and staff gathered at the state Capitol in Des Moines to advocate for the university to state lawmakers on Thursday.

USG meets with Iowa legislators to advocate for student resources at the state level

Emily Delgado, News Reporter March 31, 2022

University of Iowa students met with state lawmakers about improvements for higher education institutions in Iowa including student apartment rental and mental health resources and state funding on...

Robert Jepsen speaks about the implementation of a sustainability focused course requirement at the University of Iowa to senators during a University Student Government meeting on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.

USG backs university-wide sustainability gen-ed

Ryan Hansen and Alliyah Lipsit March 29, 2022

All students could be required to take a sustainability general education course after the University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government renewed its support for adding the requirement on Tuesday. The...

UI Student President Candidates Patrick Johnson and Vera Barkosky poses for a portrait  at the Voxman Building in Iowa City on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

Patrick Johnson and Vera Barkosky make unopposed run for UI student government president and VP

Alliyah Lipsit, News Reporter March 27, 2022

Patrick Johnson and Vera Barkosky are running unopposed for the 2022 Undergraduate Student Government executive ticket on four pillars: belonging, empowerment, service, and transparency. Johnson,...

Libbie Smith, the Director of Sustainability for the University of Iowa Student Government, and Patrick Johnson, a member of the Student Government, show the new spot for a garden that will be planted on April 28, next to the foot bridge on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.

University of Iowa USG to plant a pollinator garden on campus for bees

Alliyah Lipsit, News Reporter March 9, 2022

The University of Iowa’s Undergraduate Student Government will fund the planting of a pollinator garden in April, to be placed on the north side of the footbridge by the IMU. The garden is a step...

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