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Walk It Out returns

Group East Asia performs at the Walk It Out fashion show in the IMU on April 11. Walk it Out is a multicultural fashion show showcasing diversity in the university; a portion of the sales goes to UIHC HIV/AID clinics. (The Daily Iowan/Courtney Hawkins)

March 31, 2016

The Walk It Out fashion show gives a platform to numerous cultures on Saturday in the IMU. By Devyn Young [email protected] South Asian, East Asian, Middle Eastern, African, Latin American, hip-hop, LGBTQA. These are some groups represented at Walk It Out, a multicultural fashion show to be...

UI moves to combat bias

Georgina Dodge, the UI associate vice president for Diversity, listens to a question about  diversity in the IMU on Wednesday. (The Daily Iowan/Ting Xuan Tan)

KayLynn Harris, [email protected]

January 26, 2016

“The UI is moving forward with developing a Bias Assessment and Response Team — which will use the acronym BART— for the purpose of addressing incidences of bias that do not violate policy or constitute crimes,” he said. “Planning sessions and meetings with stakeholders will be held during...

UI lays out diversity plans

UI lays out diversity plans

Savannah Guyer, [email protected]

January 21, 2016

In a room packed wall-to-wall with eager community members on Wednesday evening, a top University of Iowa official divulged plans for the diversity community in 2016. UI Associate Vice President Georgina Dodge, the chief diversity officer, delivered the Chief Diversity Office’s 2016 update on diversity...

A haven for Asian women to find support

FILE - The University of Iowa campus looking west from Old Capitol and the Pentacrest.

Tom Ackerman, [email protected]

January 21, 2016

South of the train tracks and in the backroom of a ballet studio is a place for Asian women seeking support. A handful of dancers practice and music begins to muffle as Keeli Bao, a junior at the University of Iowa, snakes her way into a quaint, hidden-away three-room grouping. With the hominess of...

Required diversity course in the works

Required diversity course in the works

Kaylyn Kluck, [email protected]

January 21, 2016

Diversity will soon be required reading on campus. The University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences recently announced incoming students will have to fulfill a new diversity and inclusion course requirement. The curriculum update is supposed to replace the old Values, Society, and Diversity...

King Day promotes service

A portait of Martin Luther King Jr. painted by Sam Watkins is shown in the IMU Kendal Gallery on Monday. Watkins will have an interactive painting session of King today in the IMU. (File photo/The Daily Iowan)

KayLynn Harris, [email protected]

January 19, 2016

@KaylynnLyse Martin Luther King Jr. Day gave University of Iowa students the opportunity to come together to honor King and spread his message in their daily lives. Most regard King as a courageous leader from the Civil Rights era. His methods of nonviolent protest and iconic speeches such as “I Hav...