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Councilors hear housing woes

Councilors hear housing woes

Gage Miskimen, [email protected]

April 21, 2016

Attendance was mixed at a local community meeting designed to attract more University of Iowa student involvement with city issues. A couple of Iowa City city councilors came together with members of the community for a listening post Wednesday afternoon at the University Capitol Center. UI student...

International student orientation change may not fly

International student orientation change may not fly

Anis Shakirah Mohd Muslimin, [email protected]

April 19, 2016

International students and their counterparts at the University of Iowa currently attend separate orientations, but maybe not for long. The BLOC Party is aiming to integrate international- and domestic-student orientations when it takes over the student government in the next academic year, despite...

UISG VP hopefuls square off

Vice presidential candidate Lauren Freeman from the BLOC Party talks at Iowa Memorial Union on Monday, Mar 28, 2016. Each candidates talked about sexual assault, freedom of speech, and working with University of Iowa president Bruce Herald. (The Daily Iowan/Peter Kim)

Cindy Garcia, [email protected]

March 29, 2016

  The vice-presidential candidates in this year’s University of Iowa Student Government election went head to head in a debate on Monday, in which one emphasized her experience and the other his potential for freshness. Lauren Freeman, the vice-presidential candidate for the BLOC Party,...

BLOC aims for UI changes

Members of BLOC party listen to vice presidential candidates talking at Iowa Memorial Union on Monday, Mar 28, 2016. Each candidates talked about sexual assault, freedom of speech, and working with University of Iowa president Bruce Herald. (The Daily Iowan/Peter Kim)

Savannah Guyer, [email protected]

March 29, 2016

Some student leaders on campus are hoping to bring change to the University of Iowa Student Government. With the UISG elections just around the corner, the Bettering Lives On Campus Party, more commonly known as BLOC, is excited about the voting to start on March 30. BLOC will be headed by pr...

UISG presidential candidates square off in debate

BLOC party candidate Rachel Zuckerman discusses stances next to Yes Party candidate Jon Langel during a University of Iowa Student Government debate at Danforth Chapel on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Topics brought up included international student relations, wider food plans for residents, and Pres. Bruce Harreld. (The Daily Iowan/Jordan Gale)

Beau Bowman, [email protected]

March 24, 2016

Members of the BLOC Party and the Yes Party piled into the confines of Danforth Chapel, adjacent to the IMU, on Wednesday evening to hear the two University of Iowa Student Government presidential candidates speak. Yes candidate Jon Langel is a UI junior. However, he has only attended school here...

Guest opinion: Welcome to the BLOC Party

UISG members and candidate supporters visit the Mill for kick off party on Sunday, Mar 20, 2016. Campaign for the election started 10pm Sunday, Mar 20, 2016. (The Daily Iowan/Peter Kim)

March 22, 2016

Hey, Hawkeyes, our names are Rachel Zuckerman and Lauren Freeman, and we are thrilled to be among the first to invite you to join the BLOC Party. We are a team of 38 dedicated student leaders campaigning to earn your vote for University of Iowa Student Government. Our mission is to listen to the concerns...

UISG backs campus food pantry

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Kaylyn Kluck, [email protected]

March 3, 2016

  It’s a given that college students love free food, but for some, it may be one of the only ways to eat. At its meeting Tuesday, the University of Iowa Student Government unanimously voted to give $10,000 in funding to start an on-campus food pantry for students, staff, and faculty. A...

UISG cuts salaries

Iowa students walk up the stairs of the Capital Building for Hawkeye Caucus on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Iowa students along with members of UISG ventured to the Capital Building to thank state representatives for tuition freeze and new improvements made to the Iowa campus. (The Daily Iowan/Callie Mitchell)

September 10, 2015

University of Iowa Student Government executives made a voluntary salary reduction this year. By Zhao Li [email protected] As the new student government takes hold, some of its leaders opted to drop their salaries. The University of Iowa Student Government president, vice president and the chi...

UISG gets down to business

UISG President Katherine Valdie talks with fellow Iowa students on the steps of the Capital Building on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

September 2, 2015

The first University of Iowa Student Government meeting of the school year took place Tuesday. by Alyssa Guzman [email protected] The University of Iowa Student Government held its first general Senate meeting Tuesday and welcomed a new student group and a new diversity liaison. UI stude...

UISG takes on catcalling

UISG takes on catcalling

August 27, 2015

By Cindy Garcia [email protected] “IT’S NOT OK” — blunt posters hung on Cambuses are calling on students to stop catcalling are part of a national effort to stop sexual misconduct. The It’s On Us campaign was launched by President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden to help stop ...

UISG eyes diversity, inclusion

UISG eyes diversity, inclusion

Cory Porter, [email protected]

August 24, 2015

The theme of what the University of Iowa Student Government plans for students this year can be narrowed down to one word: inclusion. Over the weekend, the UISG held a retreat in Wyoming, Iowa, the first time since May that every member came together to hammer out plans for the fall. “The retreat...