Recent News

Recent News

The law firm conducting a review of the University of Iowa’s employment policies and practices has submitted its first report. It includes an analysis of the university’s community policies on human rights, anti-harassment, sexual harassment, anti-retaliation, and violence, as well as policies...
As director of diversity programs and K–12 outreach in the University of Iowa College of Engineering, Tracy Peterson looks for ways to increase STEM learning opportunities for minority children. A citizen of the Navajo Nation, he also helped revitalize the annual UI Powwow, an event spotlighting...
Lilián Sánchez, vice president of University of Iowa Student Government and a first-generation student, has helped organize the inaugural First-Generation Summit to help others overcome obstacles she faced as the first person in her family to attend college.
Luther Smith’s achievements were many. A Tuskegee Airmen pilot, he was a decorated World War II hero. He experienced discrimination throughout his life, especially after the war when he worked as an aerospace engineer, a time when few black men or women held such positions. He was also a Hawkeye.
An exhibit at the University of Iowa Main Library complements “Invisible Hawkeyes,” a 2016 book by two University of Iowa professors that explores the experiences of African American students on campus in the early to mid-20th century.
Tab Wiggins, UI assistant director for multicultural programs, says she believes she was called to fight against the status quo. At first, she thought that meant a career in law. Then she thought she would teach high school. But as an undergraduate, she discovered her niche: working with college ...
Lena Hill, associate professor of English and African American Studies and senior associate to the president, discusses the importance of continuing the University of Iowa’s historic commitment to diversity. Hill also serves as the interim chief diversity officer and associate vice president at the...
The Chief Diversity Office outlined four priorities for the coming year at the office’s annual Update on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on Jan. 17.
Student-led History Corps partners with tribal officials to make Native history more accessible to public Native American history is complex and requires multiple perspectives—especially the Native perspective—to tell accurately. Until recently, however, Iowa Native history was not a big part of...
To help international students feel more involved on campus, a group of students developed the Conversation Center and a class that goes with it.

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