Recent News

Recent News

It can be hard to keep up with everything happening on such a large and bustling campus. So as you get into the groove of another academic year, here are 10 things you might not know about, but should.
The University of Iowa (UI) is changing how we collect data about disability and veteran status to meet changes in federal regulations and reporting expectations.  As a federal contractor, UI is required to invite employees to self-identify certain information, including disability and veteran...
The Iowa Edge program offers extra support to students who come from underrepresented backgrounds, as well as to those who are the first in their family to attend college. The program’s purpose is to ease students’ concerns and ensure that participants successfully transition into college life at...
Thousands of students this week are moving into campus housing at Iowa’s public universities — including about 6,800 at University of Iowa. That UI total includes the most-ever students identifying as transgender — a population university officials are paying more attention to considering their...
Gender-inclusive restrooms have been grabbing headlines nationwide and now in Iowa. The University of Iowa will mark 147 of the bathrooms on campus as gender-inclusive. "It's a national conversation but at the university level, the University of Iowa is going to be taking a lead," says Sean Finn...
During the three-week Summer Enrichment Institute, Iowa City Community School District secondary students from underrepresented populations wrote about challenges they've faced and created art to accompany the essays. The students, who completed the program Friday with a science fair at Macbride ...
A unique collaboration among Big Ten theater departments is commissioning plays starring, written by, and directed by women as part of its New Play Initiative.
Brooke Kelley knew pretty much from the start she would come to the University of Iowa when she was among the first high school juniors to participate in Tippie Gateway, which introduces students from underrepresented groups to college and careers in business.
Last week, the University of Iowa began preparations to announce the latest in its ongoing efforts to make this diverse campus and surrounding community more welcoming, safe, and inclusive. The recent events in Orlando now reaffirm the critical importance of those efforts.
University of Iowa education professor Cassie Barnhardt and Nick Bowman, director of the UI Center for Research on Undergraduate Education, offer insight on efforts to improve racial environments on college campuses.

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