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.
About 100 Cedar Rapids students spent the day on the UI campus for the 10th annual African American Achievement Program, spearheaded by the UI College of Education, to inspire students to prepare for college life and to pursue their dreams.
Under Dean Sarah Gardial, the Tippie College of Business has made it a priority to encourage more women to aggressively pursue business leadership positions.
Tippie College of Business sophomore John Akpan wants his fellow students to know there are resources available to help black professionals and business owners succeed in Iowa. To highlight that, he's helped organize a dinner and panel discussion about black-owned businesses in the state.