The rainbow flag was out in full force for the Iowa City Pride Parade and Festival on Saturday, June 17.

Iowa City comes together for Pride Parade and Festival

Monday, June 19, 2023
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Pride Alliance Center finds new home on Melrose Avenue

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
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Finding Joy in Early Black Writing

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Latest DEI News

Reimagining Campus Safety Action Committee announces town hall meetings to gather campus input

Thursday, November 12, 2020
The University of Iowa’s Reimagining Campus Safety Action Committee is making progress on creating a shared vision for a safe and inclusive campus for every member of the community.

UI faculty, staff, and students recognized with 2020 First-Generation Awards

Thursday, November 12, 2020
Five University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students will be recognized in the second annual First-Generation Awards.

Representing, advocating for fellow Native students

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Iowa undergraduate Keely Driscoll is passionate about learning about other cultures—and helping people better understand her own.

Saving his tongue: Alum works to keep his language alive

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Holden Day’s great-grandparents were forced to give up their Potawatomi language and culture; the Iowa-trained linguist wants to honor them and their heritage by saving Potawatomi from extinction.

Exploring her roots while finding a career

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Dominique Badajoz was drawn to the University of Iowa by the prospect of learning more about her Native American heritage with the nearby Meskwaki community. She also found an academic track that is preparing her for a dream job at Apple.

Sharing passion of powwow dance, Native culture

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Darrell Hill learned a lot of life lessons participating in powwows, and he wants to pay it forward by sharing his culture with the Iowa community and helping Native American youth further their educational journey.

Offering students support when they need it most

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
University of Iowa staff member Kelly Clougher stays active in the student community in an effort to help Native American students find each other and build a strong network on campus.

AVP for DEI search ends after Harreld retirement announcement

Thursday, October 15, 2020
The search for the University of Iowa’s next associate vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion (AVP for DEI) is ending after several candidates either withdrew, or indicated they would likely withdraw, in the wake of President Bruce Harreld’s retirement announcement.

Physicist named American Physical Society fellow

Friday, October 9, 2020
Vincent Rodgers, professor and director of graduate studies in the UI Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society.

A message regarding Executive Order 13950

Thursday, October 8, 2020
In this message to campus, University of Iowa leaders discuss the impact of and university's response to Executive Order 13950, including the UI's temporary two-week pause in DEI training while it reviews the order.

UI ready to guide GEAR UP Iowa students through first year of college

Monday, September 28, 2020
The University of Iowa is using the $214,500 GEAR UP Iowa College Partner Grant to provide additional resources to students as they make the transition from high school to college, including Summer Bridge Program, peer mentoring, academic coaching, and more.

Meet the new namesake of Johnson County

Friday, September 25, 2020
Lulu Merle Johnson grew up in Iowa, helped end segregation at the University of Iowa, and as a scholar changed our view of slavery. She’s now the new namesake of Johnson County.

Campus Climate Survey for 2020 coming Sept. 21

Thursday, September 17, 2020
On Sept. 21, 2020, faculty, staff, and postdoctoral scholars and fellows will receive a link for the 2020 Campus Climate Survey.

Iowa Law Antiracism Committee Works Toward a Bold Plan for Action

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
In the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd, the College of Law moved to action and formed an Anti-Racism Action Committee made up of faculty, staff and students. The committee met for the first time on June 19, 2020, and met weekly through the summer, submitting its final report on Aug. 21.

Iowa Law Hires Diversity Officer to Advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
The University of Iowa College of Law announced the hiring of NedaBarrett as its first director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Global Engagement. Barrett previously served as senior human resources leadership fellow at the UI, with joint appointments in the colleges of law and dentistry, respectively. In addition to her DEI and Global Engagement responsibilities, she also will be the...

Liz Tovar named interim associate vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion

Thursday, August 6, 2020
Liz Tovar, UI associate athletics director for student-athlete academic services, has been appointed interim associate vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion, while Tabitha Wiggins has been appointed interim director of the Center for Diversity and Enrichment.

Iowa football program review complete

Thursday, July 30, 2020
An independent review, begun June 16, of issues and allegations relating to racial disparities within Iowa’s football program is now complete.

President Harreld: AVP for DEI search moves forward; interim to be named soon

Thursday, July 23, 2020
The UI is at the forefront of many endeavors, and it is our responsibility to lead by example. That includes taking a leadership role in addressing the critical social and cultural dialog of our generation—no matter how difficult such work may seem.

Libraries preserving images of spray-painting from Black Lives Matter protests

Thursday, July 9, 2020
While work to remove spray-paint on campus from recent Black Lives Matter protests continues, the University of Iowa also is preserving the images in order that the messages not be forgotten and to help guide campus in its work to make meaningful changes.

A message from UI leaders on next steps following George Floyd demonstrations

Friday, June 5, 2020
Starting last week, University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff have used their voices to highlight the lack of racial equity and justice in our community.