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

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
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Overwhelming majority of UI faculty, staff, students report feeling valued, engaged

Thursday, January 19, 2023

UI students, faculty, staff honored with 1stGen@Iowa awards

Friday, November 11, 2022

Grant will assess public perception of tap water in Des Moines

Monday, October 24, 2022

UI honors 30 faculty and staff award winners

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Latest DEI News

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.