Latest Campus News

Inside a college counseling center struggling with the student mental health crisis

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
On college campuses nationwide, the number of students seeking mental health services increased by an average of 30 percent between 2009 and 2015 and has continued to climb since then. The University of Iowa doubled the size of its counseling staff between 2016 and 2019, but it’s not nearly keeping up with demand.

5 UI faculty receive Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Awards

Thursday, May 5, 2022
Five University of Iowa faculty members have been selected to receive the inaugural Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Awards.

Reimagining Campus Safety Action Committee shares spring 2022 update

Thursday, May 5, 2022
The University of Iowa continues to make progress on campus safety and student well-being initiatives following recommendations from the Reimagining Campus Safety Action Committee (RCSAC) in August 2021.

Iowa celebrates planting of Anne Frank tree on Pentacrest

Monday, May 2, 2022
On Friday, April 29, the University of Iowa became the 13th location in the United States to plant a sapling grown from the chestnut tree that symbolized hope for Anne Frank as she hid from the Nazis during World War II.

Reese appointed next university ombudsperson

Thursday, April 28, 2022
Chanelle Reese, associate ombudsperson at the University of California, Merced, has been named the next university ombudsperson at the University of Iowa. She will begin June 21.

The Daily Iowan wins awards from Society of Professional Journalists

Monday, April 18, 2022
The Daily Iowan dominated a regional journalism competition run by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).

Campus feedback sought on draft of Strategic Plan 2022-2027

Thursday, April 14, 2022
The University of Iowa Strategy Team, which was charged in spring 2021 with leading development of the university’s Strategic Plan 2022—2027, has published a draft of the plan and is seeking campus feedback.

Search firm for VPMA, Carver College of Medicine dean to meet virtually with stakeholders

Thursday, April 14, 2022
The search firm assisting with the hiring of a new University of Iowa vice president for medical affairs and dean of the Carver College of Medicine will host virtual meetings with campus stakeholders April 25-29 to understand the job and the preferred qualities in potential candidates.

Stanley Museum of Art offers sneak peek inside new building

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
The Stanley Museum of Art opened its doors for the first time in 2022 for local media to explore the work being made on the 63,000 square foot building, which is the final restoration project following the 2008 floods that displaced a large part of the UI campus.

UI releases final report, recommendations as Future of Work pilot nears end

Thursday, April 7, 2022
As the second Future of Work@Iowa pilot phase nears its end, the University of Iowa has released its final report and recommendations for how flexible work should be implemented across campus, beginning July 1.

Perry named executive director of Hancher, Office of Performing Arts and Engagement

Thursday, April 7, 2022
Andre Perry has been named the executive director of Hancher Auditorium and the Office of Performing Arts and Engagement at the University of Iowa.

Financial Career Started With a Ride on a Hog Truck

Monday, April 4, 2022
Henry B. Tippie, who has died at age 95, grew up on a farm, earned an accounting degree and put the Rollins brothers’ finances in order so they could buy Orkin. Read more about this important University of Iowa benefactor and alumni.

Third candidate for university ombudsperson announced

Thursday, March 31, 2022
A University of Iowa search committee has announced the third finalist for the next ombudsperson.

UI student creates free Hawkathlon event for people with disabilities

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
UI student is creating a free event for special education students around the Iowa City area to stay active, build relationships, and have fun.

Second candidate for university ombudsperson announced

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
A University of Iowa search committee has announced the second finalist for the next ombudsperson.

Construction begins on new building for Nonfiction Writing Program

Monday, March 28, 2022
The University of Iowa is bolstering its writing resources in an impressive way as construction began earlier this month on a new building for the renowned Nonfiction Writing Program.

First candidate for university ombudsperson announced

Monday, March 28, 2022
A University of Iowa search committee has announced the first finalist for the next ombudsperson.

2021 student Campus Climate Survey data show strong sense of belonging

Thursday, March 24, 2022
Results of the 2021 Campus Climate Survey show an overwhelming majority of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who took the survey report feeling like they belong at the University of Iowa or in their program of study.

Iowa named national leader in women's leadership, representation

Thursday, March 24, 2022
With President Barbara Wilson leading the institution and a majority of colleges led by women , the University of Iowa was named a national leader in gender equality in a 2022 study by the Eos Foundation.

UI ombudsperson candidates to participate in open forums

Thursday, March 24, 2022
The University of Iowa search committee for the new university ombudsperson has selected three final candidates. The candidates will participate in open forums March 28 to April 1 where they will meet with faculty, staff, students, shared governance, and campus leadership.