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UI announces it will be coal-free by 2025

UI Power Plant will increase its use of biomass and other renewable energy sources to meet its goal
The University of Iowa will divest fully from coal as a campus energy source by 2025. UI officials, led by President Harreld, announced the goal, which will come from the university increasing its use of biomass and other renewable energy sources.
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Presidential message: A call to action

UI President Bruce Harreld addresses the recently announced reduction in state funding and asks the campus community for its support.
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Board of Regents proposes tuition for 2017–18

Increases take effect in summer 2017
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, on Dec. 5 approved the tuition increase proposed at its October meeting with one amendment recommended by UI students: a new $12.50 Mental Health Fee that will replace the $10 Health Fee increase originally proposed in October.

Working at Iowa survey available Oct. 5–19

Sue Curry, dean of the College of Public Health, talks about why employees should take the Working at Iowa survey
On Oct. 5, all UI employees will receive an invitation to take the Working at Iowa survey. In this brief Q&A, Sue Curry, dean of the College of Public Health, talks with “Iowa Now” about how her college uses the survey.
President Bruce Harreld receives the UI Presidential Medallion

Week of Inspiration culminates in presidential program

Students, staff, faculty, and community members enjoy week of events
The Presidential Program and Reception, held Sept. 16 at Hancher Auditorium, was part of a series of events for students, staff, faculty, and community members.

LIttle Village Photos: Hancher Auditorium grand opening

After years of planning and construction, a grand opening welcomed the public to the new $176 million performance space on Sept. 9. Just before the ceremonial ribbon was cut, speeches were made by UI President Bruce Harreld, Gov. Terry Brandstad and Hancher benefactors Mary Jo and Dick Stanley, among others.

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Standing ovation

Speakers, blessings, and performances introduce Hancher Auditorium to the world during grand opening ceremony Sept. 9
Hundreds of enthusiastic patrons and well-wishers from across the country, including local, state, and national leaders, gave a standing ovation to the University of Iowa’s new Hancher Auditorium during a grand opening ceremony on Friday, Sept. 9.
UI Provost P. Barry Butler and President Bruce Harreld walk to the stage at Convocation.

Welcome home to a new UI

President Harreld comments on exciting changes at the university
As we begin a new academic year, President Harreld takes the opportunity to tell new and returning students, faculty, and staff about exciting changes at the University of Iowa.
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The importance of the humanities at Iowa

Why 'why' matters just as much as 'how'
President Bruce Harreld comments on Obermann Center director Teresa Mangum’s recent essay about the value of the humanities and reiterates how important they are to the University of Iowa.