Investigators have determined the cause of the fire was accidental and that it was likely started by an idle electrical extension cord.
A June 11 fire in the Bowen Science Building caused an estimated $500,000 in damage, not including water damage. Administrators are working to determine the logistics for those impacted. Many will be housed within other space in the building. More information will be shared as it becomes available.
The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety is expanding its student security officer program as part of a growing effort to build a community policing culture on campus.
The UI Police Department is playing in an intramural league at the university. Officers hope to build positive relationships with the students through this program.
When Scott Beckner took the reins as the UI public safety director, he identified connecting with the student body as one of his priorities.
One of the means to that end was building relationships with students by forming teams of officers to take on students in intramural sports.