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Meet the UI’s first female drum majors, leaders and entertainers during WWII

When UI drum major Analisa Iole stepped onto the Kinnick Stadium football field this past fall, she was celebrated as the Hawkeye Marching Band’s first female major since WWII. But who were Iole’s predecessors, the women who served as leaders in the community while U.S. service members (including Nile Kinnick) were overseas? […]

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Feminist Reunion brings activists back to Iowa City to celebrate their legacies

The Iowa City Feminist Reunion is set to celebrate Iowa City’s feminist movement this weekend, with a focus on the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s, a time period that boasted a lively alternative press as well as the establishment of a number of institutions that Iowa City residents continue to rely on today. […]

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Equity at Iowa shines light on UI’s gender stories and disparities

Each day during the month of March, a new website out of the University of Iowa will shine light, in part, on a fact of women’s history that persists into the present: the disparities faced by women in the workplace. The Equity at Iowa project takes data from the Iowa State Employee Salary Book, which […]

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