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The Pentacrest has a new larch

A new European larch was planted on the University of Iowa Pentacrest Thursday morning to take the place of the larch that was felled by strong winds during a storm in the early morning hours of Sept. 10. That tree was approximately 70 years old, and beloved by generations of UI students and other visitors to the Pentacrest. Appropriately enough […]

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Learning to love ‘Iowa’s ugliest building’

The English-Philosophy Building at the University of Iowa is, you will note upon entry, old. It is not old in the way a faraway Romanian village is old (solitary, self-sustaining); nor old in the way the Electoral College is old (baffling, malevolent); least of all in the way Meryl Streep is old (eternal, unfading). The EPB is the old of the ungraceful elderly. […]

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Iowa Board of Regents receives almost meaningless penalty for violating the law in contract talks with UI grad student union

The Board of Regents acted in bad faith and broke the law during contract negotiations with the Campaign to Organize Graduate Students (COGS) in 2016 and 2017, the Iowa Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) ruled last week. As punishment for its dishonest and illegal behavior, the Board of Regents will be required to post public notices at the University of Iowa […]

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At last: a home sweet home for UI’s prized art collection

The new University of Iowa (UI) Stanley Museum of Art broke ground on a beautiful sunny afternoon on Friday, June 7. Many excited and emotional spectators looked on as UI President Bruce Herreld; President and CEO of the UI Center for Advancement, Lynette Marshall; Director of the UI Stanley Museum of Art, Lauren Lessing; UI […]

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Iowa’s newest college graduates share an old problem: debt

By K. Rambo, IowaWatch Some students graduating from an Iowa college or university this month will have to pay off debts that could be close to $100,000. Other loans facing college students are far lower, and a lot of students have avoided debt. But for many, taking out loans remains necessary in order to go […]

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‘The way things are is not sustainable’: Faculty Forward Iowa and the state of organized labor

The Iowa Board of Regents thought the public comment period at its April 18 meeting was finished. They were wrong. As Board President Michael Richards announced comments were closed, several people wearing the bright orange T-shirts of Faculty Forward Iowa (FFI) approached the microphone set up for public comments in the University of Iowa Leavitt […]

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Ground-breaking ceremony for the UI Stanley Museum of Art announced

The University of Iowa announced on Thursday that it will hold a ground-breaking ceremony for the new Stanley Museum of Art building on Friday, June 7. “It’s been a long wait, but in just a few years we will be able to bring the Stanley’s world-class collections home to support the education of UI students […]

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Home is where the art is?: Exploring UI theme semester American Dream through notions of home

Saturday, March 16 will see the first installment of Going Home, a three-part series of conversations hosted collaboratively by UI’s Office of Outreach and Engagement, the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and MERGE, seeking to find a common ground somewhere between the university and the Iowa City community. […]

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The White Privilege Conference, originated in Iowa, returns for its 20th year

20th White Privilege Conference DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex — March 20-23 After nearly two years of planning, Cedar Rapids will host the 20th White Privilege Conference (WPC) March 20-23, 2019. Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., founder of the WPC, praised Cedar Rapids in an interview with Little Village for “its love, courage, support, […]

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Viral hashtag showcases inequities at the University of Iowa

Update, Thursday, Feb. 28: On Tuesday, organizers behind @DoesUIowaLoveMe reached out to Little Village and said they plan to share and clarify information about the movement in a statement to the media Wednesday evening. To Little Village’s knowledge, this statement was never released. A recent hashtag has many University of Iowa students and alumni voicing […]

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