The day the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade – upending nearly 50 years of precedent by finding no constitutional right to an abortion exists – University of Iowa President Barbara Wilson emailed the UI community asking that the campus remains “a place for open and respectful discussion of differences.”
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Seven months after beginning her tenure as the University of Iowa’s 22nd president, Barbara Wilson on Friday will be formally “installed” during an afternoon ceremony at Hancher Auditorium – happening in conjunction with the campus’ 175th anniversary celebration.
When University of Iowa Health Care erects a new inpatient tower on its main Iowa City campus – recently revealed as part of its 10-year master plan – officials intend to name it in honor of the late Richard O. Jacobson, whose foundation recently committed $70 million to the project.
Among a handful of key areas on which the University of Iowa is focused as its heads into a post-pandemic future facing challenges old and new is mental health and supporting student well-being, University of Iowa President Barbara Wilson told a group of community members Thursday.
On the eve of an academic year promising to be unlike any other — by being, officials hope, more than last year like many others — University of Iowa President Barbara Wilson stood with thousands of new freshmen in solidarity. “Our job is to be healthy Hawkeyes,” she said.
Rephrasing earlier guidance that explicitly prohibited instructors from asking students to wear masks, barred them from inquiring about vaccination, and dissuaded them from even discussing either issue, the University of Iowa has disseminated new COVID-related directives.
Despite predictions for a vastly different academic year than last, University of Iowa faculty again are raising safety concerns as they head into a fall semester with COVID cases rising — echoing demands from a year ago for stronger administrative stances and public health precautions.
Overnight Wednesday, the University of Iowa updated its Office of the President website to reflect its new leadership — presenting Barbara Wilson as its 22nd president. On Thursday, she officially took the helm, promising to usher in a “new era of excellence” for the Hawkeyes.