Two women with separate stories of discrimination are suing the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for disparate treatment they say upended their health care careers and humiliated them, according to a pair of lawsuits filed on the same day.
Nearly two years after stepping in as interim — already having steered the college through a pandemic, derecho cleanup, and race-related tensions — David Hayes on a fall Friday afternoon that coated the campus with foliage accenting the school’s gold and crimson colors officially was inaugurated as Coe’s 16th president.
After dipping slightly during the height of COVID-19, visits to the University of Iowa Office of the Ombudsperson — which provides “problem solving and conflict resolution” services to students, faculty, and staff — increased to 661 in the budget year that just ended.
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The Board of Regents has settled a lawsuit with a former Iowa State University custodian who said she wasn’t informed she could take leave for her migraines, retaliated against for time off she took to address them, and discriminated against because of her skin color.
In new international university rankings out Tuesday comparing an expanding number of research institutions and their scholarly impact across multiple disciplines, both of Iowa’s ranked universities continued to lose ground – with Iowa State sliding 26 spots.
Gazette staff and wires
K-12 Education Oct. 24, 2022 5:07 pm32d ago
Not a single state saw a notable improvement in their average test scores, with some like Iowa simply treading water at best.