As of Tuesday morning, just shy of 2,800 new and returning UI students already had moved into the campus’ 10 residence halls – with under 1,000 expected later Tuesday. After new student move-in continues Wednesday and Thursday, and returning students arrive Saturday,
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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.
Faculty across Iowa’s public universities are voicing disappointment this fall’s COVID-19 conditions aren’t as improved as hoped — or as they seemed just weeks ago — and urging administrators, as hard as it might be, to make the tough call to backpedal on promises for a more normal semester.
Students clamoring to return to campus – and return to the collegiate norms of in-person learning, group study sessions, football, tailgating, Greek rush, homecoming and the like – began moving into residence halls over the weekend and will continue their migration throughout the week.
“My biggest concern is there are equity issues, where some children had a lot more resources. ... And then there are other kids who just didn't have those same resources and support. And I'm worried that those are the kids that are going to fall a lot more behind.”
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.
Although administrators leading Iowa’s public universities say they can’t mandate vaccines or masks heading into a fall semester that arrives with COVID cases again on the rise, they’re encouraging their tens of thousands of campus community members to get a shot before returning.
UNI on Monday unveiled a new articulation agreement with the entire Illinois Community College System — a 48-college collective serving nearly 700,000 students annually — that commits to recognize Illinois transfers with associate of arts degrees as having met UNI’s general education requirements.