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University of Iowa faculty to hold ‘inclusive teach-in' | The Gazette

IOWA CITY — The tough issue of racism on campus has taken center stage on college campuses across the country of late. This has most recently showed up at the University of Missouri and Yale University, but earlier this year there were controversies involving racial sensitivity at the University of Iowa and Iowa State University.


University of Iowa pays $150,000 in deal with ex-study abroad director

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa has paid $150,000 to settle a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit brought by its former study abroad director.

The agreement with Janis Perkins avoids a trial in the three-year-old case and compensates her for lost wages, emotional distress and legal fees.


University of Iowa study: burning biomass ignites air quality improvement KCRG-TV9

IOWA CITY — Eastern Iowans have cleaner air to breathe - thanks to the burning of biomass at an area power plant, according to a new study from the University of Iowa.

For more than a decade, the UI has been burning about 40,000 tons of oat hulls, from Quaker Oats’ Cedar Rapids facility, each year. The university uses them at its power plant in a 50-50 blend with coal.