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College football: Delay in regent's $5M gift to Iowa raises questions | The Salt Lake Tribune

Iowa City, Iowa • The president of the governing body for Iowa's public universities has long used his $5 million pledge to the Hawkeye football program to build his image as a successful businessman and philanthropist.

But years after his 2008 commitment was touted at a news conference as the largest gift to Iowa athletics, Bruce Rastetter has given less than a third of that amount, a review by The Associated Press shows. Another donor who promised $5 million the same day completed his pledge two years ago, and the football training complex they were supporting has been open for about 18 months.


Wage gap persists at UI

Despite being the first state university in America to admit men and women on an equal basis, gender pay discrepancies among faculty members at the University of Iowa continue to persist, according to newly released data.

UI male professors were paid $138,105 on average in the 2014-15 school year, while female professors earned $120,348, according to data from the Chronicle of Higher Education.


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UI students lobby legislators

Dozens of University of Iowa undergraduate, graduate, and professional students traveled to Des Moines for the Hawkeye Caucus. The annual event brings UI students and department representatives in front of Iowa legislators to discuss the UI’s performance and issues.

If this regents’ request is fulfilled, UI Student Government President Liz Mills said, the money would be used to fund mental-health services and faculty support and retention.


Celebrating a whole Earth

CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: The University has an Office of Sustainability? Really? No wonder tuition keeps getting jacked up....  We need an office to teach us that riding bikes is a good thing?

With April comes showers and a month dedicated to environmental protection.

The UI Office of Sustainability kicked off Earth Month with a bike tune-up day, followed by the start of a month-long bike challenge.


New Studio Arts building nears completion

As 200 construction workers clink and clank their tools against the newly poured concrete, a building starts to emerge near the intersection of Riverside Drive and River Street.

Construction for the new Visual Arts Building began in September 2013 and is set to be complete by the end of next month. Studio Arts will move into the building by the end of the academic year.


UI police interim VP steps down

University of Iowa Assistant Vice President and Interim Director of Public Safety Dave Visin has stepped down.

The resignation comes after recent controversy concerning allegations Visin interfered with a hit-and-run collision in June 2015 involving stepson Sean Crane, who has a history of substance dependence.