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Ballet class on the Hadley Stage at Hancher Auditorium, August 27, 2020 (Photo: Justin Torner)

This semester, students from the UI Department of Dance and School of Music have been taking class in various spaces at Hancher Auditorium. Hancher has long been known as the “largest classroom on campus,” and this collaboration with the Division of Performing Arts is a great example of that.

Iowa Public Radio - Thursday, September 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has been financially devastating for Iowa’s Universities. Canceled or modified sports seasons coupled with an additional $8 million in cuts from the State Board of Regents is forcing difficult decisions on each campus.

River Cities' Reader - Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Lauded by the New York Times as an “excellent company” whose “versatile cast ably draws on West African dance and Alvin Ailey-esque motions of struggle and striving,” the gifted Washington D.C. performers of Step Afrika! deliver a world premiere in the virtual presentation Stono...
Press-Citizen - Tuesday, September 8, 2020
This newest piece from Step Afrika!, on which Hancher is lead commissioner, is based on a historical inflection point for African-Americans: the Stono Rebellion.
Daily Iowan - Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Titled ‘Stono,’ the dance performance's world premiere will take place on the 281st anniversary of the Stono Rebellion. Post-performance, a discussion panel will speak about the rebellion and current racial events in today’s society.
Iowa Old Capital Building
The Gazette - Friday, July 10, 2020

Facing mounting COVID-19 losses, the University of Iowa on Friday announced sweeping budget cuts that — among other things — temporarily lay off 112 housing and dining workers, freeze pay for about 4,200 other employees, leave 32 positions unfilled and cut President Bruce Harreld’s salary in half

Iowa Old Capital Building
Daily Iowan - Friday, July 10, 2020

Budget cuts include a proposed cut President Bruce Harreld’s salary, reduced funding for Hancher auditorium, and hiring and salary freezes.

Iowa Now
University of Iowa Office of Strategic Communication - Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The University of Iowa is announcing additional budget cuts following a reduction in state support.

Step Afrika! onstage.
The Gazette - Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Red Cedar Chamber Music is closing out its current season with an eye toward developing a new season that may continue in a virtual world. Based in Marion, it’s also one of three Corridor organizations charting uncertain waters with help from the National Endowment for the Arts. Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City and the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids also have received the highly competitive NEA grants.
Hancher receives $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
The Daily Iowan - Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Hancher Auditorium has received an Art Works award of $50,000, which will be used toward ongoing projects with Step Afrika! and the Kronos Quartet.