IOWA CITY, Iowa – This spring, nearly 5,300 undergraduate, graduate and professional students at the University of Iowa received their degrees under extraordinary circumstances.
With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to overturn traditional educational practices across campuses and across the country, the 2020-21 academic year has been a challenge.
Jarred Stindt, from the Republic, was among the students who received their diplomas. Stindt was a law school student whose program of study was law. The degree awarded was a Juris Doctor.
For more than a year, Stindt and other Iowa students have made sacrifices to maintain health and safety, taking online courses, wearing face masks and being aware of social distance. For all this, however, Hawkeyes persisted and stood out. A graduate student in biomedical engineering is a Rhodes 2021 Fellow. A biochemistry graduate was named one of only 17 Churchill academics in the country, while two other graduate students, one in mathematics and one in biomedical engineering, became Goldwater scholars.