A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Dorhout will become Iowa State's vice president for research on Jan. 25, 2021. He currently serves in the same role and as professor of chemistry at Kansas State.
In an open letter to Cyclone fans today, President Wendy Wintersteen and athletics director Jamie Pollard shared plans for allowing up to 15,000 fans at the next home football game.
Addressing board members' concern about the pandemic's impact on higher education, the moratorium does include exceptions: projects already approved, those paid for by private gifts and health care facilities.
A four-person group will work with the ISU Foundation to examine how individuals, businesses, foundations and other potential donors could contribute to sustain facility operations.
Using skills of the faculty and staff, the university was able to design and deliver face masks to students before the start of the fall semester.
The ISU Plan prescription drug benefit now includes vaccines, which means employees and family members included on their health care insurance policy can receive a seasonal flu shot at a retail pharmacy.
The way career services help students has changed during the pandemic, but quick action enabled career fairs to continue, going from in-person to virtual for the first time.