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UI reports 507 self-reported positive COVID-19 cases this week

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Clinton Garlock, News Reporter

August 28, 2020

The University of Iowa reported 500 new cases of COVID-19 were self-reported during the first week of classes, bringing the total in the last two weeks to 607 students, faculty, and staff who've reported testing positive for the virus. The UI first released the number of positive cases Aug. 21 — 1...

Former Republican Congressman from Iowa Jim Leach endorses Joe Biden for president

Jim Leach speaks at a luncheon program on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. Leach joined the Iowa College of Law, and is best known for his 30 years of service as a representative in Congress; heading the Banking and Financial Services Committee, the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs, and the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. (The Daily Iowan/Olivia Sun)

Julia Shanahan and Lauren White

August 21, 2020

On Thursday, Jim Leach, a Republican and former 2nd Congressional District representative from Iowa, announced his endorsement for Democrat Joe Biden for president. Biden, who formally accepted the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday, has secured endorsements and support from more th...

Iowa Student Action, COGS, continue to protest in-person instruction

Protesters stand outside of University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld's home as part of a demonstration on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. The Campaign to Organize Graduate Students (COGS) led a march to Harreld's home in order to protest the administration's insistence that the university remain open despite the health risk posed by COVID-19.

Sabine Martin, News Reporter

August 20, 2020

Three student labor and action organizations shut down intersection traffic on Riverside Drive Thursday night to protest face-to-face instruction, calling for the University of Iowa to shift to online education, and reduce tuition in light of COVID-19. Members of Iowa Student Action, SEIU Local 199, an...

Board of Regents to waive ACT requirement for 2021 entering class

A sign for the ACT corporate office is seen on Monday, July 27, 2020 off of Scott Blvd. in Iowa City. (Hannah Kinson/The Daily Iowan)

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

August 13, 2020

The state Board of Regents will waive the requirement for students to submit either an ACT or SAT score to be admitted to the University of Iowa, Iowa State University or the University of Northern Iowa, as cancellations due to COVID-19 make it difficult for some students to access testing.  ...

Hancher to adopt self-sustaining model following fund reduction from UI

Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017.

Madison Lotenschtein, Arts Editor

July 10, 2020

Beginning in fiscal year 2021, the University of Iowa will gradually deplete General Education Fund support provided annually to Hancher Auditorium. The funding the venue receives from the UI goes to paying employee salaries at the performing arts venue. The reduction comes after the UI outlined addition...

Iowa strength coach Chris Doyle placed on administrative leave

Iowa Strength and Conditioning coach Chris Doyle coaches during warm up drills before the game against Illinois on Saturday, November 23, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini 19-10.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

June 6, 2020

Chris Doyle, the highest paid strength and conditioning coach in college football, has been placed on administrative leave, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz announced Saturday. Several former Iowa players said on Twitter in recent days that Doyle made racist remarks toward them and that the program overall has a problem with its treatment of Black players. Doyle is...

Reynolds condemns violence in Iowa protests, says National Guard prepared to step in

Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during the Condition of the State address at the Iowa State Capitol on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

June 1, 2020

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds condemned violent protests in Iowa, and said the Iowa National Guard is prepared to assist local law enforcement if unrest persists in Iowa cities. "Under my order, they stand ready to assist and support when and if that time occurs," Reynolds said of the National Guard...

Hundreds gather at Pentacrest for ‘Say Their Names’ rally against police violence

Protesters raise their hands and chant “Don’t shoot” during the Say Their Names rally on the Pentacrest on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Iowa City community members gathered to remember George Floyd, Ahmed Arbury, Yassin Mohamed and others. Money was collected during the event which went in donation to a vehicle procession carrying protesters going to Minneapolis. There were about five vehicles leaving directly following the rally.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

May 30, 2020

Hundreds of people gathered on the Pentacrest Saturday to rally against police brutality and in honor of George Floyd as days of protests, some violent, have taken place across the United States. Local leaders and protest organizers took turns speaking before the crowd, donned in masks and face sh...

Governor to allow more businesses to reopen

Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during the Condition of the State address at the Iowa State Capitol on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

May 20, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that several more businesses will be allowed to resume activities in the coming weeks, with movie theaters, aquariums, museums and wedding venues allowed to reopen effective May 22, with social distancing measures in place.  Swimming pools will also be allowed to reopen on M...

Researchers at the UI concluded that a second wave of COVID-19 is likely if the state slows mitigation efforts

The College of Public Health Building as seen on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. (James Year/The Daily Iowan)

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

April 28, 2020

A week before Gov. Kim Reynolds announced she would be allowing businesses to reopen in parts of the state, researchers at the University of Iowa sent the Iowa Department of Public Health a report detailing the risks of opening the state up too early. The report concluded that prevention measures and mitigation eff...

Pan Asian Council issues statement condemning anti-Asian discrimination amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Old Capitol is seen on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Josie Fischels, Arts Editor

April 17, 2020

The Pan Asian Council issued a statement Friday addressing and condemning anti-Asian discrimination that has affected members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Dedicated to addressing and advocating for the diverse needs of the numerous Asian, A...

UI Health Care receives $2 million donation to fund COVID-19 expenses

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as seen on Sept. 17, 2018.

Josie Fischels, Arts Editor

April 14, 2020

UI Health Care has received a donation of $2 million from the Richard O. Jacobson Foundation to help meet the enterprise’s critical current and future expenses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  The UI Center for Advancement shared in a news release Tuesday that the donation will be used to cover COV...