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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...

Bernie Sanders exits presidential race, leaves Joe Biden as the presumptive nominee

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during the Iowa City Climate Rally at The Graduate hotel on Sunday, January 12, 2020.

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

April 8, 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-V.T., ended his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday, leaving former Vice President Joe Biden as the presumptive Democratic nominee.  In a live streamed address on Wednesday, Sanders thanked his supporters, saying the movement behind his campaig...

PETA calls for ending animal research at the UI

The Old Capitol building is seen in 2018.

Caleb McCullough, Assistant Politics Editor

March 31, 2020

The animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals called for the University of Iowa to shut down all animal experiments Friday following changes made by the Office of Animal Resources in response to COVID-19. In a letter addressed to President Bruce Harreld, the organization urged the university to prohibit any new animal experiments, prohibit breeding and acquisition...

UI will not refund students’ tuition during virtual instruction, will refund some housing and course fees


Lauren White, News Reporter

March 30, 2020

While the University of Iowa will not refund students’ tuition during virtual instruction amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the UI is currently looking at ways to refund students for things like housing, recreation, and course fees.  In a university-wide email sent Monday, it stated that the UI will ref...

Rep. Dave Loebsack endorses Joe Biden, joining Iowa’s two other Democratic members of Congress

Congressman Dave Loebsack (Iowa-2) speaks during the Progress Iowa Corn Feed in Bondurant Iowa on Sunday, Sep. 16, 2018. The event featured a variety of local and national democratic politicians who spoke on how Democrats can work together leading up to the midterm elections.

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

March 12, 2020

Rep. Dave Loebsack endorsed Joe Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, joining the other two Democratic members of Iowa's congressional delegation. Iowa Congresswomen Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenauer both endorsed Biden in January. Loebsack said in a press release that President...

University of Iowa to move classes online for two weeks after spring break amid coronavirus outbreak

UI administrators field questions from reporters during a press conference regarding the COVID-19 pandemic at the IMU on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

Marissa Payne, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2020

The University of Iowa on Wednesday announced in-person classes have been suspended for two weeks after spring break beginning March 23 through at least April 3 amid concerns about mitigating the spread of COVID-19. Campus access will remain open for UI Hospitals and Clinics, library services, and r...