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The United States Capital is seen in Washington DC on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020.

Iowa lawmakers sheltering as rioters storm the U.S. Capitol

Julia Shanahan and Caleb McCullough January 6, 2021

Iowa’s members of Congress and staff report they are safe and sheltering in place after pro-Trump demonstrators stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, shutting down the counting of electoral votes...

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

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

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...

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)

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

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...

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.

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

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...

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)

Board of Regents to waive ACT requirement for 2021 entering class

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...

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

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

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...

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.

Iowa strength coach Chris Doyle placed on administrative leave

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...

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

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

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...

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.

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

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...

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

Governor to allow more businesses to reopen

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...

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

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

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

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

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...

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