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Contributed photos of Donald Gurnett from 2015 (left) and 1962 (right).

Multi-interest UI professor emeritus Don Gurnett dies at 85, leaves a legacy behind

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, News Reporter January 23, 2022

In 2004 on the seventh floor of Van Allen Hall, Phil Kaaret looked up to find Donald Gurnett in his office doorway, unable to wait a second longer to discuss a new idea he had thought up. “When...

Anti-abortion marchers stand on the sidewalk facing abortion-rights attendees during a protest and counter protest outside the Emma Goldman Clinic for reproductive health care in Iowa City on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022.

Anti-abortion, abortion-rights protesters gather on Roe v. Wade anniversary at Emma Goldman Clinic

Meg Doster, News Reporter January 22, 2022

Saturday marks the 49th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling. As several states push to limit abortion access, Iowa City anti-abortion and abortion-rights protesters gathered outside of the Emma Goldman...

The Old Capitol Mall is seen in Iowa City on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. (Lillie Hawker/The Daily Iowan)

UI to purchase remainder of the Old Capitol Town Center in 2025

Kate Perez, News Reporter January 20, 2022

Standing adjacent to the Pentacrest, the Old Capitol Town Center has been enjoyed by the Iowa City community since it opened in 1981. By 2025, the University of Iowa will have complete ownership of...

Iowa City Fire Marshall Brian Greer poses in front of a fire truck at the Iowa City Fire Station 1 Headquarters on Jan. 18 2022.

Experts warn of space heaters, cooking fires this winter

Sam Knupp, News Reporter January 19, 2022

With the cold months upon Iowa, warmth may come at a cost. Half of all home heating fires occur in December, January, and February, according to the National Fire Protection Association. In 2021,...

Graduate student Junhee Park types on a computer during the first day of spring semester classes in the Main Library on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2022. With classes starting up again, some University of Iowa members have concerns with the COVID-19 omicron variant and how the university is handling it. Park spoke about masks on campus and in classrooms. “We need to have a policy wearing masks,” Park said. “At least in the class or library- like a public area.”

UI faculty, students request increased COVID-19 mitigation strategies

Eleanor Hildebrandt and Sabine Martin January 18, 2022

Some members of the University of Iowa community have raised concerns about the COVID-19 omicron variant and what the university is doing to prevent illness for students, staff, and faculty as the...

Photo illustration by Jerod Ringwald.

Some Big Ten universities move online, UI remains in person

Kate Perez, News Reporter January 17, 2022

A rise in COVID-19 cases has left Big Ten institutions to choose how to mitigate the virus as students return to class.  At the University of Iowa, classes will take place in person as scheduled....

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark high fives Iowa forward Monika Czinano during a women’s basketball game between Iowa and Nebraska at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. Clark and Czinano led Iowa in scoring with 31 points each. The Hawkeyes defeated the Cornhuskers, 93-83.

Caitlin Clark notches triple-double in Iowa women’s basketball’s victory over Nebraska

Chloe Peterson, Assistant Sports Editor January 16, 2022

Iowa women’s basketball sophomore point guard Caitlin Clark stood at the end of the Carver-Hawkeye Arena tunnel on Sunday night as young fans lined up to meet her. The 6-foot guard laughed as...

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz walks down the sideline during the Big Ten Championship game between No. 13 Iowa and No. 2 Michigan at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. The Wolverines became Big Ten Champions after defeating the Hawkeyes, 42-3.

Iowa football head coach Kirk Ferentz extended through 2029 season

Chloe Peterson, Assistant Sports Editor January 14, 2022

The University of Iowa extended football head coach Kirk Ferentz’s contract for five years, it was announced Friday. The 66-year-old’s current contract runs through 2025, and the extension will...

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are seen on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

UIHC ‘under stress,’ leaders call for community COVID-19 compliance

Anthony Neri, News Reporter January 13, 2022

The rise of the omicron variant in Iowa has backlogged University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics workers and caused them to modify and delay regular treatments. Suresh Gunasekaran, UIHC CEO, said...

The ACT building sign is seen on November 2 2021.

Regents retire ACT/SAT admissions requirement

Sabine Martin, News Editor January 12, 2022

The University of Iowa is now the fourth Big Ten institution to not require standardized testing for undergraduate admission. The state Board of Regents voted to make standardized testing optional,...

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds delivers the Condition of the State Address at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. During the State Address, Reynolds spoke about childcare, Iowa teachers, material taught in schools, unemployment, tax cuts, and more.

Reynolds proposes 4 percent flat tax, workforce package in Condition of the State

Natalie Dunlap, Lauren White, and Rylee Wilson January 11, 2022

DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds proposed a flat income tax rate of 4 percent along with other tax reforms and workforce-based policies during her Condition of the State address on Tuesday. “My...

Iowa House Speaker Pat Grassley and Senate President Jake Chapman applaud Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds during the Condition of the State Address at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. During the State Address, Reynolds spoke about childcare, Iowa teachers, material taught in schools, unemployment, tax cuts, and more.

Reynolds’ new school rules

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor January 11, 2022

Parents can expect to know more details about classroom material and library books if legislation proposed by Gov. Kim Reynolds becomes law.  In her Condition of the State address on Tuesday night,...

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