The Daily Iowan

Brewing a new beat: new coffee shop helps local band find its start

The local band known as Ped Mall play outside of Daydrink coffee shop in downtown Iowa City on Saturday, October 17, 2020.

Josie Fischels, Arts Editor

October 19, 2020

On a bustling evening outside the downtown Iowa City bars in late August, 20-year-old University of Iowa junior Ethan Traugh was doing one of the things he loved most: jamming on his guitar for passersby. As he packed up his things later that night, he was surprised to find a note among the tips ...

Professors, TAs balance teaching and parenting in a pandemic

University of Iowa Lecturer of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mary Kosloski, and her son, Felix, pose for a portrait at the Pentacrest on Oct. 16.

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

October 18, 2020

Many teaching assistants and professors returned to campus this fall tasked with juggling teaching their classes and parenting and parenting at home during the pandemic. University of Iowa Earth and Environmental Science Professor Mary Kosloski is currently trying to balance teaching college stude...

Eight former Iowa football players demand removal of Kirk and Brian Ferentz, Gary Barta

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz watches his players swarm the field before a football game between Iowa and Middle Tennessee State University on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Blue Raiders 48-3.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

October 18, 2020

Eight Black former University of Iowa football players are demanding monetary compensation and the removal of head coach Kirk Ferentz, offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz, and Athletics Director Gary Barta, claiming they were subjected to intentional race discrimination by the coaching staff and administrat...

UI professor’s dance challenge to Harreld goes viral

Communications Studies Professor and Department Chair Kembrew McLeod dances in a viral TikTok video that has garnered over 730,000 likes, showing the professor challenging University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld to a dance battle. President Harreld has yet to comment on or accept the dance battle from Professor McLeod.

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

October 15, 2020

Engaging with students through pre-recorded lectures is no easy task, but when University of Iowa Professor of Communications Kembrew McLeod challenged UI President Bruce Harreld to a dance off, he caught the attention of his students and 2.5 million TikTok users. UI sophomore Chloe Weidl said ...

University of Iowa ends search for associate VP for diversity, equity, and inclusion after candidates withdraw

University of Iowa Interim Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Liz Tovar, poses for a portrait on Oct. 7.

Sarah Watson and Rachel Schilke

October 15, 2020

The University of Iowa ended its search for the next associate vice president for diversity, equity, inclusion after candidates for the position announced they would withdraw “in the wake of President Bruce Harreld’s retirement announcement,” UI officials said in a campus update Thursday. ...

Trump rallies thousands of voters in Des Moines less than three weeks from Election Day

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 at the Des Moines International Airport. Several thousand people attended the rally to support the president in his reelection campaign for the upcoming election.

Julia Shanahan and Caleb McCullough

October 14, 2020

Less than three weeks out from Election Day and in the midst of a pandemic, President Trump implored Iowa voters to elect him to a second term, saying his term greatly benefited Iowa agriculture, creating a boom to the agriculture sector. Several thousand people gathered for the rally at the Des Moines Inter...

UI spent hundreds of thousands to upgrade Zoom, other online learning software

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Sabine Martin, News Reporter

October 13, 2020

The shift to primarily online courses has added extra expenses for the University of Iowa, as it works to upgrade software and provide online-learning tools for students tuning in from home. In the first week of classes at the UI in the fall semester, students, faculty, and staff logged 2,457...

Jury trial scheduled for March for man accused of killing his wife, UI Health Care budget official JoEllen Browning

Contributed from the Johnson County Sheriff - Roy C. Browning

Alexandra Skores, Managing Editor

October 12, 2020

The case management conference and dates for the jury trial of the Iowa City man accused of killing his wife, UI Health Care budget official JoEllen Browning have been reset to 2021. This is the third time the conference and trial have been moved. According to court documents, the case management...

Patrons flock downtown over weekend

Brother’s Bar and Grill is seen on Thursday Oct. 8, 2020, the first weekend of bars reopening. Governor Kim Reynolds released a proclamation last Friday allowing bars to reopen in Johnson and Story counties on Monday, Oct. 5. Many bar-goers were out without masks on and there was little social distancing in lines.

Claire Benson, News Reporter

October 11, 2020

Patrons stood often shoulder-to-shoulder in lines snaking outside of popular bars in Iowa City the first weekend in a month after Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ closure order expired on Oct. 4. Johnson County, home of the University of Iowa and Story County, home of Iowa State University, were the l...

Eierman finishes fifth at USA Wrestling Senior Nationals


Austin Hanson, Sports Editor

October 11, 2020

After wrestling his way to a USA Wrestling Senior National semifinal appearance in the 65-kilogram men's freestyle bracket, Iowa's Jaydin Eierman stumbled to a fifth-place finish on the weekend. On Saturday afternoon, Eierman defeated All-American Matthew Kolodzik via 6-5 decision in the quart...

Eierman falls in semifinals at USA Wrestling Senior Nationals


Austin Hanson, Sports Reporter

October 10, 2020

After a hard-fought win over All-American Matthew Kolodzik in the USA Wrestling Senior National quarterfinals, Iowa's Jaydin Eierman seemed destined for a trip to the finals. The top seed at 65 kilograms – Joseph McKenna – fell to unranked Andrew Alirez via 7-1 decision. With McKenna out, ...

Eierman breezes into 2020 USA Wrestling Senior Nationals quarterfinals


Austin Hanson, Sports Editor

October 10, 2020

In what is perhaps his most notable appearance on the mat since the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Cleveland, Ohio, Iowa's Jaydin Eierman showed no signs of rust to open the 2020 USA Wrestling Senior Nationals event. The three-time All-American blew by all of his first three oppon...