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University of Iowa grant to provide future mental health care experts, services for rural Iowa counties

University of Iowa grant to provide future mental health care experts, services for rural Iowa counties

Emily Delgado, News Reporter July 28, 2021

University of Iowa Health Care, alongside the UI’s College of Education, will train students to develop a future workforce of mental health specialists in rural Iowa this fall. The UI project,...

Asst. Fire Chief Nic Pruter left and Lt. William (Bill) Erb of the Coralville Fire Department stopped by to lend support to Sgt. Kyle Nicholson of the Coralville police Department on Thursday, July 22, 2021. At the time, Nicholson was donating blood during the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive.(Jeff Sigmund/Daily Iowan)

Coralville fire beat police in 8th annual ‘Battle of the Badges’ blood drive

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter July 28, 2021

During the eighth annual “Battle of the Badges” blood drive, the Coralville fire and police departments and their supporters donated over 30 pints of blood to the University of Iowa DeGowin Blood...

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Iowa’s state unemployment rate rises to 4 percent, first time since October 2020

Meg Doster, News Reporter July 27, 2021

Iowa’s unemployment rate now sits at 4 percent, according to the Iowa Workforce Development, up from the 3.9 percent reported in May. The last time the state’s unemployment rate reached or exceeded...

University of Iowa graduate student and filmmaker Hao Zhou stands outside of the Visual Arts Building on Thursday, July 22.

UI student and team awarded $50,000 for screenplay

Bruce Bartlam, Jr., News Reporter July 27, 2021

Hao Zhou’s film, "Happy to Have You," recently won the federal Greenlight Grant. Zhou, a University of Iowa film graduate student, grew up in a rural area of Southwest China, and describes his sensibilities...

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is displayed on Wednesday, April 7. (Jerod Ringwald/The Daily Iowan)

UI researchers’ survey highlights adolescent, parent concern about COVID-19 vaccine

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter July 27, 2021

About half of parents and adolescents across the United States are split on their attitudes and intentions toward getting the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a national survey by University of Iowa...

Cristhian Bahena Rivera stands as the verdict in the trial for the death of Mollie Tibbetts is read on May 28, 2021. Bahena Rivera was found guilty of first-degree murder. (Pool Photo/Associated Press)

Rivera trial: Judge to submit written decision on motion for new trial

Sabine Martin, News Editor July 27, 2021

Judge Joel Yates is set to rule on a motion for a new trial after hearing evidence presented by the defense related to an alleged county-wide trafficking ring involving the murder of Mollie Tibbetts...

Newly named Iowa Heartlanders head coach Gerry Fleming talks about his plans for the upcoming season for the Heartlanders on Tuesday, July 27.

Iowa Heartlanders announce inaugural head coach Gerry Fleming

Chloe Peterson, Summer Sports Editor July 27, 2021

The Iowa Heartlanders announced Gerry Fleming as the team’s inaugural coach, it was announced at a press conference at Xtream Arena Tuesday. The Heartlanders are Coralville’s first area ECHL...

Iowa State Sen. Liz Mathis talks with media during Iowa House Rep. Christina Bohannon’s birthday celebration in Iowa City on Friday, July 2, 2021.  (Jerod Ringwald/The Daily Iowan)

Democratic State Senator Liz Mathis running for U.S. Congress

Natalie Dunlap, News Editor July 27, 2021

Iowa Sen. Liz Mathis, D-Hiawatha, is running to represent Iowa’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.  In her announcement video released on Tuesday morning, Mathis...

Old Capital as seen on April 13, 2020.

Tweet of blue tap water at University of Iowa raises concern

Simone Garza, News Reporter July 26, 2021

David Cwiertny, a Civil Engineering Professor at the University of Iowa, turned on the faucet at the Seamans Center and blue water rushed out of the tap. “An energy company took over my university’s...

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UI College of Law alum announces candidacy for ICCSD Board of Education

Emily Delgado, News Reporter July 26, 2021

Lawyer and Iowa native Maka Pilcher-Hayek is running for Iowa City Community School District Board of Education. Pilcher-Hayek announced Monday morning that she is pursuing school board member Dromi...

Iowa wrestling head coach Tom Brands watches a during Iowa's dual meet against Iowa State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.

Iowa athletics announces contract extensions for nine coaches

Chloe Peterson, Summer Sports Editor July 26, 2021

Iowa athletics extended nine Hawkeye head coaches, the department announced Monday. A number of assistant coaches in several sports also received contract extensions. “It is with great pleasure...

Police investigating reported shots fired in Iowa City's Pedestrian Mall

Police investigating reported shots fired in Iowa City’s Pedestrian Mall

Natalie Dunlap, News Editor July 25, 2021

A Hawk Alert shared at 1:14 a.m. on Sunday alerted currently enrolled students at the University of Iowa of reported shots fired on the Pedestrian Mall.  "After further investigation police determined...

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