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UI athletics department reports COVID-19 testing update

Kinnick Stadium is seen fom the north end zone at Iowa Football Media Day on Friday, August 9, 2019.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

September 28, 2020

The University of Iowa athletics department announced Monday that it conducted 745 COVID-19 tests for the week of Sept. 21-27 and received five positive tests and 740 negative tests. As part of Iowa’s return to campus protocol, the department’s testing began May 29 and has included athletes, coach...

University of Iowa reports 11 new COVID-19 cases

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

Clinton Garlock, News Reporter

September 28, 2020

The University of Iowa has reported 11 new COVID-19 cases within the UI community since Sept. 25, with 11 students self-reporting testing positive for the virus. According to the campus update, no employees self-reported testing positive. Since Sept. 25, 1,985 students and 44 employees have re...

Rita Hart continues “Backyard Talk” tour with stop in Iowa City

Democratic candidate for Congress Rita Hart arrived in Iowa City for her backyard talk campaign tour on September 26, 2020. Hart talked about her campaign promises and addressed issues related to gun control, healthcare, the economy, and police reform.

Lauren White, Politics Reporter

September 26, 2020

In a social-distanced Iowa City event, Rita Hart continued her “Backyard Talks” Tour on Saturday morning with around 15 people where she talked about health care opportunities and strengthening the Affordable Care Act.  Hart, the Democratic candidate for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, said...

“Back the Blue” demonstrators encourage increasing law enforcement funds

Des Moines citizen Gary Leffler leads the Back the Blue march from his tractor on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Citizens marched through downtown Iowa City to show solidarity with the local police force. (Tate Hildyard/The Daily Iowan)

Lauren White, Politics Reporter

September 25, 2020

A “Back the Blue” march hosted by Turning Point USA was held Friday in an effort to show support for police officers amid Black Lives Matter protests and vigils in Iowa City. The march started at College Green Park where people gathered with American flags and pro-police posters with messag...

Reynolds extends bar closures in Johnson, Story Counties

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

Caleb McCullough, Politics Editor

September 25, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds extended a proclamation ordering bars closed in Johnson and Story Counties on Friday, keeping the shutdowns in effect until at least Oct. 4. Bars were originally closed in six counties on Aug. 27 because of a rise in positive coronavirus cases in those counties, especially among...

University of Iowa reports 36 new COVID-19 cases on campus

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

Rachel Schilke, News Editor

September 25, 2020

The University of Iowa has reported updated COVID-19 case numbers on campus. Since Sept. 25, 30 students and six employees have self-reported a positive COVID-19 test result.  There have been 1,974 cases among students since the beginning of the semester, and 44 employee cases. One student is i...

Title IX complaint filed by Iowa women’s swim and dive student-athletes

Swimmers warm up before competition begins during the Thursday preliminary round of competition of the 2020 Women’s Women Big Ten Swim & Dive Championships on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. Swimmers competed in the 500 Yard Freestyle, the 200 Yard Individual Medley, and the 50 Yard Freestyle.

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor

September 25, 2020

Christina Kaufman, Sage Ohlensehlen, Alexa Puccini, and Kelsey Drake have filed a Title IX complaint regarding the University of Iowa's decision to discontinue its women's swimming and diving program at the end of the 2020-21 academic year. The complaint was submitted Friday morning by attorney Jared...

Candidates for Iowa House District 2 face off in first debate

Senator Mariannette Miller-Meeks (left) speaks with a member of UISG during the Hawkeye Caucus at the State Capitol in Des Moines on April 9, 2019. Iowa State Senator Rita Hart (right) speaks with supporters during her meet and greet at Yotopia on June 30, 2019. (Katie Goodale/The Daily Iowan)

Lauren White, Politics Reporter

September 24, 2020

Candidates for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District talked COVID-19 response and health care, among other issues, during an Iowa Press debate held in an empty auditorium on Thursday evening.  The debate featured Republican candidate Marianette Miller-Meeks, a state senator, and Democratic candidate...

Hawkeye Wrestling Club Showdown Open coming to Xtream Arena Nov. 1

Iowa head coach Tom Brands watches his team in action during a wrestling match between No.1 Iowa and No. 6 Wisconsin at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeater the Badgers, 32-3.

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor

September 24, 2020

Trackwrestling, in partnership with the Hawkeye Wrestling Club, announced a new event coming to Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa, Thursday. The Hawkeye Wrestling Club Showdown Open will take place on Nov. 1 and be streamed live on Trackwrestling's website on a pay-per-view basis for $29.95. In-pe...

Regents send $18 million funding boost request to lawmakers

Iowa Board of Regents President Michael Richards sits alongside President Pro Tem Patty Cownie during a meeting at the Iowa State Alumni Center in Ames, Iowa, on Thursday, June 6, 2019. The Regents voted in favor of a four percent tuition increase starting in the fall semester of 2019.

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

September 23, 2020

The state Board of Regents unanimously passed its fiscal year 2022 state appropriations request totaling $642.87 million in operating and other appropriations. According to the board’s request, the two key resource components of the funding request are state appropriations and tuition revenue. The req...

NCAA Division I Board of Directors announces dates for fall sports in spring

Iowa setter Brie Orr celebrates a point during the Iowa volleyball game against Indiana at Carver Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Hoosiers 3-1.

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor

September 23, 2020

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors decided when NCAA Division I fall championships and sports will take place in the spring Tuesday. This decision impacts men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, FCS football, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, and men’s water...

UI Athletics Department projects $40-60 million deficit despite football’s return, four cut sports remain eliminated

Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta (left) and UI President Bruce Harreld (right) speak during the Hawkeye Huddle at the Hilton San Diego Bay Front on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

September 23, 2020

University of Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta told the state Board of Regents in a meeting on Wednesday that the UI athletic department’s deficit is projected to be between $40-60 million, rather than the $74.7 million figure originally proposed. The reduction to the projected deficit comes after the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors unanimously voted to start the conference’s football season on...