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Empty University of Iowa campus, Iowa City ‘eerie’ for those in town

Empty University of Iowa campus, Iowa City ‘eerie’ for those in town

Marissa Payne, Editor-in-Chief

April 7, 2020

Seniors Adam Goedken and Kyle Apple strolled leisurely down the T. Anne Cleary walkway on the University of Iowa’s first Monday after spring break. The skies were a clear blue with few clouds in sight as the sun sparkled over the UI campus on March 30, warming Iowa City temperatures to around 60 d...

Iowa’s Luka Garza denied Wooden Award as Dayton’s Obi Toppin takes home honor

Iowa’s Luka Garza denied Wooden Award as Dayton’s Obi Toppin takes home honor

Robert Read, Sports Editor

April 7, 2020

On the same day he was named the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award winner for being the nation's best center, Iowa's Luka Garza was denied the John R. Wooden Award, which was given to Dayton's Obi Toppin. Toppin had previously been named the Naismith Trophy winner and the Associated Press' men's Playe...

Johnson County hospitals confident in ventilator supply, leaders say

Johnson County hospitals confident in ventilator supply, leaders say

Rachel Schilke and Sarah Watson

April 7, 2020

Johnson County area hospital leaders are confident in their supplies of ventilators as they prepare for a potential surge in COVID-19 patients.  According to a projection by the University of Washington’s IHME update Tuesday, Iowa will need 127 invasive ventilators. About one in six COVID-19 patients require hospitalization...

UI collaborates with University of Georgia to develop MERS — a potential COVID-19 vaccine

UI collaborates with University of Georgia to develop MERS — a potential COVID-19 vaccine

Naomi Hofferber, Senior Reporter

April 7, 2020

The University of Iowa and University of Georgia have teamed up and developed a vaccine that protects mice against MERS, which is closely related to the virus that causes COVID-19, UI Health Care announced Tuesday. This, according to a news release, may be a promising step toward developing a vac...

Luka Garza named Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year

Luka Garza named Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year

Robert Read, Sports Editor

April 7, 2020

Iowa junior Luka Garza has been named the recipient of the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award. The announcement was made Tuesday by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Named after the three-time NCAA Champion Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the annual honor in its sixth year recognizes the t...

UIHC joins international clinical trial for drug to treat COVID-19

UIHC joins international clinical trial for drug to treat COVID-19

Kelsey Harrell, News Reporter

April 6, 2020

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics announced Monday that it is participating in an international clinical trial for remdesivir, an antiviral drug, to evaluate its safety and effectiveness in treating the novel coronavirus.  The trial is for hospitalized patients aged 12 or older who meet the f...

Pat Lugo reflects on 2019-20 wrestling season, Hawkeye career

Pat Lugo reflects on 2019-20 wrestling season, Hawkeye career

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 6, 2020

After a long day of practice, a short walk is all that stands between Pat Lugo and the comforts of his apartment. On March 12, the short stroll from Carver-Hawkeye Arena proved to be agonizing. At practice, Lugo had learned that the NCAA was forced to cancel its 2020 Division I Wrestling Champ...

Reynolds orders further closure of businesses

Reynolds orders further closure of businesses

Caleb McCullough, Assistant Politics Editor

April 6, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the closure of more businesses and public gathering places in an acceleration of Iowa’s response to the coronavirus, including malls, bowling alleys, pool halls, arcades, amusement parks, libraries, museums, zoos, skate parks, playgrounds, tobacco and vape stores, and ca...

First COVID-19 death reported in Johnson County

First COVID-19 death reported in Johnson County

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

April 5, 2020

The first COVID-19-related death in Johnson County was reported Sunday by the Iowa Department of Public Health.  The individual was an older adult between the ages of 61 and 80. Eight new total deaths were reported statewide on Sunday, bringing the total of coronavirus-related deaths in the state ...

FEMA to send Iowa over $44 million for reimbursement of COVID-19 response expenses

FEMA to send Iowa over $44 million for reimbursement of COVID-19 response expenses

Josie Fischels, Arts & Culture Editor

April 4, 2020

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will send more than $44 million to Iowa in order to reimburse COVID-19 response costs, according to a press release. The release stated that the funds, obligated under the Presidential Major Disaster Declar...

Reports of gunshots at The Quarters

Reports of gunshots at The Quarters

Kayli Reese, Cops & Courts Editor

April 4, 2020

Iowa City police found evidence of gunshots at The Quarters apartment complex, 2401 Highway 6 E., Friday night. According to a release from the City of Iowa City, officers were called around 9 p.m. Friday to Miami Drive and Arizona Avenue following reports of multiple gunshots heard in the area....

Johnson County officials say Iowa’s COVID-19 mitigation memo one ‘tool’

Johnson County officials say Iowa’s COVID-19 mitigation memo one ‘tool’

Marissa Payne, Editor-in-Chief

April 3, 2020

Johnson County officials on April 3 downplayed the role of the Iowa Department of Public Health's guidance on implementing COVID-19 mitigation measures including a shelter-in-place order, describing the memo containing those metrics as one of several "tools" for government officials to use in re...