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UI Center for Diversity and Enrichment Executive Director to depart for University of New Hampshire

UI Center for Diversity and Enrichment Executive Director to depart for University of New Hampshire

Caleb McCullough and Katie Ann McCarver

June 20, 2020

The University of New Hampshire has hired Nadine Petty, executive director of the Center for Diversity and Enrichment at the University of Iowa, as its next chief diversity officer and associate vice president for community, equity, and diversity. Petty is slated to start at UNH on Aug. 10, 2020. ...

Iowa Freedom Riders hold Juneteenth celebration and march

Iowa City jazz musician Blake Shaw performs on Saturday, June 20 at the Pentacrest. The Iowa Freedom Riders hosted a celebration to commemorate Juneteenth, the anniversary of when the last enslaved people were freed. (Hannah Kinson/The Daily Iowan)

Caleb McCullough and Josie Fischels

June 20, 2020

After two and a half weeks of protesting in Iowa City, hundreds gathered on the Pentacrest Saturday for a Juneteenth celebration and march organized by the Iowa Freedom Riders. The event marked a victory lap for the Freedom Riders, who have organized protests against police brutality and racial ineq...

Most charges against lead Iowa City protester dropped

Organizer Mazin Mohamedali speaks to a crowd from the steps of the Old Capitol on Thursday, June 4 in Iowa City before beginning a march to support the Black Lives Matter movement and protest police brutality. Everyone met on the Pentacrest at 7 p.m. and then heard a handful of speeches before starting.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

June 19, 2020

Mazin Mohamedali, a lead protester in Iowa City who was recently arrested on charges stemming from his action at protests, will see five of the six charges leveled against him dropped, according to a press release from his lawyers. Mohamedali was arrested by Iowa City Police June 7 and charged with vi...

The Mill’s future uncertain as current owners step down

The Mill is seen on June 25, 2018.

Madison Lotenschtein, Arts Editor

June 18, 2020

After 58 years as a well-known live music venue and restaurant on Burlington Street, The Mill’s current owners are stepping down. The future of the venue remains unclear as the owners announced on their social media that they hope someone else will step into their place.  The current owners,...

Iowa City celebrates Juneteenth amid a pandemic and protests

A march to support the Black Lives Matter movement and protest police brutality begins at the Pentacrest in downtown Iowa City on Thursday, June 4. The crowd, which contained about 2,500 people according to organizers, is seen here beginning the march by exiting the east side of the Pentacrest before they would head south on Clinton St.

Lilian Paulson, News Reporter

June 23, 2020

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many organizations in Iowa City and across the state are planning virtual events to encourage the celebration of Juneteenth from their homes. Juneteenth, which takes place on June 19, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. The official proclamation took ...

UI African American Studies program to form institute, promote Black culture

Photo of Venise Berry, Department Chair of the University of Iowa African American Studies program. Contributed.

Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

June 18, 2020

Simon Balto, a professor of history in the University of Iowa African American Studies program, said it is very difficult for anyone to understand the present moment without the past. After protests and demonstrations in Iowa City in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, the program will ...

Dillon Doyle announces he is transferring to Baylor

LB Dillon Doyle celebrates during the Iowa football vs. Penn State game in Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. The Nittany Lions defeated the Hawkeyes 17-12.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

June 18, 2020

Former Iowa linebacker Dillon Doyle announced on Twitter Thursday that he is transferring to Baylor. "I'm excited to announce my decision to attend and compete for Baylor University," Doyle said in a statement. "I'd like to thank [Baylor head coach Dave Aranda] and [Baylor defensive coordinator Ron R...

Gov. Kim Reynolds creates Economic Recovery Advisory Board

Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during the Condition of the State address at the Iowa State Capitol on Jan. 14.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

June 18, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds will create an Economic Recovery Advisory Board to guide Iowa’s recovery as the state navigates the process of reopening after months of economic losses because of the coronavirus pandemic. Announced in a press conference Thursday, Reynolds said she would sign an executive or...

NCAA Division I Council approves football preseason model

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

Robert Read, Sports Editor

June 17, 2020

The NCAA Division I Council announced Wednesday that it has approved a preseason model for college football activities ahead of the 2020 season. "Assuming a first game on Sept. 5, the model begins summer access activities July 13 and adds meetings and walk-throughs on July 24," the council said ...

Iowa Legislature passes amendment requiring 24-hour wait period for women seeking abortion

Planned Parenthood in seen on Friday, May 8, 2020.

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

June 17, 2020

Early in the morning on Sunday, Republicans in the Iowa Legislature passed an amendment to House File 594 requiring a 24-hour waiting period between a woman’s initial screening with her doctor and an abortion procedure. The amendment was tacked on to a bill that limits withdrawal of life-sus...

UI to move instruction online after Thanksgiving break, classes over 50 will be virtual in the fall

The Old Capitol is seen on April 13, 2020.

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

June 17, 2020

Classes at the University of Iowa will move to an entirely virtual format after Thanksgiving break in fall 2020, and classes with over 50 students will be conducted online for the semester as part of the UI’s strategy to mitigate COVID-19 on campus. Final exams will be delivered remotely. A camp...

Pride amid a pandemic: Iowa City celebrates 50 years of LGBTQ visibility online

Pride amid a pandemic: Iowa City celebrates 50 years of LGBTQ visibility online

Jenna Post, Arts Reporter

June 16, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to wreak havoc around the globe in mid-April, Iowa City opted for an online Pride parade to celebrate 50 years of LGBTQ visibility in Iowa City. Drag queens, drag kings, and LGBTQ community members will be streaming their drive through area neighborhoods on Ju...