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Recreational Services to begin phased reopening of facilities

The Campus Recreation and Wellness Center is shown on Sunday, March 22, 2015. The CRWC will be closed from Monday to Sunday due to the men's NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. (The Daily Iowan; John Theulen)

Josie Fischels, Summer Editor

July 6, 2020

Recreational Services at the University of Iowa will begin a phased reopening of facilities this month, starting with Hawkeye Recreation Fields, Macbride Nature Recreation Area, outdoor basketball courts, and rugby and cricket fields on July 13. In a campus-wide email sent to the UI community, R...

Virtual orientation poses obstacles for freshmen learning about campus

A portrait of Maggy Hovden, a UI orientation leader.

Molly Allen, News Reporter

July 5, 2020

Each year, incoming University of Iowa students attend their orientation to learn about campus, class registration, and other activities. Because of COVID-19 and social-distancing restrictions this summer, the in-person experience has gone online. Tina Arthur, UI director of Orientation Servi...

Iowa Freedom Riders continue push for change with Fourth of July protest

Protesters gather to commemorate a new mural that celebrates Black lives on Saturday, July 4, 2020 on Linn Street in Iowa City. After multiple speakers shared personal stories of inequality at the Pentacrest, protesters walked to Linn Street to celebrate an unveiling of a mural by Robert Moore and Dana Harrison.

Josie Fischels, Summer Editor

July 5, 2020

A Saturday night protest led by the Iowa Freedom Riders celebrated Black art by making a stop at the official unveiling of a new mural on 202 N Linn Street, “Reciprocal of Humanity.” The mural was painted by Iowa-based artists Robert Moore and his partner, Dana Harrison.  “The IFR have been asking...

Iowa kicker Keith Duncan named to BTN All-Decade Team

Iowa kicker Keith Duncan makes a practice kick during a football game between Iowa and Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The Hawkeyes retained the Cy-Hawk Trophy for the fifth consecutive year, downing the Cyclones, 18-17. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 3, 2020

After becoming a hero in his freshman season by kicking a game-winning field goal against No. 3 Michigan, Iowa kicker Keith Duncan went two seasons without even attempting a kick. Now, after a record-breaking junior season, he's been named to the Big Ten Network's All-Decade Team. 🚨 I...

Iowa Freedom Riders seek clarifications to the Iowa City Community School District’s responses to demands

Freedom Fighter and Iowa City alumn, Sophia Lusala, reads of the lists of changes their organization has proposed over a Zoom call on Wednesday July 1, 2020. The list had seven demands including: removal or School Resource Officers (SRO), diversified school board, anti-racist curriculum, creation of an equity team, mental and financial support to students and staff of color and an open space to talk about complaints of racial bias.

Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

July 2, 2020

After reviewing the Iowa City Community School District’s response to demands for a more inclusive academic environment, the Iowa Freedom Riders called upon the district’s board to specify what actions it will take to prevent discriminatory practices on school campuses and to ensure accountability. The Iowa ...

Former Iowa cornerback Desmond King named to BTN All-Decade Team

Iowa defensive backs Desmond King celebrates a stopped play against Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. The Hawkeyes defeated the Badgers, 10-6. (The Daily Iowan/Rachael Westergard)

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 1, 2020

Desmond King keeps finding ways to exceed expectations. King was originally committed to Ball State before the Hawkeyes flipped him, and now he is a member of the Big Ten Network All-Decade Team's secondary. King played for Iowa from 2013-16, and is now the third former Hawkeye on BTN's All-D...

Iowa City Community School District Board discusses four models for returning to school

A sign for the Iowa City Community School District is seen outside the district's administration building on Tuesday, April 28.

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

July 1, 2020

The Iowa City Community School District Board discussed four different models it’s considering the implementation of in the upcoming school year in a virtual meeting Tuesday, including on-site, all-remote, and hybrid models of instruction. The board will release more information about the ret...

Iowa City Downtown District discusses plans to support diversity and inclusion at annual State of the Downtown meeting

People walk around downtown on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017.

Lillian Poulsen, Staff Reporter

June 30, 2020

Iowa City Downtown District held the annual State of the Downtown address, where leaders discussed the successes of the previous year and what improvements they are currently making to the downtown district amid the coronavirus and Black Lives Matter protests. New staff members met with outgoi...

Iowa City City Council moves to establish truth and reconciliation commission

Mayor Bruce Teague speaks at a city council meeting over Zoom on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Items included the possible building of solar panels in Waterworks Prairie Park and the COVID-19 City Employee Pay Plan.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

June 30, 2020

The Iowa City City Council took the first steps toward establishing a truth and reconciliation commission Tuesday to address past and current injustices highlighted by Black Lives Matter protesters in Iowa City. The council offered few details regarding what the commission will look like, but it pla...

Iowa AD Gary Barta announces $15 million in budget reductions, plan assumes football and basketball seasons will be played with fans

Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta speaks at a press conference on Monday, June 15 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Barta addressed recent action within the Iowa Athletic Department, including the separation agreement with Chris Doyle, as well as plans for the future.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

June 30, 2020

Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta announced in a news release Tuesday that, as part of the University of Iowa's plan to mitigate the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the athletics department will see budget reductions of approximately $15 million for the 2021 fiscal year. The athle...

Gov. Kim Reynolds announces changes to COVID-19 recovery reporting system

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

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

June 30, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds said Iowans who have tested positive for COVID-19 will now be considered recovered after 28 days unless case investigators find they have not recovered or been hospitalized. The new change increased the number of people shown to be recovered from the virus. Iowa's recovery rate ...

Former Iowa offensive lineman Brandon Scherff named to BTN All-Decade Team

Iowa offensive lineman Brandon Scherff blocks Pitt defensive lineman Darryl Render during the game at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Iowa defeated Pitt, 24-20. (The Daily Iowan/Tessa Hursh)

Robert Read, Sports Editor

June 30, 2020

Josey Jewell now has some company from another former Hawkeye on the Big Ten Network's All-Decade football team. Brandon Scherff, who played at Iowa from 2010-14, was named as one of five offensive linemen on BTN's All-Decade Team Tuesday. He is the second Iowa representative, after Jewell, to ma...