The Daily Iowan

Student governments urge University of Iowa to move to virtual learning

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

Sarah Watson, Executive Editor

August 7, 2020

University of Iowa student governments  are urging campus administration to shift all non-essential in-person learning, activities, and events to a virtual format for the fall semester. "We cannot, in good conscience, support in-person classroom learning and full opening of residence halls in the...

Iowa wide receiver Oliver Martin reportedly enters transfer portal

 Iowa wide receiver Oliver Martin catches a touchdown pass during the football game against Miami (Ohio) at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, August 31, 2019.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 7, 2020

Iowa wide receiver Oliver Martin has entered the NCAA transfer portal, according to a report by David Eickholt of 247 Sports. The former standout Iowa City West prep joined the Hawkeyes last summer after transferring from Michigan. Martin became immediately eligible to play for Iowa and scored h...

Iowa limiting capacity at Kinnick Stadium for 2020 home football games

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

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 6, 2020

Iowa athletic director Gary Barta wrote in a letter sent to football season ticket holders Thursday that capacity will be reduced to 10,000-15,000 seats per game at Kinnick Stadium in 2020 and that there will be no season tickets. If Iowa plays its five scheduled home game, and if fans are permi...

Iowa’s senators criticize Democrats for COVID-19 relief bill negotiations

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, sits in his Washington office on March 12. Grassley said he opposes President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum because they could hurt Iowa farmers who rely on international trade to make a profit. (Gage Miskimen/The Daily Iowan)

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

August 6, 2020

Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, criticized congressional Democrats this week on their role in negotiations on the upcoming coronavirus relief bill. Grassley said Democrats aren’t compromising on their goals for the bill, and are not accepting any of the Senate Republicans’ p...

University of Iowa names interim associate vice president for DEI, interim director of Center for Diversity and Enrichment

Photo of Liz Tovar (L), interim associate vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and Tabitha Wiggins (R), interim directer of the Center for Diversity and Enrichment. Contributed.

Katie Ann McCarver, News Editor

August 6, 2020

The University of Iowa announced Thursday that Liz Tovar has been appointed interim associate vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and Tabitha Wiggins has been appointed interim director of the Center for Diversity and Enrichment. Tovar, associate athletics director for student-at...

Big Ten football players form unity group, express concerns about upcoming season

Spectators watch the action during a football game between Iowa and Middle Tennessee State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Blue Raiders, 48-3.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 5, 2020

Football players from the Big Ten followed the lead of Pac-12 players in forming a unity group and publishing a list of demands related to the COVID-19 pandemic and player safety. The list of demands was published in a letter in The Players' Tribune through a group called College Athlete Unity (CAU) shortly after...

Five of 15 faculty reinstated within College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Schaeffer Hall as seen on Oct. 9, 2018.

Josie Fischels, Summer Editor

August 5, 2020

Five of the 15 faculty whose contracts were not renewed by the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will be reinstated, including all three faculty within the Department of Rhetoric whose contracts were initially selected for non-renewal. “Following further review, the College...

Reynolds signs executive order restoring felon voting rights

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

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

August 5, 2020

After months of protesting in Des Moines and calls from activists across Iowa, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an executive order restoring voting rights for felons who have completed their sentence. Iowa is the last state in the nation to restore voting rights to felons. In 2005, Gov. Tom Vilsack ...

Big Ten Conference releases COVID-19 medical protocols

Big Ten Conference Commissioner Kevin Warren addresses reporters regarding the cancellation of the 2020 Big Ten men's basketball tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 5, 2020

Along with its new 2020 football schedule, the Big Ten announced the conference's COVID-19 medical protocols Wednesday morning. The protocols were jointly authored by the Big Ten Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Big Ten Sports Medicine Committee in an effort to mitigate risk ...

New Big Ten football schedule structured to ‘maximize flexibility’

Iowa running back Tyler Goodson hurdles MTSU's Gregory Grate, Jr. during a football game between Iowa and Middle Tennessee State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 5, 2020

The Big Ten released its new 10-game, conference-only football schedule Wednesday morning, which is structured to "maximize flexibility." All 14 Big Ten teams will play their nine original 2020 Big Ten opponents, as well as one additional cross-division game. The schedule starts as early as th...

Iowa football opens season at home Sept. 5 against Maryland as part of updated Big Ten schedule

Iowa wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette catches the ball during a football game between Iowa and Rutgers at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 7, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Scarlet Knights, 30-0.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 5, 2020

The Iowa football team is set to open its season Sept. 5 against Maryland following the Big Ten's schedule release. The Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday that the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors has approved plans for the 2020 football season, including a 10-game, conference-only sched...

280 UI instructors advocate for online classes, pledge to teach online-only instruction

UI graduate instructors John Jespen (Department of History) and Kassie Baron (Department of English), and associate professor Megan Knight (Department of Rhetoric) discuss why they will only teach online classes in the upcoming semester during a press conference over Zoom on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. They say returning to campus is a health risk for students and faculty, as well as members of the community.

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

August 4, 2020

Nearly 300 instructors at the University of Iowa have signed a pledge to “further the education of our students and protect the health and safety of our campus and community by devoting ourselves to planning for the safest, highest-quality online experience for our students in the Fall 2020 Semester...