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Students now required to apply for UI Honors program

Students now required to apply for UI Honors program

Kinsey Phipps, News Reporter

September 20, 2018

Honors at Iowa and the UI Admissions Office have worked closely to develop a new way of admitting students to Honors. Doing away with automatic acceptance, Honors hopes to reach more students who may be a good fit for the program, said Susan Dickinson, the assistant director for high-ability recruitmen...

Former Iowa Finance Authority director found to have sexually harassed employees, report says

Former Iowa Finance Authority director found to have sexually harassed employees, report says

Emily Wangen, Politics Reporter

September 20, 2018

An investigation into sexual-harassment allegations against former Iowa Finance Authority Director David Jamison found that Jamison did, in fact, sexually harass women on staff, according to a Sept. 20 report on the investigation. Jamison has categorically denied the claims, according to the report. The i...

University of Iowa no longer a top-20 party school

Tailgaters walk out of a party before a football game against Iowa State University on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.

Julia DiGiacomo, News Reporter

September 19, 2018

For the first time in years, the University of Iowa is not ranked among the nation’s most prominent party schools. Last year, the UI ranked No. 6 on the Princeton Review’s top 20 party school list. This year, the university has dropped off of the chart completely. The UI has landed on that list consist...

City Council candidates hold public forum to communicate with students

Candidates Bruce Teague and Ann Freerks debate during a UISG election forum at the IMU on Sept. 19, 2018. The debate allowed each candidate to discuss their plans for Iowa City regarding topics such as off-campus housing and transportation.

Christopher Borro, News Reporter

September 19, 2018

Following the special primary on Sept. 4, two candidates remain in the competition for the vacant Iowa City City Council seat. Ann Freerks and Bruce Teague participated in an hour long public forum in conjunction with the UISG on Wednesday evening to connect with student voters and explain aspects of ...

Senate Judiciary Committee to take Kavanaugh allegations ‘step by step’

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley looks on before the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill Sept. 4, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Emily Wangen, Politics Reporter

September 19, 2018

The Senate Judiciary Committee will take sexual-assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh “step by step,” committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said Wednesday. “These charges of sexual harassment are very important that they be looked into,” Grassley told reporters ...

Hawkeyes will try to avoid last year’s Wisconsin debacle

Wisconsin wide receiver Kendric Pryor catches a touchdown pass during Iowa's game against Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The badgers defeated the Hawkeyes 38-14.

Adam Hensley, Pregame Editor

September 19, 2018

The last time Iowa and Wisconsin squared off in football, it didn’t end well for the Hawkeyes by any means. For the first half, both teams played their typical slugfest ball. At halftime, Wisconsin led, 17-7, but Josh Jackson intercepted his second pass of the game and returned it for a touchdown,...

Firm sues ACT for disclosing confidential and sensitive information about test-takers

The ACT sign is seen outside of the ACT Headquarters on Monday, March 5, 2018.

Maria Kuiper, News Reporter

September 20, 2018

Standardized-test giant ACT has been sued on the behalf of many students with disabilities in California, Nevada, and Colorado whose private information about their condition was listed with their ACT test scores. The Iowa City company is under fire for potentially violating the Americans with Disab...

Man charged in Mollie Tibbetts’ death pleads not guilty

Cristhian Bahena Rivera (contributed)

Gage Miskimen, Editor in Chief

September 19, 2018

Cristhian Bahena Rivera, the man accused of killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, appeared in court Sept. 19 for his arraignment at the Poweshiek County Courthouse. Appearing before 8A District Court Judge Joel Yates, Rivera pleaded not guilty to the charge of first-degree murder, a...

Twin UI sophomores double as YouTube celebrities

From left: UI sophomores Megan and Ciera Stitz pose for a portrait in the Adler Journalism Building on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. The duo produces YouTube videos and have over 1 million subscribers.

Kinsey Phipps, News Reporter

September 19, 2018

Walking around campus, Megan and Ciera Stitz may seem like normal college students. But the Stitz sisters are not simply normal sophomores at the UI, they have wound up in YouTube stardom. One day in 2011, the Stitzes and cousin Maggie Atcheson were jumping around on a trampoline and decided to exper...

Urban Meyer returns, Big Ten looks forward

Ohio State Head Coach Urban Meyer addresses the media during Big Ten Football Media Days in Chicago on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

Anna Kayser, Assistant Sports Editor

September 18, 2018

Illinois now has the same record as Wisconsin. Just let that sink in. Last week was not a shining moment for the Big Ten by any means. Wisconsin — which might have been the conference’s king — went down at home, and BYU chose to celebrate to “Jump Around” in honor of the Badgers. Purdue l...

City Council enacts climate-action plan

Iowa City sustainability coordinator Brenda Nations addresses the City Council on Tuesday in City Hall. By a 6-0 vote, the council adopted the Climate Action Plan, which aims to significantly reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

Charles Peckman, News Reporter

September 19, 2018

By a 6-0 vote, the Iowa City City Council OK’d the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan on Tuesday.

Iowa football notebook: defensive line, injury update, and preparing for the 3-4

Iowa running back Ivory Kelly-Martin runs with the ball during the Iowa/Northern Iowa football game at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Huskies, 33-7.

Pete Ruden, Sports Editor

September 18, 2018

Iowa’s defensive line has been the biggest strength of a stellar Hawkeye defense through three weeks. The group ranks second in the Big Ten and third in the country with 12 sacks, setting a tone on the defensive side of the ball and allowing the previously inexperienced players behind it to ease into ...