The Daily Iowan

Rep. Bobby Kaufmann highlights cannabis, bipartisanship in run for fourth term

Rep. Bobby Kaufmann poses for a portrait on Sept. 14, 2018 in Iowa City at the Adler Journalism Building.

Elianna Novitch, Politics Reporter

September 19, 2018

After serving three terms in the Iowa Legislature, Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, R-Wilton, hopes to be re-elected for a fourth term so he can work to expand Iowa’s medical-cannabis program and address Iowa’s Medicaid system. The 33-year-old Republican incumbent is running against first-time Democratic candidate ...

Many factors contribute to 20-year ADHD increase, UI researchers say

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as seen on Sept 17, 2018.

Charles Peckman, News Reporter

September 18, 2018

An analysis from University of Iowa researchers found an increase in American children diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder from 1997 to 2016. Researchers found a 4.1 percent increase in diagnoses during this period. According to the study, 14 percent of boys were diagnosed with ADHD in 2016, which...

By the numbers: Iowa vs. Northern Iowa

Iowa Hawkeyes running back Mekhi Sargent (10) breaks away from tacklers during a game against Northern Iowa at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Panthers 38–14.

Adam Hensley, Pregame Editor

September 17, 2018

Iowa’s rushing game was on the money against Northern Iowa on Sept. 15 in Kinnick, specifically with tailbacks Toren Young and Mekhi Sargent. The duo posted a combined stat line of 29 carries, 158 yards, and 3 touchdowns — the best stat line from any two backs in a game this season. The two sp...

Lawsuit against University of Iowa presidential search committee settled

Former state Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter announces the appointment of Bruce Harreld as the new UI president during a meeting in the IMU on Sept. 3, 2015. Harreld is the 21st president of the UI.

Marissa Payne, Managing Editor

September 17, 2018

A lawsuit related to the search process that resulted in the hiring of Bruce Harreld as University of Iowa president in 2015 was recently settled, with the university paying the plaintiff $55,000 to cover attorney fees while not admitting wrongdoing. The settlement outlines requirements for a UI presidential se...

Grassley announces public hearing in light of sexual-assault allegations against Kavanaugh

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)

September 17, 2018

U.S Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said in a Monday statement he will hear out sexual-assault claims against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in a public hearing next week. Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford will appear in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is chair...

UISG, GPSG hopes to increase student voter turnout through Voter Registration Week

A volunteer carrying voter registration forms is seen on the Pentacrest on Monday, September 17, 2018. Members of the University of Iowa ROTC read the U.S. constitution aloud in honor of Constitution Day.

Alexandra Skores, News Reporter

September 18, 2018

The University of Iowa Student Government and the Graduate/Professional Student Government have teamed up to devise the first ever Voter Registration Week, hoping to engage students in voting and being involved in the election process. The week will be filled with opportunities for students to register...

Nobel Peace Prize nominee speaks at UI about medical field struggles in India

Dr. M. R. Rajagopal speaks at the College of Nursing on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Rajagopal was nominated for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for his work establishing Pallative care centers and services throughout India.

Kate Pixley, News Reporter

September 18, 2018

M.R. Rajagopal, a palliative-care physician, activist, and Nobel nominee, visited the University of Iowa on Monday for a series of lectures, which will continue today. Rajagopal is the founder and chairman of Palliative India, an organization that seeks to improve quality of life of terminally ill ...

Iowa City raises pet fees to offset shelter costs

A dog collar is seen on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018.

Maria Kuiper, News Reporter

September 17, 2018

For the first time in more than 20 years, the Iowa City City Council has approved an increase in animal-service fees. The new fees include an uptick in prices for “unaltered” pets. If a pet is more than a year old and is spayed or neutered, the fee is $10 per year. However, if the pet is not spayed ...

‘Stay off the arches,’ Iowa City says of Park Road Bridge

'Stay off the arches,' Iowa City says of Park Road Bridge

Charles Peckman, News Reporter

September 17, 2018

Iowa City released a press release Monday afternoon to try and curb potentially illegal activity on the new Park Road Bridge. “In the days since the opening of the new Park Road Bridge to pedestrians and vehicles, the City has been made aware of various social media posts featuring dangerous use of th...

Herky the Hawk celebrates his 70th birthday

Herky the Hawk celebrates with the Iowa cheerleaders during a game against Northern Iowa at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Panthers 38–14.

Josie Fischels, News Reporter

September 16, 2018

The third floor of the University of Iowa Main Library was filled with black and gold balloons on Sept. 14 thanks to an exhibit set up by the UI Libraries Special Collections and University Archives to celebrate Herky the Hawk’s 70th birthday. The Hatching Herky exhibit, curated over the summer by re...

After Miss America, Miss Iowa looks forward to a year of service to the state

After Miss America, Miss Iowa looks forward to a year of service to the state

Alexandra Skores, News Reporter

September 16, 2018

A UI student competed in the 2018 Miss America pageant as Miss Iowa, and though she didn’t win the title, she left with what she described as the experience of a lifetime. Just last semester, Mikhayla Hughes-Shaw was walking around the University of Iowa campus, ordering coffee at the Java House ...

Iowa football hurt by penalties against Northern Iowa

Iowa Hawkeyes wide receiver Nick Easley (84) is taken to the turf as the ball bounces away during a game against Northern Iowa at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Panthers 38–14.

Anna Kayser, Assistant Sports Editor

September 16, 2018

With the sun rising over the horizon on Iowa’s home-stretch finale against No. 18 Wisconsin, the Hawkeyes still have a lot of work to do before they takes the field on Saturday evening. The confidence in the defense was strong going into the matchup against Northern Iowa, but it was a different sto...