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Iowa City labor leaders hold public hearing on future of UI Labor Center

Community members gathered at Old Brick on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 for a public hearing on the University of Iowa Labor Center. In a second round of midyear budget cuts, the UI chose to close the center in an effort to compensate for state funding cuts.

Christopher Borro, News Reporter

September 10, 2018

Local labor leaders held a public hearing at the Old Brick on Monday evening to address community concerns about the planned closing of the University of Iowa Labor Center. The center was one of seven that the UI announced earlier this year that it would close because of the state’s midyear fundin...

Hawkeye football defense proves dominant nationally

Iowa defensive players celebrate a stop during Iowa's game against Iowa State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Cyclones 13-3.

Jordan Zuniga, Sports Reporter

September 10, 2018

If the first two weeks of Iowa football have shown anything, it’s that the Hawkeye defense is pretty good. Through the first two games, the defense allowed just 10 points, an average of 5 points a game, good for second-best in the country. A field goal and a touchdown is all that has gotten throug...

University of Iowa falls in rankings, blames dwindling state funding

UI President Bruce Harreld speaks in an interview with The Daily Iowan in Adler Journalism Building on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

Marissa Payne, Managing Editor

September 10, 2018

The University of Iowa’s standing relative to its peer institutions as shown in U.S. News & World Report rankings will continue to slip without sufficient state funding, UI President Bruce Harreld has repeatedly told a variety of stakeholders. The 2019 “Best Colleges” rankings released...

Candidates for Iowa Legislature talk privatization, worker rights, education

Zack Wahls, the Democratic candidate for Iowa State Senate District 37, participates in a public forum at the Coralville Public Library on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018.

Andy Mitchell, News Reporter

September 10, 2018

Iowa’s privatized Medicaid system dominated conversation in a Monday afternoon forum, where six local legislative candidates took questions from a small crowd at the Coralville Public Library. One of the first questions in the forum concerned the reported refusal of Medicaid company payments for...

UI professors commercialize years of addiction research

The UI Research Park is seen on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Behavioral Diagnostics LLC., located inside the research facility, conducted research on diagnosing addiction with a drop of blood.

Paul Elwell, News Reporter

September 11, 2018

Two businesses are measuring addiction and looking at its effects with as little as one drop of blood. UI psychiatry Professor and CEO of Behavioral Diagnostics Robert Philibert has spent decades studying the epigenetic effects stemming from substance abuse, which was uncharted territory at the time...

UI’s Iowa Youth Writing Project reaches new heights

Students listen to instructor Sara McGuirk in the

Kinsey Phipps, News Reporter

September 10, 2018

Funded in 2010 after UI students and teachers noticed a discrepancy between writing opportunities for adults versus children in Iowa City, the Iowa Youth Writing Project has now expanded into a fully funded nonprofit with many volunteers. When the program started, Iowa Writers’ Workshop students an...

Fundamentals prove key in Hawkeye volleyball’s weekend sweep

Brie Orr serves the ball during Iowa's match against Eastern Illinois on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes won the match 3-0.

Pete Mills, Sports Reporter

September 9, 2018

Sunday was Ice Cream Day at Carver-Hawkeye, and Hawkeye volleyball’s first match in front of a home crowd made it even sweeter, as the squad swept Eastern Illinois, 3-0. The team’s two three-set victories over Drake and South Dakota State in Des Moines on Sept. 7 helped it bring home a winning rec...

Rep. David Young looks to create opportunities for Iowans in Congress

U.S. Rep. David Young, R-Iowa, speaks in his office on March 14, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

Emily Wangen, Politics Reporter

September 10, 2018

Seeking to serve a third term, Rep. David Young, R-Iowa, hopes to continue serving as a financial “watchdog” for Iowans as a member of Congress. Young, 50, is running for re-election this fall to the House of Representative for Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District. Prior to being elected in 2014,...

UIHC pediatric patients who have lost an eye receive winking sock monkeys

UIHC pediatric patients who have lost an eye receive winking sock monkeys

Julia DiGiacomo, News Reporter

September 9, 2018

Winking, handmade sock monkeys are the latest companions for young patients who have lost an eye at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Ophthalmology Department. The project, which began this summer, gives kids sock monkeys that wink in coordination with the patients’ removed eyes. UI s...

UI plays key role in groundbreaking multiple sclerosis research study

Professor Christopher Coffey worked as part of the research team that discovered a drug that slows brain shrinkage in people with multiple sclerosis. Coffey spoke about his research on Sept. 5, 2018.

Josie Fischels, News Reporter

September 9, 2018

The University of Iowa’s Clinical Trials and Statistical Data Management Center served as a data-coordinating center for a recent study that found the drug Ibudilast slows brain atrophy, or shrinkage, in people suffering from multiple sclerosis by 48 percent. The study, proposed and led by neurologist R...

UI competes in national recycle challenge, works to separate waste at Hawkeye football games

Fans walk past empty beer cans and cups as they enter Kinnick Stadium before a football game against Iowa State University on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.

Katie Ann McCarver, News Reporter

September 10, 2018

Emptying beer cans onto the pavement, reaching into recycling bins to remove napkins that belong in the trash, and crushing plastic bottles to make room for more are only some examples of what the Kinnick Goes Green volunteers partake in prior to Hawkeye games. In efforts to decontaminate the University o...

Gerdin Athletics Learning Center shows off $6 million renovations with open house

The Gerdin Athletic Learning Center as pictured on Sept. 7. The building, which has study spaces for student athletes, just received a $6 million renovation.

Charles Peckman, News Reporter

September 7, 2018

The Gerdin Athletics Learning Center was buzzing on the morning of Sept. 7 with student-athletes, administrators, and donors during the center’s rededication and open house. The building, which was completed in 2003, recently underwent a $6 million renovation that includes private study areas and a...