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Social media movements aim to honor Mollie Tibbetts

Mollie Tibbetts

Christopher Borro, News Reporter

August 30, 2018

Following the death of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, a variety of campaigns continue to carry on her legacy. One of these is the Mollie Movement, which encourages random acts of kindness in Tibbetts’ memory. A pair of Iowa women, Sara Jo Harvey of Waterloo and Claire Burch of Des Moines...

Campus construction could cause delays at Hawkeye football games

Road construction signs on Myrtle Avenue in Iowa City on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018.

Katie Ann McCarver, News Reporter

August 30, 2018

As construction within campus continues, detours are to be anticipated for home football games.

Hawkeye football receivers and running backs build experience heading into Week 1

Iowa football wide receiver Nick Easley speaks to members of the media during media availability at the Hansen Football Performance Center on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. The Hawkeyes begin their season on Saturday, September 1, against Northern Illinois, at Kinnick Stadium. (Lily Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Pete Ruden, Sports Editor

August 29, 2018

Iowa is in a completely different place offensively heading into its season-opener against Northern Illinois than it was last year. Quarterback Nate Stanley is coming off an impressive near-record-tying first season, while his targets are entering the new season with another year of experience under...

Voter-ID law seen as unnecessary by some Iowa county auditors

Voter-ID law seen as unnecessary by some Iowa county auditors

Sarah Watson, Politics Editor

August 29, 2018

When voters go to the polls in 10 weeks for the midterm elections, the top 99 elections officials must stick to the rulebooks despite some opposing a controversial Iowa voter-ID law. The law, passed in 2017, will require voters to bring identification to the polls beginning in 2019 in an effort to secure ...

Iowa considers implementing employee-verification system after Mollie Tibbetts’ death

Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during Joni Ernst's Roast and Ride on Saturday, June 9, 2018. The event raises money for veterans charities and provides a platform for state and national Republican officials to speak.

Elianna Novitch, Politics Reporter

August 28, 2018

Gov. Kim Reynolds recently said she would be open to implementing a state-level system that would check the legal status of workers in Iowa. The issue of employing immigrants in Iowa was thrust into the spotlight after authorities revealed the man charged with murder in the slaying of University of...

Kinnick north end-zone construction continues

Members of the media tour north end zone construction at Kinnick Stadium on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Construction is set to be completely finished by the 2019 football season, with outdoor club seating ready for the 2018 season. The Hawkeyes open their season at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 1, against Northern Illinois. (Lily Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Adam Hensley, Pregame Editor

August 29, 2018

Members of the media were given a tour of the north end zone at Kinnick on Tuesday. The outdoor club level is almost complete. The seats are all in place, but all that was missing was glass surrounding the back. The outdoor club level will have private restrooms and concessions stands when completed. For ...

Uptown Bill’s, a community for all abilities, in danger of closing

Uptown Bills is seen on Monday, August 27th, 2018. The coffee shop is at risk of closing due to insufficient funds. (Thomas A. Stewart/The Daily Iowan)

Josie Fischels, News Reporter

August 28, 2018

Uptown Bill’s, a coffeehouse, bookstore, performance venue, and public gathering place on South Dubuque Street, may be in danger of closing its doors for good. Since 2001, Uptown Bill’s, cousin of the original Wild Bill’s on the University of Iowa campus, has operated as a community for people...

Neighborhood Ambassadors serve off-campus students

UI neighborhood ambassador Rachel Maly poses for a portrait on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Maly serves as the ambassador for the Northside and Goosetown neighborhoods.

Kate Pixley, News Reporter

August 28, 2018

The Office of the Vice President for Student Life at the University of Iowa has created a new program to better connect students living off campus with resources on campus. Tanya Villhauer, the associate director for harm reduction and strategic initiatives, and Eric Rossow, the assistant director...

Football by the numbers: Northern Illinois

Northern Illinois football players run out on to the field before a game.

Pete Ruden, Sports Editor

August 28, 2018

Like Iowa, Northern Illinois has not played a game yet in 2018, so here’s a look at some key stats from the Huskies’ 2017 season. Average points per fourth quarter – 5.3 To put it simply, the Huskies were not a fourth-quarter team last season. In fact, they got worse each quarter as the game w...

Experts: Chinese military spike unrelated to tariffs

From left, China's President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands on Nov. 9, 2017, during a meeting outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (Artyom Ivanov/Tass/Abaca Press/TNS)

Julia Shanahan, Politics Reporter

August 28, 2018

Trade tensions between the U.S. and China have affected Iowa products in the last several months, but Iowa political experts say it’s unrelated to a Pentagon report detailing a spike in Chinese military power. The report contended that this could be a potential threat to U.S. allies in the Pacific....

Latinx community feels effects of immigration debate following death of Mollie Tibbetts

UISG Latinx Constituency Senator Fredy 
Quevedo poses for a portrait in the Latino-Native American Cultural Center on Monday, August 27, 2018. In his role as Constituency Senator, Quevedo serves as a bridge between UISG and the latino community.

Brooklyn Draisey, News Reporter

August 28, 2018

The Latinx community at the University of Iowa is feeling the effects of immigration debates started after the charging of and undocumented immigrant in the death of Mollie Tibbetts.