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Researchers at UI receive grant for cybersecurity research

UI professor Cesare Tinelli poses for a portrait in the Seamans Center on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. Professor Tinelli was the principal investigator for the cybersecurity project.

Andy Mitchell, News Reporter

August 27, 2018

University of Iowa researchers, in collaboration with General Electric, were recently awarded a four-year, $809,000 grant for innovative work researching cybersecurity. The project, led by UI computer science Professor Cesare Tinelli and Assistant Professor Omar Chowdhury, aims to develop new appr...

Four questions for Hawkeye football

Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley looks to throw during an Iowa/Minnesota football game in Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. The Hawkeyes defeated the Golden Gophers, 17-10.

DI Staff

August 27, 2018

A new football season is almost upon Iowa City, which means the anticipation for the first Kinnick Swarm is in full effect. But there are plenty of questions surrounding the Hawkeyes going into the opening weekend against Northern Illinois. Will Nate Stanley live up to the hype? A few weeks ago, Col...

Iowa programs address veteran unemployment

Iowa programs address veteran unemployment

Emily Wangen, Politics Reporter

August 27, 2018

Despite Iowa’s unemployment rate declining, the rate of unemployed Iowa veterans has risen in the last two years, prompting action from politicians. The annual unemployment rates in Iowa in 2016 and 2017 were 3.7 and 3.8 percent, respectively. In 2017, 5 percent of veterans were unemployed, and in 201...

Nonprofit seeks to make athletics more comfortable for girls who wear hijabs

Nonprofit seeks to make athletics more comfortable for girls who wear hijabs

Aadit Tambe, News Reporter

August 27, 2018

Ibtihaj Muhammad made history when she became the first American woman to wear a hijab in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. For many student-athletes, however, the hijab can be a contributing factor to dropping out of sports. An eastern Iowa nonprofit called Girls on the Run offers free sports hijabs...

UI experiments on board NASA’s trip to the sun

Jasper Halekas poses for a portrait in his lab in Van Allen Hall on Friday, August 24, 2018.

Julia DiGiacomo, News Reporter

August 27, 2018

A NASA spacecraft launched two weeks ago will nearly reach the sun — with University of Iowa technology and experiments on board. Two UI physics faculty members and a graduate student have contributed significantly to NASA’s historic Parker Solar Probe mission. The Parker Solar Probe took off on...

Iowa politicians take to social media to honor colleague John McCain

Sen. John McCain receives the applause from the audience before beginning a foreign policy address to the World Affairs Council in Los Angeles in March 2008 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. He talked about a collaborative foreign policy with input of allies abroad that differs from the go-it-alone approach of President Bush. (Annie Wells/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Sarah Watson, Politics Editor

August 26, 2018

After Sen. John McCain, 81, an iconic maverick and Republican, died Saturday, Iowa politicians of both sides of the aisle responded with condolences and memories of the senator on social media. The bipartisan reaction highlights McCain’s legacy as a conservative maverick who worked across the ais...

University of Iowa provost search holds first open forum

Professor Russell Ganim (right), President of the University of Iowa Faculty Senate, leads a discussion with forum attendees during the provost search committee open forum in the IMU on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018.

Elianna Novitch, Politics Reporter

August 23, 2018

The search for a new University of Iowa executive vice president/provost is surging forward, and the UI held the first open forum for the campus community on Aug. 23. A group of around 30 staff, faculty, and graduate-student representatives came together to provide input on what qualities and expectations they h...

Hawkeyes taking advantage of running-back trio

Iowa running back Ivory Kelly-Martin catches a touchdown pass during an NCAA football game between Iowa and Illinois in Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.  The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini, 45-16.

Pete Ruden, Sports Editor

August 23, 2018

If you want a quick preview of what Mekhi Sargent can do on a football field, all you have to do is turn on Netflix, scroll to “Last Chance U,” Season 3, Episode 1, and the film is right there. Spoiler alert: In that first game on the popular documentary series, Sargent racked up 170 yards and...

University of Iowa construction moratorium to be lifted next month

The IMU Flood Mitigation and Recovery Project is being constructed on Saturday, May 10. The project will protect the area from future flooding and the completion date is set for May 2015. (The Daily Iowan/Valerie Burke)

Emily Wangen, Politics Reporter

August 23, 2018

University of Iowa campus construction will return to normal in Sept. 12 with the lifting of a five-month moratorium on construction projects. “Many communities are affected as the university addresses the generational disinvestment from the state, and we appreciate your standing with us as we make diffi...

After Tibbetts’ death, politicians call for immigration action

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, responds to questions from the crowd at a Town Hall meeting in the Iowa Memorial Union on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.

Sarah Watson and Elianna Novitch

August 23, 2018

A day after authorities announced a murder charge had been filed against a reportedly undocumented immigrant in the case of missing UI student Mollie Tibbetts, Iowa’s GOP senators called to revisit 2016 immigration legislation. Authorities have charged Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 24, with first-degree murder in th...

Officials learn Tibbetts’ cause of death, status of man charged with murder

Mollie Tibbetts

Marissa Payne, Managing Editor

August 23, 2018

Multiple developments took place Thursday in the case of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, who was found dead Tuesday after disappearing July 18 from Brooklyn, Iowa. Authorities announced Tuesday that Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 24, allegedly abducted and killed Tibbetts in July. Rivera led invest...

Iowa City Latino Festival postponed ‘out of respect’ for Mollie Tibbetts

Pedestrians cross Clinton St. and enter the Pedestrian Mall in Downtown Iowa City on Monday June 27, 2016.

Marissa Payne, Managing Editor

August 23, 2018

An organizer of the Iowa City Latino Festival on Thursday announced that the event, initially scheduled for Aug. 25, has been postponed as organizers wish to send a message of solidarity to those affected by the death of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts. A post on the Iowa City Latino...