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Kirk Ferentz ranked as third-most overrated NCAA coach

Iowa football head coach Kirk Ferentz answers questions at a press conference in Carver-Hawkeye Arena during Iowa Football Media Day on Friday, August 10, 2018. Iowa will open the 2018 football season at home against Northern Illinois on Saturday, September 1.

Adam Hensley, Pregame Editor

August 20, 2018

With Iowa football kicking off in 12 days, the anticipation for the upcoming season runs at an all-time high. Kirk Ferentz is one win away from reaching victory No. 144 - the most in Hawkeye football history. However, CBS Sports polled one-fifth of the 129 active FBS coaches on who they believe are...

Hawkeye football learning from New England Patriots

Iowa tight end Noah Fant (87) catches a touchdown pass during the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in New York on Wednesday, Dec. 27. The Hawkeyes went on to win 27-20.

Adam Hensley, Pregame Editor

August 20, 2018

Newsflash: The New England Patriots are a very good football team from top to bottom. The Iowa coaching staff knows this, and that’s why some of the Hawkeye coaches traveled to the Patriots’ facility in an effort to get some new insight. If there’s one thing Iowa and New England have in common, it...

Green houses and green thumbs in eco-friendly cohousing

John Bowman leaves the community garden with some kale and a tomato at the Prairie Hill Co-Housing community in Iowa City on Thursday, August 16, 2018. John and his wife Valerie moved to Prairie Hill because they felt that cohousing offered a good balance between community and privacy. The community is based on the Danish coousing Model and includes private residences as well as spaces common to all residents, such as a communal garden. (Nick Rohlman/The Daily Iowan)

Andy Mitchell, News Reporter

August 19, 2018

The first of its kind in Iowa, Prairie Hill cohousing community has welcomed new residents and gained more attention in Iowa City. On Aug. 12, the neighborhood received more than 300 visitors for an open house. The 7.8-acre neighborhood has nine households, and it will add new applicants in the near future. ...

UI research engineer named Iowa’s state geologist

Keith Schilling, newly appointed state geologist within the Iowa Geological Survey, sits in his office in Trowbridge Hall on Monday, Aug. 14, 2018.

Katelyn Weisbrod, Managing Editor

August 19, 2018

The protection and understanding of Iowa’s most vital natural resources are more or less held in the hands of the state geologist — a position that has been filled by a University of Iowa research engineer. Keith Schilling, an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmen...

On Iowa 2018 embraces new Hawkeyes

Freshmen form an I during Kickoff at Kinnick in Kinnick Stadium located in Iowa City on Aug. 17, 2018. During this On Iowa event, students were able to rush the field, listen to music, learn the fight song, and watch fireworks.

Julia DiGiacomo, News Reporter

August 19, 2018

On Iowa programming welcomes new University of Iowa students with more than 100 events and festivities.

UIHC recognized as top treatment center for Parkinson’s Disease

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics building is seen from the west on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017.

Sarah Mullen, News Reporter

August 19, 2018

UIHC receives financial support and global recognition for leading efforts against Parkinson’s Disease.

Rosario: The case against laptop bans in the classroom

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Isabella Rosario, Opinion Columnist

August 19, 2018

The beginning of a new semester ushers in “syllabus week,” a time for professors to outline course expectations. A popular classroom policy I’ve noticed, especially for lectures, is a technology ban. In the past, my professors have cited studies contending that students learn less effectively when ty...

U.S. Attorney General Sessions continues criticizing lower courts’ stalling of Trump policies

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke at the Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines Friday, August 17, 2018. Sessions spoke to a group of judges supporting President Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nomination, Brett Kavanaugh.

Sarah Watson, Politics Editor

August 17, 2018

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions railed against “limitless injunctions” Friday at an Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference in Des Moines.

Iowa soccer ties Missouri in season opener

Iowa's Natalie Winters kicks the ball during the Iowa/Rutgers soccer game on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. Iowa won the match 1-0.

James Geerdes, Sports Reporter

August 17, 2018

Iowa head coach Dave DiIanni’s fifth season at the helm of the Hawkeye soccer program began with neither a win nor a loss on Aug. 17 at the Iowa Soccer Complex. The Missouri defense matched Iowa’s in the season-opener, resulting in a 0-0 draw. Iowa failed to capitalize on numerous opportunities...

Immigration legislation stalled in the U.S. Senate, Chuck Grassley says in Des Moines

Then-Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, talks to reporters at the Eight Circuit Judicial Conference in Des Moines on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.

Elianna Novitch, Politics Reporter

August 17, 2018

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, commented on immigration issues and legislative efforts at the Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch: ‘Just because you disagree, doesn’t mean you have to be disagreeable’

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch speaks during the Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference. He discussed his life as a Supreme Court Justice and his friendships with his colleagues.

Julia Shanahan, Politics Reporter

August 17, 2018

At the Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference in Des Moines on Friday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch provided insight on his first year on the nation's highest court.

In Des Moines judicial conference, transparency in battle to confirm Brett Kavanaugh comes to forefront

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke at the Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines Friday, August 17, 2018. Sessions spoke to a group of judges supporting President Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nomination, Brett Kavanaugh.

Emily Wangen, Politics Reporter

August 17, 2018

DES MOINES — Judge Brett Kavanaugh may become the next Supreme Court justice in the near future, said U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a Aug. 17 address to attendees of the 8th Circuit Judicial Conference. President Trump nominated Kavanaugh, a judge for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appea...