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University of Iowa replaces liberal-arts dean following violation of employee ethics policy

Steve Goddard speaks during a forum as one of four candidates for the University of Iowa's Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Voxman Concert Hall on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Previously, Goddard has served as the Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

July 30, 2020

The University of Iowa has removed former dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Steve Goddard from his position, following an unspecified investigation that found Goddard had violated the Policy on Ethics and Responsibilities for UI staff.  Goddard has been replaced by Sara Sanders, the ass...

Gov. Kim Reynolds introduces guidance for reopening of schools

Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during the Condition of the State address at the Iowa State Capitol on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

July 30, 2020

K-12 schools in Iowa may be allowed to move to primarily online education depending on the condition of the coronavirus spread in their county once school begins in August.  State medical Director Caitlin Pedati and Iowa Department of Education Director Ann Lebo outlined the guidance that th...

Review of Iowa football program states program’s rules ‘perpetuated racial or cultural biases’

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz speaks at a press conference on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at the Pacha Family Club Room in Kinnick Stadium. Ferentz discussed the upcoming football season and the continuing actions that the team is working on toward strengthening inclusivity in the program. (Hannah Kinson/ The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 30, 2020

A review of the Iowa football program by the Kansas City law firm Husch Blackwell found that the program's rules "perpetuated racial or cultural biases and diminished the value of cultural diversity," and that the program over-monitored players to the point that they experienced heightened anxie...

UI College of Engineering uses artificial-intelligence to solve problems across campus

The inside of the Seamans Center is seen on Friday, July 12, 2019. The building houses the UI College of Engineering.

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

July 29, 2020

The Iowa Initiative for Artificial Intelligence and the University of Iowa College of Engineering are using artificial intelligence (AI) technology to solve problems in various fields, including education, business, and public health. Researchers in the College of Engineering are collaborating with ...

Iowa men’s basketball pauses workouts following two positive COVID-19 tests

Iowa players huddle during a men’s basketball game between Iowa and Rutgers at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Scarlet Knights, 85-80.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 28, 2020

The Iowa athletics department announced Tuesday that the men's basketball team has paused workouts for 14 days after two student-athletes tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. According to a release, following the positive test result, protocol established by UI Athletics and medical staff, including contact tra...

Barry Schreier bikes 550 miles to raise money and awareness for UI Afro House

University of Iowa Counseling Services Director Barry Schreier is seen in his office at the Westlawn Building on December 12, 2019. Schreier recently was awarded the Association of University and College Counseling Center’s President’s Award for Meritorious Service in the National Field of Campus Mental Health.

Mary Hartel, News Reporter

July 27, 2020

Barry Schreier, director of the campus University of Iowa Counseling Service, left Iowa City on for Northport Wisconsin on his bike on July 25. The ride is estimated to be more than 550 miles and take up to five days. Before leaving, Schreier created a GoFundMe page, pledging to donate all proceeds from the ride to the University of Iowa Afro-American Cultural Center. The page aims to reach $10,000. “The Afro Hou...

Iowa Athletics Department reports latest round of COVID-19 testing results

Kinnick Stadium is seen fom the north end zone at Iowa Football Media Day on Friday, August 9, 2019.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 27, 2020

The Iowa Athletics Department announced Monday that it conducted 20 COVID-19 tests for the week of July 20-26 and received one positive test and 19 negative tests. As part of Iowa's return to campus protocol, testing began May 29 and includes student-athletes, coaches, and staff. A total of 27...

Regents consider approval of fiscal 2021 budget amid financial loss due to COVID-19, decreased state funding

Iowa Board of Regents President Michael Richards sits alongside President Pro Tem Patty Cownie during a meeting at the Iowa State Alumni Center in Ames, Iowa, on Thursday, June 6, 2019. The Regents voted in favor of a four percent tuition increase starting in the fall semester of 2019.

Katie Ann McCarver, News Editor

July 24, 2020

The state Board of Regents will consider approval of a major hit to its fiscal 2021 budget at its July 29 meeting, which includes significant decreases in institutional budgets and finances stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as reallocation of decreased state appropriations. According to...

Iowa High School Athletic Association announces revised 2020 football schedule

An official watches play during a 4A varsity high school football game between Iowa City High and West High at Bates Field in Iowa City on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. (Joseph Cress/The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 24, 2020

The Iowa High School Athletic Association announced Friday that, to better prepare for the 2020 varsity football season, it has developed a revised schedule plan which allows for member school adjustments due to COVID-19. A seven-week regular season will be conducted under this revised schedule, cu...

UI announces alternative learning arrangements for high-risk students

The outside of the UI Student Disability Services office is seen on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. The office is located in the basement of Burge Residence Hall.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

July 24, 2020

University of Iowa students who are vulnerable or at a high risk for severe COVID-19 symptoms can apply for temporary alternative learning arrangements for their fall semester classes. The application, through UI Student Disability Services, is open to students who are at a high risk for COVID...

Students coming to the UI from Chicago share concerns about required travel quarantine

An empty plaza in Millennium Park sits adjacent to the sparsely populated intersection of Madison Street and Michigan Avenue on Tuesday, March 21, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

July 23, 2020

Some University of Iowa students from Illinois are worried about how Chicago’s mandatory quarantine on travelers will affect the people who plan to help them move to Iowa City. The Chicago Department of Health Commissioner Allison Arwady issued an Emergency Travel Order on July 2, requiring people entering or returning to Chicago from states with high case rates to quarantine for two weeks. This decision applies to states that ...

Republican committee’s claim about the estate tax isn’t the whole story

Republican committee's claim about the estate tax isn't the whole story

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

July 23, 2020

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. Edited by Lyle Muller and Rylee Wilson If your time is short: A new ad in Iowa claims the estate tax forces family farms and small businesses ...