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UI Athletics Department reports nine positive COVID-19 tests

Game action is underway during a men's basketball game between Iowa and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

June 22, 2020

The University of Iowa Athletics Department announced Monday that it has received nine positive COVID-19 tests out of 40 tests conducted for the week of June 15-21. As part of the return to campus protocol, testing began May 29 and includes student-athletes, coaches and staff. A total of 12 positive tests and 3...

UI Athletics Department pauses football ticket sales for 2020 season

Spectators watch the action during a football game between Iowa and Middle Tennessee State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Blue Raiders, 48-3.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

June 22, 2020

The University of Iowa Athletics Department announced Monday it has paused ticket sales for the 2020 football season. Only individuals who have renewed season tickets and completed per-seat contributions by June 30 will be included in potential Kinnick Stadium seating plans. New sales of the Fight for Iowa ...

Interactive: Universities in Iowa and the Big Ten announce plans for the fall semester

Interactive: Universities in Iowa and the Big Ten announce plans for the fall semester

Kelsey Harrell, Managing Digital Editor

June 22, 2020

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UI professors mapping the way for the future of plasma physics and fusion energy research

Van Allen Hall is seen on Monday, November 18, 2019. Van Allen is the home of the physics and astronomy department.

Molly Allen, News Reporter

June 21, 2020

University of Iowa professors are taking the lead on plasma physics and fusion-energy research. A campus committee has created a strategic plan to advise the Office of Fusion Energy Science with the U.S. Department of Energy on how to invest its resources to advance research. Fusion energy is a ...

15 faculty members laid off within College of Liberal Arts and Sciences amid budget cuts

Schaeffer Hall as seen on Oct. 9, 2018.

Josie Fischels, Summer Editor

June 20, 2020

The University of Iowa’s largest college will lay off 15 instructional-track faculty as it enters the first phase of a three-tiered plan to make up to $25 million in budget cuts due to revenue loss caused by the novel-coronavirus pandemic. The first tier identifies $15 million in cuts with...

UI Center for Diversity and Enrichment Executive Director to depart for University of New Hampshire

UI Center for Diversity and Enrichment Executive Director to depart for University of New Hampshire

Caleb McCullough and Katie Ann McCarver

June 20, 2020

The University of New Hampshire has hired Nadine Petty, executive director of the Center for Diversity and Enrichment at the University of Iowa, as its next chief diversity officer and associate vice president for community, equity, and diversity. Petty is slated to start at UNH on Aug. 10, 2020. ...

Iowa Freedom Riders hold Juneteenth celebration and march

Iowa City jazz musician Blake Shaw performs on Saturday, June 20 at the Pentacrest. The Iowa Freedom Riders hosted a celebration to commemorate Juneteenth, the anniversary of when the last enslaved people were freed. (Hannah Kinson/The Daily Iowan)

Caleb McCullough and Josie Fischels

June 20, 2020

After two and a half weeks of protesting in Iowa City, hundreds gathered on the Pentacrest Saturday for a Juneteenth celebration and march organized by the Iowa Freedom Riders. The event marked a victory lap for the Freedom Riders, who have organized protests against police brutality and racial ineq...

Most charges against lead Iowa City protester dropped

Organizer Mazin Mohamedali speaks to a crowd from the steps of the Old Capitol on Thursday, June 4 in Iowa City before beginning a march to support the Black Lives Matter movement and protest police brutality. Everyone met on the Pentacrest at 7 p.m. and then heard a handful of speeches before starting.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

June 19, 2020

Mazin Mohamedali, a lead protester in Iowa City who was recently arrested on charges stemming from his action at protests, will see five of the six charges leveled against him dropped, according to a press release from his lawyers. Mohamedali was arrested by Iowa City Police June 7 and charged with vi...

The Mill’s future uncertain as current owners step down

The Mill is seen on June 25, 2018.

Madison Lotenschtein, Arts Editor

June 18, 2020

After 58 years as a well-known live music venue and restaurant on Burlington Street, The Mill’s current owners are stepping down. The future of the venue remains unclear as the owners announced on their social media that they hope someone else will step into their place.  The current owners,...

Iowa City celebrates Juneteenth amid a pandemic and protests

A march to support the Black Lives Matter movement and protest police brutality begins at the Pentacrest in downtown Iowa City on Thursday, June 4. The crowd, which contained about 2,500 people according to organizers, is seen here beginning the march by exiting the east side of the Pentacrest before they would head south on Clinton St.

Lilian Paulson, News Reporter

June 23, 2020

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many organizations in Iowa City and across the state are planning virtual events to encourage the celebration of Juneteenth from their homes. Juneteenth, which takes place on June 19, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. The official proclamation took ...

UI African American Studies program to form institute, promote Black culture

Photo of Venise Berry, Department Chair of the University of Iowa African American Studies program. Contributed.

Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

June 18, 2020

Simon Balto, a professor of history in the University of Iowa African American Studies program, said it is very difficult for anyone to understand the present moment without the past. After protests and demonstrations in Iowa City in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, the program will ...

Dillon Doyle announces he is transferring to Baylor

LB Dillon Doyle celebrates during the Iowa football vs. Penn State game in Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. The Nittany Lions defeated the Hawkeyes 17-12.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

June 18, 2020

Former Iowa linebacker Dillon Doyle announced on Twitter Thursday that he is transferring to Baylor. "I'm excited to announce my decision to attend and compete for Baylor University," Doyle said in a statement. "I'd like to thank [Baylor head coach Dave Aranda] and [Baylor defensive coordinator Ron R...