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UI officials say associate vice president for DEI will continue reporting to provost’s office, search to fill the position ongoing

UI President Bruce Harreld answers a question in the Adler Journalism Building on Monday, September 23, 2019. President Harreld discussed his contract extension, the resignation of the Associate VP for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the UI marching band investigation regarding incidents taken place during the Cy-Hawk football game. (Katina Zentz/The Daily Iowan)

Katie Ann McCarver, News Editor

July 23, 2020

The University of Iowa will not make any changes in reporting structure for the position of associate vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion, in an effort to continue its search to fill the position without inhibition, according to a Thursday release. In a release Thursday morning, UI President Bru...

Johnson County Board of Supervisors implements unenforceable county-wide mask mandate

Johnson County Board of Supervisors vote on the second reading of the Unified Development Ordinance at the Johnson County Treasurer office on Thursday December 12, 2019.

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

July 23, 2020

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors voted to implement a county-wide mask mandate at a meeting Thursday morning, though the order is not enforceable by criminal or civil punishment. Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague implemented a similar resolution on July 21, with violation of the order punishable as a...

USA Wrestling to host 2020 Senior Nationals at Xtreme Arena in Coralville

America's Jordan Burroughs (red) celebrates his victory over Gasjimurad Omarov (blue) of Azerbaijan at 74 kg during the final round of the 2018 Men's Freestyle World Cup at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday, April 7. Team USA placed first, defeating Azerbaijan 6-4 in the finals. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 23, 2020

One of the most prestigious wrestling events of the year will take place in Iowa this October. USA Wrestling has announced that it will host its 2020 Senior Nationals, featuring the nation’s top international-style wrestlers, at the new Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse in Coral...

Johnson County Board of Supervisors repeals gun ban in public buildings

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors meets on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The Supervisors discussed budget items for the year.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

July 23, 2020

Guns are allowed in county buildings in Johnson County for the first time in nine years. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors reluctantly rolled back a 2011 policy prohibiting firearms in public buildings in order to comply with state law on Thursday. The state legislature in June passed House File 25...

UI public health experts say herd immunity isn’t the solution to COVID-19

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Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

July 22, 2020

With the recent uptick in the number of national coronavirus cases, some people have encouraged intentional exposure to the illness in order to help the population establish immunity to the virus. University of Iowa public-health experts, however, say herd immunity can’t work against coronavirus. Herd immun...

Tristan Wirfs agrees to terms on rookie contract with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Iowa offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs cheers during the Iowa vs. Northwestern football game at Ryan Field on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats 20-0.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 22, 2020

Former Iowa offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs has agreed to terms on his rookie contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NFL Network's Ian Raporort reported Wednesday. The deal is fully guaranteed and worth $16.23 million over four years, with a fifth-year option for the 2024 season. According to Ra...

UI TikTok creators plan to stay with the app despite possible ban

Photo Illustration by Jenna Galligan.

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

July 22, 2020

Swiping through her “For You” page on the popular video-sharing app TikTok, Breck Goodman can see posts ranging from astrology content to short clips of toads. The incoming third-year student at the University of Iowa downloaded the app in April 2019. She posted her first video a week later and w...

Federal unemployment assistance will be reduced in phase four coronavirus relief bill, Grassley says

U.S Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks with the Daily Iowan staff after a visit to Mercy Hospital on July 2, 2019.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

July 22, 2020

Federal unemployment assistance will likely continue in Congress’s phase four coronavirus relief package, but it will be reduced from the current mark of $600 a week, according to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.  Grassley held a press call with reporters Wednesday where he discussed the details of...

Iowa City City Council to move forward with creating Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Mayor Bruce Teague speaks at a city council meeting over Zoom on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Items included the possible building of solar panels in Waterworks Prairie Park and the COVID-19 City Employee Pay Plan.

Rachel Schilke and Riley Davis

July 21, 2020

The Iowa City City Council took the next steps in creating a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to address racial injustice in the city, discussing the details of the board they committed to creating in a resolution in June after weeks of protests and demands from the Iowa Freedom Riders, the g...

Iowa one of few states sharing drivers license data with U.S. Census Bureau

The Iowa DOT building is seen on Monday, July 20, 2020.

Mary Hartel, News Reporter

July 21, 2020

Iowa is one of four states currently in an agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau to share driver’s license and identification information. While the Iowa Department of Transportation said the data will be used for statistical purposes only, advocacy groups throughout the state said the agreement could d...

Students return to the UI from COVID-19 hotspots

Incoming UI senior and Florida native, Rachael Wagner, poses for a portrait. Contributed.

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

July 21, 2020

In a July 8 article, The New York Times published a chart of the world’s worst outbreaks of the coronavirus. The graph treated U.S. states like countries. Of the 25 territories, 15 were U.S. states — 14 of which fell in the Sun Belt, the southern tier of the country. Director of Admission...

Fran McCaffery supporting Luka Garza ahead of upcoming NBA decision

Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery draws up plays during a timeout during a men’s basketball game between Iowa and Penn State on Saturday, Feb. 29 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 77-68.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 21, 2020

Iowa's star center Luka Garza has a decision coming up that will have a significant impact not only on the 2020-21 Hawkeye men's basketball team, but on college basketball as a whole. First reported by 247 Sports, the reigning Big Ten Player of the Year and consensus All-American will decide Aug. 2, the day before the deadline, whether or not h...