The Daily Iowan

Gov. Kim Reynolds creates Economic Recovery Advisory Board

Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during the Condition of the State address at the Iowa State Capitol on Jan. 14.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

June 18, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds will create an Economic Recovery Advisory Board to guide Iowa’s recovery as the state navigates the process of reopening after months of economic losses because of the coronavirus pandemic. Announced in a press conference Thursday, Reynolds said she would sign an executive or...

NCAA Division I Council approves football preseason model

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

Robert Read, Sports Editor

June 17, 2020

The NCAA Division I Council announced Wednesday that it has approved a preseason model for college football activities ahead of the 2020 season. "Assuming a first game on Sept. 5, the model begins summer access activities July 13 and adds meetings and walk-throughs on July 24," the council said ...

Iowa Legislature passes amendment requiring 24-hour wait period for women seeking abortion

Planned Parenthood in seen on Friday, May 8, 2020.

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

June 17, 2020

Early in the morning on Sunday, Republicans in the Iowa Legislature passed an amendment to House File 594 requiring a 24-hour waiting period between a woman’s initial screening with her doctor and an abortion procedure. The amendment was tacked on to a bill that limits withdrawal of life-sus...

UI to move instruction online after Thanksgiving break, classes over 50 will be virtual in the fall

The Old Capitol is seen on April 13, 2020.

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

June 17, 2020

Classes at the University of Iowa will move to an entirely virtual format after Thanksgiving break in fall 2020, and classes with over 50 students will be conducted online for the semester as part of the UI’s strategy to mitigate COVID-19 on campus. Final exams will be delivered remotely. A camp...

Pride amid a pandemic: Iowa City celebrates 50 years of LGBTQ visibility online

Pride amid a pandemic: Iowa City celebrates 50 years of LGBTQ visibility online

Jenna Post, Arts Reporter

June 16, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to wreak havoc around the globe in mid-April, Iowa City opted for an online Pride parade to celebrate 50 years of LGBTQ visibility in Iowa City. Drag queens, drag kings, and LGBTQ community members will be streaming their drive through area neighborhoods on Ju...

City Council passes resolution addressing Iowa Freedom Riders’ demands

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague addresses the crowd at an Iowa City City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.

Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

June 17, 2020

In response to the demands of the Iowa Freedom Riders, the Iowa City City Council passed a resolution that will allow for more city involvement in reviewing police procedures and city policies on Tuesday, despite disagreement over the written language of the demands. The adopted resolution inclu...

Iowa Legislature cuts state appropriations to regent institutions by $8 million

The Old Capitol is seen on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Rylee Wilson and Katie Ann McCarver, News Editors

June 16, 2020

The Iowa Legislature has cut funding at the three state Board of Regents universities by $8 million for fiscal 2021.  The regents previously requested an $18 million increase for the next fiscal year. Before universities experienced steep losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Reynolds recommended ...

State, defense lawyers seek delay of trial for man accused of killing Mollie Tibbetts

Cristhian Bahena Rivera appears for an evidence suppression hearing at the Poweshiek County Courthouse on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 in Montezuma. Brian Powers/The Register

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

June 16, 2020

Lawyers for Cristhian Bahena Rivera, the man accused of killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts in 2018, and the state of Iowa have requested a delay of his trial that is slated to begin Sept. 29 after a previous delay. According to court documents filed Monday, both the lawyers for R...

Iowa City staff responds to Iowa Freedom Riders’ demands

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague addresses the crowd at an Iowa City City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.

Riley Davis, News Reporter

June 16, 2020

Iowa City staff responded to the 12 demands made by the Iowa Freedom Riders, stating which demands the Iowa City City Council has authority over and providing information on others that it does not have the power to address. The memo followed the June 9 work session and contained additional inf...

Three former Hawkeyes on 2021 College Football Hall of Fame ballot

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

Robert Read, Sports Editor

June 16, 2020

Three former Hawkeyes are one step closer to college football's greatest honor. The National Football Foundation announced its 2021 College Football Hall of Fame ballot Tuesday morning. Former Hawkeyes Jared DeVries, Robert Gallery, and Andre Tippett are all featured on the ballot. To meet ...

Protesters march to home of councilor Susan Mims ahead of special City Council meeting

City Councilor Susan Mims addresses the crowd on Monday, June 15 at her house on Oakes Drive. At the edge of the driveway, protesters discussed their demand for disbanding the police and what actions Mims would take in the upcoming City Council meeting. Mims said that she could not promise that all Iowa Freedom Riders' demands will be met immediately.

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

June 15, 2020

Protesters continued to bring their demands to the homes of Iowa City City Councilors for the fourth night in a row, speaking to City Councilor Susan Mims on Monday night about the Iowa Freedom Riders’ demands.  Mims was initially hesitant to agree to implement all 12 of the demands the Iowa ...

Iowa AD Gary Barta calls separation agreement with Chris Doyle the ‘thoughtful and sensible thing to do’

Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta speaks at a press conference on Monday, June 15 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Barta addressed recent action within the Iowa Athletic Department, including the separation agreement with Chris Doyle, as well as plans for the future.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

June 15, 2020

Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta spoke publicly Monday for the first time since former Hawkeye football players started speaking out on racial disparities within the football program. Only hours before Barta took the podium, the University of Iowa announced it had reached a separation agreeme...