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Iowa City Mayor issues proclamation requiring masks in public

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague sits alone in City Hall while leading a city council meeting conducted over video chat due to health concerns caused by COVID-19 on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

July 20, 2020

Update July 21: Iowa City mayor Bruce Teague issued a proclamation Tuesday requiring everybody in Iowa City to wear a face covering in public when it is not possible to keep six feet of distance from others. Violation of the order is punishable by a simple misdemeanor. The ordinance says citation is ...

Iowa Athletics Department reports one positive COVID-19 test out of 70 tests conducted in past week

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

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 20, 2020

The Iowa Athletics Department announced Monday that it conducted 70 COVID-19 tests for the week of July 13-19 and received one positive test and 69 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 26...

Report shows Iowa was aware of ‘serious racial bias’ within football program after internal investigation

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 20, 2020

Dozens of Black former Iowa football players began speaking out in early June about alleged racial disparities within the program and the mistreatment of Black players. According to a report by Hawkeye Nation, a document shows the Iowa athletics department knew about the extent of these problems over a year ago. A ni...

University of Iowa students voice concerns about fall plans to offer in-person instruction

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

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

July 19, 2020

Some University of Iowa students are concerned about the university’s decision to return to in-person instruction for the fall semester. Many worry that the public health guidelines currently in place may not be enough to protect students and their families from the coronavirus. The UI share...

UI cancels in-person fall youth programming

Old Capital as seen on April 13, 2020.

Josie Fischels, Summer Editor

July 17, 2020

In a campus-wide email sent on Friday, the University of Iowa announced that it will no longer offer in-person youth programming in the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic. “After considering the health and safety of program participants, as well as that of University of Iowa students, fac...

Gov. Kim Reynolds requires mostly in-person learning at Iowa 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 17, 2020

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will require K-12 schools to prioritize in-person learning when the academic year resumes in August, and schools will be required to provide at least half of their core classes in person.  In a proclamation unveiled Friday, Reynolds set requirements for K-12 schools and...

Iowa football notebook: Updates on investigation, plans for national anthem, Jack Koerner

Iowa wide receiver Brandon Smith speaks at a press conference on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at the Pacha Family Club Room in Kinnick Stadium.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 16, 2020

Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz said at a Thursday press conference that he met with lawyers from the Kansas City law firm Husch Blackwell this past week to discuss the allegations of racial disparities that the program, which has been led by Ferentz since 1999, currently faces. Iowa athle...

Iowa football program trying to mitigate spread of coronavirus

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 16, 2020

The Iowa football program started voluntary workouts June 8, and since then no player or coach has known what the next day will bring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "It’s brought a lot of unique challenges, especially with all the people who pop up with [the virus] and then people around them ha...

Provost Fuentes signs settlement agreement with UI to serve as special assistant to the president

Provost Montserrat Fuentes speaks during an interview with The Daily Iowan in Jessup Hall on Monday Sept. 30, 2019. Fuentes addressed topics including diversity of campus and student enrollment.

Josie Fischels, Summer Editor

July 16, 2020

University of Iowa executive vice president and provost Montserrat Fuentes has stepped down as provost after signing a settlement agreement with the UI, effective Thursday. According to a release from the UI, Fuentes will serve as special assistant to the president and conduct research as par...

Tighter state laws means more uniformity amongst local restrictions on firearms in Iowa

Guns are displayed at Scheels in Coralville on Tuesday, April 11, 2018.

Mary Hartel, News Reporter

July 15, 2020

Iowa City and neighboring cities now have more uniformity when it comes to where residents can carry guns, but some leaders are still wary of weapons being allowed in public buildings. The Iowa City Council reluctantly rescinded a 2011 resolution that prohibited firearms in public buildings and buses to com...

UI working to accommodate employees who are parents in light of ICCSD taking classes online

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

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

July 15, 2020

In a campus forum Wednesday afternoon, UI administrators said the university is aware that the Iowa City Community School District’s decision to not open school buildings will affect working parents on campus.   The Iowa City school district voted at a board meeting yesterday evening that th...

Iowa guard CJ Fredrick undergoes successful procedure on right foot

Iowa guard CJ Fredrick takes a shot 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 15, 2020

Iowa redshirt sophomore CJ Fredrick underwent successful surgery on his right foot Tuesday at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The Hawkeye guard is expected to be off the court for the next six weeks. Fredrick had a screw inserted to his fifth metatarsal to fixate a stress fracture. “The timin...