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Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren calls moving to conference-only fall seasons the ‘next logical step’

Big Ten Conference Commissioner Kevin Warren addresses reporters regarding the cancellation of the 2020 Big Ten men's basketball tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 9, 2020

Kevin Warren officially took over as the Commissioner of the Big Ten Conference Jan. 1, 2020, after Jim Delaney retired. It's been a hectic first year on the job. Warren has been forced to guide the Big Ten through the COVID-19 pandemic, which has included canceling the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tourn...

Big Ten announces conference-only schedules for fall sports

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

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 9, 2020

The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday that if it is able to participate in fall sports based on medical advice, it will move to conference-only schedules in those sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The news was first reported by The Athletic's college football reporter Nicole Auerbach. By limit...

Supervisors to form committee to change namesake of Johnson County

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

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

July 8, 2020

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors will create a committee to find a new namesake for Johnson County, which is currently named after Vice President and slaveholder Richard Mentor Johnson. As previously reported by The Daily Iowan, University of Iowa Special Collections archivist David McCa...

UI international students may need to leave U.S. after Thanksgiving per new ICE order

Over 100 flags are on display on the Iowa Memorial Union Pedestrian Bridge to recognize the international students on campus.

Josie Fischels and Caleb McCullough

July 8, 2020

International students studying at the University of Iowa may need to leave the United States by Thanksgiving break or earlier after the Student and Exchange Visitor Program’s Monday announcement that new modifications to temporary exemptions for nonimmigrant students taking online classes would take effect. The exemptions issued by the program, which is part of the U.S. Immi...

Iowa City parking permit and agreement holders to receive refund credit

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

Riley Davis and Rachel Schilke

July 7, 2020

Parking pass holders and those with parking agreements for spaces in downtown Iowa City will receive a refund credit from the city for the 56-day period from March 23 to May 18 that hourly parking fees were suspended to the public amid the downtown’s pandemic-related closure. Iowa City Trans...

Gov. Kim Reynolds considering new mitigation policies as COVID-19 cases rise

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

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

July 7, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds said she will consider implementing new mitigation strategies to curb the spread of the coronavirus as the seven-day average of new cases continues to climb in Iowa. Reynolds said that all options are on the table when it comes to further policies to mitigate the virus. She s...

Iowa Athletics Department reports four additional positive COVID-19 tests

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

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 6, 2020

The Iowa Athletics Department announced Monday that it conducted five COVID-19 tests for the week of June 29-July 5 and received four positive tests and one negative test. As part of the return to campus protocol, testing began May 29 and includes student-athletes, coaches, and staff. A total of 21 pos...

Recreational Services to begin phased reopening of facilities

The Campus Recreation and Wellness Center is shown on Sunday, March 22, 2015. The CRWC will be closed from Monday to Sunday due to the men's NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. (The Daily Iowan; John Theulen)

Josie Fischels, Summer Editor

July 6, 2020

Recreational Services at the University of Iowa will begin a phased reopening of facilities this month, starting with Hawkeye Recreation Fields, Macbride Nature Recreation Area, outdoor basketball courts, and rugby and cricket fields on July 13. In a campus-wide email sent to the UI community, R...

Virtual orientation poses obstacles for freshmen learning about campus

A portrait of Maggy Hovden, a UI orientation leader.

Molly Allen, News Reporter

July 5, 2020

Each year, incoming University of Iowa students attend their orientation to learn about campus, class registration, and other activities. Because of COVID-19 and social-distancing restrictions this summer, the in-person experience has gone online. Tina Arthur, UI director of Orientation Servi...

Iowa Freedom Riders continue push for change with Fourth of July protest

Protesters gather to commemorate a new mural that celebrates Black lives on Saturday, July 4, 2020 on Linn Street in Iowa City. After multiple speakers shared personal stories of inequality at the Pentacrest, protesters walked to Linn Street to celebrate an unveiling of a mural by Robert Moore and Dana Harrison.

Josie Fischels, Summer Editor

July 5, 2020

A Saturday night protest led by the Iowa Freedom Riders celebrated Black art by making a stop at the official unveiling of a new mural on 202 N Linn Street, “Reciprocal of Humanity.” The mural was painted by Iowa-based artists Robert Moore and his partner, Dana Harrison.  “The IFR have been asking...

Iowa kicker Keith Duncan named to BTN All-Decade Team

Iowa kicker Keith Duncan makes a practice kick during a football game between Iowa and Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The Hawkeyes retained the Cy-Hawk Trophy for the fifth consecutive year, downing the Cyclones, 18-17. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 3, 2020

After becoming a hero in his freshman season by kicking a game-winning field goal against No. 3 Michigan, Iowa kicker Keith Duncan went two seasons without even attempting a kick. Now, after a record-breaking junior season, he's been named to the Big Ten Network's All-Decade Team. 🚨 I...

Iowa Freedom Riders seek clarifications to the Iowa City Community School District’s responses to demands

Freedom Fighter and Iowa City alumn, Sophia Lusala, reads of the lists of changes their organization has proposed over a Zoom call on Wednesday July 1, 2020. The list had seven demands including: removal or School Resource Officers (SRO), diversified school board, anti-racist curriculum, creation of an equity team, mental and financial support to students and staff of color and an open space to talk about complaints of racial bias.

Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

July 2, 2020

After reviewing the Iowa City Community School District’s response to demands for a more inclusive academic environment, the Iowa Freedom Riders called upon the district’s board to specify what actions it will take to prevent discriminatory practices on school campuses and to ensure accountability. The Iowa ...