The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

Charlotte, 7, and Ava, 8, dance to “Shake It Off” during the parTay event at Big Grove Brewery on Monday, Nov. 13, 2023. The event was put on to support 29 local partner agencies of United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties.

Above the Fold: Swifties of Iowa City

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor November 29, 2023

Taylor Swift has taken her Era’s tour across all regions of the United States and now it’s gone international. Even though she didn’t have a stop in the state of Iowa, Swifies of Iowa City...

Aaron Ohlsen walks through a prairie during pheasant hunting season at the Hawkeye Wildlife Management Area in Oxford, Iowa, on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023. Pheasant season in Iowa began on Oct. 28 and ends on Jan. 10, 2024.

Above the Fold: Hunters enjoy pheasant season

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor November 15, 2023

This hunting season is seeing the highest population of pheasants in Iowa since 2015, which is attracting hunters from across the country to come to the state. Milder winters in recent years have...

Allie Kubik, a Midwife with Rooted in Love Midwifery checks Megan and James Swanson’s first child’s heart beat during their 24-hour appointment after having a home first on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. Kubik along with her friend and business partner Moira Weitz aided Swanson in her delivery and throughout her pregnancy.

Above the Fold: Midwives addressing maternal healthcare shortage

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor November 13, 2023

The farther a woman travels to receive maternity care, the higher the risk of maternal morbidity and poor outcomes for infants. In Iowa, 14 percent of women live more than 30 minutes from a birthing...

Liam Doxsee, 9, hugs Iowa head baseball coach Rick Heller before a baseball game at Duane Banks Field in Iowa City on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023. Between attending a few baseball practices and most games and joining in on pregame huddles, Liam’s mother Mary Matheson said Liam treats this opportunity as a job, enjoying every second of it. Liam sits on a bench in the dugout, rolling around a baseball that’s wet from the rain. After the athletes warm up, they make their way through the dugout, high-fiving and eagerly exchanging hellos with Liam.

Above the Fold: Liam Doxsee’s life with SCID

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor November 12, 2023

The Iowa baseball team has one very special, resilient young member: 9 year old Liam Doxsee. He is a huge Hawkeye fan from Coal Valley Illinois, and brings a positive attitude to the diamond...

Iowa City Community School District students clean up Kinnick Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023. The cleanup operation at Kinnick is a partnership between the Iowa City Athletics Booster Club and the University of Iowa, where students clean Kinnick Stadium after gameday for athletic booster club funding. Part of the operation includes sweeping trash into the aisles of Kinnick.

Above the Fold: Who cleans up Kinnick?

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor October 25, 2023

When Saturday football games are over and fans pour out of Kinnick stadium, local high school students are the ones tasked with cleaning up the aftermath. Iowa City West High, City High and North...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark shoots a 3-pointer during Crossover at Kinnick, a women’s exhibition basketball game between Iowa and DePaul, at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023. Clark shot 3-of-9 in 3-pointers. The Hawkeyes defeated the Blue Demons, 94-72.

Above the Fold: The history-making Iowa women’s basketball game

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor October 18, 2023

The Iowa women’s basketball team made history with the Cross Over at Kinnick exhibition event breaking women’s basketball attendance records. 55,646 people attended the Sunday game against DePaul,...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark talks in front of a crowd with ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith and media executive Mark Shapiro on the Pentacrest in Iowa City on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023. Smith, Shapiro and Clark participated in a publicized conversation titled “Beyond the Game” as part of the 2023 University of Iowa Homecoming. “The hardest thing is (to decide) whether I stay another year or whether this is my last year. But right now, we have an amazing year coming up here. Let’s focus on that,” Clark said.

Above the Fold: All eyes on women’s basketball

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor October 11, 2023

The highly anticipated Crossover at Kinnick exhibition event this Sunday is set to be the most attended women’s basketball game of all time. Nearly 50,000 tickets have been purchased for the...

Herky hugs a cheerleader during a football game between Iowa and Western Michigan at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023. Herky celebrated his 75th birthday during halftime.

Above the Fold: Herky the Hawk’s legacy

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor October 4, 2023

Herky the Hawk has been the University of Iowa mascot for 75 years. The peppy bird has become synonymous with Iowa. He’s on the sidelines at athletics games, but Herky also visits the children’s...

University of Iowa alum Gina Whitty poses for a photo in Iowa City on Sept. 25.

Above the Fold: UI alumni struggle to pay off debt

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor September 27, 2023

On October 1, President Joe Biden’s pause on student loans debt will come to an end, stoking anxiety for borrowers burdened by debt. When the payments were paused, nearly 45 million Americans were...

Lexie Olgren, 28, and her three daughters: Miley, 3, Isabelle, 4, and Aubree, 11, walk toward Great Clips in Ankeny, Iowa, on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023. In the fall of 2022, Iowa’s only inpatient eating disorder clinic closed at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Olgren was a patient when she was 26 years old, and said the program is crucial to helping those with eating disorders and is upset about its closing. Olgren said she still struggles with disordered eating daily. She said it sucks that her daughters have to watch her go through that.

Above the Fold: Former patients on loss of UI inpatient eating disorder clinic

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor September 19, 2023

After the UI announced it was closing its inpatient eating disorder clinic, it released a statement explaining the closure and what would fill its place. According to the statement, the closure allowed...

Starbucks employee Luis Aispuro poses for a portrait in Iowa City on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023.

Above the Fold: Young workers organize Starbucks union

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor September 12, 2023

Workers at the Clinton Street Starbucks voted 25-0 in favor of unionizing in May because of issues with management. This was the largest unanimous union vote across Starbucks locations nationally. Employees...

Fans cheer during a football game between No. 25 Iowa and Utah State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Aggies, 24-14.

Above the Fold: Athletes charged in sports betting

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor September 5, 2023

Athletics are a huge part of campus life and Hawkeye pride at the University of Iowa, but some student athletes have been charged with betting against their own team. An investigation from The Iowa...

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