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UI reports 21 new cases of COVID-19

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

Claire Benson, News Reporter

October 26, 2020

The University of Iowa is reporting 16 new self-reported positive COVID-19 tests among students since Oct. 23.  According to a campus-wide update sent to the UI community on Monday, this brings the semester to date to 2,132 total self-reported student cases. The UI also reported there have ...

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics prepares for COVID-19 vaccine expected in November

Photo Illustration by Katie Goodale

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

October 25, 2020

The University of Iowa’s lead COVID-19 vaccine responder Brooks Jackson says the coronavirus vaccine may be ready as early as the middle of November. However, it will take a few months before everyone will have access to vaccination. Since the start of the pandemic, health care workers and gov...

New Afro House Coordinator Shalisa Gladney adjusts to role in virtual format

University of Iowa AfroHouse director Shalisa Gladney poses for a portrait in Oak Grove Park on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020.

Mary Hartel, News Reporter

October 25, 2020

Shalisa Gladney, the new coordinator for the University of Iowa Afro-American Cultural Center, is working to center students and uplift the foundations of the cultural center through community-building and creativity. Gladney, a UI alum, has a degree in communications and Gender Women’s and S...

Iowa, University of Iowa community leaders discuss the 75 anniversary of the United Nations

The United Nations celebrated 75 years on Oct. 24: World UN Day. The focus is that for 2020 and beyond, the UN will strive to build a better future for all.

Mary Hartel, News Reporter

October 25, 2020

It’s been 75 years since the formation of the United Nations, and the international community is facing one of its greatest disruptions yet —  a pandemic that impacts both local and transnational issues. On Oct. 24, the United Nations celebrated its 75th anniversary. Iowa and University of...

National Advanced Driving Simulator awarded $1.45 million to further research on automated vehicles

Photo of the NADS simulator. Contributed.

Kimberly Boss

October 25, 2020

As automated driving technology becomes more prevalent, experts with the National Advanced Driving Simulator at the University of Iowa are studying how long it takes human drivers to take over control of an automated system. The National Advanced Driving Simulator was awarded $1.45 million from ...

Blotter: Oct. 22-24

Blotter: Oct. 22-24

Samantha Murray, News Reporter

October 25, 2020

Rossel Yair Tejeda Godog, 43, was charged Oct. 22 with domestic abuse assault without intent to injure.  Maggie Mae Howell, 25, was charged Oct. 22 with operating while under the influence, first offense.  Stephanie Marie Johnson, 34, was charged Oct. 22 with second degree criminal mischief.  ...

Illinois man charged with theft

Illinois man charged with theft

Samantha Murray, News Reporter

October 25, 2020

An Illinois man charged with theft.  Mikhal D. Wynn, 21, was charged Oct. 22 with first degree theft and providing false identification.  According to the arrest affidavit, a black Chevy was found through a parking violation and had been stolen days earlier. The defendant claimed he borr...

Rita Hart appeals to rural interests in Coralville

Rita Hart is seen speaking during her backyard tours on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020.

Caleb McCullough, Politics Editor

October 24, 2020

About 25 people bundled up and braved the cold in Coralville Saturday morning, gathering to hear Rita Hart talk about rural issues in southeast Iowa. Part of her “Backyard Talks” tour, the Democratic candidate for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District spoke outside the home of Coralville May...

Field to Family extends Online Farmers Markets into remainder of 2020

The Iowa City Farmers Market on Oct, 28 had a very large variety of vegetables, fruits, and deserts. The Market ended Oct 31, and the Winter market will start on Nov, 8. (The Daily Iowan/Glenn Sonnie Wooden)

Claire Benson, News Reporter

October 23, 2020

Field to Family, a local organization that works to support area farmers and combat food insecurity within Johnson County, recently announced that it will extend its Online Farmers Market into the months of November and December According to a press release sent on Friday, the Online Farmers Marke...

University of Iowa reports new cases of COVID-19, provides game day recommendations

Old Capital as seen on April 13,2020

Claire Benson, News Reporter

October 23, 2020

The University of Iowa is reporting 25 new student self-reported positive cases and four new employee self-reported positive cases of COVID-19 on campus since Oct. 21. According to a campus-wide update sent Friday, this brings the semester-to-date total to 2,116 student self-reported positive ca...

Iowans say Thursday’s presidential debate was more productive

The second 2020 Presidential Debate plays on the television in Gabe’s on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. The debate is between Democratic candidate Joe Biden and President Donald Trump.

Caleb McCullough, Politics Editor

October 22, 2020

Donald Trump and Joe Biden offered contrasting visions for America’s future Thursday night, in an exchange that was far more restrained than the pair’s first debate in September. With less than two weeks until Election Day, the presidential race in Iowa has tightened to a tossup. Biden holds a ...

Psychiatrist professor and team devise a space-themed scanning process for young patients

Photo of vinyl wrap with outer-space graphics  attached to the MRI scanners. Contributed.

Grace Hamilton, News Reporter

October 22, 2020

In an effort to improve the process of cancer research and the experience of child patients at the University of Iowa, Ellen van der Plas has sought an innovative approach to research and patient care: creating MRI vinyl graphics. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry said she is currently studying ac...