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Contributed photos of Donald Gurnett from 2015 (left) and 1962 (right).

Multi-interest UI professor emeritus Don Gurnett dies at 85, leaves a legacy behind

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, News Reporter January 23, 2022

In 2004 on the seventh floor of Van Allen Hall, Phil Kaaret looked up to find Donald Gurnett in his office doorway, unable to wait a second longer to discuss a new idea he had thought up. “When...

An Iowa City Community School District sign outside of the central office as seen on Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Iowa City Community School District, surrounding communities struggling with school staff shortages

Simone Garza, News Reporter January 23, 2022

Many schools in Iowa, including the Iowa City Community School District, are face staffing shortages, leaving administrators to keep the students and staff in person. Currently, the COVID-19 positivity...

Members of COGS protest the lack of mask mandates on campus at the Pentacrest on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021.

COGS to continue promoting classroom “e-pivot”

Kate Perez, News Reporter January 23, 2022

The Campaign to Organize Graduate Students is taking “collective action” by continuing to push for an “e-pivot” — a request for University of Iowa instructors to voluntarily move their classes...

Contributed from the City of Iowa City

Iowa City unveils four electric buses, projects lower emissions and upkeep costs

Sam Knupp, News Reporter January 23, 2022

Iowa City is rolling out four new electric buses on Monday, as part of a 2017 climate action plan. The city, which has used diesel buses since 1971, is going electric for the first time, with the...

President of SEIU local 199 Cathy Glasson answers questions during a press conference announcing the results of recertification elections for SEIU, AFSCME, and UE local unions across the street from the University of Iowa hospitals and clinics on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. The state requires that the unions vote to confirm the continuation of each union. This is the first time all three have voted simultaneously to recertify.

SEIU Local 199 merges with SEIU Healthcare Minnesota

Anthony Neri, News Reporter January 23, 2022

The Service Employees International Union Local 199, which represents nurses at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and other facilities in Iowa, has merged with SEIU Healthcare Minnesota, or HCMN,...

Anti-abortion marchers stand on the sidewalk facing abortion-rights attendees during a protest and counter protest outside the Emma Goldman Clinic for reproductive health care in Iowa City on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022.

Anti-abortion, abortion-rights protesters gather on Roe v. Wade anniversary at Emma Goldman Clinic

Meg Doster, News Reporter January 22, 2022

Saturday marks the 49th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling. As several states push to limit abortion access, Iowa City anti-abortion and abortion-rights protesters gathered outside of the Emma Goldman...

Iowa City Police Department vehicles are seen on July 9, 2019.

Iowa City reports decrease in shots fired after dramatic increase in 2020

Meg Doster, News Reporter January 21, 2022

The Iowa City Police reported a decrease in shots fired incidents for 2021 following a sharp increase in shooting reports between 2019 and 2020.  In 2021, the Iowa City Police Department reported...

The Old Capitol Mall is seen in Iowa City on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. (Lillie Hawker/The Daily Iowan)

UI to purchase remainder of the Old Capitol Town Center in 2025

Kate Perez, News Reporter January 20, 2022

Standing adjacent to the Pentacrest, the Old Capitol Town Center has been enjoyed by the Iowa City community since it opened in 1981. By 2025, the University of Iowa will have complete ownership of...

The outside of the University of Iowa Flood center is seen in Iowa City on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022.

UI Iowa Flood Center develops real-time flood information system

Ryan Hansen, News Reporter January 20, 2022

The Iowa Flood Center at the University of Iowa has developed a highly interactive, nearly real-time system to help business owners, homeowners, and farmers prepare for and prevent future flood risks. The...

Iowa City Fire Marshall Brian Greer poses in front of a fire truck at the Iowa City Fire Station 1 Headquarters on Jan. 18 2022.

Experts warn of space heaters, cooking fires this winter

Sam Knupp, News Reporter January 19, 2022

With the cold months upon Iowa, warmth may come at a cost. Half of all home heating fires occur in December, January, and February, according to the National Fire Protection Association. In 2021,...

Johnson County Board of Supervisor Chairperson Royceann Porter listens to Pat Heiden during a Johnson County Board of Supervisors meeting in Iowa City on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2022.

Johnson County to defer disciplinary action for unvaccinated county employees

Cooper Worth, News Reporter January 19, 2022

Johnson County will stop disciplining employees who do not comply with the county’s vaccination, testing, and face covering policy, including suspending testing requirements for unvaccinated staff. During...

City Councillor Shawn Harmsen listens to a speaker at an Iowa City City Council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.

Iowa City City Council passes South District’s Self Supported Municipal Improvement District

Emily Delgado, News Reporter January 19, 2022

Iowa City’s South District will now have a new economic development program. This program is named, South District’s  Self Supported Municipal Improvement District, a project developed by residents...

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