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UI athletics department reports three positive COVID-19 tests out of 376 tests conducted

Iowa’s 149-pound Max Murin grapples with Nebraska’s Brock Hardy during a wrestling dual meet between No. 1 Iowa and No. 6 Nebraska at Carver Hawkeye Arena on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. No. 8 Murin defeated No. 20 Hardy  by decision, 6-2, and the Hawkeyes defeated the Cornhuskers, 31-6.
Robert Read, Pregame Editor January 18, 2021

The University of Iowa athletics department conducted 376 COVID-19 PCR tests for the week of Jan. 11-17 and received three positive tests and 373 negative tests. As part of Iowa’s return to campus...

Iowa City Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration virtually celebrates human rights advocates

A vehicle display in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan 18, 2021.
Sarah Watson, Executive Editor January 18, 2021

The University of Iowa and Iowa City kicked off their Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration — a full two weeks of festivities, online programming, and service projects this year — on Monday, to celebrate...

Study abroad canceled through through Aug. 1

The Old Capitol is seen on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
Caleb McCullough, Managing Editor January 15, 2021

Study abroad will be canceled at the University of Iowa for the spring semester and the summer of 2021. In a campus-wide email, the UI said all study abroad and university-sponsored international...

President Trump impeached, Iowa Republicans vote down measure

U.S. President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks at the Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor January 13, 2021

Iowa’s three Republican representatives in the U.S. House voted against the second impeachment of President Trump for inciting insurrection after a mob of Trump supporters violently stormed the U.S....

UIHC union begins contract negotiations with state Board of Regents, asks for wage increase

Board members listen during the Board of Regents meeting on September 12, 2018 in the IMU Main Lounge. Regents members discussed remodeling various buildings and sights across various Iowa campuses.
Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter January 13, 2021

University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics caregivers asked for a 5 percent raise per year in their two-year contract with the state state Board of Regents on Wednesday. During the first virtual bargaining...

City Councilor Susan Mims won’t seek reelection in November city election

Iowa City City Council District B candidate Susan Mims speaks during the UISG City Council Forum in the IMU on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. The event gave students and community members the opportunity to ask city council candidates about the issues. (Lily Smith/The Daily Iowan)
Claire Benson, News Reporter January 13, 2021

Iowa City City Councilor Susan Mims, 64, will not be running for reelection this November, after three terms and 12 years with the city council. “I haven't made any secret of it,” Mims said...

University of Iowa will supply PPE to students beginning Wednesday

The Old Capitol is seen on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
Rachel Schilke, News Editor January 13, 2021

Personal protective equipment will be available for students beginning on Wednesday. In a campus-wide update, the University of Iowa said it will begin distributing PPE in the Iowa Memorial Union...

Reynolds’ state budget proposal underfunds public universities’ request

Members of the senate take part in a session within the senate chambers of the Iowa State Capitol Building on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Des Moines. Tuesday marks the second day of the 2021 Iowa legislative session, including the annual State of the State address given by Gov. Kim Reynolds. (Ryan Adams/The Daily Iowan)
Sarah Watson, Executive Editor January 12, 2021

Iowa’s three regent-governed universities would see a budget boost of $15 million under Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ proposed state budget — underfunding university leaders’ requests after lawmakers...

UI Law Professor serves first term in Iowa House amid pandemic

Rep. Christina Bohannan poses for a portrait outside the Iowa State Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Des Moines. Bohannan represents the 85th district in Johnson county.
Lauren White, Politics Reporter January 12, 2021

DES MOINES — Newly elected state representative and University of Iowa Law Professor Christina Bohannan said her background in the judicial system will complement her work and legislative priorities...

Governor calls for in-person learning and tax cuts in Condition of the State address

Gov. Kim Reynolds delivers the condition of the state address to a joint session of the Iowa House and Senate.
Caleb McCullough and Julia Shanahan January 12, 2021

DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds laid out her legislative priorities in her annual Condition of the State address on Tuesday, touting economic policy and in-person learning as a means to bounce...

Over 9,000 doses of the COVD-19 vaccine given in Johnson County

The Moderna Covid-19 vaccine vial is seen on Tuesday, Dec.22, 2020 at the Iowa City VA Health Care System's hospital.
Rylee Wilson, News Editor January 12, 2021

Over 9,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been distributed in Johnson County since the doses were first given on Dec. 14, though Johnson County Public Health Officials say it could be months before...

Iowa City extends mask mandate

Bruce Teague, the mayor of Iowa City, leads the City Council meeting online at 7p.m. on September 1, 2020. Much of the meeting was focused around recent IFR protests and police brutality. Citizens feel the City Council has neglected their wishes.
Rachel Schilke, News Editor January 11, 2021

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague has extended the city’s mask mandate to May 31. According to a press release sent on Monday, the city cited COVID-19 a surge in cases nationwide and the city entering...

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