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Hundreds gather at Pentacrest for ‘Say Their Names’ rally against police violence

Protesters raise their hands and chant “Don’t shoot” during the Say Their Names rally on the Pentacrest on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Iowa City community members gathered to remember George Floyd, Ahmed Arbury, Yassin Mohamed and others. Money was collected during the event which went in donation to a vehicle procession carrying protesters going to Minneapolis. There were about five vehicles leaving directly following the rally.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

May 30, 2020

Hundreds of people gathered on the Pentacrest Saturday to rally against police brutality and in honor of George Floyd as days of protests, some violent, have taken place across the United States. Local leaders and protest organizers took turns speaking before the crowd, donned in masks and face sh...

Protesters and police clash after rally in honor of George Floyd in Des Moines

Protesters stand in front of the police during a protest outside of the Des Moines police station on Friday, May 29, 2020. An organized peaceful rally in honor of George Floyd and other victims of police brutality turned to violence following the event. Protesters threw water bottles at police while police sprayed pepper spray and flares were thrown.

Josie Fischels, Summer Editor

May 30, 2020

Face-to-face with a line of Des Moines police officers in riot gear, a group of protesters chanted, threw water bottles at police officers, and engaged in property damage within a timeline of almost three hours following the end of a peaceful protest in honor of George Floyd that took place from ...

Iowa City activists plan rally in solidarity with George Floyd Saturday on Pentacrest

The Old Capitol is seen on April 13, 2020.

Sarah Watson, Executive Editor

May 29, 2020

Iowa City activists have planned a rally set to begin Saturday at noon on the Pentacrest in solidarity with the Minneapolis protests and in honor of George Floyd. Floyd died on Memorial Day after a Minneapolis police officer pressed Floyd's neck to the ground with his knee for several minutes. Video...

Iowa City interim police chief condemns killing of George Floyd

Iowa City interim police chief condemns killing of George Floyd

Sarah Watson, Fall Executive Editor

May 29, 2020

Iowa City Police Department's Interim Police Chief Bill Campbell condemned Friday the Minneapolis police officer who used his knee to pin down George Floyd, a black man who later died. "The death of Mr. George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer is tragic," Campbell wrote in a ...

UIHC expected to take unprecedented $100 million hit this fiscal year due to COVID-19 with more losses on the horizon

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is seen on Sept. 17, 2018.

Kelsey Harrell and Katie Ann McCarver

May 29, 2020

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics leaders are expecting the response to the novel-coronavirus pandemic to take an unprecedented $100 million financial toll on the institution in the final four months of fiscal 2020, which ends in July. An even larger drop in revenue is anticipated for fiscal 2021....

Iowa AD Gary Barta not ruling out full capacity of fans in Kinnick Stadium this season

Spectators watch the action during a football game between Iowa and Middle Tennessee State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Blue Raiders, 48-3.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

May 28, 2020

Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta said Thursday on a video conference that he is not ruling out Hawkeye football games being played in front of a full capacity Kinnick Stadium this season. “I’m still, and my staff are still, planning for several different scenarios.” Barta said. “And t...

UI researchers expect relaxing guidelines to increase infections, universal PPE could slow spread

The College of Public Health is seen on March 11, 2019.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

May 27, 2020

University of Iowa researchers released another report Wednesday warning against relaxing social distancing guidelines statewide, saying the reopening process would lead to a large increase in daily coronavirus infections. The report also found that universal adoption of face shields would signif...

Iowa to ease restrictions on amusement parks, casinos; allows bars to reopen

Kim Reynolds talks at Hy-Vee in Coralville during her 99 Counties tour on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

Sarah Watson, Editor

May 26, 2020

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced more steps to reopen Iowa businesses, including allowing bars to reopen on Thursday and easing restrictions on casinos and amusement parks beginning in June. At her daily press briefing Tuesday, Reynolds said bars, wineries, and distilleries would be allowed to op...

Mission Creek Festival canceled for 2020

The Englert Theater is seen closed on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020. The spread of coronavirus in Johnson county has been named a public health emergency. (Tate Hildyard/The Daily Iowan.)

Josie Fischels, Summer Editor

May 22, 2020

After originally postponing for the fall, Englert Theater’s Mission Creek Festival has been canceled entirely for 2020, according to an announcement on Englert’s website Friday. The theater had previously postponed the annual Mission Creek Festival until September back in March in order to help mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. In April, Englert released Mission Creek Underground, a virtual preq...

University of Iowa to begin phased reopening of select campus operations

The Old Capitol is seen on April 13, 2020.

Josie Fischels, Summer Editor

May 22, 2020

The University of Iowa announced a pilot program for a phased reopening of certain campus programs in a campus-wide email to the UI community Friday. The program will begin with the Carver College of Medicine and Iowa’s Department for Intercollegiate Athletics. The email stated that the pilot program...

Iowa City cancels Fourth of July fireworks

Jazz Fest spectators and local residents enjoy the fireworks at the Old Capital Building on Friday June 30th 2017. (James Year/Daily Iowan)

Sarah Watson, Managing Editor

May 22, 2020

Iowa City won't host its annual Fourth of July fireworks this summer, the city announced Friday, in order to continue mitigating the spread of the novel coronavirus. The annual Summer of the Arts programming will also look a little different this summer. The annual Iowa City Jazz Festival, norma...

Movie theaters get green light from Reynolds to reopen, but FilmScene will remain closed for now

Filmscene is seen on April 15, 2020.

Josie Fischels, Arts Editor

May 20, 2020

Movie theaters made the list of Iowa businesses included in Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds' Wednesday announcement that will allow more businesses to reopen beginning May 22, but Iowa City's FilmScene won't be firing up its popcorn machines for movie-goers just yet. The nonprofit theater announced on thei...