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UI psychiatric professionals address mental health concerns around COVID-19

The University Counseling Service is seen on April 16, 2019.

Mary Hartel, News Reporter

July 9, 2020

Though the long-term effects of COVID-19 on mental health remain unknown and are evolving, psychiatric professionals are observing and anticipating exacerbated symptoms of mood disorders and other mental-health concerns as the virus and efforts to mitigate it continue. Mark Niciu, an assistant profe...

Students expected to sign agreement to comply with COVID-19 guidelines in fall semester

Candidate for the role of Vice President of Student Life Sarah Hansen speaks during a forum at the IMU on Feb. 4, 2020. Hansen graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Masters in Arts in Sociology.

Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

July 8, 2020

Students will be required to sign an agreement that ensures compliance with social distancing and COVID-19 guidelines upon their entry or return to the University of Iowa campus in the fall. UI Vice President for Student Life Sarah Hansen and Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Angie...

UI international students may need to leave U.S. after Thanksgiving per new ICE order

Over 100 flags are on display on the Iowa Memorial Union Pedestrian Bridge to recognize the international students on campus.

Josie Fischels and Caleb McCullough

July 8, 2020

International students studying at the University of Iowa may need to leave the United States by Thanksgiving break or earlier after the Student and Exchange Visitor Program’s Monday announcement that new modifications to temporary exemptions for nonimmigrant students taking online classes would take effect. The exemptions issued by the program, which is part of the U.S. Immi...

Recreational Services to begin phased reopening of facilities

The Campus Recreation and Wellness Center is shown on Sunday, March 22, 2015. The CRWC will be closed from Monday to Sunday due to the men's NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. (The Daily Iowan; John Theulen)

Josie Fischels, Summer Editor

July 6, 2020

Recreational Services at the University of Iowa will begin a phased reopening of facilities this month, starting with Hawkeye Recreation Fields, Macbride Nature Recreation Area, outdoor basketball courts, and rugby and cricket fields on July 13. In a campus-wide email sent to the UI community, R...

Virtual orientation poses obstacles for freshmen learning about campus

A portrait of Maggy Hovden, a UI orientation leader.

Molly Allen, News Reporter

July 5, 2020

Each year, incoming University of Iowa students attend their orientation to learn about campus, class registration, and other activities. Because of COVID-19 and social-distancing restrictions this summer, the in-person experience has gone online. Tina Arthur, UI director of Orientation Servi...

University of Iowa prepares for students to return to on-campus living by adapting residence, dining halls

Currier Residence Hall is seen on Friday, May 1, 2020.

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

July 2, 2020

As the start of the fall semester nears, students prepare to begin on or return to a University of Iowa campus that differs from previous years, with policies and procedures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. The information that UI administrators are providing is fairly consistent with ...

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics oncologist uses liquid biopsy to detect leftover cancer in patients

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are seen on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. (Tate Hildyard/The Daily Iowan)

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

July 1, 2020

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Medical Oncologist Pashtoon Kasi is working with other researchers on campus and around the world to develop liquid biopsy and DNA tests that will detect leftover cancer cells in patients. The Signatera liquid biopsy test is a non-invasive procedure that ...

UI to finalize most classroom placements by July 17, some small courses will still be online

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

Rylee Wilson, News Reporter

July 1, 2020

As students prepare to return to the University of Iowa campus in fall 2020, the university is working to reassign classroom spaces and determine how much instruction will take place in-person.  The first of two campus forums discussing how the UI academic and classroom experience will function...

University of Iowa chemistry professor receives federal research grant

James Shepherd/Contributed

Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

June 30, 2020

Students in the University of Iowa Department of Chemistry’s electronic structure theory research team will soon be able to use federal grant funds awarded to Assistant Professor James Shepherd to increase opportunities for receiving recognition for research achievements. Shepherd received a fiv...

University of Iowa makes plans to limit COVID-19 spread among thousands of student employees in fall semester

Cambuses pick up and drop off passengers at the WCTC stop on Monday, April 20, 2020.

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

June 29, 2020

Bryan Mulrooney has worked for University of Iowa Transportation since August 2016. The fifth-year senior works as a Cambus student supervisor and continues to provide transportation — deemed an essential service — amid the coronavirus pandemic. Mulrooney is one of more than 7,000 students emplo...

University of Iowa researchers develop mice model to study COVID-19 symptoms

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are seen on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

June 28, 2020

Researchers at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine say that using mice models for testing will bring labs across the country closer to developing a vaccine for COVID-19. Labs under the direction of UI Professors of Microbiology and Immunology Paul McCray and Stanley Perlman creat...

Reynolds signs USG-backed medical amnesty bill

Senator Annette Sweeney speaks with UISG senators during the Hawkeye Caucus at the State Capitol in Des Moines on April 9, 2019. The Hawkeye Caucus provides members of the University of Iowa community to come speak with Iowa legislators.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

June 25, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a medical amnesty bill into law Thursday, closing five years of University of Iowa Student Government advocacy for the measure. House File 684 prevents underage people from facing charges if they seek medical attention for alcohol-related emergencies. Advocates say the ...