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Iowa Youth Writing Project aims to inspire K-12 students digitally as schools are closed

Iowa Youth Writing Project aims to inspire K-12 students digitally as schools are closed

Mary Hartel, News Reporter

April 8, 2020

The Iowa Youth Writing Project is tackling a number of new tactics in an effort to maintain continuity and breed creativity among K-12 students in Iowa as schools close to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. The University of Iowa affiliate program’s in-person services used to inclu...

‘WERQ’ from home and Zumba via Zoom: UI Recreational Services transitions classes online

‘WERQ’ from home and Zumba via Zoom: UI Recreational Services transitions classes online

Marissa Smith, News Reporter

April 8, 2020

Group-fitness instructors at UI Recreational Services have transitioned their workouts to an online format by hosting daily Zumba classes via Zoom. The classes help both instructors and students stay physically active as people practice social distancing because of the spread of COVID-19, in an...

UI senior builds web page mapping out Iowa City meal locations for those in need

UI senior builds web page mapping out Iowa City meal locations for those in need

Will Fineman, News Reporter

April 8, 2020

University of Iowa senior Russell Martin built a website mapping out local food banks, soup kitchens, and schools serving meals throughout Iowa City to residents in need. The map also includes locations for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the Women, Infant, and Children program. The closu...

University of Iowa seniors may participate in fall 2020 or spring 2021 commencement ceremonies

University of Iowa seniors may participate in fall 2020 or spring 2021 commencement ceremonies

Caleb McCullough, Assistant Politics Editor

April 8, 2020

Spring 2020 graduates will be able to participate in a virtual commencement, and be given the opportunity to walk in future in-person commencement ceremonies, according to a University of Iowa email sent to students Wednesday morning.  Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies were canceled on March 18 along wi...

UI professor researches how to cope with the stress of working from home

UI professor researches how to cope with the stress of working from home

Riley Davis, News Reporter

April 7, 2020

When social-distancing guidelines went into effect, University of Iowa Tippie College of Business Assistant Professor Beth Livingston pulled on her headset and sat in front of her computer to advise Americans on how to face the unexpected struggle of balancing work and family life while at home....

Empty University of Iowa campus, Iowa City ‘eerie’ for those in town

Empty University of Iowa campus, Iowa City ‘eerie’ for those in town

Marissa Payne, Editor-in-Chief

April 7, 2020

Seniors Adam Goedken and Kyle Apple strolled leisurely down the T. Anne Cleary walkway on the University of Iowa’s first Monday after spring break. The skies were a clear blue with few clouds in sight as the sun sparkled over the UI campus on March 30, warming Iowa City temperatures to around 60 d...

University of Iowa med student-run mobile clinic offers free tele-medicine amid COVID-19 pandemic

University of Iowa med student-run mobile clinic offers free tele-medicine amid COVID-19 pandemic

Will Fineman, News Reporter

April 6, 2020

The University of Iowa Mobile Clinic has transitioned from its traditional, in-person medical services to telemedicine appointments amid social-distancing restrictions to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The student-run nonprofit offers free basic health care to primarily uninsured or un...

‘Faith will not be canceled’: Places of worship work to digitize practices, maintain community amid COVID-19

‘Faith will not be canceled’: Places of worship work to digitize practices, maintain community amid COVID-19

Mary Hartel, News Reporter

April 6, 2020

Classic music and hymns greeted churchgoers signing on to the virtual Palm Sunday services at the First United Methodist Church of Iowa City. As more people logged on to the Facebook livestreamed worship, people began to comment messages normally said face-to-face — “Good morning, everyone” and ...

UI undergrads elect Connor and Mara ticket, 27 at-large and constituency senators

UI undergrads elect Connor and Mara ticket, 27 at-large and constituency senators

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

April 5, 2020

In the first exclusively virtual election of the University of Iowa’s Undergraduate Student Government, the uncontested executive ticket of undergraduate students Connor Wooff and Mara Smith won the USG presidency and vice presidency Sunday night. Amid the global novel coronavirus outbreak, the o...

University of Iowa organizations, community answer UIHC call for hospital equipment

University of Iowa organizations, community answer UIHC call for hospital equipment

Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

April 5, 2020

When University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics contacted UI Chief Innovation Officer Jon Darsee asking desperately for face shields to prevent employees from contracting the novel coronavirus, Darsee knew the UI’s engineering resources could step up to the plate. Among the six operations that ...

UI science students adapt to online classes, loss of in-person labs

UI science students adapt to online classes, loss of in-person labs

Rin Swann, News Reporter

April 5, 2020

Annie Wofford, a University of Iowa third-year student studying human physiology on the pre-med track, was concerned that she may miss out on the hands-on learning her lab classes on campus offered as the UI moved to virtual instruction. Wofford, who described herself as a more “atmospheric learn...

UI cancels summer programming through June 13

UI cancels summer programming through June 13

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

April 3, 2020

In-person summer programming at the University of Iowa has been cancelled through June 13. Programming includes youth programs and camps, research programs, and conferences.  In an university-wide email sent Friday, the UI said a decision about resuming programming after June 13 will be made later...