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The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

A volunteer laughs with a resident during a Glamour Gals event at Melrose Meadows on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024. Glamour gals aims to go to one retirement home per month and paint resident’s nails and make crafts.

New UI GlamourGals volunteer, paint nails of Melrose Meadows Retirement Community residents

Sanya Sami, News Reporter February 20, 2024

Nail polish bottles, lotion, bracelet beads, and string were spread across two pink tables as members of the University of Iowa chapter of GlamourGals painted the nails of residents at the Melrose...

The John Pappajohn Business Building is seen on Monday, Feb. 19, 2024.

UI’s risk management and insurance program partners with health insurer Wellmark

Shreya Reddy, News Reporter February 19, 2024

A new partnership that will enhance student learning in the Tippie College of Business’s Vaughan Institute for Risk Management program has taken shape.  Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield will provide...

The Old Capitol Building is seen in Iowa City on  Tuesday April, 25, 2023.

Graduating Hawkeyes wear new regalia for commencement

Shreya Reddy, News Reporter February 18, 2024

Hawkeyes donned a new version of black and gold regalia at their commencement ceremony last fall. The change came after the University of Iowa acquired the new vendor Herff Jones, which offered...

Anna Peach and Delaney Behning, lead volunteers at The University of Iowa Food Pantry, stock shelves on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. The food pantry has received an 89 percent increase in visits over the past year. It is located on the bottom floor of the Iowa Memorial Union.

UI food pantry visitor rate continues to rise

Ella Knickerbocker, News Reporter February 15, 2024

Since transferring to a new space in the Iowa Memorial Union in August, the University of Iowa food pantry has seen visiting rates skyrocket 89 percent after reopening.     Data collected and provided...

Mayflower Residence Hall is seen in Iowa City on Wednesday, June 21, 2023.

UI to keep Mayflower student housing open for 2024-25 academic year pending sale

Sabine Martin, Executive Editor February 15, 2024

  This is a developing story. Check back for updates.  University of Iowa students will continue to live in Mayflower Residence Hall during the next academic year. The residence hall, which...

Ann Campbell poses for a portrait in her office at the Pappajohn Business Building in Iowa City on Feb. 14, 2024.

UI Tippie researchers find package deliveries can be made more efficient by walking

Grace Olson, News Reporter February 14, 2024

Researchers at the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business are the first in the nation to assess the efficiency of driving on package delivery routes. The research found that if drivers take less...

An out of service sign is seen on the door of the third-floor mens bathroom in the Tippie College of Business building in Iowa City on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024.

Water line breaks in south wing of UI Tippie College of Business building, causes extensive damage

Shreya Reddy, News Reporter February 14, 2024

Some University of Iowa business students’ classes were moved online Tuesday and Wednesday after a water line broke in the Tippie College of Business Pappajohn Business Building Monday night. The water...

Er-wei Bai and Tyler Bell, professors of The College of Engineering at University of Iowa, demonstrate DINA, an artificial intelligence advisor, on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024. DINA is a departmental intelligent neutral advisor created to guide electrical and computer engineering students in information related to undergraduate programs offered at the university.

UI College of Engineering develops AI chatbot to answer advising questions

Grace Olson, News Reporter February 13, 2024

Professors at the University of Iowa College of Engineering are embracing the use of artificial intelligence technology through the creation of a chatbot that can academically advise engineering students. Assistant...

Dentistry students help a patient at the Geriatrics and Special Needs Clinic in the UI College of Dentistry on Thursday, Feb. 8th. Dr. Leonardo Marchini and his students designed an app to help older patients with oral care.

UI College of Dentistry launches app for caregivers and nursing homes

Grace Olson, News Reporter February 13, 2024

Researchers at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry developed an app that walks caregivers through providing oral hygiene care for people with dementia and older adults. With the help...

Honors Program Director and Brain and Biological Sciences Professor Shaun Vecera talks about the new changes to the housing for honors undergraduate housing in The Blank Honors Center on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024.

UI honors housing to move to Catlett Residence Hall in fall amid looming Mayflower sale

Theron Luett, News Reporter February 12, 2024

Starting in fall, University of Iowa honors students will call Catlett Residence Hall their new home instead of Daum Residence Hall. UI Housing and Dining made the decision to accommodate limited...

The Voxman Music Building is seen on Monday, Feb. 23, 2021.

Former university orchestra conductor files harassment, discrimination lawsuit against University of Iowa

Sanya Sami, News Reporter February 11, 2024

Mélisse Brunet, a former University of Iowa School of Music conductor and assistant professor, sued the UI reportedly for sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination, retaliation, and unequal pay...

The Old Capitol Building is seen in Iowa City on  Tuesday April, 25, 2023.

UI expands access to 24/7 Support and Crisis Line to faculty, staff, postdocs

Shreya Reddy, News Reporter February 11, 2024

In collaboration with CommUnity Crisis Services, the University of Iowa expanded its 24/7 support and crisis line from undergraduate students to faculty, staff, graduate students, and post-doctoral...

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