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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

Executive Director of Domestic Violence Intervention Program in Iowa City, Kristie Fortmann-Doser, poses for a portrait in her office at the Iowa City DVIP location on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021.

DVIP announces Sexual Assault Victim Services Advisory Council

Colin Votzmeyer, Managing Summer Editor May 20, 2024

The Domestic Violence Intervention Program, or DVIP, announced its creation of the Sexual Assault Victim Services Advisory Council, a council of various sexual assault experts in Iowa, in a release...

Pro-Palestine protesters march toward the University of Iowa Pentacrest from Hancher Auditorium on May 10, 2024.

Pro-Palestine protesters march on UI campus during commencement ceremony

Jack Moore, News Editor May 10, 2024

Over 30 pro-Palestine protesters gathered at the University of Iowa’s Hancher Auditorium on Friday amid Israel’s invasion of Rafah and ongoing national college protests.  The protest coincided...

Anna Dargan poses for a portrait at the Old Capitol building in Iowa City on Monday, April 29, 2024.

Class of 2024 appreciates graduation experience

Kate Perez, Senior Reporter May 7, 2024

Exactly four years after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down schools, stores, sporting arenas, and more, the University of Iowa class of 2024 will walk at graduation this week. For many members of the...

Police officers and sheriffs talking near disbanded pro-Palestine encampment at Hubbard Park in Iowa City on Monday, May 6, 2024.

First pro-Palestine encampment on UI campus shut down by police

Sabine Martin and Liam Halawith May 6, 2024

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.  Less than half an hour after it was set up Monday morning, the first pro-Palestine encampment on the University of Iowa campus was met by local...

Food and drinks are laid out at the Iowa City Students for Justice in Palestine three-day solidarity event on the Pentacrest in Iowa City on Friday, May 3, 2024 (Emma Calabro/The Daily Iowan)

Photos: Pro-Palestine three-day solidarity event: Day One

Roughly 100 protesters gathered on the Pentacrest for a three-day solidarity event on Friday.  The event was led by activist group Iowa City Students for Justice in Palestine and was in solidarity...

Attendees listen to a reading during a three-day solidarity event on the Pentacrest in Iowa City on Friday, May 3, 2024. This demonstration was organized by the Iowa City Students for Justice in Palestine.

Pro-Palestine supporters organize on Pentacrest for three-day solidarity event

Shreya Reddy and Roxy Ekberg May 3, 2024

Nearly 100 pro-Palestine protesters amassed on the Pentacrest Friday, starting day one of a three-day event in solidarity for student encampments across college campuses in the U.S. Led by activist...

Iowa City high school students and attendees of a three-day solidarity event gather at the Pentacrest in Iowa City on Friday, May 3, 2024. High school students protested for the whole day on Friday and walked to the Pentacrest with a banner that reads The Peoples High School for Palestine. The pro-Palestine protest merged with another one on the Pentacrest.

Iowa City high school students lead day-long pro-Palestine protest

Emma Jane, News Reporter May 3, 2024

In response to a surge in national collegiate activism, about two dozen Iowa City High School students participated in a walkout and all-day protest on the lawn of the school, followed by a march to...

Vice President Ellie McGovern leads midterm review during University of Iowa ASL Club at Phillips Hall in Iowa City on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023.

Students petition to introduce American Sign Language major at UI

Fatima Salinas, News Reporter May 2, 2024

A petition by the University of Iowa’s American Sign Language Club to ask the university to start an ASL major has garnered over 1,400 signatures over two months. ASL Club member Kate Hinz, who started...

Candice Wuehle poses for a portrait at the Blank Honors Center on Monday, April 29, 2024.

Taylor Swift poetry class coming to UI in the fall

Fatima Salinas, News Reporter May 2, 2024

Swifties in the University of Iowa Honors Program will take a deep dive into Taylor Swift’s music and her songwriting in a course come August. The course, taught by Honors Scholarship Coordinator...

Protestors study quietly during a sit in protesting the closure of RVAP, outside of Vice President of Student Life, Sarah Hansen’s offices in the Iowa Memorial Union on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

Students protest RVAP closure at UI Division of Student Life office sit-in

Shreya Reddy and Emma Jane May 1, 2024

University of Iowa students filtered through the hallways on the second floor of the Iowa Memorial Union Wednesday for a sit-in following the university’s decision to dissolve the Rape Victim Advocacy...

Caden Youngquist poses for a portrait in Iowa City on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. Youngquist is the CEO of Youngquist Capital and a freshman at Iowa.

UI first-year student wins award for self-made business

Lily Finstad, News Reporter May 1, 2024

Caden Youngquist had his sights set on the world of business since his early years at North Scott High School in Eldridge, Iowa. The first-year finance student at the University of Iowa and founder...

12-year-old Mira Gibbons completes a puzzle during a test preparation session with Founder and Director of test preparation organization FinnPrep, Kelly Finn, at the Armstrong Center in downtown Cedar Rapids on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023. Iowa ACT scores have dropped to the lowest level in about a decade.

Iowa Board of Regents unlikely to abandon test-optional admissions

Grace Olson, News Reporter May 1, 2024

Despite some prestigious universities shifting in the last two months to require standardized test scores in admissions again, Iowa regent universities are unlikely to follow. Since the COVID-19...

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