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New Afro House Coordinator Shalisa Gladney adjusts to role in virtual format

University of Iowa AfroHouse director Shalisa Gladney poses for a portrait in Oak Grove Park on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020.

Mary Hartel, News Reporter

October 25, 2020

Shalisa Gladney, the new coordinator for the University of Iowa Afro-American Cultural Center, is working to center students and uplift the foundations of the cultural center through community-building and creativity. Gladney, a UI alum, has a degree in communications and Gender Women’s and S...

Iowa, University of Iowa community leaders discuss the 75 anniversary of the United Nations

The United Nations celebrated 75 years on Oct. 24: World UN Day. The focus is that for 2020 and beyond, the UN will strive to build a better future for all.

Mary Hartel, News Reporter

October 25, 2020

It’s been 75 years since the formation of the United Nations, and the international community is facing one of its greatest disruptions yet —  a pandemic that impacts both local and transnational issues. On Oct. 24, the United Nations celebrated its 75th anniversary. Iowa and University of...

First-year students use social media, Zoom breakout rooms, student orgs to find community

Freshman Tara Kielkopf poses on the T. Anne Cleary Walkway on Oct. 22, 2020. Kielkopf, like many other freshmen, has not had a typical start to college due to COVID-19. Freshmen are utilizing student organizations, social media, and many virtual methods to find a sense of a community during the pandemic.

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

October 22, 2020

When Ashlyn Pearson envisioned her first year of college, she never imagined she would be living in a different state than her school.  She said she canceled her housing contract less than a month after moving to the University of Iowa campus, making it more difficult to build connecti...

Tippie Dean search continues, three finalists to virtually visit campus

Tippie College of Business Building is seen on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.

Mary Hartel, News Reporter

October 22, 2020

The University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business has solidified three finalists for the Associate Dean position. Candidates will be coming to campus virtually over the next two weeks. The UI Office of Strategic Communications announced on Tuesday that the applicants’ names will be released the day b...

Criteria and process for applying for P3 grants to be released later this semester

Steam swirls around the University of Iowa Power Plant on the evening of Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

October 22, 2020

Applications for campus grants from the University of Iowa's public-private partnership — expected to garner the UI $15 million every year to fund strategic initiatives — will be available for campus to apply for later this semester. That timeframe was delayed because of the pandemic, according to a ...

Unions at Iowa universities vote to recertify for bargaining power, frustrated with election process

University of Iowa graduate student Drew Etienne poses for a portrait in downtown Iowa City on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. The Campaign to Organize Graduate Students (COGS) led a march to President Bruce Harreld's home in order to protest the administration's insistence that the university remain open despite the health risk posed by COVID-19.

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

October 20, 2020

When Elizabeth Handschy decided she wanted to earn a Ph.D. in anthropology, she knew it wouldn't be easy. But she never expected that continuing her education would be in jeopardy every other year. In 2017, the Iowa Legislature passed a law that changed how unions attain collective bargaining power. Instead of b...

University of Iowa eye experts say online classes lead to eye strain, lack of sleep for students

Photo Illustration (Kate Heston/The Daily Iowan)

Sabine Martin, News Reporter

October 20, 2020

University of Iowa freshman Darci Henkens cannot get to sleep. With all online courses, Henkens said she’s on her computer six to seven hours each day. Even with the added precaution of blue light glasses, Henkens said she does not sleep as much as she used to. “Now, I can't go to sleep...

First time voters share the importance of voting, encourage others to vote

A voting site is seen in the University of Iowa Visual Arts Building on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Counties all across Iowa along with eight other states are participating in the 2020 primary elections.

Lauren White, Politics Reporter

October 20, 2020

Jorge Salinas, 37, voted in his first U.S. election since being granted citizenship earlier this year. Salinas, an epidemiologist at University of Iowa Health Care, is from Lima, Peru, where voting is mandatory for all eligible citizens and a national holiday is dedicated to getting people out o...

University of Iowa Clothing Closet reopens

The Clothing Closet, a resourceful place for students to find professional attire, is pictured on Oct. 19, 2020. The Clothing Closet is adjusting its normal routine due to COVID-19 with shorter hours, masks and social distancing, and appointments that must be made 24 hours in advance.

Grace Hamilton, News Reporter

October 19, 2020

The Clothing Closet — a student organization that provides professional clothing to college students at no cost — re-opened on Monday for the first time since the abrupt end to on-campus activities spring semester. With new projects underway, The Clothing Closet adheres to the University of Io...

Professors, TAs balance teaching and parenting in a pandemic

University of Iowa Lecturer of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mary Kosloski, and her son, Felix, pose for a portrait at the Pentacrest on Oct. 16.

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

October 18, 2020

Many teaching assistants and professors returned to campus this fall tasked with juggling teaching their classes and parenting and parenting at home during the pandemic. University of Iowa Earth and Environmental Science Professor Mary Kosloski is currently trying to balance teaching college stude...

Fit to Go program helps University of Iowa students, groups get back on their feet

Gym goers on the way and leaving the UI Campus Recreation and Wellness Center on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020.

Caitlin Crome, News Reporter

October 18, 2020

Since the beginning of the pandemic, fitness has become harder to achieve while staying safe and respecting others' space. The University of Iowa canceled most group fitness classes in order to limit gatherings. After noticing this lack of social fitness opportunities at the beginning of the p...

University of Iowa professors, students adjust to new formats of online testing

Photo Illustration by Kate Heston

Brian Grace, News Reporter

October 15, 2020

As University of Iowa students and professors reach the halfway point in the semester when students normally pile into lecture halls for in-person midterm exams, both have had to adapt to new methods of testing and some professors have restructured their entire exam schedule this semester. UI Profe...