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UIHC expected to take unprecedented $100 million hit this fiscal year due to COVID-19 with more losses on the horizon

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is seen on Sept. 17, 2018.

Kelsey Harrell and Katie Ann McCarver

May 29, 2020

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics leaders are expecting the response to the novel-coronavirus pandemic to take an unprecedented $100 million financial toll on the institution in the final four months of fiscal 2020, which ends in July. An even larger drop in revenue is anticipated for fiscal 2021....

Q&A: UI president discusses fall plans, COVID-19 responses, the public/private partnership

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld talks with The Daily Iowan during an interview at the Adler Journalism Building on Feb. 13.

DI Staff

May 18, 2020

This transcript is of a May 6 interview with University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld. It has been edited lightly for clarity. DI: Obviously, there’s a lot of unknowns right now, one of them being the fall semester. Can you delve into some of the scenarios the university is planning for and ...

UI utility system P3’s $999 million in net proceeds remain in ‘short-term instruments’ as COVID-19 wreaks havoc on economy

UI President Bruce Harreld answers questions during an interview with The Daily Iowan in the Adler Journalism Building on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.

Marissa Payne, Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2020

The University of Iowa is keeping approximately $999 million in proceeds from its utility system public/private partnership in short-term instruments while the stock markets tumble and uncertainty looms over the nation's economic outlook because of COVID-19. The $1.165 billion 50-year deal with ...

Iowa City businesses reopened cautiously commencement weekend

University of Iowa juniors Harrison Akienn and Michael Sehelbrop enjoy pizza and beer at the Airliner on Saturday, May 16th, 2020. The Airliner as well as various other local businesses are experiencing a surge in business due to commencement weekend and the state government lifting certain quarantine regulations.

Sarah Watson, Managing Editor

May 17, 2020

Zoey Sletterhaugh’s parents drove five hours from Kansas City to be with their daughter in Iowa City for her virtual commencement ceremony this weekend.  The trio, which was supposed to include her grandparents, in their 80s, and her brother, wholives in Colorado, spent the morning taking p...

‘It feels surreal’: Hawkeyes celebrate virtually as they graduate amid unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld speaks during virtual commencement on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19, the University of Iowa moved commencement online in March.

Rin Swann, News Reporter

May 16, 2020

First-generation student and graduating senior Hunter Aldred sat beside his roommate wearing a cap and gown. Instead of a backdrop of Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Aldred sat on his well-worn white couch in his Iowa City apartment. In one hand, he held his phone and watched his virtual commencement cerem...

Graduation Herky is nowhere to be found on the University of Iowa Pentacrest. Where is the Hawkeye mascot statue?

University of Iowa mascot Herky the Hawkeye goes back out On Parade for the 10th Anniversary of Herky on Parade on Monday, May 5, 2014.

Marissa Payne, Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2020

While spring 2020 Hawkeye graduates flock to the Pentacrest to take photos at the heart of campus, Graduation Herky — a statue depicting the University of Iowa mascot donning a cap and gown — is missing from his usual perch facing Clinton Street and Iowa Avenue. UI Senior Vice President for F...

UI extends Tippie College of Business dean search until fall semester

The Pappajohn Business Building is seen on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

May 15, 2020

The University of Iowa shared Friday it has extended the Tippie College of Business dean search to allow candidates to have in-person visits during the fall semester, but it's unclear what the decision means for the three finalists currently in the candidate pool. Because of the COVID-19 outb...

UI developing plan for in-person fall semester, faculty and staff to continue remote work

The Old Capitol is seen on April 13, 2020.

Naomi Hofferber, Arts and News Reporter

May 15, 2020

On Friday, the University of Iowa took another step in its planning process for reopening in the fall, a campus-wide email informed UI students, faculty, and staff. UI planning teams submitted scenarios and recommendations on how to reopen the university for in-person education safely to the UI’s...

COVID-19 affects benefits and mental health of veterans


Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

May 14, 2020

Jessica Cupps, the University of Iowa Veterans Association president, is still awaiting a full monthly housing stipend guaranteed by the GI Rights Bill since her in-person classes have moved online. Under the GI Bill, student veterans who take online classes typically receive much less in a hou...

Johnson County Board of Supervisors extend building closures

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors meets on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The Supervisors discussed budget items for the year.

Riley Davis, News Reporter

May 14, 2020

County buildings will remain closed until 7:30 a.m. June 8 as some businesses plan to reopen in a limited capacity statewide May 15. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced May 13 that retail stores, fitness centers, and restaurants, but not bars, could reopen with half capacity and social distancing guide...

Iowa City clinics seek to define essential practices

Planned Parenthood in seen on Friday, May 8, 2020.

Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

May 13, 2020

Iowa City clinics that provide sexual and reproductive health services are advocating for certain surgeries to be defined as essential medical procedures as state guidelines limit elective surgeries to conserve Personal Protective Equipment for health-care workers. The University of Iowa LBGTQ...

‘We have to keep people safe’: Hawkeyes at the heart of University of Iowa’s COVID-19 response

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Marissa Payne, Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2020

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld was searching for a guiding star in March to lead the institution through the COVID-19 pandemic amid a horizon filled with uncertainty. As the number of novel coronavirus cases first began to rise in Iowa, the 21st UI president met with the deans March...