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Cambus to temporarily close stops, with updated routes and mitigation efforts

Cambus stop 0125 for the IMU is seen on Monday, July 27, 2020. This stop is one of many that are deemed “walkable” and are being closed for the Fall 2020 semester in response to COVID-19.

Mary Hartel, News Reporter

August 3, 2020

Cambus routes are shifting and stops deemed walkable will be temporarily eliminated as campus transit operations prepare to resume campus services at the University of Iowa on August 17, to prioritize health and safety and slow the spread of the coronavirus. Mia Brunelli, Cambus operations manag...

University of Iowa international students dismayed by U.S. response to COVID-19

UI graduate student Ramin Roshandel poses for a portrait outside on Sunday Aug. 2 2020 outside Shaffer Hall. Roshandel is currently working on his Ph.D. in music composition.

Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

August 3, 2020

Some international students at the University of Iowa are concerned about the return to partially in-person instruction and have expressed dismay at the United States’ response to the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement announced on July 8 that students taking onlin...

University of Iowa students won’t be tested for COVID-19 before moving into residence halls

The Old Capitol is seen on Nov. 19, 2019.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

August 3, 2020

The University of Iowa will not test students in the residence halls for COVID-19 before they come onto campus, and students will be eligible for a test if they show symptoms or are asymptomatic but have had a known exposure to a positive case. In a campus-wide email on Monday, the UI offered d...

University of Iowa Food Pantry sees increased clientele during pandemic

The West Side Food Pantry is seen in the University of Iowa Pride Alliance Center on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. The pantry is about to celebrate its first year in the Pride Alliance Center.

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

August 2, 2020

Due to recent budget cuts at the UI and the loss of jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, the University of Iowa Food Pantry has distributed 12,228.5 pounds of food since it opened at the start of the summer. Executive Director Charlotte Lenkaitis said this is a significant increase from the 1...

University of Iowa students petition for administration to take pay cuts before faculty

The Old Capitol is seen on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

July 30, 2020

In response to the recent nonrenewal of several faculty and staff contracts across campus, University of Iowa students have started a petition calling for members of the administration to take pay cuts before faculty and staff do. UI student Hannah Zadeh started the petition last week, which highl...

Some local University of Iowa students opt to live at home instead of on campus in fall 2020

University of Iowa freshman, Julian Wemmie sits down for a Zoom interview from his home on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Due to health concerns regarding the Coronavirus, the university is changing procedure in ways that encourage some students to do the entire semester virtually.

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

July 30, 2020

Incoming freshman at the University of Iowa Acacia Lopez said her experience on campus at band and robotics events heavily influenced her decision to commit to the school as she made her college decisions. “I eventually fell in love with the campus, and just the way it felt being there,” Lopez...

University of Iowa says failure to follow face-covering mandate could lead to one-day suspension from class

A mask sits on the Irving B. Weber statue in front of Van Allen on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Cole Krutzfield, News Reporter

July 30, 2020

As the University of Iowa plans to reopen for in-person instruction in the fall semester, campus officials and the City of Iowa City are both working to mandate face-coverings in public in an effort to stop the transmission of the coronavirus. As previously reported by The Daily Iowan, Iowa City Mayo...

University of Iowa replaces liberal-arts dean following violation of employee ethics policy

Steve Goddard speaks during a forum as one of four candidates for the University of Iowa's Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Voxman Concert Hall on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Previously, Goddard has served as the Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

July 30, 2020

The University of Iowa has removed former dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Steve Goddard from his position, following an unspecified investigation that found Goddard had violated the Policy on Ethics and Responsibilities for UI staff.  Goddard has been replaced by Sara Sanders, the ass...

Iowa regents discuss institutional response to COVID-19 amid calls to close campuses in the fall

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld addresses the Board of Regents during a meeting at the Iowa State Alumni Center in Ames, Iowa, on Thursday, June 6, 2019.

Katie Ann McCarver, News Editor

July 29, 2020

The state Board of Regents read a formal resolution in its virtual meeting on Wednesday that regarded COVID-19 in its public institutions, recognizing in particular the efforts of various campus communities in their response to the pandemic. The resolution acknowledged that campus operations suffered...

Iowa regents approve property transfer to allow relocation of historic Iowa City home

The Sanxay-Gilmore House on is seen on June 15 on Market Street in Iowa City.

Kelsey Harrell, Managing Digital Editor

July 29, 2020

The state Board of Regents approved a property transfer of 0.2 acres of land from the City of Iowa City to the University of Iowa, which will become the new location for the Sanxay-Gilmore House. The City of Iowa City would transfer ownership of the 0.2 acres of land, which is currently a metered-par...

Iowa regents approve fiscal 2021 budget with decreased state funding, tuition revenue amid COVID-19 pandemic

Iowa Board of Regents President Michael Richards sits alongside President Pro Tem Patty Cownie during a meeting at the Iowa State Alumni Center in Ames, Iowa, on Thursday, June 6, 2019. The Regents voted in favor of a four percent tuition increase starting in the fall semester of 2019.

Katie Ann McCarver, News Editor

July 29, 2020

The state Board of Regents approved its fiscal 2021 budget in a virtual meeting on Wednesday, after the heads of Iowa’s three public universities presented their institutions’ financial plans. As previously reported by The Daily Iowan, the general university operating budgets for fiscal 202...

State Board of Regents to administer ACT tests for Iowa students in August

A sign for the ACT corporate office is seen on Monday, July 27, 2020 off of Scott Blvd. in Iowa City. (Hannah Kinson/The Daily Iowan)

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

July 28, 2020

When preparing for the ACT, high-school students can control how much they study math, English, and science, but they can’t control test cancellations due to COVID-19. To remedy these testing challenges, Iowa students graduating in 2020 and 2021 have the opportunity to take the ACT through the s...