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The Old Capitol Mall is seen in Iowa City on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. (Lillie Hawker/The Daily Iowan)

UI to purchase remainder of the Old Capitol Town Center in 2025

Kate Perez, News Reporter January 20, 2022

Standing adjacent to the Pentacrest, the Old Capitol Town Center has been enjoyed by the Iowa City community since it opened in 1981. By 2025, the University of Iowa will have complete ownership of...

Iowa City Fire Marshall Brian Greer poses in front of a fire truck at the Iowa City Fire Station 1 Headquarters on Jan. 18 2022.

Experts warn of space heaters, cooking fires this winter

Sam Knupp, News Reporter January 19, 2022

With the cold months upon Iowa, warmth may come at a cost. Half of all home heating fires occur in December, January, and February, according to the National Fire Protection Association. In 2021,...

Graduate student Junhee Park types on a computer during the first day of spring semester classes in the Main Library on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2022. With classes starting up again, some University of Iowa members have concerns with the COVID-19 omicron variant and how the university is handling it. Park spoke about masks on campus and in classrooms. “We need to have a policy wearing masks,” Park said. “At least in the class or library- like a public area.”

UI faculty, students request increased COVID-19 mitigation strategies

Eleanor Hildebrandt and Sabine Martin January 18, 2022

Some members of the University of Iowa community have raised concerns about the COVID-19 omicron variant and what the university is doing to prevent illness for students, staff, and faculty as the...

Director of Public Safety Mark Bullock poses for a photo on Jan 13, 2022. Mark Bullock has received the promotion after serving as a co-interim director for the Department of Public Safety.

Mark Bullock appointed as University of Iowa’s director of public safety

Meg Doster, News Reporter January 18, 2022

The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety’s new director, Mark Bullock, hopes to deepen the community’s trust in the UI’s campus policing. Bullock’s first day was Jan. 3. He fills...

University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics staff physician Dr. Joshua Radke poses for a portrait outside of the University of Iowa Hospital on Jan. 17, 2022.

UI medical students to train in addiction medicine through federal grant

Simone Garza, News Reporter January 18, 2022

Students enrolled in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine’s medical and physician’s assistant programs will soon be able to learn more about addiction medicine. Addiction courses...

Signs encouraging students to wear masks in classrooms are seen on the doors of the English-Philosophy Building at the University of Iowa on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021.

UI Student Wellness requires students, staff to wear masks for all appointments

Kate Perez, News Reporter January 18, 2022

The University of Iowa’s Student Wellness is now requiring medical-grade masks to be worn at all appointments.  The updated requirement applies to both students and staff, and went into effect...

University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government Cabinet Director Vera Barkosky poses for a portrait at the Iowa Memorial Union on Jan. 17 2022.

USG hopes to alleviate pressure of climbing textbook prices for students

Ryan Hansen, News Reporter January 17, 2022

The University of Iowa recommends students plan for textbook costs of $950 per semester on top of tuition, housing, food, and transportation costs. The UI’s Undergraduate Student Government is trying...

Photo illustration by Jerod Ringwald.

Some Big Ten universities move online, UI remains in person

Kate Perez, News Reporter January 17, 2022

A rise in COVID-19 cases has left Big Ten institutions to choose how to mitigate the virus as students return to class.  At the University of Iowa, classes will take place in person as scheduled....

University of Iowa students walk across the T.Anne Cleary walkway on their first day of the new semester on Monday, August 24th, 2020. Despite the pandemic, campus remains open and some classes are still being held in person.

UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences sees loss of undergrad international students

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Editor January 17, 2022

The University of Iowa’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences saw a drop in undergraduate international and underrepresented minority students enrollment in the past year, according to the 2021 Diversity,...

A free take home Covid-19 test kit, available at the Iowa City city hall is seen on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. (Jeff Sigmund/The Daily Iowan)

UI to provide free COVID-19 test kits

Sabine Martin, News Editor January 14, 2022

The University of Iowa will offer at-home COVID-19 test kits for students in the spring semester. Angie Reams, associate vice president and dean of students, wrote in a campus-wide email on Friday,...

A UI health station is shown with medical-grade masks and KN95 masks. (via

UI to stock health stations with KN95 masks

Caleb McCullough, Executive Editor January 13, 2022

As more than 30,000 students are set to begin largely in-person classes at the University of Iowa, the university will begin providing KN95 respirators at building entrance health stations across campus. The...

Dance marathon Morale Captains dance alone in the Iowa Memorial Union on Saturday, February 27th, 2021. Due to the pandemic, the annual charity event which normally packs the entire building, has been converted to a digital live stream leaving the Iowa Memorial Union nearly empty.

UI Dance Marathon 2022 goes virtual

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Editor January 12, 2022

The University of Iowa’s Dance Marathon “Big Event” will be virtual this February for the second consecutive year. The student organization made the announcement on social media Wednesday...

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