The Daily Iowan

Transportation committee advocates for longer bus hours, universal bus passes

Iowa City Transit bus as seen on Sept. 21.

Brian Grace, News Reporter

September 21, 2020

The Johnson County Community Transportation Committee is recommending longer bus hours, universal passes, and service on Sundays to better serve low-income residents. The committee sent their suggestions in a letter to the Iowa City City Council on Sept. 8, ahead of a presentation on planning the f...

University of Iowa education majors continue student teaching online

University of Iowa student teacher, Emma Lindskog, reads aloud a book to her fourth grade class on Sept. 17.

Morgan Ungs, News Reporter

September 21, 2020

To become a licensed teacher and graduate from the University of Iowa’s College of Education, students are required to complete a semester of student teaching. Already a major hurdle for education majors, COVID-19 has set the bar even higher. As most K-12 schools transition into either hybri...

University of Iowa Law Anti-Racism Committee generates plan for immediate action

The University of Iowa's College of Law is seen Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020.

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

September 20, 2020

The Iowa Law Anti-Racism Action Committee produced a report two months after its initial creation with immediate action plans that are being implemented at the University of Iowa’s College of Law. UI College of Law Dean Kevin Washburn said the UI, the College of Law, and the Iowa School Found...

University of Iowa releases rough rendition of 2030 sustainability goals

The sign for the Office of Sustainability sits outside its new location on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. The office recently moved to communications building.

Morgan Ungs, News Reporter

September 20, 2020

Despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on instruction, the University of Iowa Office of Sustainability and the Environment is looking forward to the future of sustainability on campus, and recently released a rough draft of their 2030 goals for sustainability. The university released seven...

University of Iowa professors balance health and learning with online lectures

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

Clinton Garlock, News Reporter

September 20, 2020

Although the University of Iowa moved 75 percent of classes online, professors also have a certain amount of authority to determine the most appropriate way to teach their class. Even when not explicitly mandated to do so, several UI professors have chosen to move their classes online for a var...

University of Iowa allows emotional support animals in residence halls during COVID-19

Portrait of Colease Sturges and her cat, Jaxx, taken on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Jaxx is four years old and loves to sleep.

Caitlin Crome, News Reporter

September 20, 2020

With COVID-19 impacting the University of Iowa campus, classes quickly moving online, and the social scene practically shutting down, mental health has become something numerous students are struggling with. For some students, an emotional support animal keeps them in brighter spirits. Director of Ho...

University of Iowa, Iowa State University share $100,000 Kauffman Grant

The John Pappajohn Business building is seen on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020.

Brian Grace, News Reporter

September 17, 2020

The University of Iowa and Iowa State University will split a $100,000 grant awarded to their respective entrepreneurial centers by The Ewing Marion Foundation in an effort to bolster each school’s entrepreneurial training and outreach capabilities. The grant is a part of the Kauffman Found...

University of Iowa leaders wary of looming bar closure deadline, not ready for in-person learning

Sarah Hansen, the Vice President of Student life for the University of Iowa, speaks to the Board of Regents about the university COVID-19 statistics on Thursday Sept. 17. Hansen had concerns about the reopening of the bars following the resolve of Governor Reynolds mandate. Majority of the cases on campus, were a result of off-campus activities.

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

September 17, 2020

Leaders from the universities governed by the state Board of Regents said they are not ready to return to in-person learning or resume regular activities as the coronavirus remains prevalent in university towns. At an update on campus life and COVID-19 operations delivered to the regents, Univ...

UI requests state Board of Regents approve property sale, window replacement project

The University of Iowa's English-Philosophy Building is seen on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020.

Kelsey Harrell, Managing Digital Editor

September 17, 2020

The state Board of Regents heard two requests from the University of Iowa, the first for a project that will replace the windows on the English and Philosophy Building and the second for the acceptance and sale of rural property in Louisa County. The UI requested approval for the property sale ...

University of Iowa Dance Marathon’s “Big Event” will be virtual this February

Participants dance during the Power Hour in UI Dance Marathon 26 at the Iowa Memorial Union on Saturday, February 8, 2020. Over 2,500 dancers partook in the event to help raise money for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.

Clinton Garlock, News Reporter

September 16, 2020

Dance Marathon will be holding their “Big Event” virtually for the 2020-21 academic year because of the ongoing pandemic. The date of the fundraiser was also pushed from Feb. 5 to Feb. 26. The University Iowa student organization raises funds for children treated at the UI Stead Family Child...

University of Iowa drive-up Wi-Fi locations a ‘Band-Aid’ fix for larger problems of digital divide

University of Iowa graduate student Philip Zaborowski does homework in the parking lot of Hancher Auditorium on Tuesday, April 2, 2020. As a result of COVID-19 creating a sudden influx of at-home work, the university attempted to aid in the congestion of internet traffic by installing free Wi-Fi in the Hancher parking lot.

Mary Hartel, News Reporter

September 16, 2020

More than three-quarters of University of Iowa classes have an entirely virtual format, and internet access is no longer a luxury as COVID-19 continues to impact education. While 88.2 percent of Iowans have access to broadband internet 100mpbs or faster, Iowa is currently ranked 45th in state...

University of Iowa Aging and Longevity Studies Program marks 40th anniversary

The School of Social Work, located in North Hall, is seen on March 11, 2019.

Clinton Garlock, News Reporter

September 16, 2020

Learning summits from University of Iowa faculty, elders, and stakeholders from around the world are marking Thursday as the 40th anniversary of the founding of the University of Iowa’s Aging and Longevity Studies Program. “We are one of the longest-living certificate programs in the Unive...