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Students get creative to stay physically active at University of Iowa

The sign in front of the University of Iowa Campus Recreation and Wellness Center on Monday Sept. 14, 2020. Students and the University of Iowa have had to adapt routines and procedures during the COVID-19 Pandemic to ensure student safety while maintaining fitness levels.

Caitlin Crome, News Reporter

September 16, 2020

With most University of Iowa classes online during the fall semester, students have had to get more creative in order to exercise, replacing the daily walk to class. Not leaving the UI residence halls for a few days at a time is the new normal for many students. UI freshman Lily Hintz said she h...

Sexual assault reported in UI residence hall

The Old Capitol building is seen on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

September 16, 2020

University of Iowa officials received a report of a sexual assault in an east side residence hall on Sept. 12, according to an email from the UI Department of Public Safety.  According to the email, the assault was perpetrated by an acquaintance.  This is the second sexual assault reported at the U...

State Board of Regents advisory group proposes construction moratorium

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.

Kelsey Harrell, Managing Digital Editor

September 15, 2020

An advisory group created by the state Board of Regents is recommending a construction moratorium on new capital projects at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and University of Northern Iowa effective until June 30, 2022. The moratorium will be effective immediately if it is appro...

The cost of University of Iowa COVID-19 preparations

Masks, and sanitizer, and tissues are seen available in the Pomerantz Center on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.

Lillian Poulsen and Natalie Dunlap

September 15, 2020

The University of Iowa offers free testing for students, faculty, and staff if they are symptomatic or have a known exposure to someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus. However, with a consultation before the appointment, testing can be expensive. The UI released in its latest COVID...

Standing Together: Latinx communities voice their support for Black lives

Illustration by Kate Doolittle

Mary Hartel and Alexandra Skores

September 15, 2020

Latinx Heritage Month begins at a time like no other in modern history. Calls for racial justice ring out across the country as Black lives are continuously lost at the hands of law enforcement — and Latinx people are also speaking out. Regular protests have filled the streets of Iowa City and cities ar...

Second sickout brings UI and Iowa State together

The September 15th sickout information form is seen on Monday, September 14th, 2020. To protest the reopening of in person classes at the University, another sickout is being coordinated alongside Iowa Sate University on September 15th.

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

September 15, 2020

The University of Iowa and Iowa State University are often against each other in their state school rivalry, but on Sept. 15, students and faculty from both universities joined together to call in sick and demand online classes for another sickout. As of 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 15, the UI sickout recei...

Meaning behind the UI students self-reporting COVID-19 tests

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

Sabine Martin and Lillian Poulsen

September 15, 2020

University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students are expected to self-report positive or presumed positive COVID-19 tests to the university. These numbers are emailed three times each week to the UI community, to inform it of the current spread of coronavirus on campus. Johnson County case numbe...

University of Iowa drops slightly in US News rankings

The Old Capital is seen on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

Rachel Schilke and Rylee Wilson

September 14, 2020

The University of Iowa slid in the touted national US News and World Report rankings for top national universities, but maintained its ranking among public universities from the previous year. Every year, US News releases its rankings of the top national universities and public universities, which...

Student organizations, Johnson County looks to keep young voters civically engaged during COVID-19

The Hawk the Vote website is seen on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020.

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

September 14, 2020

As the election approaches during the pandemic, first-time and young voters are looking for new ways to stay active civically while remaining safe. At the University of Iowa, the non-partisan student organization Hawk the Vote is working to continue their pledge to register students to vote, educa...

Disposable masks can have environmental impact, UI sustainability experts say

Photo Illustration by Raquele Decker.

Morgan Ungs, News Reporter

September 14, 2020

While three main types of facial coverings are currently being used to slow the spread of COVID-19 — reusable, disposable or plastic face shields – experts are looking at how these masks and the virus are affecting the environment. Iowa City Recycling Coordinator Jane Wilch said reusable ma...

No spring break at UI, classes to remain in hybrid format for spring semester

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

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

September 14, 2020

The University of Iowa announced Monday that there will be no spring break in the spring 2021 semester, and classes in 2021 will operate in a similar format to the fall 2020 semester.  In a campus-wide email sent Monday, the UI wrote the spring semester will begin on Jan. 25, a week later than originally scheduled, and will end on May 14.  The University of Northern Iowa also announced on Monday it ...

UI Recreation Services provides group fitness from a distance

Instructor Rachel Cole teaches a Strong by Zumba class at the CRWC on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.

Natalie Dunlap, News Editor

September 13, 2020

People that attend group fitness classes aren’t just going for a workout. Regular attendees are building a community within their classes. University of Iowa Senior Associate Director of Recreational Services Brian Baxter said keeping those communities alive was a concern for the recreation admin...