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One University of Iowa student’s day in quarantine

Taylor Ford poses for a portrait on Thursday, Sept. 3 in front of Burge Residence Hall in Iowa City. Ford was released from a quarantine floor in Burge that morning and was taking advantage of her release by reading outside in the afternoon.

Caitlin Crome, News Reporter

September 7, 2020

Life in quarantine spaces in the University of Iowa residence halls are making some students feel afraid and frustrated as the UI grapples with how to handle the campus-wide COVID-19 outbreak. The UI decided to put an on-campus quarantine option in place for students who test positive for COVID...

University of Iowa student organizations find different ways to practice their faith, build community

University of Iowa Muslim Student Association meet on Zoom for a Halaqa about racism and Islam on Sept. 3. Contributed sceenshot.

Mary Hartel, News Reporter

September 7, 2020

With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise across campus, faith-based student groups and organizations at the University of Iowa are adapting to new university guidelines for the fall semester. As a first-year student entering the UI, Kennedy Albertson said she was looking to get involved with a com...

Students advocate for in-person education amidst calls for all-remote learning

A pair of University of Iowa students leave the nearly deserted Chemistry Building on the 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.

Clinton Garlock, News Reporter

September 7, 2020

With under a quarter of University of Iowa courses in-person this semester, many UI students are balancing a hybrid course load, regardless of preference or internet accessibility, causing some students to advocate for in-person instruction. The UI administration has touted its model’s leave...

Deaf, hard of hearing students with new communication challenges due to COVID-19

University of Iowa's student Disability Services Office is seen on September 3, 2020.

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

September 3, 2020

When returning to campus this fall, University of Iowa students with hearing disabilities are facing a separate set of challenges as they continue their education — a struggle that other students do not have to deal with. UI American Sign Language Lecturer Bob “Vizz” Vizzini wrote in an...

Students headed home from the UI may risk spreading COVID-19 to family members

Epidemiologist Jorge Salinas talks about the spread of coronavirus during the World Canvas discussion about Coronavirus on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 at the Old Town Capitol Mall.

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

September 3, 2020

As Labor Day weekend approaches, University of Iowa epidemiologists are warning about the risk of Iowa City residents bringing COVID-19 to other areas of the state and country. Jorge Salinas, head of epidemiology at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, told reporters on Thursday that UI st...

Faculty say University of Iowa unprepared in COVID-19 response

Faculty say University of Iowa unprepared in COVID-19 response

Claire Benson, News Reporter

September 2, 2020

University of Iowa professors and instructors are questioning the university’s preparedness and response to COVID-19 as case counts have passed 1,000 on campus since students arrived. Adjunct assistant professor in Asian history David Tucker said professors receive an email from the Dean of St...

Students, instructors, pick up the phone to call in sick, demand virtual learning

Photo Illustration by Hannah Kinson

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

September 2, 2020

For hundreds of students at the University of Iowa, yesterday was a sick day. A coalition of undergraduate students, graduate students, instructors, faculty, and staff encouraged students and faculty at the UI to call in sick for classes on Sept. 2 and to demand all classes go virtual. According to an...

STD tracing in Iowa disrupted as COVID-19 cases rise

Unisex collection kits are packaged for distribution at the Hologic Inc. plant on June 17, 2019, in San Diego. Hologic is the first in the U.S. to win FDA approval to test for mycoplasma genitalium, a bacteria of growing concern nationwide. (Sam Hodgson/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

Sabine Martin, News Reporter

September 2, 2020

Shannon Wood normally traces STD cases in Iowa, but the specialist in the Iowa Department of Public Health’s Sexually Transmitted Disease Program has changed tactics. From April through August, she’s had to focus her expertise to trace another disease: COVID-19. Wood said the department has h...

University of Iowa researchers use implant to induce bone regeneration in diabetic patients

The University of Iowa Pharmacy Building is seen during a media tour on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2020. The building opened its doors to students this semester.

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

September 2, 2020

Researchers at the University of Iowa are developing an implant that helps induce bone formation in patients with diabetes. Aliasger Salem, UI College of Pharmacy Bighley Chair, is using a multi-functional implant composed of insulin, Vitamin D3, bone morphogenetic protein 2, and fibroblast growt...

Sickout organizers advocate for online classes, provost urges faculty to stay in class

Classroom 105 at the EPB- English-Philosophy Building 251 W Iowa Ave. Sits empty. As seen on Friday Aug. 28, 2020.

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

September 1, 2020

“Call in sick so we don’t get sick.” That’s what organizers of the Sept. 2 sickout are asking of University of Iowa students and faculty, with the hopes of getting the UI to move all classes online. An anonymous group of undergraduate students, graduate students, instructors, facul...

University of Iowa Faculty Council discusses ‘sick-out’ to be held on Wednesday

Faculty Council President Joseph Yockey speaks on a Zoom call on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020.

Sabine Martin, News Reporter

September 2, 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Iowa, tensions are rising between the University of Iowa administration and faculty members. On Wednesday, Sept. 2, UI faculty and students are planning to “call in sick” due to high rates of COVID-19 in Iowa and on campus. The “UIowa Sickout” socia...

UI Faculty Council discusses need to recruit and retain underrepresented faculty and staff

Interim Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Elizabeth Tovar (above) talks about ways faculty can address racial discrimination within the campus Community. The faculty council also talked about COVID-19 spreading around the Iowa City Area.

Alexandra Skores, Managing Editor

September 2, 2020

The University of Iowa Faculty Council discussed concerns for recruiting and retaining diverse faculty members. The conversation comes after the departure of many Hawkeye leaders over the last year who had led the UI’s diversity efforts. Interim Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equit...