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Iowa AD Gary Barta not ruling out full capacity of fans in Kinnick Stadium this season

Spectators watch the action during a football game between Iowa and Middle Tennessee State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Blue Raiders, 48-3.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

May 28, 2020

Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta said Thursday on a video conference that he is not ruling out Hawkeye football games being played in front of a full capacity Kinnick Stadium this season. “I’m still, and my staff are still, planning for several different scenarios.” Barta said. “And t...

UI researchers expect relaxing guidelines to increase infections, universal PPE could slow spread

The College of Public Health is seen on March 11, 2019.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

May 27, 2020

University of Iowa researchers released another report Wednesday warning against relaxing social distancing guidelines statewide, saying the reopening process would lead to a large increase in daily coronavirus infections. The report also found that universal adoption of face shields would signif...

Iowa to ease restrictions on amusement parks, casinos; allows bars to reopen

Kim Reynolds talks at Hy-Vee in Coralville during her 99 Counties tour on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

Sarah Watson, Editor

May 26, 2020

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced more steps to reopen Iowa businesses, including allowing bars to reopen on Thursday and easing restrictions on casinos and amusement parks beginning in June. At her daily press briefing Tuesday, Reynolds said bars, wineries, and distilleries would be allowed to op...

Mission Creek Festival canceled for 2020

The Englert Theater is seen closed on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020. The spread of coronavirus in Johnson county has been named a public health emergency. (Tate Hildyard/The Daily Iowan.)

Josie Fischels, Summer Editor

May 22, 2020

After originally postponing for the fall, Englert Theater’s Mission Creek Festival has been canceled entirely for 2020, according to an announcement on Englert’s website Friday. The theater had previously postponed the annual Mission Creek Festival until September back in March in order to help mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. In April, Englert released Mission Creek Underground, a virtual preq...

University of Iowa to begin phased reopening of select campus operations

The Old Capitol is seen on April 13, 2020.

Josie Fischels, Summer Editor

May 22, 2020

The University of Iowa announced a pilot program for a phased reopening of certain campus programs in a campus-wide email to the UI community Friday. The program will begin with the Carver College of Medicine and Iowa’s Department for Intercollegiate Athletics. The email stated that the pilot program...

Iowa City cancels Fourth of July fireworks

Jazz Fest spectators and local residents enjoy the fireworks at the Old Capital Building on Friday June 30th 2017. (James Year/Daily Iowan)

Sarah Watson, Managing Editor

May 22, 2020

Iowa City won't host its annual Fourth of July fireworks this summer, the city announced Friday, in order to continue mitigating the spread of the novel coronavirus. The annual Summer of the Arts programming will also look a little different this summer. The annual Iowa City Jazz Festival, norma...

Movie theaters get green light from Reynolds to reopen, but FilmScene will remain closed for now

Filmscene is seen on April 15, 2020.

Josie Fischels, Arts Editor

May 20, 2020

Movie theaters made the list of Iowa businesses included in Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds' Wednesday announcement that will allow more businesses to reopen beginning May 22, but Iowa City's FilmScene won't be firing up its popcorn machines for movie-goers just yet. The nonprofit theater announced on thei...

Summer sports return approved for Iowa high schools

Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during the Condition of the State address at the Iowa State Capitol on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Gov. Kim Reynolds discussed initiatives such as tax cuts, mental health funding, and workforce training. (Katina Zentz/The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Sports Editor

May 20, 2020

Both the Iowa High School Athletic Association Board of Control and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Board of Directors have voted to approve resuming the 2020 summer sports seasons under the Iowa Department of Education guidelines. The decisions come after Gov. Kim Reynolds said earlier Wedne...

Governor to allow more businesses to reopen

Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during the Condition of the State address at the Iowa State Capitol on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

May 20, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that several more businesses will be allowed to resume activities in the coming weeks, with movie theaters, aquariums, museums and wedding venues allowed to reopen effective May 22, with social distancing measures in place.  Swimming pools will also be allowed to reopen on M...

UIHC begins phased approach to bringing employees back to work

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is seen on Sept. 17, 2018.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

May 19, 2020

University of Iowa Health Care will begin recalling employees back to work in the coming weeks, according to an email sent to UIHC staff from UIHC CEO Suresh Gunasekaran and UI Vice President for Medical Affairs Brooks Jackson The plan follows a phased approach, with a goal to return to a “new ...

Q&A: UI president discusses fall plans, COVID-19 responses, the public/private partnership

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld talks with The Daily Iowan during an interview at the Adler Journalism Building on Feb. 13.

DI Staff

May 18, 2020

This transcript is of a May 6 interview with University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld. It has been edited lightly for clarity. DI: Obviously, there’s a lot of unknowns right now, one of them being the fall semester. Can you delve into some of the scenarios the university is planning for and ...

UI utility system P3’s $999 million in net proceeds remain in ‘short-term instruments’ as COVID-19 wreaks havoc on economy

UI President Bruce Harreld answers questions during an interview with The Daily Iowan in the Adler Journalism Building on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.

Marissa Payne, Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2020

The University of Iowa is keeping approximately $999 million in proceeds from its utility system public/private partnership in short-term instruments while the stock markets tumble and uncertainty looms over the nation's economic outlook because of COVID-19. The $1.165 billion 50-year deal with ...