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The Old Capitol building is seen on March, 6, 2021.

AAUP, COGS question legal standing of prohibition on instructors requiring masks in class

Caleb McCullough, Executive Editor September 26, 2021

Two organizations representing University of Iowa instructors sent an email to UI President Barbara Wilson and other administration Sunday evening accusing the UI of being in violation of Iowa law...

Members of COGS protest the lack of mask mandates on campus.

COGS files OSHA complaint calling the UI an unsafe work environment

Ryan Hansen, News Reporter September 24, 2021

The Campaign to Organize Graduate Students filed a complaint with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration for violation of unsafe working conditions at the University of Iowa.  COGS alleges...

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics CEO Suresh Gunasekaran speaks at a virtual press conference on Sept. 22.

UI Health Care employees tiring out from marathon pandemic

Cooper Worth, News Reporter September 22, 2021

The staff of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics remain “exhausted” as employees continue to endure the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic as cases remain steady in Johnson County.   UIHC...

Undergraduate Student Government President Regan Smock speaks to the state Board of Regents on June 24.

USG program incentivizes vaccination with raffle prizes

Ryan Hansen, News Reporter September 14, 2021

The University of Iowa’s Undergraduate Student Government is attempting to incentivize vaccination against COVID-19 through six weeks of raffles for all vaccinated students. The program is open...

Members of the Iowa City Community School District Board listen to members of the crowd during an Iowa City Community School District meeting in Iowa City on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. Members of the audience argued for and against a mask mandate within the school district. (Jerod Ringwald/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa City schools will require masks for K-12 students

Meg Doster, News Reporter September 14, 2021

Iowa City schools will require masks for K-12 students. The Iowa City Community School District board voted unanimously to mandate mask use for students, staff, and visitors at its meeting Tuesday night. Previously,...

Associate Professor of Finance Ricard Peter stands in front of the Tippie College of Business by the Pappajohn Business Building on September 10, 2021.

Tippie professor adapts economic model to understand vaccine hesitancy

Ryan Hansen, News Reporter September 14, 2021

A professor in the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business adapted an economic model of decision-making to better understand COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. UI Associate Professor Richard Peter...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds delivers a speech during The Family Leadership Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday, July 16, 2021.  Members of the crowd cheered when Gov. Reynolds brought up legislation that banned mask mandates in public schools.

Iowa Republicans blast Biden’s vaccine mandate

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor September 10, 2021

Iowa Republicans criticized President Joe Biden’s sweeping vaccine mandate on Thursday, calling the move an overreach of the federal government.  Biden will require all employees of businesses...

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors hosts a meeting at the Johnson County Administration Building on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. At the meeting, Sam Jarvis discussed the COVID-19 booster shots. “We still want to prioritize those who are unvaccinated.”

Johnson County plans to deliver booster doses pending green light from CDC board

Cooper Worth, News Reporter September 1, 2021

Johnson County public health officials plan to recommend booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines to eligible residence if a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel recommends booster shots in an...

University of Iowa Student Government office door as seen on Jan. 26.

UI student governments respond to regents’ COVID-19 rules

Sabine Martin, News Editor August 29, 2021

The University of Iowa strongly encourages mask-wearing and the COVID-19 vaccine, which is the most that the university can do, with the state Board of Regents holding the gavel to mandate masks on...

ASL Lecture and Program instructor Rebecca Clark poses for a photo outside of Phillips Hall on August 23, 2021.

UI faculty add virtual learning strategies for in-person courses

Simone Garza, News Reporter August 29, 2021

After an academic year online, some University of Iowa professors are maintaining practices they learned during the pandemic as classes return in person. In spring 2020, students and faculty had...

Contributed photo of Sam Jarvis.

Johnson County continues contact tracing amid increased transmission of delta variant

Anthony Neri, News Reporter August 26, 2021

The Johnson County Public Health Department has maintained a significant number of its contact tracers to reduce transmission of the highly transmissible delta variant. Despite the high vaccination...

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are seen on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

UIHC experts push vaccination in face of rising delta variant rates

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter August 24, 2021

After previously experiencing a decline in cases, COVID-19 rates in Johnson County are surging, spurred by the highly contagious and transmissible delta variant. In response to this surge, health...

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