The Daily Iowan

Off-campus behavior may lead to suspensions or cancellations of housing contracts

The Old Capitol is seen on Thursday, March 12, 2020. (Jenna Galligan/The Daily Iowan)

Alexandra Skores, Managing Editor

August 25, 2020

The University of Iowa stated in an email to students on Tuesday that students who don’t comply with off-campus policies could face a canceled housing contract or university suspension. Director of Media Relations Anne Bassett said in an email that the Office of Student Accountability is re...

Iowa athletics department reports COVID-19 testing update

Kinnick Stadium is seen fom the north end zone at Iowa Football Media Day on Friday, August 9, 2019.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

August 25, 2020

  The University of Iowa athletics department announced Tuesday that it conducted 646 COVID-19 tests for the week of Aug. 17-23 and received 32 positive tests, 613 negative tests, and one inconclusive test. As part of Iowa's return to campus protocol, testing began May 29 and includes stude...

UI reports 111 COVID-19 cases on campus as classes begin

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

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

August 24, 2020

The University of Iowa announced Monday that 111 students and employees self-reported they have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week.  The UI released the first numbers of positive COVID-19 on campus in a university-wide email Monday morning. The UI previously announced the first case ...

Interactive: Universities across the Big Ten and Iowa return to class amid COVID-19

Interactive: Universities across the Big Ten and Iowa return to class amid COVID-19

Kelsey Harrell, Managing Digital Editor

August 23, 2020

 Classes at the University of Iowa began in person on Monday as other universities across the country announce they are moving completely online, the UI plans to stay in person.  In the past week the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Notre Dame, and Mi...

Reynolds discusses school reopening, test result reporting issue

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

Lauren, Politics Reporter

August 20, 2020

With 16,000 Linn County residents still without power and several school buildings damaged following last week's derecho, what was already a contentious school reopening process has been made more difficult in Cedar Rapids.  “20 of 31 school buildings in Cedar Rapids report damage, and school...

University of Iowa to release number of self-reported coronavirus cases each Friday

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

Alexandra Skores, Managing Editor

August 19, 2020

The University of Iowa will release self-reported positive COVID-19 cases in a campus update every Friday beginning Aug. 28, two weeks after students started early move-in, the UI wrote in an email to students on Wednesday. Students and employees can self report a positive coronavirus test or close...

Iowa City schools files lawsuit against the state, seeking local control of school reopenings

A sign for the Iowa City Community School District is seen outside the district's administration building on Tuesday, April 28.

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

August 19, 2020

The Iowa City Community School District, along with the Iowa State Education Association have filed a lawsuit against the state, seeking the ability to control school reopenings at the local level.  On July 17, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced a proclamation requiring school districts to provide ...

Iowa athletics department reports COVID-19 testing update

Kinnick Stadium is seen fom the north end zone at Iowa Football Media Day on Friday, August 9, 2019.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

August 17, 2020

The Iowa athletics department announced Monday that it conducted 335 COVID-19 tests for the week of Aug. 10-16 and received four positive tests and 331 negative tests. As part of Iowa's return to campus protocol, testing began May 29 and has included student-athletes, coaches, and staff membe...

Gov. Kim Reynolds will submit federal disaster declaration, power to be restored to Cedar Rapids by Tuesday

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

Caleb McCullough, Politics Editor

August 14, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds will apply for a major disaster declaration following the derecho that tore across the state on Monday, saying President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have signaled their support for the declaration.  Reynolds said in a press conference in Cedar Rapids Friday that the de...

University of Iowa to push forward with in-person instruction amid student, instructor calls for virtual learning

A protester holds a sign outside the IMU to object against the university's plan to offer in-person classes amid a pandemic on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Inside the IMU, UI administrators hold a press conference discussing plans for the upcoming semester.

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

August 11, 2020

University of Iowa administrators answered questions in a press conference on Monday on a long list of policies that administrators say will allow students, faculty, and staff to return to campus safely for in-person learning. Just half an hour beforehand, a protest by a graduate student union advoca...

University of Iowa resident assistants demand more transparency from campus administration

Hillcrest as seen on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. Hillcrest is one of the University of Iowa's Residence Halls.

Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

August 7, 2020

In an open letter to the University of Iowa Housing and Dining and campus administration, resident assistants expressed concern and uncertainty about how the school year will operate in the residence halls amid the COVID-19 pandemic and demanded more transparency from UI leadership. Among the c...

Student governments urge University of Iowa to move to virtual learning

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

Sarah Watson, Executive Editor

August 7, 2020

University of Iowa student governments  are urging campus administration to shift all non-essential in-person learning, activities, and events to a virtual format for the fall semester. "We cannot, in good conscience, support in-person classroom learning and full opening of residence halls in the...