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Iowa Athletics Department reports latest round of COVID-19 testing results

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

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 27, 2020

The Iowa Athletics Department announced Monday that it conducted 20 COVID-19 tests for the week of July 20-26 and received one positive test and 19 negative tests. As part of Iowa's return to campus protocol, testing began May 29 and includes student-athletes, coaches, and staff. A total of 27...

Regents consider approval of fiscal 2021 budget amid financial loss due to COVID-19, decreased state funding

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.

Katie Ann McCarver, News Editor

July 24, 2020

The state Board of Regents will consider approval of a major hit to its fiscal 2021 budget at its July 29 meeting, which includes significant decreases in institutional budgets and finances stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as reallocation of decreased state appropriations. According to...

UI announces alternative learning arrangements for high-risk students

The outside of the UI Student Disability Services office is seen on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. The office is located in the basement of Burge Residence Hall.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

July 24, 2020

University of Iowa students who are vulnerable or at a high risk for severe COVID-19 symptoms can apply for temporary alternative learning arrangements for their fall semester classes. The application, through UI Student Disability Services, is open to students who are at a high risk for COVID...

UI public health experts say herd immunity isn’t the solution to COVID-19

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Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

July 22, 2020

With the recent uptick in the number of national coronavirus cases, some people have encouraged intentional exposure to the illness in order to help the population establish immunity to the virus. University of Iowa public-health experts, however, say herd immunity can’t work against coronavirus. Herd immun...

Students concerned about UI rollout of CARES Act funding

Photo Illustration by Ryan Adams

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

July 22, 2020

Students are expressing concern about whether the University of Iowa is providing enough funding for students in need. They point to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act’s difficult application process and the university’s lack of student support as the root of the p...

Ernst outlines goals for phase four coronavirus relief

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, speaks during a town hall meeting in Sinclair Auditorium in Cedar Rapids on the Coe College campus on Friday, March 17, 2017.  Ernst is completing her 99 county tour and will speak again in Des Moines at 5 p.m. at Drake University.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

July 21, 2020

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said she wants to focus on essential workers and agriculture in planning for an upcoming phase four coronavirus relief bill. Congressional leaders are in talks on the details of further federal assistance for people impacted by the pandemic, following the $2.2 trillion ...

Iowa Athletics Department reports one positive COVID-19 test out of 70 tests conducted in past week

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

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 20, 2020

The Iowa Athletics Department announced Monday that it conducted 70 COVID-19 tests for the week of July 13-19 and received one positive test and 69 negative tests. As part of Iowa's return to campus protocol, testing began May 29 and includes student-athletes, coaches, and staff. A total of 26...

UI cancels in-person fall youth programming

Old Capital as seen on April 13, 2020.

Josie Fischels, Summer Editor

July 17, 2020

In a campus-wide email sent on Friday, the University of Iowa announced that it will no longer offer in-person youth programming in the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic. “After considering the health and safety of program participants, as well as that of University of Iowa students, fac...

Gov. Kim Reynolds requires mostly in-person learning at Iowa schools

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

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

July 17, 2020

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will require K-12 schools to prioritize in-person learning when the academic year resumes in August, and schools will be required to provide at least half of their core classes in person.  In a proclamation unveiled Friday, Reynolds set requirements for K-12 schools and...

UI researchers use aerosol-transmission calculator to assess classroom safety

University of Iowa Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Professor Charles Stanier poses for a headshot. Contributed.

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

July 16, 2020

Researchers at the University of Iowa are using an aerosol transmission calculator to test the number of small particles in classrooms on campus. They plan to use this device to determine which classrooms are best for in-person classes and reduced transmission of the coronavirus. The Airborne...

UI working to accommodate employees who are parents in light of ICCSD taking classes online

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

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

July 15, 2020

In a campus forum Wednesday afternoon, UI administrators said the university is aware that the Iowa City Community School District’s decision to not open school buildings will affect working parents on campus.   The Iowa City school district voted at a board meeting yesterday evening that th...

UI international students will not be required to leave the U.S. during virtual-only instruction

Over 100 flags are on display on the Iowa Memorial Union Pedestrian Bridge to recognize the international students on campus.

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

July 14, 2020

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement rescinded a plan that would force international students taking online-only classes to leave the country or transfer to an in-person institution. U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs shared the decision for r...