The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

Police lights are seen flashing after a traffic stop in downtown Iowa City on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023.

Iowa City man sentenced to federal prison for possession of ammunition as a felon

Alejandro Rojas, News Editor January 25, 2024

A second Iowa City man was sentenced to federal prison for possessing a firearm and ammunition despite being a felon according to a press release Thursday.  Antonio Airhart, 33, will be spending...

An Iowa City Police car is seen in Iowa City on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022.

Iowa City police arrest three suspects for shots fired on Christmas morning

Alejandro Rojas, News Editor January 25, 2024

The Iowa City Police Department made three arrests in connection to shots fired on Dec. 25, 2023, according to a press release Thursday. ICPD arrested Coralville resident Bhupi Singh, 21, and Iowa...

Activists gather outside the Iowa Memorial Union during a Young Americans for Freedom hosted event in the IMU’s Blackbox Theater in Iowa City featuring Chloe Cole, a person who detransitioned, on Monday, Oct. 16, 2023. Pro-Transgender activists protested outside the IMU and later blocked the N Madison St. and W Jefferson St. intersection. The protest concluded with protests in front of University of Iowa president Barbara Wilson’s residence on Church St.

IC Human Rights Commission calls for dismissal of charges against Chloe Cole protesters

Parker Jones, Managing Editor January 24, 2024

Iowa City’s Human Rights Commission released a statement on Wednesday condemning the arrests of several transgender and nonbinary protesters in Iowa City, as well as the state government’s treatment...

The Phi Gamma Delta house (FIJI) is seen in Iowa City on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023.

UI student Makéna Solberg’s lawsuit against former FIJI member Broc Hawkins dismissed

Jack Moore, Assistant News Editor January 23, 2024

University of Iowa student Makéna Solberg’s lawsuit due to a reported sexual assault by former Phi Gamma Delta member Broc Hawkins was dismissed with prejudice by the courts on Monday. The filing,...

Police lights are seen flashing after a traffic stop in downtown Iowa City on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023.

IC man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after possession of ammunition as a felon

Jack Moore, Assistant News Editor January 22, 2024

Sanchez Watson of Iowa City was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Thursday after possessing a firearm as a felon. According to federal and state court documents, the Iowa City Police Department...

An Iowa City Police car is seen in Iowa City on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022.

Police reports threats made against a Mercy Hospital clinic

Alejandro Rojas, News Editor January 18, 2024

An Iowa City woman who has since been arrested made threats by phone to a Mercy Hospital clinic Thursday morning, according to a press release from the Iowa City Police Department.  ICPD did not...

The Phi Gamma Delta house (FIJI) is seen in Iowa City on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023.

Jacob Meloan’s FIJI-related lawsuit dismissed by courts

Alejandro Rojas, News Editor January 14, 2024

Jacob Meloan, the former University of Iowa student involved in the FIJI trial for his alleged role in the sexual assault of Makéna Solberg, had his lawsuit dismissed by the courts for failing to...

Iowa City Police Department vehicles are seen on July 9, 2019.

UI police investigate shots fired on South Van Buren Street

Sabine Martin, Executive Editor December 25, 2023

The University of Iowa Police Department reported shots fired on the 200 block of S. Van Buren St. in Iowa City on early Monday morning. Law enforcement officers are on scene investigating the shooting...

A University of Iowa Police Department vehicle is pictured.

Nine pro-Palestine protesters arrested at Kinnick Stadium

Parker Jones, Managing Editor December 11, 2023

The University of Iowa Police Department arrested nine protesters on Saturday who chained themselves to the doors outside of a UI fundraising event at Kinnick Stadium. The demonstration was live-streamed...

The new location for the Campus Safey Space is seen on the ground floor of the Old Capital Town Center in Iowa City on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023.

UI’s new campus safety space opening spring 2024

Jack Moore, News Reporter December 6, 2023

University of Iowa Campus Safety is moving into a second location on the first floor of the University Capitol Center. The new space is optimal for visibility and accessibility for the UI community,...

A Coralville police car is seen in Coralville on Sunday Dec. 3, 2023.

Coralville police traffic stops from 2021-23 show racial disparities in new study

Jack Moore, News Reporter December 3, 2023

New data presented to the Coralville Police Advisory Board suggests racial disparities in Coralville police traffic stops — particularly among African American drivers during the day. The most notable...

The Iowa City Community School District sign in Iowa City is seen on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022.

Iowa City parent faces criminal charges after bringing gun to Grant Wood Elementary School

Shreya Reddy, News Reporter November 29, 2023

Brandon Jones, a parent of a student at Grant Wood Elementary School, located at 1930 Lakeside Drive, threatened school staff with a gun Wednesday morning. The school was immediately placed in HOLD...