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

A parking meter is seen outside of the University of Iowa West Campus Transportation Center in Iowa City on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

Iowa City increases parking rates and violation fines

Colin Votzmeyer, Managing Summer Editor May 25, 2024

The Iowa City City Council has voted to increase parking rates and parking violation fines for the first time since 2013 during a meeting on Tuesday, May 21. According to Iowa City Parking FAQs,...

12-year-old Mira Gibbons completes a puzzle during a test preparation session with Founder and Director of test preparation organization FinnPrep, Kelly Finn, at the Armstrong Center in downtown Cedar Rapids on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023. Iowa ACT scores have dropped to the lowest level in about a decade.

ACT selling Iowa City campus, continuing operations as tenant

Emma Jane, News Reporter May 10, 2024

ACT, the Iowa City-based educational organization, has agreed to sell its Iowa City campus to Iceberg Development Group. ACT said the sale will not impact its operations, as the organization will...

Iowa City firefighters load a hose into a truck during a fire at the Advanced Technology Lab on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City on Friday, Sept. 1, 2023. The first Hawk Alert went out at 10:54 a.m., urging people to avoid the area. At 11:28 p.m., a second Hawk Alert told people to resume normal activity, as the situation was “stable.” This was the second day in a row that a fire was reported at the Advanced Technology Lab.

Iowa City Fire Department looks to improve service call time with app

Evan Watson, News Reporter May 2, 2024

A new partnership with the Iowa City Fire Department will allow first responders to be more informed of specific circumstances at residences and businesses in the event of an emergency. The city announced...

A member of Raygun staff works on Hannah Stuelke shirts at the Raygun Printing Facility in Des Moines on Feb. 9, 2024. Raygun increased their supply of Stuelke shirts following her record-breaking 47 point game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena the previous night.

Basketball to business: Caitlin Clark’s economic impact

Lily Finstad, News Reporter April 30, 2024

Caitlin Clark has sent waves through the world of women’s sports — and the economy. The former Iowa women’s basketball guard’s skyrocketing fame generated an abundance of economic possibilities...

Bettina Dolinsek (left) who is visually impaired, is guided by Bianca Banse while running at the Old Capitol Mall in Iowa City on Sunday, April 28, 2024.

Iowa City students training to guide runners who are visually impaired

Evan Watson, News Reporter April 28, 2024

The motto “Sharing the joy of adaptive running ... one run at a time” is displayed on the website of Team Runfree, a nonprofit organization dedicated to training guides for visually impaired people...

Activists march and chant down South Linn St. during a Take Back the Night rally in Iowa City on Tuesday, April 23, 2024. Activists marched to Linn Street and back to end rape culture and amplify the voices of survivors of sexual violence.

Photos: WRAC hosts 2024 Take Back the Night rally

Ava Neumaier, Photojournalist April 24, 2024

Over a hundred University of Iowa students and community members gathered on the Pentacrest for an annual Take Back the Night event this Tuesday. The protest and march is meant to draw awareness to sexual...

Joshua Luerkens , the new owner of Dane’s Dairy is seen in front of Dane’s Dairy in Iowa City on Thursday, April 18, 2024.

Dane’s Dairy transitions to new ownership

Fatima Salinas, News Reporter April 23, 2024

After 64 years in the Dane family, Iowa City ice cream shop Dane’s Dairy, will pass on to a new generation of owners. Donna Dane, the store’s first owner, recently decided she was ready to retire...

Jars of laundry detergent pods await customers in the refill bar at Rooftop Fruit in Indianapolis Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023. The refill bar reduces waste by encouraging shoppers to bring their own reusable containers for the bulk bath and cleaning products.

UI student company aims to bring soap refill stations to campus

Grace Olson, News Reporter April 22, 2024

To make the University of Iowa campus more eco-friendly, seven students have assembled a team to launch detergent and soap refill stations in UI buildings. The team, dubbed RefillerMe, was awarded a $10,000...

A crowd enters Brothers Bar and Grill on the Ped Mall in Iowa City on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

Iowa City bar crawls to raise money for charity foundations

Lily Finstad, News Reporter April 18, 2024

“Iowa Nice” meets the state’s love of beer as downtown Iowa City prepares for a philanthropy-forward bar crawl. Two Iowa City bar crawls, organized by OneBuzz and LineLeap, are donating money...

People play hopscotch on a pickleball court in downtown Iowa City on Thursday, April 18, 2024.

IC Downtown District builds pickleball court on Ped Mall for summer

Kathleen Zeivel, News Reporter April 18, 2024

The Iowa City Downtown District built a multisport pickleball court late last week for residents to use this summer into early fall. The court also has hopscotch and shuffleboard and can be used for...

Rod Sullivan speaks during the Johnson County Board of Supervisors meeting at the Johnson County Public Health and Clinical Services building on Wednesday, March 20, 2024.

Shelter House Emergency Shelter set to receive renovations

Theron Luett, News Reporter April 17, 2024

The Iowa City Shelter House Emergency Shelter is set to renovate the single adult dormitories, bathrooms, and stairwells to improve the safety of guests and staff. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors...

Pagliai’s Pizza is seen in Iowa City on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023.

IC City Council passes first consideration on Pagliai’s Pizza building’s historic landmark status

Jack Moore, News Editor April 16, 2024

Iowa City City Council unanimously approved first considerations on Tuesday to make the Pagliai’s Pizza building a historic landmark.  The building's owner has contested the decision because...