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

Anna Dargan poses for a portrait at the Old Capitol building in Iowa City on Monday, April 29, 2024.

Class of 2024 appreciates graduation experience

Kate Perez, Senior Reporter May 7, 2024

Exactly four years after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down schools, stores, sporting arenas, and more, the University of Iowa class of 2024 will walk at graduation this week. For many members of the...

MaryClare Greer is seen in a Daum study lounge in Iowa City, Iowa, on Friday April 12, 2024. Greer is a resident assistant for the UI REACH program.

UI grad works to help those with disabilities, learns more in return

Grace Olson, News Reporter May 7, 2024

Before she was ever a student at the University of Iowa, fourth-year Clare Greer had a passion for working with people who have physical and intellectual disabilities. When her younger sister was...

Mitch Winterlin poses for a portrait at the Iowa Memorial Union on Wednesday, April 24, 2024.

UI USG President Mitch Winterlin educating the next generation

Fatima Salinas, News Reporter May 7, 2024

After four years of advocacy and supporting first-generation students, University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government President Mitch Winterlin is taking his skills to K-12 classrooms following...

The Johnson County meeting room is seen before a Johnson County Board of Supervisors meeting at the Johnson County Administration Building in Iowa City on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023.

Johnson County partners with Be SMART campaign to promote gun storage safety

Theron Luett, News Reporter April 10, 2024

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted on April 4 to partner with the Be SMART program, a national campaign that provides secure gun storage safety information to communities. The...

Apr 27, 2023; Kansas City, MO, USA; NFL Networks host Kimmi Chex on stage during the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft at Union Station. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

On-air host of NFL Network, Iowa alum Kimmi Chex returns to Iowa City

Chris Meglio, Sports Reporter October 8, 2023

Kimmi Chex, on-air host of NFL Network and University of Iowa alum, returned to Iowa City to give students insight about her journey in sports media. The sports personality graduated from the UI...

Madison Bartlett poses for a portrait at Art Building West on Sunday, April 30, 2023.

Bachelor of Fine Arts graphic design graduate learned who she is through trial-and-error

Zhenya Loughney, Arts Reporter May 8, 2023

Cedar Rapids native Madison Bartlett can’t remember a time when she wasn’t surrounded by art. Bartlett said it has always been her outlet for self-expression. Barlett’s identical twin...

Kimberly Fiock holds a brain at UI Medical Laboratories in Iowa City on Wednesday, May 3, 2023.

Two UI doctorates to continue research following graduation

Natalie Miller, News Reporter May 8, 2023

University of Iowa graduate students Kara Carter and Kimberly Fiock are reaching the end of their educational journeys on a high note: as Graduate Research Excellence Award winners. Carter...

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UI grad to teach at Writers’ Workshop

Virginia Russell, News Reporter May 7, 2023

Glen Waters II has always found the path through academia exciting. From playing Division I football to pursuing poetry at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Waters has honed a diversity...

UI student Kyler Johnson poses for a portrait at the English-Philosophy Building in Iowa City on Monday, May 1, 2023. Johnson received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Award and will teach English in Brazil during 2023-2024.

UI grads go abroad following graduation

Isabelle Foland, News Reporter May 7, 2023

Two soon-to-be 2023 University of Iowa alumni have found unique opportunities to take their talents abroad following graduation. UI students Kyler Johnson and Raj Aditya will further their...

Kyle Lastine, a fourth-year student who will be graduating in May, poses for a portrait in the Chemistry Building on Monday, April 25, 2022. Lastine entered the University of Iowa at age 16 through the Bucksbaum Early Entrance Academy.

‘Speed-running college:’ Nontraditional UI students prepare to graduate ahead of their peers

Kate Perez, News Reporter May 10, 2022

At age 16, Kyle Lastine wanted to accelerate his postsecondary education. Lastine is set to graduate from the University of Iowa in May at 18 years old. He completed his undergraduate degree in...

Contributed photo, from left to right, of Lauren Fuller, Delaney Patrick, Olivia Friederick, Esti Brady, and Grace Wenstrom. The group traveled to Washington, D.C., to speak to congress members.

UI provides four seniors an education in human rights advocacy

Emily Delgado, News Reporter May 8, 2022

Four graduating University of Iowa seniors found a purpose for human rights advocacy and activism in the university’s Human Rights Certificate. Through the certificate, Grace Wenstrom, Lauren...

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Affinity graduations return in-person, full capacity on campus

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, News Reporter May 8, 2022

To highlight minority students on campus, many Multicultural and International Student Support and Engagement, or MISSE, centers are hosting graduation celebrations this spring. The celebrations are...

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