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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

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...

Contributed photo by Glen Waters II

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...

Molly Hall-Martin. Contributed.

UI student to represent Indigenous, first-generation populations on national committee

Ryan Hansen, News Reporter September 26, 2021

A University of Iowa doctoral candidate will serve as the only student on the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity under the U.S. Department of Education. Molly Hall-Martin,...

A Herky statue with a PHIL Was Here sash stands on the Pentacrest on Monday, April 24. Beginning in 2012, the UI launched PHIL Was Here to celebrate philanthropy at the university.

Last year of college has felt ‘incomplete’ for University of Iowa seniors

Lily Rosen Marvin, News Reporter May 11, 2021

Senior Savannah DeGroot plans to head to their aunt’s house in Des Moines for graduation day. They’ll put on their cap and gown and grab some breakfast. When their name comes across the TV screen,...

Graduating student veteran, Paul Richards, poses for a portrait outside of Calvin Hall on May 4, 2021.

Graduating at any age: how two nontraditional students navigated their time at the University of Iowa

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter May 11, 2021

When Mekhia Hillgren realized she would only have one “normal” semester of college, she contemplated changing her graduation plans. Hillgren came to the University of Iowa in fall 2019, fresh...

The statue of Nile Kinnick is seen outside of Kinnick Stadium on May 5, 2021.

UI hosts in-person graduation celebration at Kinnick Stadium for spring 2021 graduates

Brady Osborne, News Reporter May 10, 2021

After enduring a life-altering pandemic for more than a year, University of Iowa graduates will end their college careers where, for some, it began — at Kinnick stadium. To reduce potential COVID-19...

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