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

David Barker, a regent, speaks at the Iowa Board of Regents meeting hosted at the University of Northern Iowa on Sept. 15, 2022.

UI students to pay 3 percent more tuition in fall pending regent approval

Jack Moore, News Editor May 7, 2024

The Iowa Board of Regents is proposing several increases to both tuition and student fees for the University of Iowa 2024-25 academic year, including a 3 percent increase to undergraduate tuition rates...

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...

Vice President Ellie McGovern leads midterm review during University of Iowa ASL Club at Phillips Hall in Iowa City on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023.

Students petition to introduce American Sign Language major at UI

Fatima Salinas, News Reporter May 2, 2024

A petition by the University of Iowa’s American Sign Language Club to ask the university to start an ASL major has garnered over 1,400 signatures over two months. ASL Club member Kate Hinz, who started...

Candice Wuehle poses for a portrait at the Blank Honors Center on Monday, April 29, 2024.

Taylor Swift poetry class coming to UI in the fall

Fatima Salinas, News Reporter May 2, 2024

Swifties in the University of Iowa Honors Program will take a deep dive into Taylor Swift’s music and her songwriting in a course come August. The course, taught by Honors Scholarship Coordinator...

Protestors study quietly during a sit in protesting the closure of RVAP, outside of Vice President of Student Life, Sarah Hansen’s offices in the Iowa Memorial Union on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

Students protest RVAP closure at UI Division of Student Life office sit-in

Shreya Reddy and Emma Jane May 1, 2024

University of Iowa students filtered through the hallways on the second floor of the Iowa Memorial Union Wednesday for a sit-in following the university’s decision to dissolve the Rape Victim Advocacy...

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.

Iowa Board of Regents unlikely to abandon test-optional admissions

Grace Olson, News Reporter May 1, 2024

Despite some prestigious universities shifting in the last two months to require standardized test scores in admissions again, Iowa regent universities are unlikely to follow. Since the COVID-19...

Dr. Lori Wallrath poses for a portrait in the Medical Education and Research Facility building on Friday, April 26, 2024.

UI professors, researchers named American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows

Evan Watson, News Reporter May 1, 2024

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, selected four University of Iowa faculty members as fellows for the national organization. It is the largest general scientific...

University of Iowa President Barbara Wilson speaks with reporters from “The Daily Iowan” in Jessup Hall in Iowa City on Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

Q&A | UI President Barbara Wilson talks DEI changes, student protests

Jack Moore, News Editor May 1, 2024

The Daily Iowan interviewed University of Iowa President Barbara Wilson on Tuesday on topics ranging from changes to diversity, equity, and inclusion programming, the future of women’s basketball,...

Iowa Now

UI College of Pharmacy announces second dean candidate

Shreya Reddy, News Reporter May 1, 2024

Michelle Chui, a distinguished professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, was announced Wednesday as the second finalist in the University of Iowa’s search for a new dean...

Linda Kroon speaks about the history of the Women’s Resource & Action Center program at the Women’s Resource & Action Center Home on Thursday, April 25, 2024. Kroon has served as the director of WRAC since 2011.

From music to mentorship: Linda Kroon’s journey to director of WRAC

Emma Jane, News Reporter April 30, 2024

Linda Kroon’s drive to stand up for others began in childhood and propels her work today as the director of the Women’s Resource and Action Center, or WRAC. Kroon, whose younger brother has Down...

University of Iowa president Barbara Wilson observes a Board of Regents meeting in Cedar Falls, Iowa on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023.

Female leadership at the UI sees increase over past decade

Isabelle Foland, News Editor April 30, 2024

When Sarah Hansen first started working at the University of Iowa 25 years ago, she didn’t have her sights set on her current position as the vice president for student life. In her time...

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