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Contributed photos of Donald Gurnett from 2015 (left) and 1962 (right).

Multi-interest UI professor emeritus Don Gurnett dies at 85, leaves a legacy behind

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, News Reporter January 23, 2022

In 2004 on the seventh floor of Van Allen Hall, Phil Kaaret looked up to find Donald Gurnett in his office doorway, unable to wait a second longer to discuss a new idea he had thought up. “When...

Members of COGS protest the lack of mask mandates on campus at the Pentacrest on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021.

COGS to continue promoting classroom “e-pivot”

Kate Perez, News Reporter January 23, 2022

The Campaign to Organize Graduate Students is taking “collective action” by continuing to push for an “e-pivot” — a request for University of Iowa instructors to voluntarily move their classes...

The Old Capitol Mall is seen in Iowa City on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. (Lillie Hawker/The Daily Iowan)

UI to purchase remainder of the Old Capitol Town Center in 2025

Kate Perez, News Reporter January 20, 2022

Standing adjacent to the Pentacrest, the Old Capitol Town Center has been enjoyed by the Iowa City community since it opened in 1981. By 2025, the University of Iowa will have complete ownership of...

Graduate student Junhee Park types on a computer during the first day of spring semester classes in the Main Library on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2022. With classes starting up again, some University of Iowa members have concerns with the COVID-19 omicron variant and how the university is handling it. Park spoke about masks on campus and in classrooms. “We need to have a policy wearing masks,” Park said. “At least in the class or library- like a public area.”

UI faculty, students request increased COVID-19 mitigation strategies

Eleanor Hildebrandt and Sabine Martin January 18, 2022

Some members of the University of Iowa community have raised concerns about the COVID-19 omicron variant and what the university is doing to prevent illness for students, staff, and faculty as the...

University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics staff physician Dr. Joshua Radke poses for a portrait outside of the University of Iowa Hospital on Jan. 17, 2022.

UI medical students to train in addiction medicine through federal grant

Simone Garza, News Reporter January 18, 2022

Students enrolled in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine’s medical and physician’s assistant programs will soon be able to learn more about addiction medicine. Addiction courses...

University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government Cabinet Director Vera Barkosky poses for a portrait at the Iowa Memorial Union on Jan. 17 2022.

USG hopes to alleviate pressure of climbing textbook prices for students

Ryan Hansen, News Reporter January 17, 2022

The University of Iowa recommends students plan for textbook costs of $950 per semester on top of tuition, housing, food, and transportation costs. The UI’s Undergraduate Student Government is trying...

Photo illustration by Jerod Ringwald.

Some Big Ten universities move online, UI remains in person

Kate Perez, News Reporter January 17, 2022

A rise in COVID-19 cases has left Big Ten institutions to choose how to mitigate the virus as students return to class.  At the University of Iowa, classes will take place in person as scheduled....

University of Iowa students walk across the T.Anne Cleary walkway on their first day of the new semester on Monday, August 24th, 2020. Despite the pandemic, campus remains open and some classes are still being held in person.

UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences sees loss of undergrad international students

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Editor January 17, 2022

The University of Iowa’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences saw a drop in undergraduate international and underrepresented minority students enrollment in the past year, according to the 2021 Diversity,...

A free take home Covid-19 test kit, available at the Iowa City city hall is seen on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. (Jeff Sigmund/The Daily Iowan)

UI to provide free COVID-19 test kits

Sabine Martin, News Editor January 14, 2022

The University of Iowa will offer at-home COVID-19 test kits for students in the spring semester. Angie Reams, associate vice president and dean of students, wrote in a campus-wide email on Friday,...

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are seen on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

Regents approve UI and UIHC 10-year master plan for facility renovations

Kate Perez, News Reporter January 12, 2022

The state Board of Regents voted to approve the University of Iowa’s 10-year master plan for facilities throughout the campus on Wednesday. The plan includes the modernization of both the UI main...

The ACT building sign is seen on November 2 2021.

Regents retire ACT/SAT admissions requirement

Sabine Martin, News Editor January 12, 2022

The University of Iowa is now the fourth Big Ten institution to not require standardized testing for undergraduate admission. The state Board of Regents voted to make standardized testing optional,...

Johnson County Courthouse.

County health officials prepare for student return during ‘unprecedented’ times

Sabine Martin, News Editor January 12, 2022

Johnson County health officials are stocking up at-home COVID-19 test kits to prepare for students’ return to campus next week. Sam Jarvis, Johnson County Department of Public Health community...

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