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Hundreds gather at Pentacrest for ‘Say Their Names’ rally against police violence

Protesters raise their hands and chant “Don’t shoot” during the Say Their Names rally on the Pentacrest on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Iowa City community members gathered to remember George Floyd, Ahmed Arbury, Yassin Mohamed and others. Money was collected during the event which went in donation to a vehicle procession carrying protesters going to Minneapolis. There were about five vehicles leaving directly following the rally.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

May 30, 2020

Hundreds of people gathered on the Pentacrest Saturday to rally against police brutality and in honor of George Floyd as days of protests, some violent, have taken place across the United States. Local leaders and protest organizers took turns speaking before the crowd, donned in masks and face sh...

UI multicultural, diversity centers explore new ways to celebrate graduating seniors amid COVID-19

All graduating seniors that participated in the Rainbow Graduation pose after the event on Tue. May 8, 2018 held in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber. The Rainbow Graduation allows LGBTQ students to celebrate their graduation as a group.

Mary Hartel, News Reporter

May 10, 2020

Campus coordinators are using social-media spotlights, mailed gifts, and video celebrations to highlight 2020 graduates among various identity-based University of Iowa communities after the UI canceled in-person commencement ceremonies and events. Celebrating accomplishment is essential in the Latinx...

Congolese Health Partnership creates multilingual video series to educate immigrants, refugees on COVID-19

Alka Walter poses for a potrait in front of the UI Health Care Iowa River Landing East Clinic on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Walter is a clinical assistant professor in the UI Carver College of Medicine and serves as the Congolese Health Partnership co-chair.

Will Fineman, News Reporter

April 22, 2020

An Iowa-based health partnership created multilingual video series to help inform immigrants and refugees about COVID-19 and curtail the spread of misinformation. The videos were produced by the Congolese Health Partnership, a collaborative effort established three years ago by University of Io...

Iowa City community reacts to Pride celebrations across the globe moving online

A crowd member watches the royalty show in Iowa City during the pride weekend on June 15, 2019.

Riley Davis, News Reporter

April 21, 2020

After the cancellation of Pride events this summer, Iowa City and University of Iowa LGBTQ organizations are planning to move their celebrations online. Iowa City Pride canceled its in-person summer festivities in an announcement on Monday, but the organization’s leaders plan to join peer organ...

Postdoctoral scholars join new fellowship program from UI Provost’s Office


Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

April 19, 2020

Four postdoctoral scholars will comprise the inaugural class of the University of Iowa Office of the Provost’s Postdoctoral Faculty Fellowship Program, created as an avenue to train and retain postdoctoral students at the UI. UI Provost Montserrat Fuentes has been working toward establishing the f...

UI Student Disability Services modify accommodations to help Hawkeyes with disabilities in virtual learning

The outside of the UI Student Disability Services office is seen on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. The office is located in the basement of Burge Residence Hall.

Marissa Smith, News Reporter

April 16, 2020

Student Disability Services is in uncharted territory as it provides accommodations to students with disabilities and aims to assure equal access to education for all Hawkeyes in the transition to online instruction, but staff report benefits of more self-paced learning with the change. When the u...

USG constituency senator candidates discuss platforms, how to serve students amid COVID-19

UISG meets in the Blackbox Theater in the Iowa Memorial Union on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020. UISG is going to Des Moines on Wednesday to advocate for the UI, specifically through medical amnesty (a law that allows students who are underage to call an ambulance and not be persecuted for the well underage drinking stuff) and renting issues.

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

March 29, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak and the University of Iowa’s shift to moving students off campus, students vying for constituency senate seats in the Undergraduate Student Government are adapting how they will serve students of marginalized communities in the fall. USG elections began Sunday night...

Passion for teaching Spanish lit brought UI professor Ana Rodríguez-Rodríguez from Spain to the U.S.

Ana Rodriguez Rodriguez poses for a portrait in her office in Phillips Hall on Monday, March 9, 2020. Rodriguez holds a PhD in Spanish Literature from the University of Wisconsin and is working on her second from Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Critical Edition.

Kelsey Harrell, News Reporter

March 24, 2020

As a first-generation student, Ana Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Spanish and Portuguese associate professor and director of graduate studies, found it hard to talk about her difficulties and challenges she experienced as a student with her parents, but felt it made her more of a fighter when she left Spain...

American Talent Initiative report reveals top institutions growth towards 2025 goal

University of Iowa Provost Montserrat Fuentes poses for a portrait for The Daily Iowan in her office in Jessup Hall on Monday, Mar. 2.

Riley Davis, News Reporter

March 11, 2020

Two years after the University of Iowa joined the American Talent Initiative, a new report reveals that it is one of the top-producing institutions in the program and is continuously working to expand access and opportunities for lower-income students on campus. According to the American Talen...

From high school dropout to UI administrator, Maria Bruno is an ‘inspiration’ to Hawkeyes

Executive Director for Belonging and Inclusion Maria Bruno poses for a portrait in the Iowa Memorial Union on Monday, March 2, 2020.

Rin Swann, News Reporter

March 9, 2020

In college, Maria Guadalupe Bruno’s nickname from her sorority was “inspiración,” or inspiration. As an adult, that nickname has found new meaning. Formerly a high school dropout, Bruno has earned three degrees and is now the Executive director for Belonging and Inclusion within the Divis...

Hawkeyes set in motion Iowa nonprofit 50-50 student organization

The student group 50/50 meets in the IMU on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. 50/50 is an organization intended to promote female representation in politics.

Mary Hartel, News Reporter

March 3, 2020

A group of women leaders on campus set in motion a student organization slated to begin this fall that aims to continue a mission set by two former Iowa senators to elect women lawmakers. Headed by UI senior Sarah Henry, the UI Student Government vice president, UI 50-50 stems from 50-50 in 20...

Still Rising documentary displays importance of civil-rights education during Black History Month

Johnson County Supervisor Royceann Porter leads a discussion with former Iowa City City Councilor Rockne Cole following a screening of Still Rising: Celebrating 10 Years of the Iowa City Civil Rights Trip on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at the Iowa City Public Library. The civil rights trip is for local students to visit various historical sites from the Civil Rights Movement as well as Historically Black College and Universities.

Rin Swann, News Reporter

February 18, 2020

Around a dozen people gathered at the Iowa City Public Library Tuesday to view a local filmmaker's documentary about Iowa high-school students traveling to key civil-rights movement locations — one of several events in a city-wide celebration of Black History Month. The documentary Still Rising was crea...