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

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark takes a photo with Coralville Community food Pantry workers during a charity event at the Coralville food pantry on Friday, April 21, 2023.

Caitlin Clark raises over $100,000 for Coralville food pantry over two years

Emma Jane, News Reporter May 2, 2024

Caitlin Clark’s partnership with the Coralville Community Food Pantry raised $100,000 in two years to provide support for those facing food insecurity. Because of scheduling conflicts, no partnerships...

An Iowa City police car is seen on March 2, 2023.

Iowa City police seeks new officers in hopes to reach full staffing levels

Emma Jane, News Reporter April 30, 2024

The Iowa City Police Department is actively seeking new applicants to reach full staffing levels. Officials say the department experienced staffing shortages due to COVID-19 and a national decline in...

Carpentry apprentices work on constructing scaffold during a class at the Five Rivers Carpenters JATC training facility in Cedar Rapids on Friday, April 19, 2024.

Iowa trade worker registration increases, UI seeks students for pre-apprenticeship

Shreya Reddy, News Reporter April 29, 2024

Justin Mwandjalulu, an Iowa City carpenter who believed he would attend a four-year university, never imagined he would find his passion in the carpentry trade when he first moved to the U.S. An increased...

Photo Illustration by Katie Goodale

JoCo survey shows immigrants face barriers to find vaccine access

Theron Luett, News Reporter April 29, 2024

Marginalized populations in Johnson County lack access to free COVID-19 vaccinations, according to a recent countywide survey. The survey found that immigrants living in Johnson County experience several...

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.

Herky On Parade 2024 statues to be revealed Wednesday

Kate Perez, Senior Reporter April 29, 2024

Herky the Hawk statues will soon be spread across Johnson County as a part of the 2024 Herky On Parade, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the parade. On Wednesday at 10 a.m., the UI will unveil...

The Johnson County Jail is seen in Iowa City on Sunday, April 21, 2024.

Johnson County totals $15.8 million to house inmates in other counties since 2003

Evan Watson, News Reporter April 28, 2024

The cost of housing Johnson County inmates in other county jails continues to rise as the county pursues efforts to restore its current jail or even construct a new facility. A report published by the...

The Old Capitol Building is seen on March 31, 2023. Storms rolled through the area and a tornado caused damage in parts of Coralville.

Johnson County under tornado watch until Sunday

Jack Moore, News Editor April 27, 2024

The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch Saturday until 12 a.m. on Sunday. The watch includes eastern Iowa, parts of Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin. According to the National Weather...

Chairman Rod Sullivan speaks during a Board of Supervisors meeting on Wednesday, April 3, 2024.

Johnson County Board of Supervisors plan funding to Historic Poor Farm, nonprofits

Theron Luett, News Reporter April 25, 2024

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is planning on financially supporting nonprofit organizations, affordable housing, Historic Poor Farm projects in fiscal 2025. The supervisors unanimously approved...

Iowa City man charged for sexual abuse, incest

Iowa City man charged for sexual abuse, incest

Emma Jane, News Reporter April 24, 2024

An Iowa City man is facing several sexual abuse and incest charges in Washington County. The defendant, Camrin Lucas, 22, is set to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on April 26, according...

Mental health advocate Leslie Carpenter poses for a portrait in downtown Iowa City on Tuesday, April 23, 2024.

Civil Mental Health Court in Johnson County finds success in first year

Theron Luett, News Reporter April 24, 2024

When Leslie Carpenter, whose son has a severe mental illness, realized Iowa did not have the proper resources to care for his needs, she decided to take matters into her own hands. Iowa is ranked...

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

UI seeks regent approval for Bachelor of Arts in Counseling and Behavioral Health Services program

Shreya Reddy, News Reporter April 24, 2024

The Iowa Board of Regents recommended approval Wednesday for the University of Iowa to offer a new Bachelor of Arts in Counseling and Behavioral Health Services in the College of Education. The...

Iowa City man sentenced to 27 years in federal prison for overdose death connection

Iowa City man sentenced to 27 years in federal prison for overdose death connection

Shreya Reddy, News Reporter April 24, 2024

Dione Dante Mobley, often referred to as “Flee,” was sentenced to 27 years in federal prison Tuesday for Conspiracy to Distribute a Mixture and Substance Containing a Detectable Amount of Heroin...

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