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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

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Former UI student wins BeReal’s ‘Realest Person on Earth’ competition

Isabelle Foland, News Reporter December 7, 2023

University of Iowa alum Alexandra Fenton was recently dubbed the “Realest Person on Earth” after winning a global competition on the social media platform BeReal. BeReal is a photo-sharing app,...

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...

Iowas Alex Marinelli has blood cleaned off his face during a wrestling dual meet between No. 1 Iowa and No. 2 Penn State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions, 19-17.

Behind ‘The Bull’: An unfractured look at Iowa men’s wrestler Alex Marinelli

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor May 10, 2022

Iowa men’s wrestling coach Tom Brands has a number of trinkets, posters, and art pieces that adorn the walls of his office at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Among the items is a framed picture of Alex Marinelli. The...

University of Iowa student Jack Sieleman poses for a portrait at the Iowa City Municipal Airport in Iowa City on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Sieleman completed flight school at the Iowa City Municipal Airport in late 2020 and will head to Houston this June after accepting a position from NASA as a flight controller within the propulsion group.

UI graduate Jack Sieleman scores job at NASA

Madeleine Willis, News Reporter May 8, 2022

Jack Sieleman knew he would be an engineer when he was 7 years old. Fifteen years later, after Sieleman graduates from the University of Iowa, he will head to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston,...

Contributed photo of Thomas Corbridge, a senior percussion performance major at the University of Iowa.

Percussion performance senior prepares to graduate, looks fondly on time at UI

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter May 8, 2022

When he was in middle school, Tom Corbridge began playing the trombone. After his brother got mad at him for picking the same instrument that he played, Corbridge switched to percussion — which would...

Carson Simpson poses for a portrait at the Field House in Iowa City on Friday, April 29, 2022. Simpson is a double major in dance and business, and is a part of the Iowa cheer team. Recently, grad schools have reached out to him for arts administration.

Senior Carson Simpson prepares to move forward in artistic journey

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter May 8, 2022

From a high school theater kid to a passionate dance major, and now as a future arts administrator, University of Iowa senior Carson Simpson has had quite the artistic journey. Whether Simpson’s...

University of Iowa student Ben Stone poses for a portrait inside of a research center in the Belin Blank Honors Center on May 5, 2022.

UI Senior Ben Stone creates software to aid student Iowa literacy programs

Anthony Neri, News Reporter May 5, 2022

University of Iowa fourth-year student Ben Stone has gone far beyond the typical responsibilities of an undergraduate employee at the Iowa Reading Research Center. Stone is the lead computer programmer...

Portrait of Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Dr. Victoria Muller Ewald on Oct. 6, 2021.

UI neuroscientist empowers women to code

Anthony Neri, News Reporter October 6, 2021

Going into graduate school, Victoria Muller Ewald said she never thought she could learn to code, let alone consider it would one day be integral to her research. Now, she’s involved in initiatives...

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