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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

Eckard, Ramirez to lead UI Undergraduate Student Government after record voter turnout

Eckard, Ramirez to lead UI Undergraduate Student Government after record voter turnout

Evan Watson, News Reporter March 30, 2024

University of Iowa student voters elected Addison Eckard and Brenda Ramirez as Undergraduate Student Government's next president and vice president Friday afternoon.  Eckard and Ramirez won with...

Meet this year’s UI Undergraduate Student Government presidential candidates

Meet this year’s UI Undergraduate Student Government presidential candidates

Theron Luett and Natalie Jasso March 24, 2024

As the election approaches for University of Iowa students to make their choice, two teams are vying for the top spots to run the Undergraduate Student Government for the 2024-25 academic year. Elections...

Members of the University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government attend a meeting at the Iowa Memorial Union in Iowa City on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024.

UI rideshare program giving students $5 for Uber to start on March 18

Theron Luett, News Reporter February 27, 2024

The Undergraduate Student Government’s rideshare program will give students a $5 Uber voucher starting March 18. In an email to The Daily Iowan, director of communications Matt McDonnell wrote the...

Iowa Undergraduate Student Government members present at University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government attend meeting at the IMU in Iowa City on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024. (Carly Schrum/The Daily Iowan)

USG ‘Rideshare’ program offers UI students $5 Uber vouchers

Theron Luett, News Reporter February 7, 2024

The University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government approved a new program Tuesday night called Rideshare, which aims to provide students with a cheaper option when using a night ride service. Rideshare...

Members of Undergraduate Student Government hand out nightcaps and birdies at Kautz Plaza in Iowa City on Monday, Jan. 22, 2024. The distribution was part of a larger collaboration with Campus Safety to encourage personal safety and awareness efforts within students.

USG, Campus Safety distributes drink covers and personal alarm devices to students

Ella Knickerbocker, News Reporter January 22, 2024

The University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government collaborated with UI Campus Safety to distribute Nightcap covers and Birdie alarms to students on Monday afternoon. After purchasing 450 Nightcap...

Photo illustration by Theodore Retsinas

USG working to have protective Nightcap cover for drinks

Julia Rhodes, News Reporter November 8, 2023

University of Iowa third-year student Madison Ross is leading an initiative for Undergraduate Student Government to give students access to the reusable drink cover Nightcaps.   This is Ross’s...

Senators listen to speakers at a University Student Government meeting in the Black Box Theater in the Iowa Memorial Union on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022.

UI student Will Haddy steps into his role as the new MENASA constituency senator

Julia Rhodes, News Reporter September 7, 2023

The University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government established several new constituency positions last spring semester, including one called MENASA. The MENASA senator position, which stands for...

Photo Illustration by Cody Blissett

US Supreme Court’s decision to overrule loan forgiveness and affirmative action will have an effect on UI students

Ellie Heeren and Hannah Janson July 11, 2023

On June 29, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down affirmative action for college admissions. The following Friday, June 30, it struck down Biden’s student loan forgiveness program. In the midst...

Candidates Carly O’Brien and Mitch Winterlin speak during a University Student Government debate in the Iowa Theater in the Iowa Memorial Union on March 26, 2023.

UI USG partners with Iowa House Hotel to help students between leases

Ellie Heeren, News Editor July 6, 2023

The University of Iowa’s Undergraduate Student Government and Iowa House Hotel have partnered for Iowa City’s Lease Gap Program. Noah LeFevre, USG city liaison, said the program, started in...

Senators discuss well-being at a University Student Government meeting in the Black Box Theater in the Iowa Memorial Union Tuesday, October 17, 2022.

UI USG president creates new committees through executive order

Archie Wagner, News Reporter May 2, 2023

Mitch Winterlin, University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government’s president, issued two executive orders at the government’s Tuesday meeting.  The orders will establish two commissions...

Candidates Carly O’Brien and Mitch Winterlin speak during a University Student Government debate in the Iowa Theater in the Iowa Memorial Union on March 26, 2023.

Winterlin, O’Brien elected next USG president, vice president

Archie Wagner and Kate Perez April 2, 2023

After winning by a competitive margin, Mitch Winterlin and Carly O’Brien will serve as the University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government’s president and vice president during the 2023-24 academic...

Candidates Carly O’Brien and Mitch Winterlin speak during a University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government debate in the Iowa Theater in the Iowa Memorial Union on March 26, 2023.

Winterlin, O’Brien elected next USG president, vice president

Archie Wagner, News Reporter March 31, 2023

Mitch Winterlin and Carly O’Brien will serve as the University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government’s next president and vice president during the 2023-24 academic year.  The pair won 51...

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