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University of Iowa student Gul Rukh Mehboob stands next to her painting for the 175th anniversary of the University of Iowa on Feb. 24, 2022.

Ph.D. student finds artistic recognition when selected to commemorate UI’s 175th anniversary

Parker Jones, Arts Editor February 24, 2022

On Friday, University of Iowa President Barbara Wilson will stand in front of a special painting at her formal presidential installation ceremony at Hancher Auditorium. The painting was created...

A 1939 University of Iowa yearbook and ‘60s UI sweater sit in the UI Libraries Special Collections on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. Several historical items were gathered for a display that celebrates the university’s 175th anniversary.

UI celebrates 175 years of student voice, protest

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Editor February 22, 2022

Over the last 175 years, the grassy expanse on either side of the Old Capitol has hosted a wide variety of music concerts, fireworks, and parades. Hundreds of thousands of students have made the lawn...

Contributed from the State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa City.

UI campus, student population evolves over 175 years

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Editor February 22, 2022

Iowa City looks vastly different from what it was when the University of Iowa was first established in 1847. The steps of the Old Capitol used to run into vast greenery. No buildings existed near...

Ruins of the Medical Lab.

After 175 years, a reflection on natural disasters at the UI

Ryan Hansen, News Reporter February 22, 2022

Across the University of Iowa’s 175-year history, the campus community has experienced a wide-range of disasters including tornadoes, flooding, and fires. The most impactful events include the...

University of Iowa President Barbara Wilson sits down in an interview with The Daily Iowan reporters on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022.

UI President Barbara Wilson to be installed at Hancher Auditorium

Kate Perez, News Reporter February 22, 2022

University of Iowa President Barbara Wilson will be officially recognized as the UI’s president at her installment on Friday. The event will be part of the university’s upcoming 175th anniversary...

Illustration by Marandah Mangra-Dutcher

Black student involvement on UI campus initiates change

Simone Garza, News Reporter February 22, 2022

Black students at the University of Iowa have a long history of creating needed change. Alexander G. Clark, Jr. was the first African American student to graduate with a law degree from the College...

A mural is seen inside The University of Iowa Field House building in Iowa City on Feb. 21, 2022. The mural can be seen from the fourth floor track or the first floor courts.

A mural mystery: The story of Karl Wirsum and the Iowa Field House

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor February 22, 2022

Ten mysterious and odd-looking figures have occupied the University of Iowa Field House since 1996. They’re not Iowa Athletics staffers, coaches, or athletes that got lost in the shuffle when...

The University of Iowa celebrates 175 years of student life with an exhibit seen in the Main Library in Iowa City on Feb. 18, 2022. The exhibit is titled “We Are Hawkeyes: Celebrating 175 Years of Student Life at the University of Iowa” and can be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the week and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. during the weekend.

Main Library exhibit displays 175 years of UI history

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter February 22, 2022

Whether it be marching to the Pentacrest to protest the bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Yugoslavia in 1999, or storming Duke Slater Field at Kinnick after the Iowa vs. Penn State football game last...

The Old Capitol building is seen on March, 6, 2021.

Editorial | As we cross one milestone, here’s what we want from the university in the next 25 years

February 22, 2022

This Friday, the University of Iowa officially celebrates 175 years since its founding. As Iowa’s oldest institution for higher education, the University of Iowa has a lot to be proud of. The...

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