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Journalism professor publishes new book on Writers’ Workshop

Journalism professor publishes new book on Writers’ Workshop

Rachel Steil, News Reporter
April 8, 2019
Filed under Campus, News

While teaching at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in the mid-1960s, Kurt Vonnegut collected a cult following of students. They called themselves the “Vonnegut people.” Dedicated to Vonnegut’s absurdity, the circle of young writers prepared to defend his own obscurity — even going as far as to...

Calling youth to end Federal Reserve

September 23, 2009
Filed under Arts

In November 2008, this country elected its first black president with a successful campaign due to the involvement of millions of young people. Ron Paul’s latest book, End the Fed, begins by evoking a similar sentiment. He places both the future trajectory of his financial movement and his success...

Photos: Iowa wrestling vs. Michigan State (01/05/18)

Iowa’s No. 14 165-pound Alex Marinelli wrestles Michigan State’s Austin Hiles during an Iowa/Michigan State wrestling matchup in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. Marinelli scored a tech. fall over Hiles, 23-5. (Joseph Cress/The Daily Iowan)

January 5, 2018
Filed under Multimedia

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Paul returns to Iowa

Paul returns to Iowa

November 18, 2015
Filed under News, Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul will head back to Iowa. The Kentucky senator will be in first-in-the-nation caucus state on Friday and Saturday. He will appear at the Presidential Family Forum in Des Moines, which is hosted by the Family Leader, a Christian conservative advocacy group. He will...

UI Writers’ Workshop alum receives Paul Engle Prize

Dina Nayeri, graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, addresses the audience as she accepts the 2018 Paul Engle Prize at the Coralville Public Library on Oct. 4, 2018. Nayeri receives this award for her novel Refuge, which details her experience as a refugee and the experiences of many others.

Adrian Enzastiga and Maleaha Brings Plenty
October 8, 2018
Filed under Arts

A Iowa Writers’ Workshop alum was celebrated this past week for her work in the literary community. Dina Nayeri is an Iranian-American essayist and novelist who has graduated from Princeton, Harvard, and the Writers’ Workshop. She originally went into business, graduating from Harvard with...

Voter-ID law seen as unnecessary by some Iowa county auditors

Voter-ID law seen as unnecessary by some Iowa county auditors

Sarah Watson, Politics Editor
August 29, 2018
Filed under 2018 Midterm Election, Featured, Latest News, Politics, State Politics

When voters go to the polls in 10 weeks for the midterm elections, the top 99 elections officials must stick to the rulebooks despite some opposing a controversial Iowa voter-ID law. The law, passed in 2017, will require voters to bring identification to the polls beginning in 2019 in an effort to secure ...

Iowa shatters primary turnout record with mail-in ballots in unprecedented primary election amid COVID-19

Stickers on the floor encouraging social distancing are seen on the floor on Tuesday, June 2 in Iowa City West High School.

Katie Ann McCarver, News Editor
June 2, 2020
Filed under 2020 Elections, Featured, Latest News, News, Politics

A record number of Iowans cast their ballots in Tuesday's primaries after the Secretary of State's Office mailed each active Iowa voter an absentee ballot-request form to encourage voting from home. Statewide voter turnout was at 24.11 percent according to the Secretary of State website. Of more than 2.1 million registere...

‘Vote-rigging’ steals the show in 3rd debate

Students watch the Third Presidential Debate at the UIowa Library on October 19, 2016 (The Daily Iowan/Osama Khalid)

October 20, 2016
Filed under News

By Matthew Jack  [email protected] Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump doubled-down on rhetoric that seeks to sow seeds of doubt among American voters about the legitimacy of the 2016 election during the third and final presidential debate Wednesday night. Debate moderator Chris Wa...

Schmidt: Unsympathetic, not wrong

February 14, 2013
Filed under Opinions

Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was an American hero. He was considered to be the greatest sniper in U.S. history, and he was so deadly that the Iraqi militants had a bounty on his head. The man once coined “The Devil” was not killed in battle overseas. Instead, a fellow veteran who he was...

Expert: College political organizations help students’ careers

October 26, 2011
Filed under News

A small group of focused students huddled together, brainstorming ways to reach students with information about Iowa caucus candidate Ron Paul on Tuesday evening. "We've certainly got a strong student organization already," said Drew Hjelm, the vice president of UI Youth for Ron Paul. "We've...

Elliot: Conspiring nation

May 14, 2013
Filed under Opinions

Benghazi. The IRS. Libby Lewis. Or was it Lewis Libby? Who can remember these days? So many conspiracies. So little time. (Says the guy who lives on a grassy knoll.) Of course, so little time is far better than so little thyme, which has no rhyme or reason this season and will also throw a restaurant...

Hawkeye runners place 18th in St. Paul

September 26, 2011
Filed under Sports

The Iowa men's cross-country team traveled to Minnesota this weekend to participate in the Roy Griak Invitational Meet. The Hawkeyes finished 18th out of 24 teams at Les Bolstad golf course in St. Paul, Minn. No. 13 North Carolina State finished first, followed by No. 10 Portland and No. 24 host team...