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Marissa Payne



Twitter: @marissa42_


Marissa Payne is the Managing Editor of The Daily Iowan. She started working at the DI her freshman year as a news reporter covering the UI administration and Iowa Board of Regents, and also as a page designer. Additionally, she has served as News Editor and Digital Editor. During her sophomore year, she primarily continued to report on higher education while also contributing to the DI Ethics and Politics Initiative’s coverage of Iowa politics.

marissa payne, Managing Editor

Nov 14, 2018
UI receives report of sexual assault (Story)
Nov 08, 2018
Iowa regents plan to take ‘holistic approach’ to funding universities (Story)
Oct 25, 2018
UI amends contract again for employment-practices review, extending timeline (Story)
Oct 22, 2018
The roots for students to flourish: After 50 years, Afro House remains necessary (Story)
Sep 17, 2018
Lawsuit against University of Iowa presidential search committee settled (Story)
Sep 14, 2018
Kid Captain for UNI game considered Iowa football’s ‘good-luck charm’ (Story)
Sep 13, 2018
Iowa Board of Regents to unveil new multi-year tuition model in November (Story)
Sep 13, 2018
Jeffrey Nock no longer employed by University of Iowa following sexual-harassment allegations (Story)
Sep 12, 2018
‘There’s no joy’ in closing centers, Provost Curry tells Iowa Board of Regents (Story)
Sep 10, 2018
University of Iowa falls in rankings, blames dwindling state funding (Story)
Sep 04, 2018
Iowa Board of Regents requesting $20 million boost in state support to universities (Story)
Aug 28, 2018
UI strategic-plan implementation committee releases first work plan (Story)
Aug 26, 2018
‘The Mollie Movement has just begun,’ relative says at Mollie Tibbetts’ service (Story)
Aug 23, 2018
Officials learn Tibbetts’ cause of death, status of man charged with murder (Story)
Aug 23, 2018
Iowa City Latino Festival postponed ‘out of respect’ for Mollie Tibbetts (Story)
Aug 23, 2018
Former UI student sentenced to prison for unauthorized access, damage to computer network (Story)
Aug 23, 2018
Autopsy results show Mollie Tibbetts’ death caused by ‘multiple sharp-force injuries’ (Story)
Aug 23, 2018
Iowa DOT: Cristhian Rivera had not been issued Iowa identification (Story)
Aug 21, 2018
University of Iowa responds to news of Mollie Tibbetts’ death (Story)
Aug 15, 2018
VP Pence in Des Moines: Trump administration ‘just getting started’ on strengthening U.S. economy (Story)
May 09, 2018
Shivers embraces Hawkeye life in first year as UI vice president for Student Life (Story)
May 07, 2018
University of Iowa history, told through the head Hawks’ eyes (Story)
May 01, 2018
UI official: ‘It really hurts my heart’ to see higher rates of sexual violence among LGBTQ students (Story)
Apr 27, 2018
University of Iowa response to sexual misconduct continues to evolve after second Speak Out Iowa survey (Story)
Apr 19, 2018
UI releases first report from employment practices review (Story)
Apr 18, 2018
Iowa legislators still hammering out deals on tax reform, budget as the session carries on (Story)
Apr 16, 2018
Iowa regent universities using financial aid to offset rising tuition (Story)
Apr 12, 2018
UI students express concerns about rising tuition with unstable state support (Story)
Apr 12, 2018
Iowa regents re-elect Richards, Cownie to board’s top positions (Story)
Apr 06, 2018
Hill to leave UI, become dean of the College at Washington and Lee University (Story)
Apr 04, 2018
Will higher education remain accessible as funding becomes less public? (Story)
Apr 04, 2018
UI Collegiate Recovery Program supports students struggling with substance abuse (Story)
Apr 02, 2018
Payne: Justice not served by failing to disclose potential UISG election code violation (Story)
Mar 26, 2018
Young people energize ‘March For Our Lives’ demonstrators in D.C. (Story)
Mar 22, 2018
Iowa Legislature sends funding cuts aimed at UI, ISU budgets to Gov. Reynolds (Story)
Mar 21, 2018
Iowa House passes about $11 million in midyear cuts to UI, ISU (Story)
Mar 09, 2018
Payne: Being first-generation brings uncertainty about heading home (Story)
Mar 06, 2018
In the gun-control debate, what’s the priority: safety or freedom? (Story)
Mar 01, 2018
Almost one year later, UI starting search for new provost (Story)
Feb 26, 2018
UI Housing seeking to market residence halls to returning students (Story)
Feb 22, 2018
Iowa regents to make a second attempt to establish predictable tuition increases (Story)
Feb 21, 2018
Tuition hikes likely to be around 4 percent at Iowa regent universities (Story)
Feb 13, 2018
Iowa regents not releasing tuition proposal at February meeting (Story)
Feb 08, 2018
Iowa Senate passes bill that would slash funds for higher education (Story)
Feb 06, 2018
Kirk Ferentz settles dispute with neighbors before heading to court (Story)
Feb 06, 2018
Ferentz heads to court in neighborhood dispute (Story)
Feb 05, 2018
Campaign volunteers help get out the vote for Iowa gubernatorial candidates (Story)
Feb 05, 2018
Curtis Jones to appear in court twice more before trial (Story)
Feb 03, 2018
Dance Marathon recognizes contributors’ efforts ‘For The Kids’ (Story)
Jan 31, 2018
UI removes donor’s name from institute in response to sexual misconduct allegations (Story)
Jan 30, 2018
Lon Moeller selected as provost of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Story)
Jan 26, 2018
Career programs at UI leaving students prepared for workforce (Story)
Jan 24, 2018
Cultural centers to receive additional support from UISG (Story)
Jan 23, 2018
Civic engagement goes beyond turning out to vote (Story)
Jan 23, 2018
Iowa’s public universities struggle to achieve predictability with tuition (Story)
Jan 19, 2018
UI Dance Marathon commits $2 million to first student-funded faculty position (Story)
Jan 18, 2018
Students questioning whether they belong at the University of Iowa, survey shows (Story)
Jan 09, 2018
Additional cuts to Iowa higher-education funding likely in 2018 (Story)
Jan 09, 2018
Iowa governor envisions a state ‘overflowing with opportunity’ (Story)
Dec 21, 2017
UI professor reportedly misused funds, state audit reveals (Story)
Dec 15, 2017
UI making login process more secure after high-tech cheating scandal (Story)
Dec 14, 2017
UI helping first-generation students face higher education head-on (Story)
Dec 14, 2017
Zuckerman to explore global ties with China as Schwarzman Scholar (Story)
Dec 06, 2017
Search to replace UI administrators moves forward (Story)
Dec 05, 2017
Community urges UI to rethink Iowa-centric practices in reorganization (Story)
Dec 01, 2017
UI seizing upon ‘cultural moment’ to educate students on sexual violence (Story)
Nov 24, 2017
Kid Captain lives with help from ‘Kidney Grandma’ (Story)
Nov 03, 2017
Judge decides murder trial for Iowa City man charged in Ped Mall shooting will continue (Story)
Nov 03, 2017
Dean of UI’s largest college a finalist for provost at University of Connecticut (Story)
Nov 03, 2017
Huge Hawkeye fan to experience a day on the team as Kid Captain (Story)
Nov 02, 2017
Former UI wrestler released on bond after court appearance for academic misconduct charges (Story)
Oct 30, 2017
Judge decides Iowa regents’ meetings with UI President Harreld do not violate law (Story)
Oct 30, 2017
Polk County judge decides Iowa regents’ meetings with Harreld in 2015 were legal (Story)
Oct 26, 2017
Students find home away from home thanks to UI cultural center coordinators (Story)
Oct 24, 2017
UI conducting second survey on sexual misconduct (Story)
Oct 06, 2017
Trial date set for 2015 UI presidential search case against Iowa regents (Story)
Oct 06, 2017
Timeline of events: UI 2015 presidential-search process (Story)
Oct 06, 2017
Harreld tells Iowa City constituents UI needs resources to fund future (Story)
Sep 29, 2017
Regents’ secret-meeting case ‘old news,’ Harreld tells UI faculty member (Story)
Sep 29, 2017
UI celebrates progress on mental health, opening of East Side counseling location (Story)
Sep 27, 2017
Trial date set for another UI presidential search case (Story)
Sep 26, 2017
Regents recount secret meetings held prior to hiring Harreld as UI president (Story)
Sep 22, 2017
Kid Captain to walk on field in Kinnick with half a heart, all of life (Story)
Sep 20, 2017
Harreld addresses students’ role in shared governance (Story)
Sep 19, 2017
Regents to request $12 million to fund financial aid for Iowa resident undergrads (Story)
Sep 11, 2017
After Tuition Task Force meetings, regents ask: ‘What do we do next?’ (Story)
Sep 08, 2017
UI takes measures to limit enrollment in Class of 2021 (Story)
Sep 06, 2017
UI community ‘stands in solidarity’ with DACA students (Story)
Sep 02, 2017
Regents’ Tuition Task Force report contains no recommendations (Story)
Aug 31, 2017
Gardial discusses data behind Tippie full-time M.B.A. decision (Story)
Aug 25, 2017
Agrawal announces plans to step down as dean of College of Law (Story)
Aug 25, 2017
Some raise concerns about Tippie’s reputation after program discontinuation (Story)
Aug 23, 2017
Tippie to end full-time M.B.A. program citing shifting market dynamics (Story)
Aug 22, 2017
UI community says regents, UI officials, legislators need to ramp up advocacy efforts (Story)
Aug 21, 2017
UI Housing & Dining reports incident of racist graffiti in residence halls (Story)
Aug 14, 2017
Harreld proposes to raise UI tuition consistently for five years (Story)
Aug 03, 2017
Harreld, Iowa university presidents detail funding challenges, priorities (Story)
Aug 03, 2017
Regents approve $9.95 million construction plans for Finkbine clubhouse (Story)
Aug 02, 2017
Levitt, businessman, UI alum, dies at 87 (Story)
Aug 01, 2017
Survey reveals decline in high-risk alcohol use among UI students (Story)
Jul 31, 2017
A ‘Lantern on the River’: UI opens new dorm to honor Catlett (Story)
Jul 26, 2017
Regents’ missed Tuition Task Force meeting disappoints many (Story)
Jul 25, 2017
Regents cancel first Tuition Task Force meeting (Story)
Jul 25, 2017
UI RAGBRAI team pedaling across Iowa to spread Hawkeye spirit (Story)
Jul 24, 2017
Harreld selects UI officials to fill Dodge’s role (Story)
Jul 24, 2017
City considers construction of extended-stay hotel (Story)
Jul 19, 2017
Federal funding for research ebbs (Story)
Jul 13, 2017
Schreier to ride bike across Midwest to aid LGBTQ centers (Story)
Jul 12, 2017
UI adds a new neuroscience major (Story)
Jul 11, 2017
UI Counseling heads east (Story)
Jul 10, 2017
Sen. Sanders set to visit Hancher on Aug. 31 (Story)
Jul 10, 2017
Tuition task force unveils plans (Story)
Jul 06, 2017
Space for Dance Marathon veteran (Story)
Jul 03, 2017
Motorcyclist dies after single motor vehicle collision (Story)
Jun 29, 2017
Leaving behind a legacy (Story)
Jun 29, 2017
Regents approve interim executive director (Story)
Jun 28, 2017
Children’s Hospital ranked (Story)
Jun 27, 2017
County aids refugees with vaccinations (Story)
Jun 27, 2017
UI alum sets sights on Argentina (Story)
Jun 24, 2017
Ernst visits Cedar Rapids, encourages Iowa youth to apply to military academies (Story)
Jun 21, 2017
A Mason City father received kidney from son’s teacher (Story)
Jun 20, 2017
Students, not silence, still welcome here (Story)
Jun 19, 2017
Man faces a forgery charge (Story)
Jun 19, 2017
Cruis’n for the Kids event raise money to support Children’s Hospital (Story)
Jun 15, 2017
ICPD responds to reports of Hollywood Boulevard shooting (Story)
Jun 15, 2017
UISG leaders work to ‘bridge the gaps’ (Story)
Jun 15, 2017
Area man faces sexual-abuse charge (Story)
Jun 14, 2017
Regents executive director resigns (Story)
Jun 13, 2017
Report reveals declining debt among grads (Story)
Jun 08, 2017
Regents approve another tuition hike (Story)
Jun 07, 2017
Regent university administrators discuss budget priorities, concerns (Story)
Jun 07, 2017
Search continues for new VP for Medical Affairs (Story)
Jun 07, 2017
UI officials outline potential construction projects (Story)
Jun 07, 2017
UI seeks approval for new neuroscience program (Story)
May 25, 2017
State audit reports improper purchases by former UI staff member (Story)
May 25, 2017
Shivers selected as new VP for Student Life (Story)
May 11, 2017
UI eyes renewing reviews (Story)
May 08, 2017
Regents begin tuition discussion (Story)
May 05, 2017
VP for Student Life hopefuls lay out visions (Story)
May 02, 2017
Regents choose Richards, Cownie (Story)
May 01, 2017
A boy, a bicycle, a future (Story)
Apr 26, 2017
Faculty choose new leaders for next year (Story)
Apr 21, 2017
Rastetter, Mulholland take their leave (Story)
Apr 21, 2017
Outlook for tuition: UP (Story)
Apr 20, 2017
UI seeks dorm upgrades (Story)
Apr 10, 2017
GOPers take aim at Planned Parenthood (Story)
Apr 07, 2017
Businesses stay the course on wages (Story)
Apr 07, 2017
Searching for haircare on campus (Story)
Mar 30, 2017
Memories of Auschwitz (Story)
Mar 28, 2017
Officials work on ISU presidential search (Story)
Mar 27, 2017
The future of labor and civil rights in Iowa (Story)
Mar 23, 2017
Students want action on sexual misconduct (Story)
Mar 22, 2017
Faculty hear inclusion push (Story)
Mar 21, 2017
UI and other universities stand behind DACA students (Story)
Mar 20, 2017
Leath to leave Iowa State for position at Auburn University (Story)
Mar 10, 2017
Academics mull tight budgets (Story)
Mar 09, 2017
Summer courses may be tricky because of cuts (Story)
Mar 08, 2017
UI mulls tuition plans (Story)
Mar 01, 2017
Facing the troubles of higher education (Story)
Feb 23, 2017
UI works on retention (Story)
Feb 19, 2017
Thinking globally about air pollution (Story)
Feb 16, 2017
Minimum-wage fight hits home (Story)
Feb 15, 2017
UI provost named new president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Story)
Feb 15, 2017
UI wrestles with budget (Story)
Feb 11, 2017
Regent President Rastetter will not seek reappointment (Story)
Feb 08, 2017
UI changes residency rules (Story)
Feb 07, 2017
Fundraising campaign shatters goal set by UI, UI Foundation (Story)
Feb 06, 2017
Thousands rally against Trump’s ban (Story)
Feb 01, 2017
Community members join to push for social justice (Story)
Jan 29, 2017
CR man protests flag-burning protest (Story)
Jan 26, 2017
University of Iowa workers happy with jobs (Story)
Jan 25, 2017
Senator takes aim at university tenure (Story)
Jan 24, 2017
Still singing in the spotlight (Story)
Jan 23, 2017
Faculty diversity no easy task at the UI (Story)
Jan 22, 2017
Iowans march for rights (Story)
Jan 19, 2017
UI works on inclusion, diversity (Story)
Jan 17, 2017
Writers Resist in the City of Lit (Story)
Dec 16, 2016
Mental health takes center stage (Story)
Dec 14, 2016
Wanted: Summer teachers (Story)
Dec 07, 2016
UI stresses diversity, inclusiveness (Story)
Dec 06, 2016
Mark Nook named President of University of Northern Iowa (Story)
Dec 06, 2016
Tuition on the loose again (Story)
Dec 06, 2016
Carver gift to fund Neuroscience center (Story)
Dec 02, 2016
Reporter: Media must be watchdog (Story)
Nov 30, 2016
Panel focuses on stigma regarding HIV/AIDS (Story)
Nov 29, 2016
Harreld joins in protecting students (Story)
Nov 28, 2016
UI dives into scheduling classes (Story)
Nov 28, 2016
Financial aid, retention linked (Story)
Nov 16, 2016
UI seeks peer educators on sexual misconduct (Story)
Nov 13, 2016
Not My America takes to the streets (Story)
Nov 09, 2016
Nielsen prevails in area House race (Story)
Nov 08, 2016
Harreld’s travels have some talking (Story)
Nov 07, 2016
No action, no cookie, says UI official on justice (Story)
Nov 02, 2016
Lecture delves into women’s effect on politics (Story)
Nov 01, 2016
UI sues over Old Capitol Dome work (Story)
Oct 27, 2016
Museum’s O’Harrow to return home (Story)
Oct 27, 2016
Liberal arts eyes revamping general education (Story)
Oct 25, 2016
‘Hateful’ fliers disturb UI community (Story)
Oct 21, 2016
UI student groups back mental-health fee (Story)
Oct 21, 2016
Regents mull tuition increase (Story)
Oct 20, 2016
UI seeks more Kinnick renovations (Story)
Oct 17, 2016
For UI, dry is better (Story)
Oct 11, 2016
You are not alone, workshop tells int’l students (Story)
Oct 05, 2016
FAFSA update should help (Story)
Oct 04, 2016
Survey to gauge UI working climate (Story)
Oct 01, 2016
Robillard steps down (Story)
Sep 28, 2016
UI hiring process raises some eyebrows (Story)
Sep 27, 2016
UI women gather to empower all females (Story)
Sep 22, 2016
Some hope UI copies Brown’s lead (Story)
Sep 15, 2016
Following a dream to the mountains (Story)
Sep 09, 2016
Future tuition hike appears likely for the UI (Story)
Sep 08, 2016
Regents may move on Main Library (Story)
Sep 08, 2016
From the Board of Regents: New dorm may be named after Catlett (Story)
Aug 31, 2016
University of Iowa wrestles with retaining faculty (Story)
Aug 26, 2016
Dipping into Taiwanese culture (Story)
Aug 24, 2016
New fee aids some, costs some (Story)