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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

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IC City Council special election set for Oct. 2

Emily Wangen, Politics/News Reporter August 8, 2018

Iowa City will hold a special election on Oct. 2 following the resignation of at-large City Councilor Kingsley Botchway. The City Council decided in a unanimous vote on Aug. 3 during a special formal...

Missing posters for UI student Mollie Tibbetts are seen in Iowa City on Sunday, July 29, 2018. Tibbetts went missing between July 18 and 19, in Brooklyn, Iowa.

Hope is alive as the search for Mollie Tibbetts continues

Gage Miskimen, [email protected] August 1, 2018
It’s been two weeks since UI student Mollie Tibbetts went missing. State and federal authorities are still searching, and the Tibbetts family is still hoping. 
Iowa defensive back Brandon Snyder crosses the goal line after returning an interception for an 89 yard touchdown during the Iowa/Illinois football game on Saturday, 7 Oct. 2017. Iowa won the game 45-16. (David Harmantas/The Daily Iowan)

Brandon Snyder leaving football program

Pete Ruden, [email protected] July 31, 2018

Brandon Snyder will not play his final season in a Hawkeye uniform. Snyder will leave the Iowa football program to find an opportunity that will offer more playing time, head coach Kirk Ferentz...

A bartender rushes to fill orders for beer at Big Grove Brewery during RAGBRAI on July 27, 2018. Riders rode from Sigourney to Iowa City on Day 6 of this years event. (Katina Zentz/The Daily Iowan)

RAGBRAI impact on local economy strong, with some exceptions

Jonathan House, [email protected] July 31, 2018
With RAGBRAI now over, officials and businesses reflect on how the big event went. Some had more success than others.
People walk past the Iowa City Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016.

Public Library preserves local historical newspapers on online database

Emily Creery, [email protected] July 30, 2018
With the modern age becoming more and more tech-savvy, the Iowa City Public Library débuts its preservation of newspaper microfilm as a free and convenient digital database.
President Donald Trump speaks at an event titled  "Generation Next: A White House Forum" in the South Court Auditorium on Thursday, March 22, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

President Trump visits Iowa, talks of jobs and tariffs

Allison Meyer, [email protected] July 26, 2018

PEOSTA, Iowa — President Trump on July 26 said the United States is looking for skilled workers to fill open jobs, and he proclaimed his love for Iowa and its farmers during a visit to the state. “It’s...

UIHC physicians and Care Ambulance Service paramedics assist an injured rider during RAGBRAI 2018. (Contributed)

UIHC, Care Ambulance team up to help RAGBRAI riders

Jonathan House, [email protected] July 26, 2018

With thousands of cyclists crossing the state this week, not everything is going to go according to plan. When cyclists crash or have any medical concerns or injuries, they can count on a team of University...

Bikers just outside of Aspinwall, Iowa ride through the nearby farmland on July 23. (Roman Slabach/The Daily Iowan)

Your guide to RAGBRAI Iowa City

Whether you’re a RAGBRAI rider or a resident looking to have some fun, we’ve got everything you need to know for when up to 20,000 cyclists make their way into Iowa City on July 27.

Meet the 3 women vying for a spot on all-male Iowa Supreme Court

Allison Meyer, [email protected] July 24, 2018

It has been seven years since a woman has served on the Iowa Supreme Court, but that is set to change shortly. The three finalists for the open seat on the Supreme Court have been chosen — and they’re...

A missing poster shared on Facebook of Mollie Tibbetts. (Polly Klass Search Center)

UI student Mollie Tibbetts still missing after weekend search

July 23, 2018

A University of Iowa student has not yet been found after being declared missing last week. The search continues for UI sophomore Mollie Tibbetts, who was reported missing by her family on July 19 while...

A missing poster shared on Facebook of Mollie Tibbetts. (Polly Klass Search Center)

UI student goes missing, last seen in Brooklyn, Iowa

July 20, 2018

The search continues for missing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts. The 20-year-old was last seen in Brooklyn, Iowa, on July 18. She went missing in Grinnell, Iowa. The Poweshiek County...

The Old Capitol is seen on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017.

Former UI staffer used university money to make personal purchases

The Iowa State Auditor’s Office released a report on July 19 identifying $57,000 in misspent funds by a former University of Iowa College of Dentistry staffer.