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Remembering Kamil Jackowski one year later

Sebastian (left) and David (right) Jackowski sit inside the living room of David's house on Linn Street on Monday, April 16. Their brother Kamil died last year at an out-of-state formal for his fraternity. April 30 marks the one-year anniversary of his death.

Grace Pateras, [email protected]

April 17, 2018

People who knew Kamil Jackowski say he was a great friend, selfless, and a natural leader. He was handsome, and his smile could instantly change the mood in a room. That’s why when the 19-year-old University of Iowa freshman was found dead in a motel room during a fraternity formal in Missouri,...

Sadness and the memory of a smile

Community members make their way into the Newman Catholic Community Center during a service for University of Iowa freshman Kamil Jackowski on  Tuesday, May, 2, 2017. Jackowski died Sunday morning at Sigma Chi’s formal at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. There will be a candle light vigil for Jackowski and Sean Wu, who died in April, tonight at 10 p.m. at the Iowa Memorial Union. (The Daily Iowan/Joseph Cress)

Charles Peckman, [email protected]

May 2, 2017

The Newman Catholic Student Center was silent, other than the voice of a priest and the low, sporadic whirr of flickering candles — the air was thick with heartache for Kamil Jackowski, a UI freshman who died on April 30. Friends, family members, and sympathizers of a life cut short sat in an...

Community shares Jackowski memories

Photo courtesy of the Daily Herald.

Grace Pateras, [email protected]

May 2, 2017

Throughout the day Monday, memories of University of Iowa freshman Kamil Jackowski continued to circulate across social media within the UI and Iowa City community. In addition to a viral GoFundMe page, as well as an online petition to retire Jackowski’s high school football jersey number, a Facebook event for...

Iowa greek leaders announce alcohol ban

Iowa greek leaders announce alcohol ban

Lily Abromeit and Grace Pateras, [email protected]

May 2, 2017

In light of a student death this weekend during a fraternity formal event in Lake of the Ozarks, University of Iowa greek leaders issued a statement banning all Panhellenic and Interfraternity Council events with alcohol. Kamil Jackowski, a UI freshman, was found Sunday morning at Sigma Chi’s forma...

GoFundMe and more helps remember UI freshman

Contributed photo via Kamil Jackowski GoFundMe
https://www.gofundme.com/kamils-funeral-cost

May 1, 2017

By Daily Iowan staff  [email protected] UPDATE (1:24pm): A petition to retire his high school football jersey, #1, has been circulating social media. Jackowski attended John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois, a Northwest suburb of Chicago. Within an hour of being created, ...

DI staffer details finding white supremacy card

DI staffer details finding white supremacy card

Daily Iowan staff, [email protected]

April 27, 2017

On Wednesday afternoon, it was reported that a white supremacy card was found in the University of Iowa main library. A photo of the card circulated on social media. A Daily Iowan reporter who works at the library has come forward as being the student who found the white supremacy card Wednesda...

International Writing Program, theater ride Global Express

The cast of Global Express wait onstage at the Theatre Building on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. In it's 14th year, Global Express presents face-paced stage readings of literary works. (The Daily Iowan/Courtney Hawkins)

September 14, 2016

At the Theater Department’s Global Express event, writers in the International Writing Program see their works on stage in ways they never anticipated. By Claire Dietz  |  [email protected] Three actors sit around in a group of chairs, scripts in hand — but this not a typical rehearsal. In fact, thes...

Radio legend and former Daily Iowan Editor-in-Chief Dottie Ray dies at 93

Radio legend and former Daily Iowan Editor-in-Chief Dottie Ray dies at 93

August 9, 2016

By Girindra Selleck [email protected] KXIC radio legend and former Daily Iowan Editor-in-Chief Dorothy “Dottie” Ray died at the age of 93, a report from the radio station said Tuesday. The report did not list any further details regarding the circumstances of Ray's death. Ray, who ...

Literary lion McPherson dies

Literary lion McPherson dies

July 28, 2016

By Girindra Selleck [email protected] James Alan McPherson, a professor emeritus at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the first black author to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, passed away on Wednesday in Iowa City because of complications from pneumonia. He was 72. Born in 1943 in Savan...

Twin City’s indie darlings make their way to Iowa City

Photo by Sarah Hess

June 16, 2016

By Tessa Solomon [email protected]   After high-school graduation in 2013, four teenagers from St. Paul, Minnesota, left their hometown, not for college, but for the stage. Three years, two EPs, and countless shows later, the band members have made a name for their guitar-driven, co...

Shakespeare at sea opens Riverside in the Park

Shakespeare at sea opens Riverside in the Park

June 16, 2016

Riverside Theater’s Festival Stage production of Pericles opens Friday. By Claire Dietz [email protected] Dennis William Grimes keeps a notebook in his backpack alongside his heavily annotated copy of Shakespeare’s Pericles. In it he details how many times key words are repeated; he says it...

‘The Pearl’ glistens again

‘The Pearl’ glistens again

June 15, 2016

After an eight-year odyssey, Hancher officials look ahead to the inaugural season in a new building. By Girindra Selleck [email protected] @gbselleck After nearly a decade of planning, design, and construction, the new Hancher is finally ready to assume its rightful place on the Iowa City horizon. Hancher Executive Dir...