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Posted by Matthew Steele |
UI student organizer who became Obama staffer publishes oral history on ’08 Caucuses

In 2007, University of Iowa student Chris Liddell-Westefeld co-founded Iowa Students for Barack Obama. Today, the 10th anniversary of Obama's win in the Iowa Caucuses, Liddell-Westefeld published outtakes from those...

Posted by Mike Jay |
UI Track and Field ready for second indoor season on its state-of-the-art track

The University of Iowa's world-class indoor track will host a number of events this winter during its second season in Iowa following its circuitous route to the UI Recreation Building.

Posted by Jayme Bigger |
DACA stories: Two Iowa-raised brothers face uncertain futures

David looked nervous sitting at a table in the Main Library. It wasn’t being in the library that made him nervous — he’s spent a lot of time there as...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
UI research helps win FDA approval for a breakthrough genetic therapy for a rare form of blindness

On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a breakthrough genetic therapy for a heredity condition that causes blindness. The treatment, Luxturna, was approved ahead of schedule, thanks, in...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
UI Art Museum’s new name celebrates both a recent gift and one of its most important collections

It was announced this week that the University of Iowa Art Museum will be renamed the University of Iowa Stanley Art Museum. The decision follows a donation of $10 million...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
Iowa grad’s second novel, ‘Pigeon,’ pulls readers into a Parisian mystery, with a twist

Pres Maxson, a 2002 University of Iowa graduate, published his second novel, Pigeon, in October. The book, a rollicking romp through the made-up world of a Parisian uber-elite sports club,...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
UI grad students rally against a Republican tax bill that might make college unaffordable

A rally on the University of Iowa Pentacrest protesting the federal tax bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives attracted a crowd of about 60 on Wednesday. The crowd...

Posted by Mike Jay |
Retiring Hawkeye Marching Band director Kevin Kastens will lead his final Kinnick halftime show this weekend

The Nov. 18 Iowa football game against Purdue will be Kevin Kastens' last as director of the Hawkeye Marching Band. After 170 halftime performances, this will be his finale.

Posted by Adam Burke |
Bidding the iconic University of Iowa Field House pool a fond farewell

An iconic landmark built in 1927 is set to disappear when the swimming pool in the University of Iowa Field House will be updated and converted to a fitness center,...

Posted by Zak Neumann |
Photos: Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Iowa City

On Monday, around 40 University of Iowa students and community members gathered on the Pentacrest to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day and highlight the ongoing struggles Indigenous people face. The rally...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
UI student group cancels Homecoming game protest

A student group that was attempting to organize a protest at the University of Iowa’s Homecoming game on Saturday has cancelled its plans over safety concerns.

Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
Regents reveal secret meetings behind Bruce Harreld hire

According to the report by Ryan J. Foley, the business man was recruited in secret -- with Regents flouting Iowa's open meetings and records laws by using private email accounts...

Posted by Zak Neumann |
Photos: University unveils completed dorm

The University of Iowa celebrated the opening of its newest residence hall, the Elizabeth Catlett Residence Hall, with a ceremony and tours on Friday. The 12-story building along the Iowa...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Recent college grad Gov. Reynolds passes on chance to work on funding problems at Iowa universities

The governor's office was one of several state agencies that declined to participate in a Tuition Task Force meeting. The Board of Regents cancelled the planned meeting due the lack...