UI pushing for J.K. Rowling visit

This story has been updated to correct an error about the date through which the campaign runs. Gather your quills and parchment. The University of Iowa Lecture Committee is encouraging locals to scrawl letters to J.K. Rowling in an effort to bring the Harry Potter author to the UI campus in the spring of 2016. […]

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The Daily Iowan launches Snapchat as a part of new social media strategy

Since 1868, The Daily Iowan has been steadfastly committed to providing our readers with the most complete and comprehensive coverage of the University of Iowa and greater Iowa City communities. Our life began with traditional newspaper media and in recent years has matured into a multi-faceted news organization available on five platforms — print, online, […]

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University of Iowa faculty discuss presidential search

Attendees talk about East-West campus divide and the role of a university during the forum, which went over the allotted time. By Ben Marks benjamin-marks@uiowa.edu Today around 15 faculty members attended a meeting designed to allow them to share their thoughts and concerns about the currently ongoing presidential search. Despite the low numbers, the meeting […]

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Low turnout at staff presidential search forum

UI staff members emphasize the importance of involvement and communication both during the search and from the next president. By Noelle Alkhawaja noelle-alkhawaja@uiowa.edu A forum today to discuss the ongoing presidential search drew few attendees. A town hall meeting was held to allow University of Iowa staff members to give their values and opinions regarding […]

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UI students praise, criticize Mason at presidential search forum

Several University of Iowa students say they want the next UI president to be more involved with on-campus organizations. By Thomas Jardine thomas-jardine@uiowa.edu Low attendance marked the student forum held to discuss the desired qualities of the next campus president. Students gathered in the Iowa Memorial Union Theatre at noon today to convey both criticisms […]

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Jim Throgmorton to run for at-large City Council seat

Current City Councilor Jim Throgmorton, who represents District C, announced his intention to run for an at-large seat in November’s upcoming election in a tweet Thursday. Friends, I intend to run for an at-large City Council position this fall. A more formal announcement will come in the spring. Share the word — Jim Throgmorton (@Throg4IC) […]

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Pothole app could come to Johnson County

Soon, Iowa City residents might be able to snap a photo of a pothole, fallen tree or washed out road and automatically send it to road workers to fix. Thursday the Board of Supervisors reviewed a contract presented by Johnson County Engineer Greg Parker for a mobile app called SeeClickFix. When residents who have downloaded the […]

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Iowa City Police investigating Kum and Go robbery

The Iowa City Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred in the early hours on Tuesday at the Kum and Go located at 513 S. Riverside Dr. According to a statement from the police a white male around five feet nine inches wearing a stocking hat and scarf around his face entered the store […]

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Week in Review: News you may have missed

Each Monday, The Daily Iowan will provide a recap of the prior week’s local news in brief. Here are six local and state news topics from this past week that you may have missed or want to read again:   Vaccination debate roils on As cases of measles hit 17 states and Washington, D.C., Iowa has yet […]

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UI presidential search committee hosts first town hall meeting

A town hall-style meeting at the University of Iowa Monday afternoon geared at  gathering feedback for a replacement for university President Sally Mason may have come early in the process, but turnout was low. Approximately 20 people attended the meeting, which was also streamed online through the presidential search webpage, and only four individuals asked […]

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