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UI's Aron Aji named 2024 National Book Awards judge

Thursday, March 14, 2024
Aron Aji, director of the Translation programs at Iowa, was named a 2024 National Book Awards judge. He has translated poetry and prose by Turkish writers, including Bilge Karasu, Ferit Edgu, Murathan Mungan, and Ebru Ojen.

1-on-1 with college basketball phenom Caitlin Clark

Thursday, March 7, 2024
ABC News' Robin Roberts sat down exclusively with basketball star Caitlin Clark to talk about her historic college career and why she's making the jump to the WNBA now.

Despite regent report, lawmaker ‘very concerned that there's an administrative problem’

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
According to a national assessment of public universities over what increasingly is criticized as “administrative bloat,” Iowa essentially is tied with Hawaii for spending the least on administrators, according to a new state Board of Regents report. Administrative costs per full-time student across Iowa’s three public four-year universities accounted for 5.8 percent of the total “core” expenditures in the 2022 budget year — second only to Hawaii’s 5.6 percent, and well below adjacent states like South Dakota, at 13 percent; Minnesota, with 12 percent; and Missouri at 10 percent.

Caitlin Clark shoots past Pete Maravich on an epic day in Iowa City

Monday, March 4, 2024
Too much to describe happened in this ardent college town Sunday, so you’re better off not even trying to describe it. Start trying, and soon you’re pulled like mutant taffy toward this sight or that and that sound or this from a crammed senior day at Iowa, the day Caitlin Clark passed “Pistol” Pete Maravich to top all major college point-gatherers.

Clarissa Chun, Iowa women's wrestling head coach, is a USA TODAY Women of the Year honoree

Thursday, February 29, 2024
Clarissa Chun, head coach of the Iowa women's wrestling program, is one of the nominees for USA TODAY’s Women of the Year program, a recognition of women who have made a significant impact in their communities and across the country.

Donika Kelly reads Mary Oliver

Friday, February 23, 2024
On this podcast, Donika Kelly joins Kevin Young to read “One Hundred White-Sided Dolphins on a Summer Day,” by Mary Oliver, and her own poem “Sixteen Center.” Kelly is the author of two poetry collections, and the recipient of an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, a Cave Canem Poetry Prize, a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and a Kate Tufts Discovery Award. A founding member of the collective Poets at the End of the World, she teaches at the University of Iowa.

University of Iowa's Caitlin Clark breaks NCAA women's basketball scoring record

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Caitlin Clark, the University of Iowa basketball phenom, is now officially in the history books.

University of Iowa Solves One Big Problem, and Perhaps a Bigger One

Friday, February 16, 2024
Last year, donors contributed $500 million to support local news. And that’s in addition to the tens of millions of dollars of operating losses at billionaire-owned newspapers like the Washington Post and L.A. Times. Then on Jan. 29, higher education joined the fight. That’s when the University of Iowa’s Daily Iowan announced it had acquired two nearby community papers: the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Sun, and the Solon Economist.

Long-range: How college basketball player Caitlin Clark aimed for history

Thursday, February 15, 2024
The University of Iowa's basketball player Caitlin Clark is set to break the NCAA's all-time points record. The hype is palpable and fans are putting their money down!

What Drives Kaveh Akbar? The Responsibility of Survival

Friday, February 9, 2024
Kaveh Akbar, director of the English and Creative Writing major at Iowa and associate professor, had a raging addiction and little reason to believe his life would turn out well. Now he has a debut novel, “Martyr!,” which makes you want to “get up and yell.”