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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.”

From church to the mosque, faith and friends help Iowa’s African immigrants and refugees build a sense of home

Friday, February 9, 2024
Brady G'Sell, assistant professor in Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies, and Osamamen Oba Eduviere, a PhD candidate in Religious Studies, write about how Iowa has become “a home away from home” for a growing population of African immigrants.

Ads, food and gambling galore: 5 essential reads for the Super Bowl

Friday, February 9, 2024
Thomas Oates, chair of the Department of American Studies and associate professor, contributes to this article about a range of football-related topics leading up to Super Bowl LVIII, from the partisan food divide to the numbers behind the biggest gambling bonanza in league history.