Payne to run for re-election

Iowa City City Councilor Michelle Payne is running for re-election. Payne, who was first elected in 2012, serves as one of the four at-large members of the council, which has seven seats. “Iowa City is such a wonderful place to live and raise a family,” Payne said in a news release. “I want to continue […]

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Northside Bistro opens

The Northside Bistro, 203 North Linn Street, opened today at 3 p.m. in the former location of The Haunted Bookshop. The space has a rustic look and feel, which Christa Walrath, a manager for the restaurant, said was intentional, as the walls, tables, and bar used wood and metal from an old barn outside of […]

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UI Dean of Students accepts job at University of Alabama

Grady to leave the UI University of Iowa Associate Vice President and Dean of Students David Grady will be leaving the University of Iowa to become the Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Alabama effective June 15th. According to a release from the University of Alabama News Service, UA President Judy Bonner announced […]

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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:   Sigma Nu fraternity comes together for brothers After tragedy struck two Sigma Nu brothers, the fraternity and […]

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Jean Robillard, UI vice president of medical affairs

Regents to vote on interim president

During the March 25 meeting of the presidential search committee, Regent president Bruce Rastetter said he and regent president pro tem Katie Mulholland would recommended Jean Robillard to become interim president at the next regents meeting. Robillard is already chair of the committee and has been University of Iowa vice president for medical affairs since […]

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Presidential search timeline outlined

A rough timeline has been sketched out in the search for the next university president. Jean Robillard, the University of Iowa vice president for medical affairs and head of the presidential search committee, said the search committee would have its first meeting on March 25. It will be primarily an organizational meeting to allow the […]

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Amber Alert issued in Johnson County

Update (3:41 a.m.) The Amber Alert was cancelled. — By Chris Higgins Update (10:22 p.m.): Johnson County Commander Cpt. Gary Kramer held a press conference tonight regarding the disappearance. • Kenneth Johns is believed to be somewhere in southeast Iowa and armed and dangerous. • Brianna is 10 years old, not 9 as previously reported. […]

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Former DI writers place first, seventh in Hearst sports writing competition

Two former Daily Iowan writers placed first and seventh respectively in the Hearst Sports Writing competition.  The top 10 winners in college sports writing were announced today in the 55th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program. According to the release 122 entries were sent in for the sports competition from 66 schools. Ben Ross has […]

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Branstad names regent appointees

Three possible new members of the state Board of Regents were announced earlier today. The governor’s office released a lengthy political appointees list, including Mary Andringa of Mitchellville, Patricia Cownie of Des Moines, and Rachael Johnson of Sioux City — all to become regents. Johnson is a student at the University of Northern Iowa. The […]

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UI named one of worst colleges for free speech

The University of Iowa was named to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education “10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech in 2014″ list on Monday. In a full-length statement on the Huffington Post, FIRE’s President Greg Lukianoff said the UI “showed indifference to [Serhat] Tanyolacar’s First Amendment rights.” The post also refer’s to the university’s response […]

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