Braun takes on new role with state Board of Regents

A prominent member of University of Iowa President Sally Mason’s staff will switch roles starting Aug. 25. Mark Braun, Mason’s chief of staff and the UI vice president for External Relations, will remain on the university’s payroll but in a new position with the state Board of Regents as the transformation project manager for the […]

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Iowa City residents speak out against police brutality

Chants of “I have the power; I strive for peace” rang out at a protest Thursday evening on the Pedestrian Mall. University of Iowa graduate student Kayla Wheeler organized the Rally for the End of Police Brutality, intended to highlight victims of police abuse and ethnic profiling both in Iowa City and nationwide, according to […]

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Landlocked but not talent-locked

No large bodies of water for miles but no shortage of films to dive into. Iowa City will begin hosting its eighth-annual Landlocked Film festival beginning Aug. 21, opening with several movies at both the Englert, 221 E. Washington St., and the Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St., at 6:15 p.m. The festival […]

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Board of Regents delays academic reviews

By Rebecca Morin and Quentin Misiag daily-iowan@uiowa.edu The governing body for Iowa’s public higher education institutions has delayed a series of academic reviews after scheduling conflicts with two national consulting firms resulted in the termination of one firm’s contract. Jeneane Beck, a spokeswoman for the state Board of Regents, told The Daily Iowan Wednesday that officials have pushed […]

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Hawk Eye sportswriter Denk dies at age 39

BURLINGTON, Iowa — Burlington Hawk Eye sportswriter Susan Denk has died of an apparent heart attack at age 39. Denk’s death was confirmed by Hawk Eye Sports Editor John Bohnenkamp. The newspaper reported that Denk died early Monday at her sister’s home in suburban Chicago after suffering a heart attack. Denk had worked for the Hawk Eye since 1999. […]

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Students flock to first International Welcome Night

The University of Iowa welcomes international students on the Pentacrest. By Chris Higgins christopher-higgins@uiowa.edu The Pentacrest was transformed into a microcosm of the globe as University of Iowa international and American students gathered on the evening of Aug. 15. UI senior Joelle Brown led International Welcome Night, which she described as “hangout time” for international […]

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Locals join a national movement to protest Ferguson events

Local residents gather in Iowa City in solidarity to show support for the Ferguson victim. Benjamin Marks benjamin-marks@uiowa.edu As groups of protesters lined the street waving signs that bore the slogans “Stop Police Brutality” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” passing cars honked their horns, and drivers and passengers pumped their fists and shouted words of […]

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The Hamburg is back

A traditional Iowa City stop for many is back, reopening its doors for customers after a fire shut it down for most of the summer. Following a basement fire in mid-May, Hamburg Inn No. 2 reopened at regular hours Monday morning to what owner Dave Panther referred to as a “nice turnout.”  “[We] saw many […]

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Regents pass cost-saving program

Iowa’s Board of Regents unanimously passed a motion on Wednesday to begin a new cost-savings measure that could help the state between $16 and $40 million over the next several months The implementation is set to take place immediately. “It’s using collective purchasing power to lower costs and get the best services,” said Board President […]

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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 three local news topics from this past week that you may have missed or want to read again.     Israel/Palestine conflict affects Study Abroad  As nearly three weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas continues, Johnson County […]

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