Quiznos to close downtown location

The Quiznos in the Old Capitol Town Center will close next week. Owner Ed Mertens said the store would close for a multitude of reasons, the biggest of which was declining business. Other reasons Mertens cited for the closure was an expiring lease, the 2014 bankruptcy filing of Quiznos, and his reaching retirement age. The […]

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UI students, professors stage “die-in”

Approximately 60 University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine students and professors led a local “die-in” Thursday afternoon as a part of a national wave to help combat racism and police brutality. By Mitch McAndrew Mitch-mcandrew@uiowa.edu Mirroring a national wave of demonstrations, University of Iowa medical students and professors staged a “die-in” on the Carver […]

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Neutral Milk Hotel coming to the UI

After recently starting to tour again, Neutral Milk Hotel will make a stop in Iowa City in the spring. SCOPE Productions announced Wednesday that the ’90s indie-rock band will be performing at the Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge on Monday, April 27. The show will begin at 8 p.m. and doors will open at 7 […]

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Coralville police investigating two bodies found at a hotel

Coralville police are investigating the death of two individuals that were found at Suburban Inn. According to a press release, Coralville police were called by hotel staff at about 6:38 p.m. to Suburban Inn, 2491 Holiday Road, in Coralville. The staff had just discovered the deceased bodies of two individuals in one of the rooms. […]

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Council votes no for historic cottages public hearing

The fate of three cottages in Iowa City still remains up in the air, but is moving towards demolition. By Nick Moffitt nicholas-moffitt@uiowa.edu Demolition has not been delayed for 150-year-old cottages on South Dubuque Street. A public hearing failed to be set with a 3-4 vote, with Mayor Matt Hayek, Councilor Susan Mims, Councilor Terry […]

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Many speak out on Pentacrest display

The IMU pulsed with emotion as students and community members discussed art, race, and activism. By Aaron Walker aaron-walker-1@uiowa.edu Tears were shed and voices were heard among the African American community, allies, and community members during a two-hour discussion on Monday night about the Dec. 5 KKK display. University of Iowa students and community members […]

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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 five local and state news topics from this past week that you may have missed or want to read again:   Tom Latham, the quiet man Something as mundane and miniscule as flipping a light switch became monumental […]

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Crime Alert issued for reported sexual misconduct

On Monday afternoon the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety issued a timely warning to students, faculty and staff, following a reported act of sexual misconduct. According to the alert, UI police received a report on Dec. 6 that a student was sexually assaulted by an unknown perpetrator. The student reported she was in […]

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Students, UI officials meet to discuss “traumatizing” display

A public meeting was held to hear feelings about a controversial art display on the University of Iowa Pentacrest on Friday. By Nick Moffitt nicholas-moffitt@uiowa.edu University of Iowa officials and students met inside the school’s Iowa Memorial Union on Friday afternoon to discuss various thoughts and feelings surrounding a controversial art display situated on campus […]

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Students gather with UI officials to discuss race issues on campus

University of Iowa officials are meeting with concerned students as a result of earlier student protests at Jessup hall regarding the piece of unofficial art installed on the Pentacrest. The art depicted a member of the Klu Klux Klan clan. Initial protests were swiftly resolved by communication between UI administration, UI police and protestors. However, […]

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