Iowa Board of Regents Meeting Highlights

The state Board of Regents will meet on June 4 and 5 at Iowa State University in Ames. Among the topics to be covered will be the University of Iowa capital improvements, UI flood recovery, and the creation of a campus safety and security work sub-committee, as well as an update from Jean Robillard, chair […]

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Throgmorton seeks additional term

Jim Throgmorton, Iowa City City councilor, announced his intention to run for a consecutive term Monday in a press release. In the release, he said he plans to formally announce his candidacy for an at-large seat at 11:45 on Wednesday at Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque St. At Bill’s, he said he will […]

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Iowa City City Council defers hearing on Chauncey

After three hours of public comment on the  proposed downtown high-rise Chauncey Tower, the Iowa City City Council ultimately voted 6-0 to defer the rezoning hearing to its June 2 meeting, pending a possible meeting with the Iowa City Planning and Zoning Commission. At the June 2 meeting, Assistant City Manager Geoff Fruin said the […]

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Iowa City City Council defers on Chauncey

After three hours of public comment on the  proposed downtown high-rise Chauncey Tower, the Iowa City City Council ultimately voted 6-0 to defer the hearing to its June 2 meeting, pending a meeting with the Iowa City Planning and Zoning Commission. At the June 2 meeting, Assistant City Manager Geoff Fruin said the council will […]

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Becker Communications Building receives updates

A crane now sits where just last week, hundreds of University of Iowa students walked on their way into the library to study for finals. But for students and faculty still on campus for the summer session, the crane is expected to come down on Friday, May 22, per university officials. The crane, situated between […]

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Search committee discusses criteria for new president

Students could be soon see to a president who engages the university in new ways. The University of Iowa Presidential Search Committee held its second meeting on Friday to discuss position qualifications, the process, and privacy for candidates. “There’s a lot of untapped potential at this campus and we can really go to a new […]

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Young boy sustains gunshot

According to the Iowa City Police, a ten-year-old boy sustained a gunshot to the leg Sunday. The police were dispatched to Mercy Hospital, 500 E. Market St., where they determined a boy had sustained the wound to his leg and his injuries were non-life threatening. The weapon was later discovered at the scene of the […]

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‘Welcome to Night Vale’ charms Englert audience

Cast members of the popular sci-fi/fantasy podcast performed to a sold-out crowd at the Englert Sunday evening. By Claire Dietz claire-dietz@uiowa.edu Some attendees of last night’s “Welcome to Night Vale” live show at the Englert Theater drove hours and lined up down East Washington Street in anticipation of seeing the actors behind their favorite podcast […]

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Hundreds rally for “Take Back the Night”

The Iowa City Community gathered Thursday to “Take Back the Night” against sexual assault. By Efe Ayanruoh Efeoghene-ayanruoh@uiowa.edu With chants and colorful placards, roughly 200 women and men took to the streets of downtown Iowa City Thursday evening in denouncing sexual violence. Some of the signs read “Respect all of me,” “ Silence is not […]

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Neutral Milk Hotel rocks IMU

Review: The Louisiana-based alternative rock band played for audiences at the SCOPE-produced concert Monday. By Michael Kadrie michael-kadrie@uiowa.edu Neutral Milk Hotel is a band which benefits enormously from being heard live. Even in the questionable acoustics of the IMU, the power of their music was almost entirely undiminished. The immediacy of their sound pounded into […]

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