Iowa City Fire Chief announces retirement

Iowa City Fire Chief Andy Rocca announced Friday he’ll be retiring from the fire department on May 13. According to a city press release, Rocca, an Iowa City native, joined the Iowa City Fire Department in 1978. He was named Fire Chief in 1996. As Fire Chief, Rocca currently oversees a 65-member department, and all […]

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Man charged as accessory in 2009 slaying of Iowa City landlord will not serve additional jail time

Charles Thompson will not serve any additional time in jail for his involvement in the 2009 slaying of Iowa City landlord John Versypt. Thompson, 20, was charged with accessory after the fact, an aggravated misdemeanor. According to a written entry of judgment submitted Thursday, the former Iowa City resident was sentenced to no more than […]

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UI political science professor reacts to State of the Union

President Barack Obama touched on a variety of issues during his State of the Union address earlier this evening. One area mentioned, which affects students at campuses across the country — including the University of Iowa — is student debt. “Colleges must do their part to keep costs down, and it’s our job to make […]

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Watch President Obama’s State of the Union LIVE here

President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address tonight, beginning at 8 p.m CDT. JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV

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White House releases excerpts from President Obama’s State of the Union

The White House has released the following excerpts from President Obama’s State of the Union address: • “It is our generation’s task, then, to reignite the true engine of America’s economic growth – a rising, thriving middle class. It is our unfinished task to restore the basic bargain that built this country – the idea […]

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Wrestling dropped from 2020 Olympics, Brands calls decision “worse than death”

By Sam Louwagie samuel-louwagie@uiowa.edu In a decision that Iowa wrestling coach Tom Brands called “worse than death,” the International Olympic Committee voted this morning to drop wrestling from its 2020 program. The committee was reviewing each of its 26 “core” summer sports in an effort to streamline the games. The modern pentathlon was widely assumed […]

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Iowa City man charged with first-degree kidnapping pleads guilty

An Iowa City man accused of first-degree kidnapping has plead guilty to all charges against him. Peng Tang, 22, plead guilty Monday to sexual abuse in the third degree, extortion, and a separate charge of soliciting to tamper with a witness. With his plea deal he faces up to 17 years total in prison. He […]

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Marble Leads Hawkeyes Past Northwestern 71-59

By Tom Clos thomas-clos@uiowa.edu Junior guard Devyn Marble scored a game-high 21 points, five rebounds and five assists while sophomore guard Josh Oglesby added 10 points, three rebounds and two assists in helping the Iowa men’s basketball team to a 71-57 victory over Northwestern in front of 15,267 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena Saturday. The victory snapped […]

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Men’s Basketball: Hawkeyes Lead Northwestern 29-25 at Half

Junior guard Devyn Marble had nine points, four rebounds and two assists in helping the Iowa men’s basketball team to a 29-25 halftime lead over Northwestern at Carver-Hawkeye Arena this afternoon. Both teams traded baskets throughout the first ten minutes before the Wildcats jumped out to a 17-13 advantage midway through the frame. Iowa responded […]

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UI center apologizes after accidentally sending out mass email with confidential student information

By Quentin Misiag University of Iowa officials in the Center for Diversity and Enrichment say they are going to revamp training efforts after an email containing names, credit hours and grade point averages of roughly 1,700 UI students was unintentionally sent Wednesday to students associated with the center. At approximately 4:15 p.m. on Feb. 6, […]

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