Crisis dwarfs past cuts

UI’s budget cuts are substantially worse than past years’ reductions.

Education feeling pinch

In healthy financial times, state officials are said to happily invest in universities, reaping their monetary and social benefits. But as the recession sends state budgets spinning, one of the first areas to see large cuts is higher education.

Sometimes, hard to be first

First in their families to get a degree, students form a new group to connect.

Sheraton finishes renovation

No more intoxicated students for Sheraton’s walkway.

Music faculty, students favor downtown

But a newly introduced third option would separate Hancher from the other music center.

IC School Board sees $5.6 M cut

The cut comes after Gov. Chet Culver announced a 10 percent reduction in state funds across the board.

Combating flu, UI builds supply of hand sanitizers

Last week, the Johnson County Public Health Department placed an order on behalf of the UI for a market value of roughly $90,000 in hand-sanitizing products.

How to feed the world’s poor

Two days before Gebisa Ejeta is scheduled to receive the World Food Prize in Des Moines, he stopped in Iowa City to educate roughly 50 members of the UI community about world hunger.

Minorities seeking redress, counseling

UI officials say a disproportionate number of minorities show up at the Office of the Ombudsperson.

Compost closes UI’s food circle

UI Dining Services have composted 72 tons of food waste from campus dining halls in three years, cycling it back into the university’s miniature ecosystem.

Spotlight Iowa City: Research champ

Julie Andsager’s four cats aren’t excited about their owner’s prestigious research award.

Man charged with stealing prescription drugs

UI police arrested a man after he allegedly stole prescription drugs.

Early voting begins

Early voting is now available for the Nov. 3 general election for all Johnson County towns.

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