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UI awaits panel’s report on grad programs

In April 2009, UI Provost Wallace Loh charged the Graduate Task Force with evaluating all 100 UI graduate programs and 70 doctoral programs. Officials planned to make the results public last month, but they have been delayed.


Bill could make PAULAs vanish

UI students soon might not have to fear future employers digging into their college pasts and finding evidence of underage boozing.


Not dry — just not sloshed

Participants of the SoBar Experience were trying to show students they could go downtown while still drinking responsibly.


Outlook uncertain for research money

UI researchers may find themselves the latest victims of poor economic times.


Caucus turnout low

Caucus organizers note it’s the most politically active who show up in non-presidential years.


Texting ban enjoys wide support among parents

A UI study shows 97 percent of Iowa parents support a texting ban.


Committee eyes downtown area for new art museum

Members say a site near campus will be more accessible to students.


UI students vie for RA spots

Housing officials say residents assistants play an important role in students’ first year at the UI.


Spotlight Iowa City: Spreading the song

Joe Mattingly combines faith and musical talent to lead a group of Newman Center student singers on cross-country tours.


Iowa unemployment dips

Iowa’s unemployment rate declined slightly to 6.6 percent in December 2009 from 6.7 percent in November. This rate continues a five-month streak of relatively stable unemployment.


Firefighter rescues dog from river

Lt. Brian Rohr of the Iowa City Fire Department, an expert in water and ice rescue, entered the water and helped dog Johnson to safety around 3 p.m.


City picks Moran as parks director

Iowa City officials named Michael Moran the city’s new director of parks and recreation on Jan. 18.


Police seek suspect in attempted robbery

According to witness reports, the suspect attempted to take money from the cash register of L&M Mighty Shop, 504 E. Burlington St., during a transaction around 4:15 p.m. Jan. 23.


Man charged with sexual abuse

Andre White, 39, address unknown, was charged Jan. 22 with second-degree sexual abuse.


CR man hit by car on I-380

A car hit him while attempting to help another driver, authorities said.


4 charged with possession of meth with intent

Iowa City police have charged four people in two separate incidents allegedly connected to methamphetamine.


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