Iowa universities see more financial-aid appeals

University administrators, not federal officials, decide when to accept a FAFSA appeal if a student wants to request to receive more aid.

Chorus charms lovebirds

Replacing cliché rhymes with sweet tunes, quartets from Metro Mix Chorus wooed locals this past weekend.

Robinson eyes power of art in the Midwest

Robinson, an acclaimed novelist and nonfiction writer, spoke about the importance of fine arts in the Midwest on Sunday during the 27th Presidential Lecture, titled “Being Here.”

Officials optimistic on Pell proposal

The new national budget would increase Pell Grants to $5,710 in 2011, an increase of $160 over the next academic year. At the UI, 3,641 students benefit from Pell Grants.

District policy to notify parents of employee crimes

Officials began drafting the policy after a parent complained they weren’t notified last year when an elementary-school bus driver was charged with third-degree sexual abuse.

Gamers unite at IMU

The convention met for the 19th consecutive year over the weekend.

Spotlight Iowa City: Student battles back after medical error

UI student Scott Edwards, paralyzed from the waist down, works toward an undergraduate degree and hopes to go to law school.

Jones’ lawyers want attorney general disqualified

Attorneys for a former UI vice president for Student Services have asked that the Iowa attorney general be disqualified from representing the UI, state Board of Regents, and UI President Sally Mason, according to a representative from the Attorney General’s Office.

Man charged with assault, intoxication

Iowa City police arrested a man after he allegedly brandished a broken beer bottle at someone in a downtown Iowa City bar.

Hanson to leave City High

City High Principal Mark Hanson will resign once his one-year contract is fulfilled on June 30, he said Sunday.

Task forces to release results

After a nine-month investigation, Provost Wallace Loh’s six strategic planning task forces will submit their results to the public this week.

Man pleads not guilty to sex-abuse charge

A man charged with second-degree sexual abuse has pleaded not guilty, according to court documents.

DI’s Valentine 4th in national contest

Daily Iowan reporter Danny Valentine has been awarded fourth place in the 2010 Hearst Foundation in-depth writing contest.

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