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Frats getting live-in ‘dads’

By fall 2010, house directors will be required for all fraternities and sororities. Other regent universities don’t require house parents in all chapters.


Council grants Jakes, Sidelines liquor licenses

Councilors approved both unanimously without any discussion.


Leach pushes for civility

Former Iowa Congressman James Leach discussed campaign negativity and the importance of research on the UI campus Tuesday night.


Students hype underdog congressional candidates

Nine months from the 2010 general election, students are rallying to support challengers for the U.S. House and Senate


Other schools eye UISG administrator forums

UI Student Government is planning another student-administrator forum in March.


Activity-fee debate finally resolved

A new committee will now allocate some funds for both UI Student Government and the graduate-student council.


Government changes on early Alzheimer’s

With 1,117 cases of Alzheimer’s in Johnson County, the early onset initiative will help some.


Traffic fatalities drop

In Johnson County, numbers have fluctuated over the past five years, but officials saw 11 fatal car crashes in 2009, down from 13 in 2008. Iowa City saw only one fatal crash, a number that has been steady for four years.


UI to offer philanthropy-centered curriculum

A $100,000 gift to the UI Foundation from UI alumnus Kevin Gruneich will be used to fund the courses and establish a new certificate program on campus.


Spotlight Iowa City: She really digs her job

Sarah Horgen, education coordinator at the UI Museum of Natural History, helps uncover the state’s archaeological history.


Council knocks fee back 1 percent

The Iowa City City Council voted to pass and adopt a reduction of the city’s franchise fee from 1 percent to 2 percent at Tuesday’s meeting.


Council moves against electronic signs on cabs

The Iowa City City Council approved its second consideration of an ordinance that would ban the use of electronic signs on Iowa City taxis.


Council OKs ‘electronic participation’

The Iowa City City Council passed a resolution at Tuesday’s meeting to establish a ruling for electronic participation in council meetings.


City annexes land near I-80, Highway 1

The Iowa City City Council voted to allow for a voluntary annexation of land for the Moss Green Development at Tuesday’s meeting.


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