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Haiti is in their hearts

An event at the Englert Theatre Tuesday night worked to raise money and educate the community on Haitian culture.


For UI, access is in the cards

The UI is increasing its card access to some buildings across campus. Some students will receive access to Pappajohn Business Building, while all residence halls will soon have card-based access.


Transfer numbers ratchet up

Partnership programs between Iowa community colleges and the regent institutions facilitate “seamless” transitions as more community college transfers find their way to the UI.


Fire code violations common

The particular violations cited for the East College Street residence — which caught fire last week — aren’t overly hazardous, said Stan Laverman, a senior housing inspector for the city’s Housing and Inspections Services.


Officials on guard about flooding

Recent snowfall and river levels have increased the risk of flooding this year, experts said.


Redistricting discussion moves to Wood Elementary

The district held a special public forum at Wood Elementary to garner feedback from parents whose voices have not yet been heard.


Displaced residents recover after fire

University Bookstore and American Red Cross officials are helping the former residents of 515 E. College St.


Spotlight Iowa City: Aiding personal growth

As a seminar leader for the Iowa City Learning Foundation, an organization that offers classes to promote personal growth, Janet Shepherd tries to improve people’s lives through workshops and seminars — all while having fun, of course.


No raises for most administrators

The majority of higher-education institutions did not increase senior-level staff salaries for the first time in more than 25 years, according to a survey released Monday by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.


Prosecutors respond in Spence trial

Prosecutors in the trial of a Minneapolis man charged in connection with the 2004 break-in at the UI Spence Labs and Seashore Hall have filed responses to the defendant’s motions, according to federal court documents.


Man charged with 3rd OWI

An Iowa City man was charged with his third OWI after allegedly running a stop sign and striking another vehicle.


Man charged with arson

Iowa City police have arrested a local man for allegedly setting a coat on fire outside another person’s apartment door.


Man charged with sex-offender address violation

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a convicted sex offender, alleging that he failed to register a new address within five business days of changing residences.


UI wins cancer grant

The UI has garnered $607,188 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for cancer detection and diagnosis, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said in a statement Monday.


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