Students petition to fund UI Human Rights Center

They’ll send a letter, which already has more than 400 signatures, to UI officials and the Board of Regents on Friday. They’re using Facebook to spread the word and garner support.

Familiar architect to design Art School

The Des Moines-based architect Rod Kruse has crafted plans for a number of other university buildings. For this project, Kruse hopes to begin an initial design in the next 30 days, though the building likely won’t be finished until 2014.

Southeast Side residents discuss area’s development

Roughly 70 residents came out Tuesday to tell city officials what possible improvements are most important to them.

School Board accepts City High principal’s resignation

More than 80 parents and nearly 700 signatures lobbied for the board to deny City High Principal Mark Hanson’s resignation. Many believe the district officials ostracized Hanson after he voiced disapproval of redistricting plans, prompting his resignation.

Recruiters travel to Washington, D.C., embassies

It could help UI officials bring in more international students, a goal outlined in a recent report from a UI task force.

Mason, Staff Council panel discuss budget, Hancher in closed session

Executive committee meetings with Mason, which have always been closed, are an opportunity for the committee to speak openly with the UI president concerning issues on campus, President Glenn Kell said.

Spotlight Iowa City: Keeping life and meals local and vegan at Red Avocado

Dave Burt is the founder and co-owner of the restaurant, which is exclusively vegan and buys much of its products locally.

Offering pancakes, IHOP raises money for UI Children’s Hospital

The fifth-annual National Pancake Day fundraiser hopes to have raised $1.75 million nationally for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals such as the UI Children’s Hospital.

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