Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ vet Dan Choi says

Army veteran and gay-rights activist Lt. Dan Choi spoke to a crowd of roughly 600 on the University of Iowa campus Thursday, advocating for the repeal of the controversial Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.

State limits high-proof liquor bottle sizes

The Iowa Alcohol Beverage Commission also intends to explore a registration system for purchasing high-proof liquors like Everclear.

Students learn poverty issues through food

The Hunger Banquet was hosted by the University of Iowa’s Associated Residence Halls in conjunction with the residence halls’ Poverty Awareness Week. The event focused on education and awareness of the unequal distribution of wealth around the globe, said Katie Wollan of Associated Residence Halls.

Miles: Don’t look to gov’t for money

Iowa Board of Regents President David Miles addressed the “present and future” of the university, stating financial independence would be a critical success factor.

Branstad, Culver emphasize higher ed funding

Politicians vying for the governorship in the 2010 election said it’s important to keep college affordable.

Legislator sees special treatment for charged athletes

“I have said before and I am saying again, Iowa’s three state universities are wrong when they allow players to continue to participate in sports after they have been arrested,” said Rep. Wayne Ford, D-Des Moines, using Hawkeye defensive end Adrian Clayborn’s recent assault charge as an example.

Spotlight Iowa City: Local artist plays with book form

Emily Martin creates artist’s books — works of art that capture the content of the book beyond writing on pages with the form of the actual object. Her work is in an assortment of collections over the world, including the Musée national d’art moderne in Paris, Chelsea College of Art & Design in London, and Yale University, to name just a few.

Redistricting committee releases new scenarios

The Iowa City School District Redistricting Committee integrated public feedback into two new potential boundary maps.

Judge rejects dismissal motion in Spence case

A U.S. district judge has denied a motion for dismissal in the case against a Minneapolis man charged in connections with the 2004 break-in at the University of Iowa’s Spence Labs and Seashore Hall, according to federal court documents.

Supervisors scale back budget

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors agreed to cut $1.1 million from its budget for fiscal 2010, Supervisor Rod Sullivan said.

Ex-student gets 30 days in Clayborn harassment

A former UI student has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and must pay a $625 fine for harassing a Hawkeye football player last fall, according to online courts records.

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