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UI hiring 10 new faculty to focus on water sustainability

Officials say the cost of the new positions will be covered, in part, by the tuition from increased enrollment. A new major may develop from the current certificate in sustainability if interest amasses with the course offerings in areas like Liberal Arts and Sciences, Law, and Public Health.


PAULA-ratio decision likely in new alcohol czar’s hands

The outgoing Alcoholic Beverages Division administrator said he probably won’t have time to issue a ruling on whether Iowa City’s underage drinking enforcement ordinance is acceptable before leaving the post on May 1.


Proposed school redistricting causes resource concerns

Some in the community fear that redistricting the Iowa City Community Schools might change availability in school resources and affect teacher preparedness.


After earthquake, UI students safe in Chile

One University of Iowa senior felt his bed “wobbling like crazy” and ran out of the building with his host family. All 10 students from the university studying in Chile are reported to be safe.


Former UI student testifies she was sexually assaulted

The young woman’s neighbors testify they heard her cries for help in the first day of trial for a Williamsburg man accused of sexually assaulting her.


‘Affordable housing’ for Iowa City on-hold

Iowa City City Councilors voted to postpone further discussion on an inclusionary zoning ordinance after some disagree the correct way to implement such a change.


UI men learn to wine and dine

A new club focuses on preparing students for the professional worlds of fine dining and golf.


Spotlight Iowa City: Engineering recruitment director keeps students at UI

One former student says that Jane Dorman is like “the Glue of the College of Engineering,” mentoring first-year students when things can get difficult in the program.


Inmate attacks female officer

The man at the Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility, serving time for a sexual-abuse conviction, was placed in segregation after he allegedly attacked a female officer early Monday morning.


Man charged with child endangerment

Police charged a Coralville man after he allegedly threw an object that cut a young child.


Man charged with assault

Police arrested an Iowa City man after he allegedly struck a bar employee with a handgun at the Juice Box, formerly known as Los Cocos.


2 promoted in police

Sgt. Mike Brotherton will be promoted to the rank of police lieutenant, and Officer David Droll will be promoted to police sergeant. Both promotions will be effective March 20.


UI teacher to run for House

Rob Gettemy, a Marion resident who teaches entrepreneurship in the UI Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, will run in the Republican primary for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District.


Java House to leave Prairie Lights

Prairie Lights discontinued the lease with the Java House “to pursue other opportunities in the space,” the coffee shop’s founder and owner said in a press release.


Police team wins race up stairs

A team of Iowa City police officers posted the fastest time at the 2010 Fight for Air Climb Law Enforcement Challenge for the second year in a row on Sunday.


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