Faculty Council endorses 21-ordinance

The University of Iowa Faculty Council endorsed the 21-ordinance Tuesday, noting that alcohol abuse is “physically and mentally harmful, which reduces student learning.”

Group petitions to make bars 18 and older

The City Council will continue as planned with its push for a 21-ordinance, but if a group garners enough verified signatures of Johnson County voters, the petition could put the issue to a public vote in November.

School Board eyes alternatives to tax hike

School Infrastructure Local Option funds could be used to alleviate gaps from state cuts, some board members said.

UI group tackles retention rate, students’ financial issues

The group identified more than 5,000 university students having financial trouble last semester to try to get them to stick around.

City allows more food vendors on Ped Mall

Additionally, the city won’t mandate that the stands are open for as many hours — a difficult thing in tough economic times, they said.

Spotlight Iowa City: Professor leads probe into rare eye disease

Vinit Mahajan is an assistant professor of vitreoretinal surgery and diseases who has been researching, teaching, and performing eye surgeries at the UI for almost four years.

UISG split on Hawks Nest funding

University of Iowa Student Government senators were divided on legislation Tuesday night that would allocate $25,000 to the Hawks Nest Hawkapalooza, voting 18-9 to table the decision.

Man charged with fifth OWI

Police charged a man with his fifth OWI after officers found his truck stuck in the mud.

District settles with bus company

The Iowa City School District will pay a settlement of $200,000 to First Student Inc., after the bus company threatened to take legal action against the district for its payment practices.

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