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Obama to Iowans: ‘This is your victory’

President Obama said the health-care law keeps promises he made when he visited the UI’s medical campus in May 2007 to outline his plans for health-care reform.


Looking for alcohol alternatives amid 21-ordinance push

University officials said they’re not sure where the funding will come from, but they plan to increase sober events even more if the bar-entry age changes to 21-and-up.


UI Student Government helps fund cameras on Ped Mall

The group is pledging $2,000 of Student Activity Fee money to the three-year pilot program that would put eight cameras downtown.


Ambulance, Sheriff’s Office get extra funds

Approximately 10 different county departments requested additional funding, which totaled $1.5 million, but only the two departments received any extra money, said Supervisor Rod Sullivan.


UI’s four-year plan more popular

In 1995, when the UI implemented its four-year graduation plan, more than 52 percent of incoming freshmen signed on. In 2009, around 71 percent of the freshman class pledged to finish in that time.


Spotlight Iowa City: ‘True Planet’ show keeps UI students busy

“True Planet” is a spoof of MTV’s “The Real World,” and features a group of six students living in a downtown apartment. It’s edited into 10-minute episodes uploaded to YouTube.


Man pleads not guilty in slaying

An Iowa City man charged in the slaying of his girlfriend has pleaded not guilty, according to court records.


Iowa second so far in census participation

The state of Iowa so far has a 32 percent participation rate for the 2010 Census, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.


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