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Consultants help Iowa City diversity downtown

City officials are working with consultants from the University of Northern Iowa to assess which businesses can succeed downtown. They’ve invested $45,000 for a feasibility study, whose results are due by the end of this month.


Greek Week, at your service

Greek Week kicked off on Sunday, and kids participated in activities from an Easter egg hunt to origami.


Loh contributes to national discussion of humanities graduate education

Provost Wallace Loh answers questions for The Chronicle of Higher Education about humanities.


UI Powwow celebrates culture with song and dance

After a five-year hiatus, the Powwow returned last year. This year marks its 17th year.


Satterfield pleads to lesser charge, agrees to testify against Everson

Ex-Hawkeye Abe Satterfield, accused of second- and third-degree sexual abuse, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge (assault with intent to inflict serious injury), on April 9. As part of the plea agreement, Satterfield will testify against former teammate Cedric Everson, who was also charged in connection with the same 2007 incident.


Golden Ticket officially wins in uncontested UISG race

Sworn in Sunday, John Rigby and Erica Hayes will serve as the next president and vice president of UI Student Government. They’ve vowed, in part, to extend the IMU’s hours of operation and increase sustainability efforts.


Spotlight Iowa City: At your service

A group of UI students was at Iowa City resident Margaret Matthes’ home April 10 helping out with the yard work the 82-year-old has trouble managing. It was part of “A Brush With Kindness,” an initiative to help low-income elderly and disabled residents keep up the exterior of their homes.


Federal funds to aid local flood projects

Iowa City received $25 million for projects stemming from the 2008 flood, including raising Dubuque Street in front of Mayflower Hall and moving the north wastewater-treatment facility. U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced the funding on April 9. It’s part of $30 million flowing into the state from the federal government.


Man charged with 2nd OWI after allegedly hitting cyclists

Iowa City police have alleged that a local man hit and injured two bicyclists with his car when he was drunk.


School Board to vote on lower tax increase

Iowa City School Board members are set to vote on a lower property tax increase than expected on Tuesday, said Superintendent Lane Plugge.


2 student journalists honored

Two University of Iowa journalists were honored with Mark of Excellence awards at a Society of Professional Journalists luncheon in Omaha over the weekend.


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