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Group ponders ‘special’ reviews for tenure faculty

Members of the UI Faculty Council gave input on possible revisions to the Post-Tenure Review Policy during their meeting Tuesday.


New bus service to connect Iowa City, Chicago

Megabus.com, a city-to-city express bus company that offers fares as low as $1, announced Tuesday that it will add a route between Des Moines and Chicago, with a stop in Iowa City.


Disney to come to UIHC

For $13,000, the two facilitators from the Disney Institute will spend today and Thursday instructing 198 UIHC physicians, nurses, medical assistants and frontline staff on creating a proper “arrival experience” for patients.


Raising sex-assault awareness

A group plans events to recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month.


Law focuses on minority teachers

Iowa schools are looking to become more diverse with a teacher-diversity bill signed into law on Tuesday. Gov. Chet Culver signed the legislation, which aims to increase the number of minorities in teaching positions around the state.


District works on free/reduced lunch issues

District officials and community members are looking at ways to remedy the disparity in concentrations of students from lower-income families. They’re aiming to ensure free and reduced-price lunch recipients make up fewer than 50 percent of each school’s population.


Spotlight Iowa City: Love for music meets love for aviation

UI musicology student Francesco Vecchia finds creative inspiration through many forms of art, including building model planes — hundreds of them.


Board adopts lower property-tax hike

Iowa City School Board members on Tuesday voted to adopt a less-than-anticipated increase in property taxes, along with reapproving curriculum changes they agreed on earlier this school year.


DeMuth lawyers want warrant suppressed

Attorneys for a Minneapolis man charged in connection with a 2004 break-in at Spence Labs and Seashore Hall have filed a motion to suppress an affidavit for a search warrant, according to court documents.


Culver signs alcohol law

A bill signed by Gov. Chet Culver on Tuesday specifies disciplinary action for those found drinking underage in public.


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